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United Way of Southern Chester County
Proudly serving residents from Chadds Ford south to Nottingham
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Your Donations at Work


In 2016-2017, UWSCC will be distributing over $780,000 to 27 local non-profit programs.  Your past donations made this possible.  THANK YOU!

See the programs receiving funding...

It is thanks to donations from individuals and small businesses and corporate gifts that we can address local human needs.  

Please support the small businesses and corporations that support UWSCC. They have proven through their support that they are part of the fabric of our wonderful community.

Check out our 2015-2016 Annual Report
Click here to see our 2015-2016 Annual Report and our donor list from last fall's campaign...
Easy to Give Online
Our new campaign kicked off on Sept. 1st.  Together, we can raise the funds to address pressing needs in our community.  Please donate and do your part.

You can always give online year-round...


Donate to the United Way with confidence.  Agencies receiving our financial support are examined each year and held accountable for the funds awarded to them.  UWSCC evaluates all agency programs to maximize the impact of your donation on the community.

Click HERE to make an easy and safe online donation.

Email Signup

We encourage you to join our email list. It's easy and gives you the opportunity to tell us what interests you. Do you want quarterly updates on children issues or senior issues? Perhaps you are interested in weekly emails on a volunteer opportunity right here in southern Chester County for you and your family to participate in? Do you want to be the first to know about our upcoming events?

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Need a gift idea for all those occasions that require a gift year-round?


You can make a donation to UWSCC in honor of that person.  You will receive a gift card to give to your honoree OR we can mail it to them for you.  A perfectly meaningful gift for friends, family, and business acquaintances who REALLY don't need another box of candy!



Go to the GIVE button and order your gift card using the donation form.


Upcoming Events & Volunteer Opportunites
Don't let people tell you there is no poverty in southern Chester County...


This report on local childhood poverty offers a stark picture of growing needs in southern Chester County.  The report reveals that there were 1,903 area children ages 5 to 17 living in poverty in 2011, a  65% increase in five years.  Carrie Freeman, CEO for the United Way of Southern Chester County, remarked, “These statistics reflect what our agencies feel every day.  The recession has put enormous pressure on our neighbors.” To view the full report, click here.

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What a small donation can do...


OF COURSE YOU WOULD...and your donation to UWSCC does just that.

Who United Way Helps...

United Way raises money throughout the year to fund local non-profit programs helping southern Chester County residents in need. 

Your gift

  • provides emergency shelter for families,
  • funds health clinics and counseling,
  • stocks local food cupboards, 
  • supports after-school teen programs,
  • keeps seniors in their homes and not feeling isolated,
  • helps struggling neighbors afford quality daycare, and more. 

This past year over 17,000 local people received help due to United Way-sponsored programs.

Please make a donation now and spread hope throughout our southern Chester County community.


UWSCC will always remain independent...serving our little corner of the world

Bigger isn't necessarily better.  Our Board of Directors voted to remain independent when asked to be part of a merger between United Way of Southeastern PA and the United Ways located in southern New Jersey.   They became United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.  We remained United Way of SOUTHERN Chester County, devoted to serving just the needs of southern Chester County.  

Our focus has always been local. Our Kennett Square location keeps us in close touch with our area's non-profits. The decision to remain independent allows us to continue to identify unmet needs in our community, build coalitions to create solutions that fit our area's unique needs, and ensure that donations made to us are put to work in our own community.  

We are proud of our organization and grateful for your support. As the largest funder for local non-profits in our area, we remain committed to improve the lives of our neighbors in need.


Thank you all for your continued support of our mutual work.                                                               



Our new non-discrimination policy in action

United Way of Southern Chester County embraces inclusiveness, diversity, and equal opportunity as core values.  We understand that the community is stronger when the gifts of all people are respected, embraced and maximized to build a healthier community. 

We consider non-discrimination a vital component to any organization and we mentor area agencies to adopt best practices and a strong non-discrimination policy.   In November of 2014, the UWSCC Board of Directors approved our Policy on Eligibility for Partner Agencies which contains criteria addressing non-discrimination in all levels of a non-profit organization to be eligible for United Way funding. 

UWSCC requires all agencies requesting United Way funding to have a written board-approved policy, stating that the agency does not discriminate with respect to board members, staff, or volunteers, or in its recipients of services on the basis of race, color, sex or gender, age, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation or other characteristics protected by law. - Our Partner in Survey Software

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    Perhaps you didn't know that UWSCC has its own endowment fund. Its intent is to permanently benefit our southern Chester County community. 

             Create YOUR legacy to southern Chester County with an endowment gift to UWSCC.  

Learn how...

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