At the order of Governor Tom Wolf, The Arc of Chester County Preschool, ABBLES, Adult Transportation Services & Recreation events suspended until further notice. The agency will continue to operate, however effective immediately we will not hold meetings at our office or allow any visitors to come to our facility until further notice.

The Arc of Chester County is closely monitoring the changing and evolving information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We are working around the clock to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all those we serve in The Arc community. Our Program Directors are working closely with their teams to continue offering the uninterrupted services and assistance our population relies on, especially those with disabilities. We are following the directives issued by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the US Department of State, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Arc will continue monitoring advisories and government directives as they relate to the pandemic and keep you posted of any changes. Stay safe and be well.

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Invest in The Arc

All gifts are important to The Arc of Chester County, regardless of their size or method. Click here to donate now.

Be part of the Achieve with Us Campaign

Make an outright gift using, cash, check or credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. You can see the results of your generosity immediately and even honor or memorialize a loved one with your gift. Click the link above to make a gift now with a credit card. You can also phone-in your credit card gift or mail a check to: Development Office, The Arc of Chester County, 900 Lawrence Drive, West Chester, PA 19380.

Legacy Giving

Remember us in your will. We can help you with the details. You can also designate The Arc of Chester County as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement assets. Consider a life income gift such as a charitable remainder trust. Such a gift will allow you to benefit The Arc of Chester County while providing you with tax savings and income for you or someone you love.

Matching Gifts

Ask your employer for a matching gift to increase your contribution. We can help with the paperwork.

Federated Giving Campaigns

Write in donor choice code 500 when you make a workplace donation to the United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey. Write in The Arc of Chester County for gifts made through other United Ways. If you’re a federal employee, write in agency code 96534 when making your gift to the Combined Federal Campaign. If you’re a state employee in Pennsylvania, write in agency code 4102-0006 for the State Employee Combined Appeal.

Free Ways to Help

You can help The Arc of Chester County raise money without making a gift. Use when searching the internet or when shopping online. If you select The Arc of Chester County as your charity of choice, each search and purchase will generate money for us. Clip box tops from your favorite General Mills products. The First Step classroom program participates in Box Tops for Education. Drop off your box tops next time you visit The Arc. Help the environment while helping The Arc raise money. Drop off your paper goods for recycling in The Arc’s Paper Retriever bin during your next visit.

Gifts of Property

Clear space in your driveway. Donate your car to us by calling 1-877-ARC-CAR0 or clicking here. The Arc accepts cars, vans, trucks, boats with a trailer, and recreational vehicles-whether they run or not. You can donate your vehicle from anywhere in the country. Your gifts of securities can provide tremendous benefit to The Arc of Chester County and possibly significant tax savings for you. Make a gift of personal property. In-kind gifts related to our mission are always welcome.

Become a Member

All gifts of $25 or more entitle you to annual membership to The Arc of Chester County. Click here to become a member today!

EITC Donations

If your business participates in EITC, please consider designating a contribution to The Arc of Chester County. Indicate that you want your donation to go to Charlestown Playhouse, Inc. which is the approved EITC Pre-K Scholarship Organization representing The Arc of Chester County. Make sure to identify and designate The Arc of Chester County to be the recipient of the funds.

Learn More

In addition to supporting our work, your gift can provide you with tax-saving benefits. We would be happy to discuss ways for you to make a gift to The Arc of Chester County that can help you meet your charitable and financial planning goals. For more information, please contact Karen DiVincenzo, Development Director at (610) 696-8090 ext. 202 or

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