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Outreach Programs

Project SHIELDS

Dear St. Francis,

I have learned of an opportunity to support an important health initiative in Philadelphia called Project SHIELDS.

Project SHIELDS is "a team of University of Pennsylvania engineers, alums, and social entrepreneurs who have halted our business operations in order to mass produce personal protective equipment (PPE) for workers on the frontline of the coronavirus crisis." The volunteers work in crews of about 15 people, on shifts of 12 hours each, producing plastic face shields using 3D printers. You can find a video of their work on their website.

To support this initiative, I am asking any members of St. Francis who feel lead by God and are financially able to help provide meals for the volunteer crew. These meals will be produced and delivered by Philadelphia Catering Company, which is co-owned and operated by St. Francis member Tim Kelly. Donors may give ANY amount. For every $150 dollars received, St. Francis will provide one, fully catered meal to the Project SHIELDS crew during the month of May, or until the goal of 1,000,000 face shields is complete.

A giving option for "Project SHIELDS" has been set up on our online giving portal. You'll find the "GIVE" button by scrolling down on the front page of our website, www.stfrancisfields.org. Alternatively, you may mail a check to the parish office. (If you mail a check, please email the office so we know how much to expect and can add that to the total.)

As always, discretionary funds are available to assist those in the parish who are in need as a result of this crisis. If you or someone you know is in need of help, you may contact me directly.

Blessings to all and thank you for your prayers and support for all our medical workers during this time,
Fr. Kevin+

Chester County Food Bank
Chester County Food Bank

A Message from CCFB about COVID-19:

The Chester County Food Bank provides an essential service to the community and we will continue to do so taking the recommended COVID-19 precautionary measures for the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, partners and the community. We are working with our partner member agencies and food cupboards throughout the county to best serve our neighbors now and planning for ways to meet the increased needs as the situation potentially escalates.

How Can You Help? DONATE MONEY!

Monetary donations will make the biggest impact. In an effort to meet the needs of our community, we are focusing on emergency distribution, including senior and emergency food boxes. Our buying power enables us to stretch your dollars so we can feed more people. Give today or consider making a monthly gift to sustain your giving for the months ahead.

West Chester Food Cupboard

A message from the Food Cupboard about how to help them help local families:

We always welcome donations, but especially at an unprecedented time like this.

Checks and gift cards for Giant or ShopRite can be mailed to the West Chester Food Cupboard (431 S. Bolmar St. West Chester, PA 19382). Online donations are easy to make either for a one-time gift or a monthly pledge. A monthly pledge will make you a member of our popular GEMS program – our Give Every Month Supporters program.

Thank you, as ever, for your support of the West Chester Food Cupboard
…because no one should go hungry!


In Our Local Community


The Arc
(Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities)

Bethesda Project
My Brother’s House

Brandywine Valley SPCA






Community Volunteers in Medicine (Medical and Dental)

Domestic Violence Center
of Chester County


Home of the Sparrow
(Women and children’s shelter)

National Federation of the Blind
(Reading Ministry)

Philabundance

Safe Harbor
(Homeless Shelter)

Surrey Services
(Care of elders)





Volunteer English Program

West Chester Food Cupboard

Support to Youth Group Mission Trips


Around the world


Episcopal Relief & Development
(Ebola Fund)

Heifer International

Guyana America Partners