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United Way of Southern Chester County
Proudly serving residents from Chadds Ford south to Nottingham
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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.

Ride for Health - Addressing an Unmet Need in our area

Transportation to healthcare was a problem in southern Chester County.  UWSCC developed a program to help people without the means to get to health appointments.

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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!

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Wine & Chocolate Evening

 A Benefit for United Way of Southern Chester County

at an Award-Winning Chester County Green Home: 60 Bragg Hill

Saturday, April 25, 2015 – 6:30-9:30PM

 Join us for an extraordinary evening celebrating the divinely decadent world of chocolate at the architectural masterpiece 60 Bragg Hill, designed by Mathew Moger of Moger Mehrhof Architects. Featured in Philadelphia Magazine’s “Amazing Spaces” March 2014 Issue and Main Line Today, 60 Bragg Hill honors the heritage of the Brandywine Valley while balancing the use of green building technologies, land stewardship, and handcrafted detail. It is truly one of the most remarkable additions to southern Chester County architecture in recent years.  Barney and Nancy Leonard, 60 Bragg Hill’s owners, invite you to join them for this special event in their home.  The event will feature artisan chocolates made by local chocolatiers paired with fine wines from area vineyards and craft beers; live music; and more. Tickets for the evening are $75 per person or $135 per couple.  Space is limited at this exclusive event.

Reserve your tickets now.

Who United Way Helps...


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.

UWSCC is proud to announce we will distribute $1 MILLION in allocation grants throughout 2015.  Your donations make this possible.  THANK YOU!

If you haven't given to UWSCC in 2015, please make a donation now and spread hope throughout our southern Chester County community.

31 non-profit programs in 21 local agencies receive funding. 

See who is receiving the funds...


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 19390.  For appointment call: 610-869-2004 Wednesdays: February 11 – April 8, 2015    Appointments: 9:00 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 3 – April 13, 2015   Fridays: February 6 – April 10, 2015   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 6 – April 10, 2015     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 3 – April 7, 2015

LIFT...A Free Budgeting Program
UWSCC votes to remain independent

Last  year, 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.                                                               





    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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