The journey home starts with…YOU.

Annual Giving Word Cloud

Friends Association partners with our community to provide programs and services that prevent homelessness and promote the independence of families with children.  Your contributions allow us to be on the forefront of integrated and long term care that focuses on the whole family.

We believe in trust-based fundraising and value every donor as an integral part of our mission.  Together we can make sure that every family in Chester County has the resources they need while on their journey home.

Giving Options

Monetary Donations

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.

Corporate Giving

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. 

Amazon Smile

Don’t forget to designate us as your preferred charitable organization when you shop at and 0.5% of every eligible purchase will be donated to Friends Association.

Gift Cards

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

Matching Gifts

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. 

Stock Donations

Email our business manager Lorri Sarosy to receive detailed instructions on how to donate appreciated assets. 

United Way

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. 

Planned Giving

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).   

Our Supporters


Evicted in Chester County:
A Conversation with Dr. Matthew Desmond

May 13, 2021 ~ 7:00pm

Tickets are FREE!


Register at:

Tickets are free but donations are welcome!  Click here to make your tax-deductible gift to Friends Association and help us prevent eviction and provide housing support to those who need it in our community. 

Thank you to our generous sponsors: 

Franny and Franny Abbott
Susan and Alan Elko
Lentz, Cantor & Massey, Ltd. 
Lionville Dental Associates
Lara Ross- State Farm Insurance Agency


Dr. Matthew Desmond stands as the leading researcher on poverty and eviction in America.  As the author of the Pulitzer Prize winning book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City and the Principal investigator of the Eviction Lab at Princeton University; Dr. Desmond shares a common mission with the Friends Association: to prevent and end homelessness.  We are inviting you to join us for a rare opportunity to connect with Dr. Desmond and discuss both the causes as well as the detrimental and long lasting impacts that evictions have on individuals, families and communities. Our hope is that, through these community conversations, we can all become better informed and thus better equipped to create solutions to this crisis.

Haven’t read Evicted: Poverty and profit in the American City?

Consider purchasing your copy at:

Harriett’s Bookshop


Click here to purchase your copy and support

this independently-owned bookseller.



Thank you to everyone who supported the

West Chester Charity Ball

presented by

A. Marinelli & Sons

For 32 years, we have made this event part of our holiday tradition and this year,
though it looked different, we were still able to create lasting memories and significant impact.

The funds raised through ‘A Night of Hope’ will  provide over 100 families in Chester County
the resources they need to maintain or secure housing stability.

Thank you to everyone who supported, sponsored and made the evening a virtual success!

Special thanks to:

Platinum Sponsors

Lamb McErlane Logo
Unruh, Turner, Burke & Frees Logo
EBS and KatieMac combined logo

Gold Sponsors

Apt Management Logo

Dr. Barbara Diorio &
Dr. David Swintek

Wells Fargo Asset Management Logo