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Unionville Presbyterian Church Concert to Aid Homeless Families

Family Promise of Southern Chester County Selected as Beneficiary
Friday, April 28, 2017

 KENNETT SQUARE, PA – April 28, 2017 – Residents, visitors, family and friends are invited to enjoy the harmonious sounds of the Unionville Presbyterian Church Choir, directed by William E. Johnson, at a special benefit concert to support Family Promise of Southern Chester County on Saturday, May 13, beginning at 6 p.m. The concert is free, open to the public and will be held at Unionville Presbyterian Church located at 815 Wollaston Road, in Kennett Square. A dessert reception will follow the concert.

Family Promise of Southern Chester County, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families with children experiencing homelessness, was selected as the recipient of all donations raised during this special choral concert featuring traditional and contemporary music.

Unionville Presbyterian Church, a founding member of Family Promise of Southern Chester County, is part of a community network of 27 congregations that provide overnight accommodations, meals and companionship to families in the Family Promise program.

“We’re a small church with a big heart,” explained Reverend Annalie Korengel, pastor of Unionville Presbyterian Church. “Family Promise is a small organization making a huge impact in the community. We are honored to partner with Family Promise because every child deserves a home.”

Susan Minarchi, executive director of Family Promise of Southern Chester County commented, “Unionville Presbyterian Church was a driving force behind creating the vision for Family Promise and turning that vision into a reality. Community partnerships and caring volunteers are the key to our success.” Ms. Minarchi added, “Since opening our doors in late 2015, we have helped 23 families (51 children and 28 adults) and placed 18 families in permanent housing.”

For additional information about this free concert, please contact Unionville Presbyterian Church at 610-347-2327.

About Family Promise: Family Promise of Southern Chester County 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 1986 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 www.familypromisescc.org or sminarchi@familypromisescc.org.