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United Way of Southern Chester County
Proudly serving residents from Chadds Ford south to Nottingham
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Who United Way Serves...
United Way raises money throughout the year to fund local non-profit programs helping southern Chester County residents in need.  Over 13,000 local people receive help each year due to United Way-sponsored programs.
Easy to Give Online

You can always give online year-round...


Donate to the United Way with confidence.  Agencies receiving our financial support are examined each year and held accountable for the funds awarded to them.  UWSCC evaluates all agency programs to maximize the impact of your donation on the community.

Click HERE to make an easy and safe online donation.

United Way of Southern Chester County
Need a gift idea for all those occasions that require a gift year-round?


You can make a donation to UWSCC in honor of that person.  You will receive a gift card to give to your honoree OR we can mail it to them for you.  A perfectly meaningful gift for friends, family, and business acquaintances who REALLY don't need another box of candy!



Go to the GIVE button and order your gift card using the donation form.


To designate to UWSCC from your workplace campaign...
Searching for the code to use at your workplace?  Call us at 610-444-4357.
Photos of Family Night Out

Click here to check out the photos of our latest fundraiser...maybe you are in one!  Thank you to all who came out at our Family Night Out event and helped raise funds that will be given out to local non-profit programs serving our neighbors in need.


Don't let people tell you there is no poverty in southern Chester County...


This report on local childhood poverty offers a stark picture of growing needs in southern Chester County—just as United Way of Southern Chester County launches its 2013 campaign.  The report reveals that there were 1,903 area children ages 5 to 17 living in poverty in 2011, a  65% increase in five years.  Carrie Freeman, CEO for the United Way of Southern Chester County, remarked, “These statistics reflect what our agencies feel every day.  The recession has put enormous pressure on our neighbors.  Now more than ever we need everyone to contribute what they can to this year’s campaign.” To view the full report, click here.

AARP tax help - free!

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program is offering free, confidential face-to-face assistance and tax return preparation in southern Chester County. The program is aimed at low-to-moderate income taxpayers with special attention to those age 60 and over, but is open to taxpayers of all ages and income. You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use these services. The program is provided at these convenient locations:

  • Avon Grove Library 117 Rosehill Ave. West Grove PA 19390For appointment call: 610-869-2004 Wednesdays: February 5 – April 9, 2014 Appointments: 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  
  • Kennett Area Senior Center 427 South Walnut Street Kennett Square, PA 19348 For appointment call: 610-444-4819 Tuesdays: March 4 – April 8, 2014 Fridays: February 7 – April 11, 2014 Appointments: 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Oxford Senior Center 12 East Locust Street Oxford PA 19363 For appointment call: 610-932-5244 Fridays: February 7 – April 11, 2014 Appointments: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  
  •  Oxford Area Neighborhood Services Center 35 North Third Street Oxford, PA 19363 For appointment call: 610-932-8557 Tuesdays: February 4 – April 15, 2014

UWSCC votes to remain independent

On May 1st a merger was announced between United Way of Southeastern PA and the United Ways located in southern New Jersey. Although UWSCC was included in those discussions, our board voted to remain independent and devoted to serving the needs of southern Chester County.  

Our focus has always been local. Our Kennett Square location keeps us in close touch with our area's non-profits. The decision to remain independent will allow us to continue to identify unmet needs in our community, build coalitions to create solutions that fit our area's unique needs, and ensure that donations made to us are put to work in our own community.  

We are proud of our organization and grateful for your support. As the largest funder for local non-profits in our area, we remain committed to improve the lives of our neighbors in need.

Thank you all for your continued support of our mutual work.                                                               



Email Signup

We encourage you to join our email list. It's easy and gives you the opportunity to tell us what interests you. Do you want quarterly updates on children issues or senior issues? Perhaps you are interested in weekly emails on a volunteer opportunity right here in southern Chester County for you and your family to participate in? Do you want to be the first to know about our upcoming events?

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UWSCC is the largest and most effective fundraiser for health and human services in southern Chester County.

UWSCC is Volunteer Central, helping you find the perfect volunteer opportunity right here at home.  Click here to find the right volunteer opportunity for you!



    Perhaps you didn't know that UWSCC has its own endowment fund. Its intent is to permanently benefit our southern Chester County community. 

             Create YOUR legacy to southern Chester County with an endowment gift to UWSCC.  

Learn how...

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