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Republican Committee of Chester County Holds Toy Drive

From a press release

The Second Annual Republican Committee of Chester County (RCCC) Toy Drive to benefit the families of patients at the Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center concluded with more than 125 items were delivered.

The party’s charitable community outreach group, Charis, is led by director David Sommers.

“This is the second year for the RCCC VA Toy Drive. It is one of the most unique Christmas collections in Chester County in that it helps veterans’ families specifically with their toy lists,” said Sommers.

VA Chief of Voluntary Services, Jennifer Lilly, provided the Republican Committee with a list that included the veteran’s name, the name of the child for which the gift is to be given, and the specific item requested. Organizers and committee members, along with RCCC Chairman Dr. Raffi Terzian, met with representatives of the Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center to deliver the gifts that the children and grandchildren of the hospitalized veterans requested.

Dr. Terzian stated, “We are happy to support the veterans and the Coatesville VA during the holiday season and throughout the year. We are grateful to have forged a strong relationship and look forward to ongoing support in the future with the clothing drive next summer.”

Both committee and community members came together to donate a little to help those who sacrificed so much. The Coatesville VA Medical Center strives to provide excellent healthcare for America’s veterans, honoring them by improving their health and well-being. The Coatesville VA Medical Center will receive an annual donation from this committee but needs assistance year-round.

You can donate either monetarily or by providing items on their wish list.


Republican Committee of Chester County Charis Community Outreach Food Drive

From a press release

This year we have much to be grateful for. However, many of our neighbors are finding themselves impacted by high inflation and cost increases. We are very fortunate to have local non-governmental organizations that collect food and essentials throughout Chester County.

In November the RCCC is partnered with two local non-governmental organizations to collect food in Chester County.  One such NGO, It Takes A Village Community (Chester County), provides community food boxes throughout our county from Honey Brook and Modena to Downingtown and West Chester. It is a very easy and convenient way to donate.

Consider your generous donation of much-needed non-perishable food items and essentials at an NGO of your choice. Every item donated helps real families throughout Chester County and fulfills the spirit of helping your neighbor.

In this spirit, Thanksgiving has become a day when Americans extend a helping hand to the less fortunate.  As former President Ronald Reagan said, “Long before there was a government welfare program, this spirit of voluntary giving was ingrained in the American character. Americans have always understood that, truly, one must give in order to receive. This should be a day of giving as well as a day of thanks.”

Members participated through their generous donations of much-needed non-perishable food items.  Every item donated helps real families throughout Chester County and fulfills the spirit of voluntary giving President Reagan proclaimed so many years ago, but remains true today.

Together we all can help to change hearts and minds in Chester County, while making sure those in need are fed.