Rotary Club of West Chester awards grants

On October 29, 2015, Friends Association for Care and Protection of Children was one of the eleven Chester County non-profit charitable agencies that were awarded a grant by the Rotary Club of West Chester. The awards ceremony was held at West Chester Golf and Country Club in West Chester, PA.

The Rotarians awarded grants totally $32,000.

The source of the grants to the charitable non-profit agencies is the Rotary’s annual West Chester Chili Cook Off held each October in the Borough of West Chester. Over 70 chili cooks participate in a street festival which attracts nearly 10,000 people. In 2015, there were 31 requests for grants totaling over $150,000.

Friends Association’s executive director, Catherine Friedman, stated: “we are so pleased to be a recipient of one of the community grants. The Rotary Club of West Chester does so much to keep our community healthy and thriving and we are thankful to be able to partner with them. This grant will go a long way toward helping us to achieve our mission of preventing and ending homelessness for families in Chester County!”

The date for the 2016 Chili Cook Off is October 9, 2016. More details will be made available, soon, at



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