Together, we can change lives in our community.
LCH is a local nonprofit with 501c3 status. As a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), LCH receives federal support to provide quality, extensive health and community services. However, more than half of our annual budget must be raised by philanthropy.
With the support of the community, foundations, businesses, and individuals, LCH changes lives. From volunteering to donating, each effort of community support goes back to providing direct services to our members.
Our sincerest gratitude to the foundations that are currently supporting the LCH Mission: Access Matters, Barra Foundation, Blue Yak Foundation, Cabot Kjellerup Foundation, CCRES, Chester County Commissioners, Chester County Community Foundation, Chester County Fund for Women and Girls, Claneil Foundation, Direct Relief, Domestic Violence Center of Chester County STOP grant, Edna G. Kynett Memorial Foundation, Health Care Improvement Foundation, Health and Welfare Foundation of Southern Chester County, Independence Blue Cross Foundation, Independence Foundation, Kennett Run Charities, Marshall Reynolds Foundation, McLean Contributionship, McNeil Fund, NBC Universal Comcast, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV), The Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia Foundation, TD Bank Charitable, Unidos US, United Way for Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, United Way of Chester County, United Way of Southern Chester County, Walmart Foundation, and West Pharmaceuticals.
Half of our members live on a family income of less than $29,000 a year, and 85% of our families live on a family income of less than $49,000. LCH provides health and community services that families would not otherwise afford.
Your gift will provide essential medical care, respond to families facing financial and domestic crises and teach skills that will help clients get better jobs and support their families.
Did you know...
- A donation of $140 pays for an entire community health screening for a patient who otherwise could not afford health care. $5,600 covers the cost of an entire health screening, seeing up to forty people in one day.
- An average patient costs LCH $770 per year to provide care, which is significantly less than the cost of a hospital to provide care to that same patient. This saves thousands of tax dollars each year.
- For every $100 raised at LCH, $81 goes back to providing direct services.
- LCH is southern Chester County’s most accessible mental health provider, offering counseling to all regardless of ability to pay, and integrating their mental health care with their physical care and with any social services they may need.
- Through the Affordable Care Act, LCH has on-site resources for any member in the community to be screened and to apply for the health insurance marketplace.
- Our Women’s Health Center makes sure women’s health screenings (for breast and cervical cancer) are accessible to everyone at the appropriate age.
Donate by credit card
Click here to submit a one-time or recurring donation via credit card.
Donate by check
Checks can be made payable to LCH Health and Community Services and mailed or dropped off to main office 731 West Cypress Street Kennett Square, PA 19348. We are open 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday and 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Friday.
Donate through stock
Contact Kate Wickersham at 610.444.7550 X 283 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how to set up a stock contribution.
Donate through Amazon
With every eligible purchase, AmazonSmile donates 0.5% to a charity of your choice. Click here to choose LCH Health and Community Services when shopping online.
Consider a planned gift
You can help build a sustainable future for our work. Contact Kate Wickersham at 610.444.7550 X 283 or email@example.com to learn about our planned giving program.
Make a gift to honor a loved one
A tribute gift is a thoughtful way to honor someone you care about by investing in the well-being of the community in his or her name. We will be happy to notify the honoree or the family member of your choosing.
LCH seeks to protect the privacy of our donors. For this reason, we guarantee that no personal information received through the donation process, whether it be conducted online, through personal communication, or through any other method, will be shared or sold with any other parties or organizations without the donor's explicit permission. Additionally, LCH will not use this information to send donors mailings on behalf of other organizations.
In the current political environment, many of the families we serve need support to handle the stress and anxiety of potential separation. For several years, LCH has had a legal program that helps provide legal advice and referrals to our members.
Now more than ever, this service is important to ensure our community has access to accurate information and resources. Please help us continue providing critical legal and mental health services to LCH’s families.
We cannot do it alone, and we work closely with local partners. Kennett Friends Meeting House has established a fund to help stabilize immigrant families in our community who are facing hardship because of their status. LCH is one of a small number of pre-selected organizations who can recommend individuals for fund assistance. Learn more and get involved: www.KennettFriendsFund.org.
Help us continue providing critical legal and mental health services to LCH families.
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LCH provides extra support to families in need through the generosity of in-kind donations.
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What does LCH accept?
Gift cards to local stores, new fitness equipment, new children’s books, and new children’s coats. We do not accept medical supply or equipment donations.
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Will you take gently used items?
For sanitation and capacity reasons, LCH can only accept new items for the specific drives we offer to our families.
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Where else can I donate?
Local agencies would greatly appreciate your donation. Please visit:
Mission Santa Maria Donation Center
Monday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Located in the "Avondale Center" next to the Avondale Firehouse, around back on lower level
29 Gap Newport Pike Avondale, PA 1931
Goodwill Avondale, PA
Monday - Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
571 Hepburn Rd, Avondale, PA 19311
Project C.U.R.E. medical supply donation site
West Grove, PA
Contact: Kathy Hrenko
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Is my donation tax deductible?
You will receive a thank you letter noting your donation, which can be used for tax purposes.
Gift cards to local stores in values of $10 to $25 such as Walmart, Walgreens, Rite Aid, and Giant are used to help support families across all of our services, whether they are in need of extra support to pay for their medications or in need of clothing, food or school supplies.
Small Fitness Equipment Items
New fitness equipment items, such as soccer balls, basketballs, hand weights and yoga mats to give to families that are participating in our wellness programs and initiatives.
Through LCH’s closet of caring, we distribute hundreds of new winter coats, hats, gloves, and scarves to children and adults in need.
LCH offers new children’s books (ages 0 – 10) written in English and/or Spanish to all pediatric patients during their visit.
Support an in-kind donation today610.444.7550 X 2006
Volunteering your time and talents helps your neighbors live healthier, more prosperous lives.
LCH offers volunteer opportunities in our Health Center, Social Assistance, and Education and Jobs services. The support of our volunteers allows LCH to spend more time providing direct services to those in need. No task is too small for volunteers. Every project helps us change lives.
Your Help Makes a Difference
We are so grateful for the hard work of the LCH volunteer team, and welcome you to join us in supporting our mission.
Scroll down to review the opportunities below and reach out to the coordinator with your name, best way to reach you, and availability.
Health Center Internships:
LCH partners with several universities including CAT Brandywine, Drexel, University of Pennsylvania and West Chester University to provide internships and other service learning opportunities for nursing, medical assistant and social services students. Contact your service learning office for more information. Due to the pandemic, LCH is not accepting clinical rotations or internships at this time. Thank you for your patience and for your understanding.
Behavioral Health Internships:
LCH has training affiliations with several graduate and undergraduate programs. We provide an Integrated model experience for those in a social work or counseling program. Contact us at 610-444-7550 to learn more. Internships include Behavioral Health Integrated within Primary Care and Case Management through our Social Assistance Department.
Stay connected with LCHReceive our monthly Good News Report email
Join the LCH outreach team to raise awareness about our services. Volunteer ambassadors help to get the word out in the community. Attend local events and greet members in the reception area for special programs. Nurses are welcome to join us to provide small health screenings during events! Schedule is flexible. Spanish conversational skills a plus but not required. Contact: Amanda Blevins.
Community events include:
- Oxford First Fridays (Year-Round)
- Healthy Kids Day (April)
- Cinco de Mayo (May)
- Mushroom Festival (September)
- LCH Amigos Dinner (November)
- LCH Coat Drive (December)
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Education Support Assistants
Provide support to teachers and students in our GED classes (in Spanish), citizenship classes, and other Education Programs. Contact: Norma Diego-Flores
Join our TeamCurrent openings
LCH Changes Lives
I can see this community growing, and getting stronger as a result of LCH's efforts. I am proud to be a part of this community, and so thankful to have a resource like LCH close by for our families.
Thanks to LCH, I have my life back. I found a job, and I was able to quit smoking.
I cannot say enough about LCH. Southern Chester county is a wonderful place to live because LCH strengthens our community.