In The Community

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ACT in Faith

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Anti-Human Trafficking Committee

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Bridge Academy

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Bridge of Hope

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Broad Street Ministry

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Migrant Ministry


Community Volunteers in Medicine

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Domestic Violence Center


Family Promise

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Good Neighbors Home Repair

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Good Works

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Habitat for Humanity

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North Star

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Kennett Area Community Service

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Project One

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Safe Harbor

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West Chester Food Cupboard

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West Chester University Resource Pantry

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The West Chester Senior Center

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Westminster Thrift Shop


The Vine Ministry

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Crime Victims Center

ACT in Faith - of Greater West Chester

Assisting the Community Together (ACT) in Faith is an interfaith ministry that seeks to support our neighbors in need. ACT members respond to those seeking help by assessing the urgency of the situation, being a friend to those in need, and connecting people to available social services. Volunteers listen, coordinate support, and provide financial assistance to supplement the resources of existing services.

How You Can Help:

  • Join our ACT Now Network to receive emails about urgent needs.
  • Give support by providing items such as home goods, clothing, and school supplies, or by offering transportation.
  • Volunteer to distribute food through our Community Cupboard or a local meal program.

Anti-Human Trafficking Committee - Westminster Presbyterian Church

Anti-Human Trafficking Committee works to support victims and survivors of sex and labor trafficking. We partner with local organizations to provide emergency food and personal care items for men, women, and children who are being exploited in situations of modern-day slavery.

How You Can Help:

  • Donate household/personal items for Dawn’s Place collections in January.
  • We also support the Salvation Army’s New Day Drop-in Center in Kensington with food and personal care items.

Bridge Academy - Coatesville, PA

Bridge Academy is a faith-based nonprofit organization that equips youth and families with the tools necessary for academic achievement, life skills, creative expression, spiritual growth, and leadership. Through music, games, art, and snacks, the homework club offers a safe space for kids to spend time on schoolwork and other fun activities

How You Can Help:

  • Volunteer to help elementary age kids with their homework
  • Donate backpacks, school supplies, and snacks

Bridge of Hope - Lancaster & Chester County

Bridge of Hope Lancaster & Chester County is a nonprofit, Christian organization working to end and prevent homelessness for single mothers and their children within the Lancaster and Chester County communities. Their mission is to find secure permanent housing, stability, and access to community resources for single mothers through professional staff relationships and mentoring friendships from local congregations.

How You Can Help:

  • Volunteer to be a family mentor. Usually there are 4–6 mentors/friendships per family. This mentoring team, usually from the same church congregation, will act as a surrogate family.
  • Donate gift cards to grocery stores, variety stores such as Walmart, gas stations, etc.



Broad Street Ministry - BMS

Broad Street Ministry is an organization that helps Philadelphian's living in deep poverty stabilize their lives through a unique offering of meals and social services that is welcoming to everyone.  Their long-term vision is not only to meaningfully reduce the trauma and suffering caused by scarcity for Philadelphia's most vulnerable populations but, along with the best-of-class social services and government partners, to break the cycle of poverty,homelessness,and hunger in Philadelphia.

How You Can Help:

  • Volunteer for mail sorting, meal distribution and the sorting of donated clothes visit the e-mail address above
  • Donate coats in November and underwear in March.
  • Donate personal hygiene products

Migrant Ministry - Chester County

Chester County Migrant Ministry is a non-profit Christian ministry serving the immigrant community in Chester County and the surrounding area. This ministry shares the love of Jesus by offering assistance with immigration procedures, citizenship classes, a Christmas for Migrants program, and by providing blankets, coats, and health kits. They also distribute food baskets, donated furniture and appliances, and provide various other services. The Migrant Ministry often serves as the last resort for the immigrants who are largely unchurched and among the poorest of the working poor within the community.

How You Can Help:

• Offer your bilingual skills to help translate conversations.

• Work with the Citizenship classes.

• Donate used furniture and appliances (sofas, love seats, end tables, dressers,

single and double bed frames, microwaves, and kitchen appliances).

Community Volunteers in Medicine - CVIM

Community Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM) serves all people living or working in Chester County who lack health insurance. CVIM is a health education resource center staffed by doctors, nurses, medical specialists, and dentists, who provide compassionate, culturally competent, and dignified care.

How You Can Help

• Offer your bilingual skills to help translate medical conversations.

• Volunteer as medical or dental professional.

Domestic Violence Center - of Chester County

Domestic Violence Center of Chester County serves women, men and children who find themselves victims of domestic violence. They offer emergency, transitional, and permanent housing to help clients live without danger of harm. DVCCC supports over 3,000 individuals a year by offering legal assistance, court accompaniments, and safe housing.

How You Can Help

  • Donate gift certificates and gift cards.
  • Donate new, sealed, over-the-counter medications for adults and children, such as Advil, Motrin, Tylenol, aspirin, Pepto-Bismol, Immodium, and Tums.

Family Promise - of Chester County

Family Promise is committed to alleviating homelessness in Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania.  They help families experiencing homelessness achieve lasting self-sufficiency and stable housing.

How You Can Help:

  • Follow them on social media or subscribe to their email list to learn when volunteer opportunities become available
  • Monetary donations to help sustain the program
  • Donate gift cards for the families to use

Good Neighbors Home Repair -


Good Neighbor's mission is to restore hope and dignity to qualified low-income homeowners in Southern Chester County and Northern New Castle County by repairing their homes as an expression of our love for Jesus Christ.  Their vision is for all people in our communities to have a warm, safe, dry and healthy home. All repairs are free to the homeowner.

How you can help:

  • Volunteer your time at one of their workdays.  They work on weekdays and weekends. All abilities are welcome and all tools are provided.
  • Donate funds to help continue with the purchase of items needed to do the repairs
  • Visit their website above to get involved.

Good Works - Chester County

Good Works is a faith-based nonprofit organization which exists to improve the living conditions for low-income families in Chester County, PA. Good Works transforms substandard houses into warmer, safer, and drier homes. Their services are offered to homeowners at no cost and volunteers do most of the repairs. Westminster has two teams working on the home improvements the second and third Saturdays of each month.

How You Can Help

  • Volunteer to repair homes on the second and third Saturdays of the month.
  • Make lunch for volunteers.
  • Be an ambassador for a family.

Habitat for Humanity - HFH

Habitat for Humanity (HFH) is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian organization dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and homelessness worldwide and to making adequate, affordable shelter a matter of conscience and action. HFH was founded on the conviction that every man, woman, and child should have a simple, decent place to live in dignity and safety.

How You Can Help

• Volunteer on a construction team.

• Volunteer at Habitat’s ReStore in Coatesville. 

• Donate new furniture, appliances, cabinets, building supplies, and other household items to ReStores.

North Star - of Chester County

North Star of Chester County creates positive outcomes for Chester County families experiencing the harsh and complex realities of poverty and homelessness. It guides single working parents toward stability and financial independence through a combination of rental assistance, monthly budgeting sessions with professional case workers, and various workshops aimed at helping the participants gain further financial, career and practical knowledge.

How You Can Help

• Donate home furnishings.

Kennett Area Community Service -

Kennett Area Community Service is a life sustaining, nonprofit organization that provides essential services to our neighbors in need. KACS is serving more than 500 families (including 900 children) in the community.
With a donation, you can help provide food for the poor, emergency assistance for the homeless, and crisis services for families.

How you can help:
• Volunteer at KACS
• Donate financially or a gift card
• Donate food
• Organize a food drive

See the website for more details of how to help:

Project One - Chester County

Project ONE is a case management program for HIV-positive individuals in Chester County who need assistance in obtaining medical care, counseling, mental health and/or substance abuse treatment, food and housing. Project One is sponsored by Family Services of Chester County.

How You Can Help

• Provide transportation to medical appointments.

• Provide one-on-one mentoring for a family.

• Greet clients at a local health center.

Safe Harbor - Chester County

Safe Harbor is a shelter for West Chester’s vulnerable. They offer beds to 20 men and 20 women and serve lunch for 30 to 60 people six days a week. In addition, they provide the support, encouragement, and resources to help each person end their homelessness.

How You Can Help

• Serve dinner on the first Saturday of the month.

• Prepare and deliver lunches on the third Monday of the month.

West Chester Food Cupboard - WCFC

West Chester Food Cupboard is a non-profit organization currently serving well over 600 households every month by providing them with a variety of much needed food and personal-care items. This is a client-choice cupboard that allows clients to select their food and household items.

How You Can Help

• Participate in monthly food donations.

• Donate gift cards.

• Volunteer at the food cupboard.

• Transport monthly Westminster collections.

West Chester University Resource Pantry - West Chester

West Chester University Resource Pantry is a campus ministry that eliminates barriers to degree completion for students with financial need by providing access to resources, while empowering students to learn independent living skills and achieve long-term stability.

How You Can Help

  • Donate food and other items.
  • Volunteer to help with deliveries and other support opportunities.

The West Chester Senior Center - WCSC
Phone: 610-431-4242

The West Chester Area Senior Center (WCASC) enriches the lives of its senior neighbors through friendship, activities, education, and nourishment. The Center offers over 100 programs and serves 3,500 seniors annually in the Borough of West Chester and the surrounding 7 townships of East and West Goshen, Westtown, Thornbury, East Bradford, Willistown, and Birmingham.

How You Can Help

  • Hold a non-perishable food drive and deliver items to the center
  • Volunteer in one of the Center’s 2 “Second Reading” used book stores in West Chester
  • Volunteer in the Center’s new permanent food pantry
  • Volunteer in the Center’s commercial kitchen to help provide meals for seniors

Westminster Thrift Shop - WPC Thrift Shop
Phone: 610.692.9298

Westminster's Thrift Shop serves West Chester by providing quality recycled merchandise at affordable prices to local families.  It was opened in the borough of West Chester in 1990 for the purpose of raising money to support the building fund for a new church building to be built on Pleasant Grove Road, just south of West Chester. Shortly after the first contribution was made, Session approved a motion to divide all contributions evenly between mission and the building fund. Today, all donated funds go to the Thrift Shop outreach fund. Over the course of a season, approximately 50 volunteers provide about 4,500 hours of service. 

How You Can Help:

  • Volunteer at the Thrift Shop
  • Donate items for the shop

The Vine Ministry -

The Vine Ministry is a non-profit corporation and our mission is to provide food and radical hospitality to our vulnerable neighbors in need.  Our team and volunteers prepare fresh meals for the chronically homeless and working poor in our local community.

Ways to help:
1) Volunteer to help in food preparation of Blessing Bags, Soup, Family Style Entree pans, and Snack and fruit bags.
2) Donate grocery gift cards and also monetary donations online from our website.
3) Drivers needed to delivery our supplies to recipients in need.
4) Socks for women and men.  Most needed clothing item for our street neighbors.

Crime Victims Center -

The Crime Victims Center of West Chester (CVC) is a victim advocacy agency to serve those who have been sexually assaulted or been a victim of other crimes such as domestic violence. CVC helps by providing counselling, advocacy, resources and education to help victims understand their rights. There are many ways to volunteer including answering the crisis hotline and educating groups on how to create safe spaces. 

In the World

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Bread for the World

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Caring for Creation

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Living Waters for the World

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Rise Against Hunger

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Serving at the Crossroads

Bread for the World - BFTW

Bread for the World acts as a collective Christian voice that urges our nation’s decision-makers to end universal hunger. Bread serves millions of individuals domestically and internationally who are hungry and/or dealing with malnutrition. Each year, Bread helps to make Congress more aware of the hunger problem through WPC personal letters and emails that encourage more compassionate laws for those who struggle with hunger.

How You Can Help:

• Participate in an Offering of Letters campaign at Westminster.

• Contact government leaders about hunger issues.

Caring for Creation -

As an Earth Care Congregation, we are working to be good stewards of the earth in worship, education, outreach, and use of our facility.  We have provided our congregation with free reusable shopping bags and produce bags, utensils and straws. The goal of our Recycling Program is to educate our congregation on the importance of reducing our footprint in the world, by reducing our waste.

How you can help:

  • Collect and drop off your used alkaline batteries (tape over both ends) and K-Pods.
  • Pick up a reusable produce bag which will replace a single use plastic bag

Living Waters for the World - LWW

Living Waters for the World (LWW) is a global mission of the PCUSA that fosters long-term, mutually beneficial, relationships between volunteers and communities, as it provides sustainable, clean water in places of need. By using a water treatment system that is simple and affordable, LWW and its trained volunteer teams partner with communities to develop sustainable solutions for providing clean water, allowing the local people to take ownership of their health and well-being.

How You Can Help

  • Make a donation directly to LWW.
  • Support or pray for the members from Westminster who travel to Honduras for the training and installation of the water filtration systems.
  • Travel to Honduras when possible to help participate in a week long trip building a water filtration system.
  • Attend Living Water’s Clean University to become a team leader for a future project.

Rise Against Hunger - RAH

Rise Against Hunger is a nonprofit organization working to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable people. Rise Against Hunger operates meal packaging programs, then distributes the meals through feeding programs in developing countries.

How You Can Help

  • Participate in a meal-packaging event at Westminster.
  • Donate directly to Westminster's Rise Against Hunger meal packaging events

Serving at the Crossroads - SATC

Serving at the Crossroads (SATC) built, equipped, and now supports a modern medical and dental facility in La Entrada, Honduras in partnership with Manos Amigas. Striving for long-term sustainability, the clinic is staffed with local health care professionals. SATC augments this effort with brigades of U.S. specialists who treat patients and train local healthcare providers.

How You Can Help

• Volunteer your time to support the ongoing work of SATC.

• Donate directly to SATC to support their efforts.

• Participate in a trip to assist at the clinic in Honduras.