CCRES in Downingtown recently donated toys and volunteered its’ time to help in the toy drive of the Andrew L. Hicks Jr. Foundation, a CCRES grant recipient.
Sharon King and Chrisi Lockwood from the CCRES leadership team volunteered at the toy drive, helping the Hicks Foundation fill multiple truckloads of toys.
CCRES is a sponsor of the Hicks Foundation. It partnered with them Dec. 17 to help the families of Chester this holiday season at the foundation’s 13th annual Christmas Spectacular.
The volunteers provided more than 500 children with holiday toys during a fun, festive day for the whole family.
The Andrew L. Hicks Foundation offers programs for the children of Chester, including summer camp, mentoring programs, literacy programs and much more.
The Andrew L. Hicks, Jr. Foundation was established in August, 2010, in memory of Andrew Hicks.
The Foundation is a nonprofit that works to bring together two culturally different communities, Chester and West Chester, in an effort to further Andrew’s passion to see opportunities become available to the youth of Chester.
The Foundation provides Chester children with opportunities to thrive in a vast array of programs and events while also working to provide Chester County high school students with opportunities to volunteer and lead through these events and programs.
CCRES was created in 1999 through a partnership with the Chester County Intermediate Unit to meet the growing need for behavioral health services for children and as a vehicle to give back to the community. CCRES currently provides services in Southeastern PA region.
CCRES provides professional resources, including paraprofessionals, personal care assistants, behavioral health technicians, behavioral consultants and a variety of other staff to assist children, families and adults with a range of challenges including autism, behavioral health issues, mental illness as well as intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities.
CCRES also provides a variety of experienced school administrators to educational agencies throughout the region, working with school districts, intermediate units, and other programs.