WEST CHESTER, PA (August 29, 2018) – The Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County, Inc. (CVC) helped more than 40 of its clients, Kindergarten thru 12th Grade, go “Back to School Shopping with CVC” on Saturday, August 25. Backpacks, rulers, notebooks, and other school supplies were generously donated to help area kids start the school year on a positive note.
The Independence Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators spearheaded the backpack and school supply drive with donations from area firms and businesses. Their chapter includes more than 95 representatives from law firms of various sizes and encompassing many areas of practice.
“Good self-esteem is an important part of a good start to the school year. There is nothing like a new backpack and the right school supplies to get off to the right start,” said Amy Coral, Administrator at Pepper Hamilton LLP that coordinated the supply drive.
CVC’s executive leadership, Coral and other volunteers were present during the event to help the kids shop the variety of items; pick out their favorite backpacks, and even raffled off a few gift cards to attendees.
“We usually see our clients at time of crisis or turmoil so it was really nice to have the opportunity to see them at a time when they were simply back to school shopping and getting excited for the new school year. We are so fortunate to have community partners like Amy and the Independence Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators to provide this experience for our clients,” explained Christine Zaccarelli, Esq., CEO of the Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County, Inc.
The area businesses that provided financial support or supplies include Foreside, Pepper Hamilton LLP, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc., Lewis Brisbois, Powell, Trachtman; D’Amore Consulting LLC; Kistler Tiffany Benefits; Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr; Millicare/EBC Carpet Services Corporation; and Sweet Stevens Katz & Williams.
Photo Caption: (Left to Right) Brooke Hedderick, VP of Operations at CVC; Christine Zaccarelli, Esq., CEO at CVC; Amy Coral, Office Administrator at Pepper Hamilton LLP; and Janet Molloy, Administrator at Sweet Stevens Katz & Williams LLP.
The Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County, Inc. (CVC) is a nonprofit agency providing free,
immediate, and confidential crisis response and compassionate support to children and adults
impacted by crime and violence. We provide assistance through counseling, advocacy, resources,
and education. The Center fosters community awareness and understanding through its comprehensive outreach and prevention programs. To learn more, visit www.cvcofcc.org.