With Your Investment, We Can Do Good Together
Remember the thrill and excitement of beginning a new school year?
Shopping for just the right backpack and clothes is what makes a kid’s first day memorable. At Friends Association, we need your help to ensure every child at Friends has the supplies they need for the 2022-23 school year, by being a Back To School Sponsor. This year, we’re streamlining the process and empowering kids to choose more of their own supplies.
As a Back To School Sponsor, you have the opportunity to provide a child with a lunch box, water bottle, umbrella, and a Target Gift Card or Visa Gift Card so kids can shop to choose a favorite backpack, clothing, and additional essential supplies.
Give the gift of choice
We’re making it easy! A donation of a gift card helps families throughout and beyond the back-to-school shopping season. Order VISA or Target gift cards online or purchase them in stores and mail them to Friends Association, 113 West Chestnut Street, West Chester PA 19380. To schedule an in-person drop-off please email Karina Olmeda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will receive a receipt for your donation. Thank you for supporting our Neighbors!
200 Years of Friends
The silhouette image above adorned our annual report for the Friends Shelter for Girls some 60 years ago. Two centuries ago, Quaker women in Philadelphia partnered with their neighbors to help create a thriving community for all. Their legacy lives on today in Friends Association as we continue to partner with our neighbors, uplift families, and create a thriving community where everyone has the safety and stability of a home.
Click to make a donation online or send a check made payable to ‘Friends Association’ to our office (see address below). Your support will provide families in Chester County with the resources they need for long-term housing stability.
Friends Association offers many ways for businesses and corporations to get involved in our work. Sponsorship packages are available in varying levels and our Director of Advancement can work with you to create a customized plan that fits your philanthropic goals.
Sustainer of Hope
Our monthly giving program is a great way to provide ongoing and significant assistance to our families. Set up a recurring monthly donation in any amount right on our donation page and become a Sustainer of Hope for the future of families in our county.
Don’t forget to designate us as your preferred charitable organization when you shop at smile.amazon.com and 0.5% of every eligible purchase will be donated to Friends Association.
Gift cards are needed throughout the year and are given to families as they navigate resources and build a home. Preferred stores for gift cards include: Giant, Walmart, Amazon.
Don’t forget to submit your gift receipt to your company’s matching gift program! This is an easy way to double your impact and provide even more support to area families.
Email our business manager Lorri Sarosy to receive detailed instructions on how to donate appreciated assets.
Consider a donation to Friends Association through your United Way Campaign.
Host An Event
Have an idea for an event or fundraiser that benefits Friends Association? Contact Emily McClure to discuss the details.
Donor Advised Funds
A donor advised fund (DAF) is a charitable giving program that allows you to combine favorable tax benefits while supporting Friends Association.
Leaving a legacy can include wills, trusts, bequests, life insurance policies, charitable gift annuities, real estate and other concrete ways to incorporate generosity at the end of life.
Honors and Memorials
Gifts to honor or memorialize a loved one can be made to Friends Association via our donation page or by sending a check to our office (see address below).
2022 Whitford Classic
Friends Association has been selected as a beneficiary for the 2022 Whitford Charitable Fund Classic event to be held September 23-25, 2022. The Whitford Charitable Fund is a non-profit organization founded by members of the Whitford Country Club. Since its inception, the event has provided club members with an opportunity to give something back to qualified, non-profit organizations in Chester County that perform good works in the community in which they live, work, play, and raise their families. In the first 11 years, they have donated over $1.2M to more than 75 organizations. We are excited and honored to be a part of the 2022 WCF Classic event!
PLEASE CONSIDER SUPPORTING THIS EVENT THROUGH YOUR PARTICIPATION
Charity Ball 2022 - Save The Date
Saturday, December 3, 2022
More information available soon.