The Andrew L. Hicks, Jr. Foundation aims to honor Andrew’s life and demonstrate the love of Christ to the youth of Chester by identifying and fulfilling service opportunities with the involvement of Henderson High School students and the local community.
Impact Summary from the Nonprofit The hope of the Foundation is that every activity and program brings tangible dignity and hope to the youth of the city of Chester: THE SCHOOL SUPPLIES DRIVE'S hope is that every recipient will feel a sense of dignity as they enter school prepared to learn. The WARRIOR GUIDES PROGRAM'S hope is to create an avenue for genuine love & compassion to flow into Chester for through one on one relationships with high school students: support, friendship, wise counsel and encouragement. The FALL CARNIVAL is a free day of enjoyment to the children who live in impoverished city of Chester. The hope of this event is to introduce the public to the Foundation, to establish trust in the community. The HICKSIE CUP is a high school ice hockey invitational, to raise awareness and fund for the foundation. The TOY STORE AND TOY DRIVE's hope is to bless the children of Chester with unexpected gifts at Christmas and to relieve some of the financial burden on their parents. The LEARN TO SKATE'S program hope is that the children of Chester will enjoy an afternoon of fun while learning and new skill, gaining confidence, and building friendships. The HICKS 3-WAY RELAY road race is another opportunity to raise community awareness and funds for the Foundation. The ANDREW L. HICKS JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established in the hope of promoting youth volunteerism and community service. CHESTER ALL-STAR TRACK MEET hope is to inspire the children to explore running & to encourage them to discover their own athletic talents. THE ANNUAL GOLF OUTING is designed to raise awareness in the community and to raise funds for the foundations' effort to take underprivileged children to Camp Paradise. The PHILADELPHIA UNION PEP RALLY& GAME brings hope and enjoyment to the children of Chester, and establishes trust in the community. CAMP PARADISE brings 80 Chester children, ages 9-12 to a 4 day/3 night camp each August, the hope is to bring the camp experience to children and volunteerism to the high school volunteer counselors.
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