News & Press

Happy 25th Anniversary!

Posted on March 2, 2017 by Stepahnie Vargas

The Brandywine Consignment Shop, “The Little Yellow House with a Big Mission” is celebrating 25 years of giving back to the Coatesville community.  Thank you so much for your continued support of the Brandywine Health Foundation and for being a staple in our community.  To learn more about the shop, please visit here…

2017 Strawberry Festival

Posted on March 3, 2017 by Stephanie Vargas

The 45th Annual Strawberry Festival, presented by KeyBank and PECO will be held Thursday, June 1 – Sunday, June 4 on the grounds of Brandywine Hospital.  This exciting community event brings you carnival rides, games, a delicious array of food, shopping, fireworks, live music, and more!

Become a sponsor of this event by contacting Stephanie Vargas at 610-380-9080 x105 or online here.  Sponsors of…

Mental health is a fundamental part of our overall health and well-being, and mental health concerns affect virtually every family in America.  Become a certified Mental Health First Aider today and you could potentially save a life!  Learn more here…

Medication Drop Boxes a Success

Posted on January 12, 2017

Since Medication Collection Boxes were installed at five local police departments, residents disposed of 2839.8 pounds of unwanted and expired drugs for proper, environmentally safe disposal. The public-private partnership that established the drop boxes in March 2014, consists of the Brandywine Health Foundation, Coatesville Youth Initiative (CYI), Pennsylvania American Water and local law enforcement in the City of Coatesville, Caln Township, West Brandywine…

Grants Awarded to Area Non-Profits

Posted on January 11, 2017

Twenty four grants totaling $441,000 have been awarded to non-profit organizations serving the Greater Coatesville community.  This brings the Foundation’s total giving since it began awarding grants and scholarships in 2002 to $16,229,093 in the Foundation’s Fifteenth Anniversary year.

“Our community is very fortunate to have so many strong and effective non-profits here in Coatesville.  I applaud the…

Consignment Shop Featured in Annual Report

Posted on December 5, 2016

The Brandywine Consignment Shop was featured in Community Lenders’ Annual Report 2016:

From small things, great things are possible.

The Little Yellow House – Brandywine Consignment Shop – is a magnet for bargain hunters, savvy shoppers and volunteers.  But its impact is even more significant:  it is helping to improve the health of residents of the Coatesville area.  Revenues from the shop are directed to the Brandywine…

Community Report Available Online

Posted on December 2, 2016

Our 2016 Community Report is now available online!  We hope you will be inspired by the stories and the outcomes that YOU helped us to accomplish in our community.  For the past 15 years we have been a catalyst for change and we could not have accomplished our work without you.  Thank you for your continued support and remember, this is just the beginning!  Click…

Nearly 40 certified youth mental health first aiders, community partners, and supporters gathered last week to celebrate the importance of the Youth Mental Health First Aid program and to share stories of success.  Generously hosted by Brandywine Hospital, and supported by The COAD Group and Chester County MHIDD, this program has helped to save lives of young people in our community.  We were truly touched…

Recognizing a Dedicated Staff Member

Posted on November 14, 2016 by Stephanie Vargas

Jill Whitcomb is the Vice President for Development and Communication at the Brandywine Health Foundation. Jill began working with the foundation in 2006 as a consultant to organize the Strawberry Festival, the foundation’s largest fundraising event. In 2010 she joined the staff full-time, took on more fundraising responsibilities, and was eventually promoted into her current role.

“Jill has brought talent, creativity, excellent communication…

Last May, CASH Senior Dayvon Bladen received the prestigious Harry Lewis Jr. Scholarship Award from the Brandywine Health Foundation. Dayvon was chosen above all candidates for his academic strength, his active involved in the Coatesville Youth Initiative, and for demonstrating a commitment to improving the quality of life in the greater Coatesville community.

“In the beginning of my high school experience, I was reclusive, with…