In this season of giving, the Republican Committee of Chester County members presented donations of about 100 new toys, books, and arts and crafts items for the children and grandchildren of hospitalized veterans at Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
VA Chief of Voluntary Services Jennifer Lilly provided a list of age groups to committee organizers David Sommers and John DeSantis. She explained the veterans are unable to get out to shop, so the hospital provides them with a “store” where they can choose gifts to give for Christmas. Both committee and community members came together to help those who sacrificed so much.
“When we heard about the Christmas needs at the VA Hospital, I knew this was something our committee would enthusiastically support. Some members donated personally, while others collected items at polling places. It is my intention for this toy drive to be an annual event by the Republican Committee of Chester County,” said committee Vice-Chair Felice Fein.
The Coatesville VA Medical Center provides healthcare for America’s veterans.
David Sommers, who organized the donation event said, “Our toy drive to remember veterans in Chester County at this time of year was the first official endeavor for the recently formed Charis Community Outreach program. Helping veterans better connect with their families provided us with a unique and worthy opportunity.”
The Coatesville VA Medical Center will receive an annual donation from this committee but needs assistance year-round. Please consider a donation to this worthy organization.