Good Works, Inc. was founded in 1988 in Coatesville by its present director, Jim Ford, for the purpose of addressing the home repair needs of low-income homeowners in Chester County. Since its beginnings, Good Works has enabled over 700 families and individuals to remain in their homes by turning their substandard dwelling into a warmer, safer, and drier home. Neighborhoods are being transformed and lives are being changed by the hope that results from the kindness and generosity of individuals, businesses, and churches.
How is this possible? In a word... sponsorship. A sense of urgency that something should and can be done often moves individuals and businesses to act. That action takes form when funds that can make a difference in the war on poverty in Chester County are provided. Individuals and groups of any size can successfully support the Good Works mission either on their own or in partnership with others. Below are a few options for your consideration.
Various organizations sponsor houses by providing a combination of direct funding, in-kind donations of materials and services, and volunteer labor. House sponsors include churches and faith-based communities, corporations large and small, organizations, membership associations and foundations. In many cases, several sponsors combine resources to fund one complete home.
Operation Home Repair $10,250
One of the most rewarding parts of a house sponsorship is the ability to work alongside a partner family. Your full house sponsorship not only allows you to do that, but also pays for the materials, supplies, labor, and administrative costs associated with completely renovating a home for the family with whom you will be partnering. Many recognition opportunities are a part of this sponsorship, including on-site signage, media recognition, and participation in the home dedication ceremony.
Annual Fundraising Dinner
$200,000 - Goal for 2015
(sponsorship levels - $500 to $7,500)
The Annual Fundraising Dinner is held in November of each year and is the premiere fundraising event of the organization. The event is underwritten completely by sponsors. The annual fundraising dinner has become a well-known method of providing support to the organization while also providing a wonderful opportunity for entertaining clients, friends, colleagues, spouses, and others. Attendance is usually between 225 and 250 people. Sponsors receive recognition at the event and in all printed materials.