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Evening of Promise To Benefit Families Experiencing Homelessness

KENNETT SQUARE, PA –Family Promise of Southern Chester County (FPSCC), a volunteer nonprofit that helps families experiencing homelessness, will host its first fundraiser, An Evening of Promise, Saturday, April 21, 2018, 7 p.m., at the Kennett Country Club. Proceeds will help temporarily house and feed families with children in Avon Grove, Kennett Square, Oxford and Unionville-Chadds Ford school districts who are facing homelessness.

Southern Chester County is one of 200 Family Promise programs nationwide. At the event Family Promise founder and president emeritus, Karen Olson, will share how a chance encounter with a homeless woman moved her to start the first nonprofit to address the growing nationwide crisis of family homelessness.

An Evening of Promise will feature wine tasting and hors d’oeuvre pairings, silent auction items for all ages, including: a day of sailing on the Chesapeake Bay, spa and restaurant packages, sporting event tickets, summer camp experiences, one-of-a-kind treasures by local artists and much, much more. Chatham Financial, GWR Medical, Inc., SchagrinGAS, WoundMatrix, Inc., and numerous other community partners are generously sponsoring the event. Tickets are $65 per person or two for $125, and sponsorship packages are still available.

“Family Promise is funded primarily by donations from local individuals, businesses and foundations,” said Family Promise executive director Susan Minarchi. “This is our main fundraiser of the year and we hope to raise $30,000 to help us provide families with crucial basic necessities for a fresh start.” “Many families arrive with nothing and need necessities from toothbrushes to towels, coats, and clothing for school, work and interviews,” she added.

To purchase tickets to An Evening of Promise, for a complete list of sponsors, or for more information about Family Promise of Southern Chester County, please visit

About Family Promise of Southern Chester County: FPSCC is committed to helping children and their families experiencing homelessness in the Avondale, Kennett Consolidated, Oxford, and Unionville-Chadds Ford school districts. Its goal is to help families achieve lasting self-sufficiency and stability by providing comprehensive case management services, as well as shelter and meals through a network of congregations and volunteers until they find sustainable housing. Family Promise of Southern Chester County is part of a national, nonprofit initiative founded in 1988 with over 200 affiliates across the US changing the lives of families. To volunteer, make a donation, or provide services, please contact Family Promise of Southern Chester County at or