If you’ve already watched A Christmas Carol in Concert, you’ve heard the refrain that closes the performance: “When will we believe we have more than we need?” Charles Dickens wrote of so many in need who shared his city; many of us are similarly moved by the needs in our own communities. If you are feeling in the position to share, there are many organizations in our region who are accepting contributions and providing for urgent needs, including resources of food, shelter, and clothing. Please support an effort of your choice or a cause close to your own heart. If you are looking for a new connection, here are a few groups People’s Light has gotten to know.

Alianzas de Phoenixville

“Alianzas strives for equity and the dignity of diverse communities regardless of their country of origin by providing services to the under-resourced and by promoting intercultural exchanges to connect all individuals in the broader community.”

Chester County Food Bank

“We are the central hunger relief organization serving more than 120 partner agencies in Chester County, PA. Through our network of food cupboards, hot meal sites, shelters and other social service organizations, we distribute over 3 million pounds to our neighbors with limited or uncertain access to adequate food.”

Home of the Sparrow

“Home of the Sparrow’s mission is to partner with women facing homelessness to secure housing, achieve long-term stability, and chart new paths for their futures.”

Maternal and Child Health Consortium of Chester County

“MCHC’s mission is to empower families to build a healthier and brighter future for their children by overcoming the social and environmental barriers that lead to poor health conditions in our communities.”