The journey home starts with…YOU.

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

WW Smith Charitable Trust Logo
A. Marinelli & Sons Logo
Wells Fargo Logo
Genuardi Family Foundation Logo
Unruh Turner Burke & Frees Logo
West Pharmaceuticals Logo
Kati Mac Floral Designs Logo
Chester County DCD Logo
Chester County Bar Association Logo
Lamb McErlane Logo
CCRES Educational and Behavioral Health Services Logo
Buckley, Brion, McGuire, Morris and Sommner LLP Logo
Connelly Foundation Logo


Save the Date for this year’s

West Chester Charity Ball

presented by

A. Marinelli & Sons Logo

Saturday, December 5, 2020

 We invite you to join together as a community to provide
support, care and the warmth of home to those that need it most.
This year, more than ever, your support is critical.

For 32 years, we have made this event part of our holiday tradition and this year,
though it may look different, we will continue to create lasting memories and significant impact.

Ticket holders will pick up ‘Champagne, Canapes & Chocolate’ at the West Chester Golf & Country Club
on the day of the event and return to the comfort of their home to enjoy an evening of digitally delivered entertainment.

Together with family or friends, ‘A Night of Hope’ will
provide over 100 families with the resources they need to maintain or establish their own homes.

We know that you will join us and are looking forward to seeing all of you at the
reimagined 2020 West Chester Charity Ball!

 Exciting Sponsorship Opportunities are Available. 
Click here to become a Sponsor.


Thank you to all of the sponsors that have made this event possible.  

Platinum Sponsors

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

Gold Sponsors

Apt Management Logo

Barbara Diorio
Dave Swintek

Wells Fargo Asset Management Logo