SOURCE: Chester Community Charter School

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November 26, 2013 16:23 ET

Chester Mayor John Linder Joins Chester Community Charter School at the 14th Annual Thanksgiving Giveaway

CEO Dr. David Clark and Staff Distributed Gift Vouchers, Totaling More Than $6000, to CCCS Parents and Guardians

CHESTER, PA--(Marketwired - November 26, 2013) - Chester Mayor John Linder joined more than 600 parents and guardians, recently, at the 14th Annual Thanksgiving Giveaway, at Chester Community Charter School (CCCS), the largest K-8 charter school in Pennsylvania, where staff and faculty presented vouchers, valued at $10 each, redeemable at Sam & Sam Meats, a local Chester-based business. (Click here to access footage from the event.)

During the Giveaway, Dr. David Clark, CEO, Chester Community Charter School, said, "The importance of this 14-year-old program goes beyond the walls of Chester Community Charter School. Each year, we award parents and guardians with gift certificates to Sam & Sam Meats to show our gratitude for their support, thus far, in the school year. We believe this program to be our responsibility during the holiday season."

Mayor Linder also delivered remarks about the school's annual Giveaway. "The parents and children have someone [CCCS] who believes in them and who's willing to reinvest in their community," said Linder. "Thanksgiving is a family holiday, and this program, in particular, speaks volumes to what the school is doing, not only for individual families, but for the Chester community at large."

In addition to the turkey giveaways on the School's East campus, vouchers were also disbursed at the school's West campus, and at its newly-opened Upland campus, which began operating this year.

Since 1999, Vahan and Danielle Gureghian have donated more than $60,000 in gift certificates to CCCS parents during the Thanksgiving holiday.

About Chester Community Charter School

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. Since that time, the school has steadily grown to include more than 3,200 students. www.chestercommunitycharter.org

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Dr. David Clark (left), CEO, Chester Community Charter School (CCCS), "Chester C. Turkey" (center), Thanksgiving mascot, Hon. John Linder (right), mayor, City of Chester, and two CCCS students, come together for a photo at the school's recent 14th Annual Thanksgiving Giveaway. Staff and faculty distributed gift certificates, redeemable at Sam & Sam Meats, a local Chester business, to more than 600 CCCS parents and guardians. This year, gift vouchers totaled more than $6,000.

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Dr. David Clark (left) CEO, Chester Community Charter School (CCCS), hands a gift certificate to a CCCS parent (right), at the school's recent 14th Annual Thanksgiving Giveaway, where more than 600 parents and guardians received vouchers, redeemable at a local, Chester-based business, totaling more than $6,000. Since the program began, in 1999, more than $60,000 has been awarded to the CCCS community. Hon. John Linder, mayor, City of Chester, (not pictured), also attended the event.

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A Chester Community Charter School student (left) and parent (right) pose with "Chester C. Turkey" (center), Thanksgiving mascot, at the school's 14th Annual Thanksgiving Giveaway, where more than 600 parents and guardians were recently awarded vouchers, totaling more than $6,000, redeemable at Chester-based business, Sam & Sam Meats. Chester Mayor, Hon. John Linder (not pictured), also attended the event.

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