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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.