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...

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...

Brandywine Ace donates pet products to CCSPCA

Eli Martinez (left) and Julie Landy (right) stopped at Brandywine Ace, Pet & Farm to receive a donation from pet and wild bird manager Lauren Bohnert (center). POCOPSON — As she reorganized some pet products in the store, Lauren Bohnert, manager of pet and wild bird departments at Brandywine Ace, Pet & Farm, put together an assortment of items including collars, leashes, litter pans, and...

Otter Scouts set up giving tree at Pets & Friends

64th Brandywine decorating crew. Back: Otter Leader Tim Grimme. Middle (L-R): Otter Scouts Dylan Ball, Kellar Cimini, Henry Grimme. Front row (L-R): Otter Scouts Brian Lightner and Jacob Kubilus, and Sara Ball. WEST GROVE — Last Sunday afternoon the 64th Brandywine Otter Scouts of the Baden-Powell Service Association (BPSA) set up and decorated a “Giving Tree” at the Pets & Friends store...

Books ‘urgently’ needed for UHS book sale

Bad weather has curtailed donations — books accepted through Feb. 19 EAST MARLBOROUGH — Local residents who haven’t yet donated unwanted used books for the annual Unionville High School PTO Used Book Sale are being urged to do so by the sale’s organizers. Donations are being accepted at all Unionville-Chadds Ford district schools through Wednesday, Feb. 19.  Donations are running behind this...