In spite of everything 2020 threw at us...

God was in control and always will be!

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.
In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”  John 16:33

Welcome to Good Works, Inc.

A Portrait of Good Works by Bryn Gillette

We are a Christian nonprofit organization which exists to transform lives by repairing homes for low-income families and share the hope found in Jesus Christ. Our services are currently offered to homeowners in central & northern Chester County, PA.  Repairs are provided  at no cost to the homeowners and volunteers do most of the work.  


Our goal is to see the inhabitants of these homes rise above their level of poverty and experience a rich measure of hope, joy and dignity through being cared for and knowing that their circumstances matter to their community and to God. We believe that everyone benefits when people from different races, cultures, and backgrounds join together in a common purpose.

Good Works Completes 1000th Home!

In the backyard of John and Jamie Schaffer’s residence in Phoenixville, friends of Good Works gathered to celebrate the completion of the extensive repairs made to the Schaffer’s home over the past year.  But, this ceremony was unique because this was Good Works 1000th home completed.  Good Works completes 50 homes annually and each ceremony is bitter sweet because of the deep relationships that form between the families and the volunteers who serve.  
Following the dedication ceremony, the event refocused on celebrating Good Works 32-year history and 1000 homes completed milestone.  Multiple local elected officials participated (shown in photo above) including Senator Andy Dinniman who recognized the spiritual motivation that drives Good Works and the quality of service the organization provides its clients.  Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Michelle Kichline and Josh Maxwell each shared stories of how Good Works made a positive impact in their lives and that of the community.  Mayor Peter Urscheler added his commendation and praise of the work done for the residents of Phoenixville.     

COVID-19 Operating Guidelines

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Good Works founder, Jim Ford  has chronicled the story of Good Works from its genesis in 1988 until 2014 when he retired as its Director.  Bringing Hope Home is Jim's first book and it captures both his personal journey and that of the organization he founded.  Jim's story captures how God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things.   All proceeds from the sale of the book go directly to Good Works and its mission of repairing homes and restoring hope.  


"Inspiring!  This book will be an encouragement to anyone who feels God is calling them to do something they don't feel prepared to do."


For more information and purchase your own copy directly from the publisher today click here.

Genesis Project

Good Works Inspirational Video Portfolio

Our VIDEOS provide a firsthand glimpse of why Good Works was founded, what Good Works does and why our help is needed more than ever.  Just click on the link below to learn more about us...

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