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2020 Remembering Our Angels Annual Appeal

The seasonal changes of cooler temperatures and colorful autumn leaves remind us the holiday season is just around the corner. These changes summon memories of long-held family traditions, instilling in us a sense of comfort and security, and keeping us close in spirit to those we love.

You may have noticed positive changes in our Hospital Community as well. The major construction to enlarge and upgrade Chester County Hospital is completed and, in fact, was finished early to accommodate the anticipated increase in patients COVID-19 might produce. Over the last several months, our medical professionals, risking their own health and working longer than normal shifts, have faithfully carried on the 125-year-old tradition of quality, compassionate care regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. They are truly Healthcare Heroes.

West Chester Evening Auxiliary invites you to join us in our fundraising efforts by supporting this year’s "Remembering Our Angels" appeal. For a contribution of $35.00, one beautiful, die-cut, cardstock ornament will be personalized with the name of one special person you would like to remember. Additional ornaments may be purchased for $35.00 each. This year’s ornament was designed based on the artwork donated by nationally recognized wildlife artist and Chester County resident, Michael McNelly. All proceeds will benefit Penn Medicine Hospice at Chester County Hospital. Your donation will provide the financial resources so important to the healthcare professionals at Penn Medicine Hospice as they continue to provide physical, psychological, social, and spiritual services. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

These past few months have been especially challenging as we deal with the ongoing restrictions of the pandemic. To achieve our goal of keeping everyone safe, we had to make the difficult decision to cancel this year's memorial service and tree lighting. However, we are aware funerals have been restricted, postponed, or canceled due to the pandemic. Many in our community have not been able to pay their final respects to family or friends. New this year, if a donor requests, we will send an announcement of your donation made in memory of a special person, along with the ornament, to the family of the deceased. We have added this information to the attached response vehicle. This will be in addition to the choices of having the ornament hung on the tree at Chester County Hospital or having the ornament sent directly to you. If you have questions or require further information, please feel free to call me at 610-430-1698 or email me at gingergray@verizon.net. Thank you again for your generosity and we wish you continued good health and stay safe.

Any Angel requests received by December 16, 2020 will be sent for arrival by the holidays.



2020 Angel Tree Order Form


 
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