Freedom Village at Brandywine’s Annual Valentine’s Day Raffle and Bake Sale Raises $2,400 for Local Charities

Valentine's Day Raffle and Bake SaleNancy Brown, Concierge (left) and Kim Ranck, Community Life Services Director (right) /Submitted Image

WEST BRANDYWINE, PA — The Freedom Village at Brandywine Outreach Committee recently concluded its 12th annual Valentine’s Day raffle and bake sale, demonstrating the spirit of giving that defines the Chester County community. This year, the event raised approximately $2,400, all of which will be donated to various local charities.

Comprising senior residents of Freedom Village at Brandywine, the Outreach Committee is dedicated to giving back to the community. This year’s Valentine’s Day event involved a raffle, featuring gift baskets filled with gift cards from various markets. The three themed baskets included a wine basket, a sweets-and-treats basket, and a coffee basket. Adding a personal touch, the Outreach Committee’s knitting group contributed a beautiful handmade blanket to the raffle.

In addition to the raffle, the bake sale was a success, with residents generously participating either through monetary contributions or by donating their own homemade baked goods. Thanks to the residents’ generosity, the committee only had to purchase labels and bags for the baked goods.

The funds raised from this event will support several local charities, including Brandywine Valley Active Aging, Chester County Food Bank, Canine Partners for Life, Coatesville Youth Initiative, Community Youth and Women’s Alliance, FVB Scholarship Fund, Good Works, Inc., Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army Food Pantry, and Coatesville Veterans Administration.

Danielle Geyer, Executive Director of Freedom Village at Brandywine, shared her enthusiasm for the annual event. “We look forward to the Valentine’s Day raffle and bake goods sale every year,” she said. “This event is just one of many that provides a way for our residents and the team at Freedom Village to give back to our local community of Chester County.”

In addition to the Valentine’s Day event, Freedom Village associates also participated in the “Soup for the Super Bowl” fundraising initiative. By donating soup on the two Fridays leading up to the Super Bowl, associates were allowed to wear jeans to work. This effort resulted in Freedom Village donating 100 pounds of non-perishable soups to the Chester County Food Bank.

Through these initiatives, Freedom Village at Brandywine continues to foster a spirit of community and generosity, proving that even small gestures can make a significant impact. Their commitment to giving back not only enriches the lives of their residents but also contributes positively to the broader Chester County community.

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