Santa Claus to Distribute Gifts Totaling More Than $50,000 to Pennsylvania's Largest K-8 Charter School Chester Community Charter School Hosts 14th Annual Santa Brigade Program

CHESTER, Pa., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --


On Tuesday, December 18, 2012, each student of Chester Community Charter School (CCCS) will receive a gift for the holiday season during the 14th Annual Santa Brigade. The contribution to cover the cost of the gifts will be provided by Vahan Gureghian, CEO of the school's management company, Charter School Management, Inc. (CSMI), and his wife, Danielle. The contribution value, this year, is approximately $54,000. Mr. and Mrs. Gureghian have donated an estimated $400,000 to Santa Brigade gifts for the charter school's students, since the program's inception.

Students in kindergarten and first grade will receive a special visit from Santa Claus, who will hand-deliver gifts to students, on both east and west campuses. Second-through-eighth grade students will have parties in their classrooms, in addition to receiving gifts.

Beginning in 1998, school founders established The Santa Brigade as an initiative to ensure that each Chester Community Charter School student would have an enjoyable holiday season.


  • Dr. David Clark, CEO, Chester Community Charter School
  • 3,200 students and staff of Chester Community Charter School
  • Santa Claus


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

8:45am – 10:45am


Chester Community Charter School

East Campus

Building A

225 East 5th Street

Chester, PA 19013


SOURCE Chester Community Charter School


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