Borough OfWest ChesterPennsylvania

Social Mission

At Fig, we envision a different kind of publication….one that energizes a thriving, sustainable local economy. We believe in the power of creative thinking to transform a community.

For us this means finding ways to support non-profit organizations that foster creativity and educate people about the power of innovation as foundations for a vibrant city. We believe that awareness of opportunities helps people to make informed personal choices or to find the encouragement they need to make a difference.

We have created partnerships with three local non-profits whose missions support this goal. These organizations are making a difference in the West Chester community. Individually, they offer opportunities for enrichment and education. Together, they strengthen the fabric of our community.

Sparked by this greater purpose, Fig aims to demonstrate mutually beneficial ways that we can work together and empower positive change. Make a choice to support a creative community and help build healthy, productive lives.

2016 Social Mission Partner: West Chester Fire Departments

FAME FIRE COMPANY is part of the West Chester Fire Department along with First West Chester and Good Will fire companies. Fame is the only fire company in the WCFD that provides water, trench, collapse, extrication, and ice rescue services. The current facility was built in 1974 and Fame’s history (more than 175 years in the making) like 1st WC and Good Will is 100% volunteer, saving our community millions of dollars. Our goal is to raise $2.5 million to construct an 8,000 square-foot addition to the existing building. This addition will have a larger engine room, a training facility, and dorm rooms for a live-in program for West Chester University students who volunteer.  To learn more about Fame Fire Company’s campaign and events, please visit or email

FIRST WEST CHESTER FIRE COMPANY is one of three 100% volunteer fire companies that make the West Chester Fire Department. The Station is located at South Bradford Avenue and West Miner Street in East Bradford Township.  The First West Chester Fire Company provides fire/rescue coverage to West Chester Borough, as well as West Goshen, East Bradford, Westtown, Birmingham, and Thornbury Townships. As the oldest company in the West Chester Fire Department, our volunteer organization has been proudly serving our communities since 1799. To learn more, please visit

GOOD WILL FIRE COMPANY is a 100% volunteer fire service that protects the lives and property of the communities of the Borough of West Chester, West Goshen Township, Westtown Township, Birmingham Township, East Bradford Township, and the entire township of Thornbury in Chester County. Organized over 175 years ago in 1833 we are one of three volunteer fire companies that make up the West Chester Fire Department. To learn more, please visit


2015 Social Mission Partner: The Charles A. Melton Arts and Education Center

2014 Social Mission Partner: Safe Harbor of Chester County

2013 Social Mission Partner: West Chester Food Cupboard

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Thank you to our community supporters:

ACAC Fitness & Wellness Center Brentwood Builders Crozer Keystone David R. Dickens Jr. Inc. Dickens Chimney Restoration, Inc Garden Spot Village GreenRoots Landscaping Key Financial Inc. Matlack Florist Otto’s BMW The Gables at Chadds Ford West Chester Dental Arts

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