We are excited to announce not one, not two, but THREE opportunities for you,
your family, and friends to have some fun this fall.
Two of the events are new and provide ways for you to support local businesses and
explore our beloved West Chester streets. Event 3 is an old favorite with a new twist!
We hopeyou will join for some fall fun that raises funds!!
A Message from our Board
March 16, 2021, marks one year since we implemented our response to COVID-19. At that time we never could have imagined what lie ahead. Nor could we have imagined the magnitude of your support.
Please take a few minutes to watch the video linked below. It is a message from the ACT in Faith Board, to you, the people who made it possible for our doors to remain open…the people whose kindness and generosity fill our hearts, and the hearts of those we serve.
WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO
ACT in Faith believes that as members of the community we are called to assist those whose needs lie beyond the scope of existing social services. By working together, we build a stronger community.
How Times Have ChangedIn mid-March, as a result of COVID-19, we had to relocate, reinvent, and expand our operations to meet the increased needs and number of people counting on us. At the same time, our day-to-day village shrank by 75% as most volunteers had to stay home. But very quickly our village began to grow with monetary and in-kind donors, and new volunteers reaching out to help, many of them totally new to us. There’s not a day that we are not taken aback, if not overwhelmed, by the magnitude of generosity. This horrible pandemic has rocked the globe to its core but, amidst the sadness, fear and economic devastation, has emerged a new level of…as our windows state, Love and Hope.”
We Can’t Do This Without You
As you know, our mission, before, during and after this pandemic, is to provide support that empowers the un- and under-employed to build toward self-sustainability. That mission has never meant more to this community that it has since March.
While landlords are not evicting and utility providers are not terminating service, we are helping families stay current to eliminate their accumulation of sizable debt which will need to be paid in the coming months.
Food insecurity escalated and we’ve found ourselves feeding double the number of families we typically do so we expanded our stock and began distributing meats, eggs, pre-made meals and a limited variety of produce.
Without your support and funds donated specifically for COVID relief, we wouldn’t still be here for those who need us.
In the the dear diary… section below you will see the depth of the needs that we are encountering and the huge part you are playing in helping to stabilize lives disrupted.
Click the “Counting on Each Other” link above to the right to get a glimpse into our day-to-day and the support you’ve made possible.
Donor Impact: 2020
523 households (853 adults & 453 children) received assistance.
211 requests for services that help obtain or maintain employment were filled.
105 requests Housing Stabilization support were filled…preventing 42 evictions and 30 utility shut-offs..
Ways You can Help
Thank YOU 2020 Annual Corporate Sponsors
ACT in Faith Office Hours
Monday: 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Wednesday: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Join our email list
Sign up to receive regular emails from Act In Faith.