Refugee Resettlement

UCWC is partnering with local faith organizations to sponsor a refugee family. Contact: Linda Sander. Email: social-justice

West Chester Food Cupboard Project

UCWC collects food and funds for the West Chester Food Cupboard, our local organization that provides groceries and other items for those in need. UCWC members also volunteer at the Food Cupboard on a regular basis. Contact: Kim Ellerthorpe. Email: food-cupboard


The Share-the-Plate program raises money to give to local agencies who are trying to improve life for Chester County residents. Nomination form. Contact: Beth Daniels. Email: share-the-plate

Habitat for Humanity

UCWC helps create affordable housing locally by supporting Habitat for Humanity of Chester County through volunteer labor. Contact: Mike Stevens. E-mail: habitat

Gardening for Our Neighbors

The Gardening project provides food for the hungry in Chester County through planting crops directly or harvesting the crops of others. Contact: and Mary Yeager. E-mail: gleaning

Fair Trade Products (Coffee, Tea & Chocolate)

UCWC uses and sells Fair Trade coffee, tea, and chocolate to provide a fair price to the producer. Contact: Steven Lathe & Amy Spare. Email: fair-trade

Safe Harbor Dinners

The Safe Harbor project provides a good dinner once a month for the homeless guests staying at Safe Harbor Shelter. Contact: Sharon Mayer-Conroy. Email: safe-harbor

Peace Walkers Hospitality

Each year, in cooperation with other local groups, we host overnight in our homes a group of monks and nuns from Massachusetts who are walking to Washington, DC, for peace.