How to Mark the Holidays This Year

How to Mark the Holidays This Year

Big family dinners, holiday festivals, beloved local traditions like the Macy’s light show—all of these are going to look quite different this year. But even if your focus is on safety, that doesn’t mean you can’t still find ways to celebrate the season, especially with a focus on giving back—and you don’t even have to leave your ASHBRIDGE Exton apartment.

Nonprofits have been hit hard this year by the pandemic, with fundraising events cancelled and regular donors pulling back on their support—which is why it’s more important than ever this year to give what you can to those who support our community. Here are a few worthy organizations near your ASHBRIDGE Exton apartment that can benefit from your generosity this holiday:

Domestic Violence Center of Chester County: The organization provides life-saving resources to those facing domestic violence and their families, including counseling, legal assistance, housing and outreach. Over the holidays, volunteers can “adopt a family” that is served by the DVCCC, providing gift cards or other wish list items to make their holidays a little brighter. 

Chester County Futures: Disadvantaged youth can access academic support and guidance from this nonprofit. From academic enrichment to life skills development for younger kids to SAT prep and scholarship programs for teens, the organization provides a pathway to success for local young people. Donations can help support this potentially lifechanging work.

Bridge of Hope: The national organization is headquartered in nearby Malvern and has 20 locations across the country. Its mission is to empower those facing homelessness and poverty, providing case management, training and support. The organization welcomes donations, as well as volunteers to help run programs.

Domestic Violence Center of Chester County

1001 Lincoln Highway

Coatesville, PA 19320

610-431-1430

Chester County Futures

704 Haywood Drirve

Exton, PA 19341

610-458-9926

Bridge of Hope

1 N. Bacton Hill Road

Malvern, PA 19355

610-280-0280

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