Children in Coatesville Receive School Supplies from Opportunity Zone Impact Fund

Kimberly McGuane
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Children in Coatesville were gifted with much-needed school supplies by the Coatesville Opportunity Zone Impact Fund, an Activated Capital-created fund for the revitalization of the town, according to a report from the Daily Local News.

Activated Capital has made significant investments in the Coatesville housing market and most recently purchased St. Stanislaus Church, which it plans to transform into a performing arts theater, an event center, and a hotel.

Before the purchase, the former church property hosted school classrooms filled with student chairs and desks. When assessing the inventory that was found within the property, Activated Capital joined forces with the nonprofit Activated Life to donate those desks and chairs to students in town.

“We wanted to put the desks to good use,” said Josh Burrell of Activated Capital. “Knowing that parents are now homeschooling because of the COVID19 pandemic, we thought that some students might not have a designated learning space in their home.”

The group quickly secured the partnerships and logistics required to deliver the supplies to students’ homes. In a short time, more than 100 desks and chairs – all sanitized before delivery – had been delivered to students’ homes.

Read more about the donation in the Daily Local News here.

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