1,500 face shields donated to county will go to protect election workers

Chester County Voter Services Director Sandra Burke (center) with Voter Services staff member Laura Bradley (left) accepts a delivery of 1,000 protective face shields donated by Nielsen-Kellerman CEO Alix James. Thanks to two separate donations of face shields, Chester County voters and poll workers will have even greater protection from the threat of the spread of coronavirus on primary election day,...

Coatesville Opportunity Zone Impact Fund donates learning supplies to city students

Dominick Macolino, Mr. Darian Smith (CASD) and Sergeant Rodger Ollis (Coatesville police) deliver school supplies for city students impacted by COVID-19 school closures. COATESVILLE — City school children received needed supplies last week in the form of school desks and chairs donated by Activated Capital, the group that created a Coatesville specific opportunity based fund for revitalization of...

Area dentists donate PPE to region’s hospitals

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Volunteers, observing social distancing, sort out medical supplies to be donated to regional hospitals. Dentists from across the region have stepped up to help area hospitals with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), turning over a cache of donated equipment planned to be used for a charity event in June. With the status of Mission of Mercy-PA up in the air — the...

Chesco donations to hurricane victims top 160,000 pounds

Damage as captured by Chester County Sheriff’s deputies in Port Aransas, Texas — a small community on Mustang Island, across from Corpus Christi, where Hurricane Harvey made landfall. Days after area first-responders returned from delivering 68,000 pounds of donations to victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, they began setting up a similar effort for Hurricane Irma’s Florida victims – an...

Brandywine Picnic Park leads collection for Harvey victims

By JP Phillips, Correspondent, The Times People dropping off donations on a rainy Saturday at Brandywine Picnic Park to support the victims of Hurricane Harvey. EAST BRADFORD — The owners of Brandywine Picnic Park and Hickory House Catering are no strangers to dealing with floods. Gripping the banks of Brandywine Creek just outside of West Chester, the park floods at least once per year. A three-inch...

David’s Drive buys out Army Navy store, donates to VA, CYI and CASD

Thousands of items of clothing purchased for those in need By Lauren Parker, News Editor, The Times Volunteers with David’s Drive were on hand last week to deliver clothing to the Coatesville Youth Initiative to be distributed to local youth. Photo courtesy of David’s Drive COATESVILLE – Though the iconic Army Navy store in the center of town has permanently closed its doors, storeowner...

Caln Elementary faculty, Girl Scouts donate dinners for Thanksgiving

BethAnn Hackmeister and Marcy Knecht seated in front of donated items for one family. CALN — As folks around the area prepare for the holiday season, the Girl Scout Troops and faculty from Caln Elementary School continued their traditions of supplying Thanksgiving dinners for some local families on Monday. In the spirit of giving, all items were donated in order to ensure that Caln families felt...

Donations still needed for Back To School Event

Some of the backpacks donated for the 2015 event — donations for the 2016 event on Aug. 19 are still being welcomed. Anticipation is building for the 4th Annual Coatesville Back to School Event on Friday, Aug. 19 from 3-6 pm at Scott Middle School at 800 Olive Street in Coatesville. The community-wide effort is implemented by over 100 volunteers and 13 local organizations including the Coatesville...

Moms come together to help beloved Chick-Fil-A employee

Always quick to help others, local man gets assistance to get the shoes he needs A Facebook group of Chester County women named MomAdvice heard that Chick-Fil-A employee George Holston needed special diabetic shoes but could not afford them. With the original goal of raising $200, the group was on hand today to present Holston with the $1,800 collected in less than 5 days. By Lauren Parker-Gill, News...

A clean up with a positive mission

Reduce clutter and benefit HIS Mission this month By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times How often do you open a closet or drawer at home and find it overflowing with things you never use? Just the other day, my husband had a (little) meltdown about the number of cups we have in the kitchen cabinet. Can you picture it? He attempts to grab a glass for some iced tea and six others come tumbling...