Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline, Kathi Cozzone and Terence Farrell joined representatives and volunteers at the Community Warehouse Project of Chester County during the organization’s recent open house, and presented a check for $15,000 to the non-profit’s Executive Director, Glenda Brion. The funds are part of the County’s annual appropriations to organizations and non-profits and will be used by Community Warehouse Project to continue its furniture “upcycle” service to county families and individuals, turning “empty houses into homes”.
Community Warehouse Project of Chester County collects and redistributes donated furniture and other household items to individuals and families in need within the area. It is a typically one-time, free service to pre-screened recipients, supported through the generosity of Chester County residents and businesses.
Chester County Commissioners’ Chair Michelle Kichline said, “In the relatively short time that Community Warehouse Project has been serving Chester County residents, they have helped 320 families. It is impressive that this good work is accomplished by a group of people who live by a ‘pay it forward’ philosophy.”
Community Warehouse Project volunteers help to collect and distribute furniture and household goods, and the organization also works with local social service agencies to identify those who would greatly benefit from furniture donations.
“The goal of everyone who works with Community Warehouse Project is simple, but effective,” said County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone. “They want to know that every family and individual suffering from poverty or other hardships can live in a furnished home, and they have created the resources to make that happen.”
Commissioner Terence Farrell added, “Chester County’s Decade to Doorways program – our initiative with the purpose of ending chronic homelessness in the county – relies on the strong network of organizations, social service providers and non-profits. Community Warehouse complements this initiative and helps in a very practical way to provide furniture and other items for those who would otherwise struggle to purchase them, or for those who have just transitioned into a permanent home and have little or no resources to purchase furniture and household items.”
For more information about Community Warehouse Project of Chester County, go to www.communitywarehouseproject.com.