UPDATE on December 15, 2016: We have reached our goal of 1,000 and are currently at 1,378 gifts! Today is the final day to drop off gifts!
We really like to achieve our goals at TMACC.
Which is why we we’re pushing you to help us get to our goal of 1,000 gifts for our Veterans Gift Drive this year.
For the past three years, TMACC has been hosting a gift drive for the Veterans at the Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Veterans Multi-Service Center. The patients from the VA use our public transportation service, ChesCoBus, to travel throughout Western Chester County. Our staff member, Betty Shaw, thought it was a good idea to give back to our Vets who use our service, hence the Veterans Gift Drive. Thankfully, the Veterans Multi-Service Center knew exactly where to position our efforts.
Each year, the VMC partners with the VA to find permanent housing for homeless veterans throughout Greater Philadelphia. If you can recall moving into your first apartment or home, you can remember how much of a financial strain is was to purchase everything. Bedding, lights, kitchen appliances, cleaning supplies….The list goes on and on. Now try and imagine starting completely from scratch. That’s what these Veterans are doing. To contribute, TMACC focuses its Gift Drive on the VMC’s permanent housing program to help make the move easier on these Veterans.
As of today, TMACC has 608 gifts; up 200% compared to this time last year. We’re not getting excited yet though; we still have a long way to go.
We are collecting gifts until December 15th! Stop by our office anytime during the week to drop off gifts. If you need more of an incentive, drop off your gifts on Tuesday, December 13th from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM. We are hosting our Holiday Open House that day where there will be lots of food and holiday cheer.
For a full list of gift items, click here or contact us at 610-993-0911.
A big thanks to our supporters Citadel, the County of Chester, McMahon Associates, Pennoni, and American Executive Centers for helping us get the word out!