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“COATS FOR CHESTER” PROGRAM ENTERS EIGHTH YEAR WITH GOAL OF COLLECTING 2,500 COATS

COATS FOR CHESTER PROGRAM ENTERS EIGHTH YEAR WITH GOAL OF COLLECTING 2,500 COATS

 

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Soccer Hall of Fame, as part of its mission to “Build the Future” is continuing its successful “Coats for Chester Program” for the eighth straight year. The city of Chester, PA is the site of a lot of excitement in the Philadelphia area by playing host to our Major League Soccer team, Philadelphia Union. At the same time however, Chester holds the distinction of being the poorest city in Pennsylvania.

The SEPA Hall of Fame is committed to do its part to mobilize the soccer community in helping the needy people of Chester. In the first seven years of our collection program, we have collected and distributed 11,385 coats to needy families in Chester.

HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS

For two months this fall, from October1st to November 30th, we will be collecting donated winter coats from throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania.  In early December we will be delivering them to social service organizations in Chester who will distribute them to needy families there. Members of the SEPA Soccer Hall of Fame, along with volunteers from various soccer organizations, will be handling the collecting and distributing of the coats.

 

HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE

 

Just gather any winter coats (infant, child or adult) that you will no longer be using. Then take those coats to the drop-off site listed below that is closest to you and we will do the rest. You may also drop off coats at a Philadelphia Union game in October (dates listed below).

If you would like to be a collection site, please contact us by email at: bob.kozlowski@sepasoccerhall.com

 

COATS FOR CHESTER OFFICIAL DROP-OFF LOCATIONS

Father Judge High School, Student Services Office

3301 Solly Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19136

 

Watertower Recreation Center

209 E. Hartwell Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19118

 

Holy Family University Men’s™ Soccer Team

9810 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19114

 

Philadelphia Academy Charter High School

1700 Tomlinson Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19116

 

Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer

4070 Butler Pike, Suite 100, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

 

Villa Capri Ristorante

51 W. Court Street, Doylestown, PA 18901

 

Dominic’s™s & the Side Door Pub

3337 County Line Rd., Chalfont, PA 8914

 

YSC Sports Wayne

224 County Line Road, Wayne, PA 19087

 

YSC Sports Hatboro

385 South Warminster Drive, Hatboro, PA 19045

 

DROP-OFF DAY AT THE FOLLOWING PHILADELPHIA UNION GAMES

Sunday, October 1st, 1:00 Kickoff, look for the Hall of Fame tent on Toyota Plaza

Sunday, October 22nd, 4:00 Kickoff, look for the Hall of Fame tent on Toyota Plaza

 

The following organizations are participating with special event collections:

Council Rock United Soccer Associations

Glenmore Eagle Youth Association, Upper Uwchlan Township Fellowship Fields

Sons of Ben (Philadelphia Union Supporters Group)

Catholic Social Services, St. Bernard School, Northeast Philadelphia

St. Thomas Aquinas Church Seton Seniors Club, Croydon, PA

VE Soccer Club U17 Boys team

 

Lastly, please help spread the word to family and friends, so that our coat drive will be a success and make life a little bit better for some families in Chester.