SOURCE: Chester Community Charter School (CCCS)

Chester Community Charter School (CCCS)

December 14, 2016 11:54 ET

Santa Claus Will Hand-Deliver Gifts to More Than 1,000 Chester Community Charter School Kindergarten-through-Second-Grade Students

CSMI Executives to Donate Almost $17,000 Toward 17th Annual Santa Brigade Gifts

CHESTER, PA--(Marketwired - December 14, 2016) -

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WHAT: Chester, PA, December 13, 2016 - Beginning at 9:00am, on Monday, December 19, 2016, Santa Claus will hand-deliver gifts to more than 1,000 students, in grades kindergarten through second, at Chester Community Charter School (CCCS), the largest K-8 charter school in Pennsylvania, as part of the school's 17th annual "Santa Brigade" holiday program, which will take place at CCCS's East, West and Upland campuses.

After visiting CCCS, Santa will make two additional stops, that week, to hand-deliver gifts to kindergarteners and first-graders, at Atlantic County Community Charter School, on Wednesday, December 21st, and to Camden Community Charter School's kindergarten-through-second graders, on Thursday, December 22nd.

Vahan Gureghian, CEO of CSMI, the school's management company, and his wife, Danielle, have donated almost $17,000 to fund the purchase of this year's gifts, for all schools. Thus far, Mr. and Mrs. Gureghian have donated more than $500,000 to Santa Brigade gifts, for the charter school's students, since the program's inception.

The Santa Brigade program was established to ensure that each CCCS student would receive a gift for the holiday, regardless of his or her family's financial standing.


  • Dr. David Clark, CEO, CCCS
  • More than 1,000 students, faculty and staff of Chester Community Charter School
  • Santa Claus

WHEN: Monday, December 19, 2016

9:00am - 11:00am

WHERE: Chester Community Charter School - East Campus

Building A

225 East 5th Street

Chester, PA 19013

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