WEST CHESTER, PA – March 9, 2023 – Do you know a single mother in Chester County who deserves to be recognized for her hard work? The Chester County Single Mothers’ Conference, sponsored by Benchmark Federal Credit Union, is inviting you to nominate an outstanding single mother by March 24, 2023 at www.singlemotherscc.org.
Nominations are being accepted for the 2023 Belinda R. Harrison Award, which honors a working single mother who has overcome adversity and is active in her community. This year’s winner will be announced and honored at the 11th Annual Chester County Single Mothers’ Conference, which will be held Saturday, April 15, 2023 at Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in West Chester. The award winner will enjoy a day of pampering at the conference, including a chair massage, facial and manicure.
All single mothers can attend the Chester County Single Mothers’ Conference free of charge with access to free childcare and lunch, sponsored for a ninth consecutive year by Benchmark Federal Credit Union. Attendees enjoy workshops, a resource fair, select pampering services, and the opportunity to meet and connect with other single mothers. Register to attend the free event at www.singlemotherscc.org.
“This year’s theme is ‘Building Momentum,’ as we reflect on the challenges we’ve overcome over the past three years, as well as the need to rebuild togetherness, engagement and education,” said Conference Co-Chair Guillermina Rios. “Single motherhood can take many forms ─ divorced, widowed, grandmothers raising grandchildren and single by choice.”
“I’m particularly excited about the workshop topics stemming from recommendations from single mothers, including cybersecurity, cyberbullying and keeping your kids safe online,” said Rebecca Worthington, Benchmark Federal Credit Union’s Vice President of Community Relations.
The Chester County Single Mothers’ Conference is held every year to encourage, educate and empower single mothers whose role is main provider for the family. The Chester County Community Collaborative organizes the annual conference for the more than 9,000 single mothers who reside in Chester County. More information on the conference can be found at www.singlemotherscc.org, including nominations for the Belinda R. Harrison Award, registration and more. Follow the Chester County Single Mothers’ Conference on Facebook and Instagram @SingleMothersCC #SingleMothersCC
About the Chester County Community Collaborative
The Chester County Community Collaborative is a 501c3 non-profit, created by a collection of non-profit agencies and independent interests working for the betterment of single mothers in our area. Individuals from the following organizations are part of the collaborative: Good Samaritan Services, Home of the Sparrow, North Star of Chester County, ACT in Faith of Greater West Chester, Open Hearth Inc., Chester County Intermediate Unit, Maternal and Child Health Consortium of Chester County, YMCA of Brandywine Valley, and volunteers from the community.
About Benchmark Federal Credit Union
Since 1940, Benchmark Federal Credit Union has evolved to provide its members with complete financial services including free checking accounts, vacation and holiday club accounts, loans, certificates, money market accounts, and individual retirement accounts. Benchmark also offers home banking, online bill payer, account‐to‐account transfers (A2A), remote deposit anywhere (RDA), mobile banking (FREE apps for iPhone & Android), direct deposit, and instant issue debit/ATM & credit cards. Loans for every need such as first mortgages, interest only HELOCs, 0% credit cards for 12 months, low payment auto loans, student loans, line of credit loans, and personal loans. Anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Chester County, PA is eligible to join Benchmark Federal Credit Union. For more information, call (610) 429‐1600 or visit www.benchmarkfcu.org.