Ways to Give
Giving in Your Own Community...
TO hELP Homeless Children
and Their Families
If you would like to speak to someone directly about making a gift to Friends Association, please contact:
Glenda Brion, Development Coordinator
Phone: 610-431-3598, ext 219
It's simple to make your gift...
Donate Online, knowing your donation is secure through Paypal
Donate by Mail
You can mail your check or credit card gift (download our printable donation form)
Donate by Phone
You can make your gift over the phone by calling our office between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm at 610-431-3598, ext 219 (Glenda) or ext 220 (Pat).
All gifts to Friends Association are tax deductible.
To identify us to:
- United Way of Southeastern PA: use ID number 5280
- United Way of Delaware: use ID number 2576
- ALL other United Way Agencies: identify us by our
name and address:
113 West Chestnut Street
West Chester, PA 19380
Honor / Memorial Gifts
Honor a loved one, recognize a special anniversary, wedding or birthday by making a charitable gift to support homeless prevention. Encourage young children to be philanthropic by asking for donations to Friends Association instead of gifts for their birthday parties.
By Mail Print our donation form and choose "In Honor of" or "In Memory of." Mail it with your donation. We will send a thank you letter to you and send a letter of recognition to your honoree. Download our printable form now.
By Phone Please call Glenda Brion at 610-431-3598, ext 219, to make an Honor or Memorial gift by phone.
Planned Giving and Wills
Create your legacy by giving a gift that will ensure that the services for homeless families will continue for years to come. Put Friends Association in your will or create a planned gift now to create tax advantages for your family.
Make your wishes known. Seven out of ten Americans die without an up-to-date will. Leaving a bequest to Friends Association is simple.
Example: I give, devise, and bequeath to Friends Association, a Pennsylvania non-profit organization, or its successor organization, the sum of __________ dollars (or _____percent of my estate, or describe the specific property you intend to bequeath).
Simple estate planning techniques can minimize taxes and maximize your estate for the people and causes you care about.
Contact us for more information.
Gifts of Stock
Friends Association accepts gifts of stocks and bonds. It's easy! You can transfer stock directly through your broker to Friends Association's brokerage account. For more information call 610-431-3598, ext 219 (Glenda Brion) or ext 222 (Catherine Friedman).
We use gift cards all year long to assist our families with essential needs such as food, formula, shoes and clothing. The stores that are most likely to provide the items needed by our families are:
- Giant Food Store
- Rite Aid
Gift card drives are a great project for community groups and provide a tremendous impact on our families.
Contact us for more information.
Matching Corporate Gifts
Double your gift just by filling out a form! Many corporations have workplace giving programs to help develop and promote philanthropy by their employees. If you work for a corporation, check with your Human Resources Department to find out about its matching-gift policy. Most employers will provide a form to send to us along with your donation. We verify the gift, return the form to your company, and the company will match your donation.
Not sure if your company has a matching gift program? We are happy to help get the answer. Contact us.
Your gift will help homeless families achieve lasting independence.
Would you like to help families set up a new home?
It's easy—join our SOS Network.
- Giant or Acme gift cards for food
- Kmart or Walmart gift cards for clothing and other necessities
- Rite Aid cards for formula, diapers, medications (Rite Aid is walking distance from the shelter)
- New twin size bed sheets, blankets, and bedspreads
- New kitchen and bath linens
- Paper products: paper towels, toilet paper, and napkins
- Personal care items: shampoo, toothpaste, etc.
- And for fun . . . movie gift cards