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Together, we can change lives in our community.

Our Supporters

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 organizations that are currently supporting the LCH Mission:  Access Matters, Blue Yak Foundation, Cabot Kjellerup Foundation, CCRES, Chester County Commissioners, Chester County Community Foundation, Chester County Fund for Women and Girls, Chester County Women’s Commission,  Claneil Foundation, Delta Dental Foundation,  Direct Relief, Domestic Violence Center of Chester County,  Health Care Improvement Foundation Independence Blue Cross Foundation, Independence Foundation,  Marshall Reynolds Foundation, Mushroom Festival, NBC Universal Comcast, Oxford Area Foundation,  Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV)The Pew Charitable TrustsPhiladelphia Foundation, Rotary Club of Longwood Foundation, Springbank Foundation, Unidos USUnited Way for Greater Philadelphia and Southern New JerseyUnited Way of Chester CountyUnited Way of Southern Chester County, and Walmart Foundation.

Click here to view the supporters page in our most recent annual report. Please contact Kate Wickersham, Director of Development, if you are interested in donating to LCH.

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.

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.


LCH provides extra support to families in need through the generosity of in-kind donations.

In-Kind Donations

  • What does LCH accept?
    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.

  • Will you take gently used items?
    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.

  • Where else can I donate?
    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

  • Is my donation tax deductible?
    Is my donation tax deductible?

    You will receive a thank you letter noting your donation, which can be used for tax purposes.

Gift Cards

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.

Book drive

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 today

610.444.7550 X 2006

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Volunteering your time and talents helps your neighbors live healthier, more prosperous lives.

LCH offers volunteer opportunities in our Health Center and community. 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. Volunteers often help at community events, office administrative tasks, and special projects. We would love for you to join us!

Getting Started

Please fill out the contact information form and a member of LCH will contact you.

Health Center Internships:

LCH partners with several universities including CAT Brandywine, University of Pennsylvania, Villanova, 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.

Coat Drive photo 2021

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 programs. 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.


Volunteer Opportunities

  • Outreach Ambassadors

    Outreach Ambassadors

    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: Monica Mata-Lopez. 

    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)

Join our Team

Current openings

Important Dates

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.

    LCH Board Member

  • Thanks to LCH, I have my life back. I found a job, and I was able to quit smoking.

    LCH Patient

  • I cannot say enough about LCH. Southern Chester county is a wonderful place to live because LCH strengthens our community.

    Community Member

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