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How Your Neighbors are Making a Difference and You Can Too!

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Hey – let’s make a pact.

It’s time to stop with the toilet paper memes, Clorox baby photoshoots, and hoarding jokes. Instead, let’s choose to only highlight the positive things going on right now.

Give a shout out to the person offering to pick up groceries and deliver them to strangers. Support the small businesses whose dining rooms and doors are closed but hearts are full. Share the free content that people have created to keep kids happy, educated, and entertained.

We would like to take the time to recognize some businesses and individuals that we’ve seen making a difference in our community:

Supporting our Friends in the Service Industry

Please read and share! To the many restaurant workers and hair salon employees out of work, Avalon has some groceries…

Posted by Bar Avalon on Tuesday, March 24, 2020

GWCC is excited to announce we have created a Virtual Tip Jar to help support our service industry workers!Many of us…

Posted by Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce on Monday, March 23, 2020

Supporting Our Vulnerable Populations

Today was yet another day of hope, compassion, and unity in West Chester as Lisa A Morris and the Filet of Soul crew…

Posted by Mayor Dianne Herrin on Friday, March 27, 2020

Feeling helpless? If you would like to help people affected from COVID-19 like this mother there are 3 ways through the…

Posted by It Takes A Village on Tuesday, March 31, 2020

This morning, our first volunteer with The Mayor's Office new West Chester Shopping Service shopped and delivered…

Posted by Mayor Dianne Herrin on Friday, April 10, 2020

Thank you for being a strong leader during this crisis Mayor Dianne Herrin. We are so happy to be part of your community efforts. #InThisTogether

Posted by Chester County Community Foundation on Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Many nursing homes and assisted living facilities are currently in Lockdown meaning residents can not leave their rooms…

Posted by Little Wonderkin on Saturday, March 21, 2020

Limited amount of Sanitizer available online!We are currently making sanitizer as quickly as supplies allow….

Posted by Bluebird Distilling on Sunday, March 22, 2020

Feeding and Entertaining the Whole Family

If the school closures have you concerned about your child eating breakfast or lunch , let us know! We will help! We…

Posted by America's Pie on Friday, March 13, 2020

Get a Library Card to Access our Online ResourcesUse your library card and take advantage of eBooks, eAudiobooks,…

Posted by Chester County Library Exton on Friday, March 27, 2020

"Grab and Go" meals available for community members 18 and under at The Garage Community and Youth Center. Please share!

Posted by Chester County Fund for Women and Girls on Wednesday, March 18, 2020

We may be closed, but free wi-fi is available in our parking lot. If you need to conduct business or connect with…

Posted by Easttown Library on Monday, March 30, 2020

This Friday, the folks at Chester County Food Bank getting a much-deserved break.In the photo, owner and Chef Lee…

Posted by Epicurean Garage on Friday, April 10, 2020

Feel free!!!! Start of week 3. God Bless. Stay safe. Stay home. I'll bring it!! Or we could bring it out to the car if you have to get out for other things as well.

Posted by Green Street Grill on Friday, April 3, 2020

Starting March 17th to the 27 th 2020 Iccara Pizza is starting from 11AM to 2PM free lunch for our Coatesville students…

Posted by Iccara Pizzeria on Monday, March 16, 2020

Rolling out our latest project! Please help us spread the word by sharing this post. THANK YOU!**Purchase a Serock…

Posted by John Serock Catering on Monday, March 23, 2020

And you were thinking we will let you go this Easter season without seeing the #easterbunny ? Maybe you can even leave a…

Posted by Lulu's Casita on Saturday, March 21, 2020

LET US HELP ! KIDS MEALSWe have surely hit a rough spot in our country and local communities-…

Posted by Penn's Table Restaurant on Friday, March 13, 2020

Real quick before we all get some rest. We are so grateful to this community and for the network of farmers who are…

Posted by Restaurant Andiario on Sunday, March 22, 2020

We are so happy to have helped our community last week, but even more impressed with the unity that our town is…

Posted by Roots Cafe WC on Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Supporting our First Responders and Hospital Staff

Ever since we closed our doors last week, we've been searching for ways to help our community with our available…

Posted by ACAC West Chester on Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Supporting our Health Care Heroes.Chester County Hospital is touched and inspired by the outpouring of love and…

Posted by Chester County Hospital on Monday, March 30, 2020

?We have been contacted by many nurses, doctors + friends asking for our handmade face masks. The need is great, and the…

Posted by Christine Shirley Sewing & Design Studio on Sunday, March 22, 2020

We will be starting to make these headbands to alleviate ear discomfort during long shifts! ?send me a message if you…

Posted by H. Rose Kiddos on Tuesday, March 31, 2020

I grew up in NE Philly and a lot of the girls I grew up with are either teachers or NURSES. I posted in my stories…

Posted by Sew Much Cooler on Sunday, March 22, 2020

How can you make a difference? Our community needs us now more than ever. 

  1. The “I Heart Chester County” GoFundMe is collecting donations that will be used to purchase gift cards from area restaurants, which will be gifted to the Good Fellowship EMS and the Human Resource Department at the Chester County Hospital.  They’ve already collected over $2,000 in two weeks.
  2. A few neighbors wanted to make sure our hardworking hospital staff members were well-fed. It grew so popular that they made a Facebook group to organize round-the-clock meals for staff working in the COVID-19 unit.
  3. Nonprofits rely heavily on proceeds from spring fundraising events to make their fiscal budgets. Consider making a donation to your family’s favorite, local organization or the Chester County Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund.
  4. If you need supplies, skip the big box stores and shop small online and locally (like groceries through Artisan Exchange, Culture Factory, Highland Orchards, or Slow Hand WC).
  5. Order takeout or catering from the local restaurants. The Feed Us West Chester, PA & Surrounding Areas Facebook Group offers daily updates of local eateries open for pick-up and delivery. 
  6. Buy gift certificates for hair, nail, massage, or your favorite services to be used in the future.
  7. Even if you’re on a tight budget, you can still help a local business: leave a positive review, sign up for their newsletter, or keep sharing their social media posts. 
  8. The Red Cross has an urgent need for healthy blood donors. Make an appointment here.
  9. Get updates from reliable sources: Mayor Herrin, Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization, Chesco Health Department.
  10. If you don’t need to go out, please stay home.

We invite you to channel your inner Mr. Rogers, “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'”  Now is the time to build each other up, not tear each other down.

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