Local Nonprofits Get Windfall from United Way of Southern Chester County

The United Way of Southern Chester County's Board of Directors.

Local nonprofits were the big winners of United Way of Southern Chester County’s fundraising campaign, which raised a record $800,000 largely thanks to the addition of 635 new donors, writes Fran Maye for the Daily Local News.

“We had a very good campaign,” said John Moriarty, United Way’s incoming president “We have a very loyal donor pool, but there are still needs out there.”

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Around 48 percent of the funds are going to crisis intervention such as Family Promise of Southern Chester County and the Kennett Food Cupboard. Another 29 percent will go to transitioning to independence through education, including the Adult Literacy Program at the Kennett Library. Programs at Tick Tock Early Learning Center and Kennett Area Senior Center will receive the rest.

“To every nonprofit organization, each dedicated to helping our neighbors in southern Chester County, we owe you our most sincere thanks and admiration,” said United Way’s outgoing president, Dave Salomaki.

Around 500 local residents contributed $328,417. In addition, the campaign received $38,000 from the Longwood Foundation, $37,000 from the Welfare Foundation, and $15,000 from DuPont Philanthropy. The biggest local business contributor was Exelon with $129,376.

Read more about the largesse of the United Way of Southern Chester County in the Daily Local News here.

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