Committed to Giving Back
AFS has always been a proponent of giving back to the community, looking for ways to do our part in offering support to local and global charities. AFS charitable activities have translated into $200,000 in money and goods over the last 5 years.
AFS Supports Families through the "Adopt-a-Family" Event
We challenged #TeamAFS and they came through for area families, with our Adopt-a-Family event raising more than $9,700 and providing presents to help make the season brighter. Thanks to everyone who took part in this favorite annual event!
Service Day with Good Works, Inc.
TeamAFS recently volunteered with the Good Works organization – helping to provide home repairs for low-income families in the Chester County area. We worked on a mobile home to remove window air conditioners, assist with laundry, rearrange furniture, replace electrical fixtures and general cleaning. AFS is happy to support our local community and make it a better place for our residents.
Second Service Day at the Brandywine Valley SPCA
TeamAFS had another fun day volunteering at the Brandywine Valley SPCA! Volunteers helped by washing dog bowls, preparing dog food, cleaning and making the SPCA facilities shine. TeamAFS also brought much needed supplies for the cats and dogs as well as giving a monetary donation to help with future needs.
Service Day at the Brandywine Valley SPCA
TeamAFS had a fun day volunteering at the Brandywine Valley SPCA! Volunteers helped stuff giveaway bags for upcoming adoption events, washed dog bowls, washed windows, and snuggled with puppies and kittens. We’re looking forward to doing it again at the end of the month!
Day of Service at the YWCA Tri-County Area
This past weekend TeamAFS traveled to Pottstown and joined the team from the YWCA Tri-County Area (YW3CA) to help finish some of their many spring projects! We worked on indoor painting of classrooms to help get ready for summer camps and outdoor cleanup as well! Thanks to all that participated!
Earth Day Cleanup
On Earth Day, some members of the AFS Operating Committee rolled up their sleeves and got down in the dirt to give back to the community! The OC helped to pick up trash and bring more spring to Miller Park by planting flowers. Thanks for helping keep the community beautiful!
Eagles Huddle Up for Autism
Another great turn out from TeamAFS for a worthy cause! As a top donor, a few lucky colleagues and family members had a chance to “huddle up” with the Eagles on World Autism Day to kick off Autism Awareness Month.
Habitat for Humanity of Chester County
TeamAFS came out in a big way to help Habitat for Humanity of Chester County, donating time and money to help our neighbors build stability and independence through home ownership. Along with raising funds, we had 16 people from AFS rolling up their sleeves to pitch in for the cause. Way to go TeamAFS!
Adopt a Family
TeamAFS is working to make the season bright! We adopted 13 families for Christmas in the Chester County area. We had a lot of fun shopping and wrapping to help make these families’ celebrations a little merrier.
We continued to spread holiday cheer with our annual AFS Holiday Giving challenge, collectively surpassing 2021’s total by 20%! TeamAFS was happy to provide much-needed contributions to local Chester County charities and Toys for Tots to help make the holidays better for many families.
Irish Remembrance Day Honored
Our own Bob Kahn took part in Irish Remembrance Day in Brussels on November 12, joining Colonel E.J. Dupont, American Military Attaché from the U.S. Embassy in laying a wreath at the Anglo-Belgian War Memorial-Place Poelaert as a representative of the Irish/Irish American Diaspora in Europe.
Fighting Hunger in West Chester
TeamAFS came together and raised more than $1,695 in November to help the West Chester Food Cupboard fight hunger and give hope to area families. The money raised will help restock shelves and provide fresh and nonperishable food to those in need. We agree that “…because no one should go hungry.”
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