Chester Community Charter School Employees Donate $300 and 700 Canned-Good Items to Local Charities for Thanksgiving

Nov 26, 2008, 09:53 ET from Chester Community Charter School

CHESTER, Pa., Nov. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Chester Community Charter School (CCCS) today announced that its staff, in an effort to give back to the Chester community for the Thanksgiving holiday, has collected and donated $300, and more than 700 canned-good items, to St. Mary's Episcopal Church and City Team Ministries, for their annual food bank and shelter programs.

The three-day-long drive engaged all 298 CCCS employees in collecting canned foods and monetary donations that assist in feeding local, low-income families for Thanksgiving.

"It's an amazing feeling to give to those in need, especially during the holiday season," said Steven Lee, CEO of Chester Community Charter School. "It truly shows the character of our staff and the entire CCCS family, when we come together to do our part, and our civic duty for the residents of Chester. During these difficult times in our economy, it is imperative that we assist where we can, when we can."

CCCS plans another collection prior to the Christmas Holiday.

Chester Community Charter School opened its doors on September 9, 1998, serving 97 students from its modest four meeting rooms, in the lobby of the Howard Johnson Hotel. Chester Community Charter School, since, has steadily increased to over 2400 students in nine state-of-the-art buildings. Each school building has a computer lab and each classroom has an average of three computers, which are connected to the Internet with T-1 lines. Chester Community Charter School has recently constructed a new middle school on its West Campus, and two gymnasiums, one on each campus.

SOURCE Chester Community Charter School