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2020 Winter Newsletter

2019 Charitable item donation drive wish list

(Nov 06, 2019)

Green Drop We accept new or gently used items including: Clothing & Shoes All men’s, women’s, children and infant clothing including outerwear, underwear, shoes and boots, jackets, ties, shirts, dresses, blouses, sweaters, pants, hats, gloves, handbags, purses, raincoats and overcoats, swimsuits, sandals, shorts, sleepwear, jeans, T-shirts and formal wear. Household Items Cosmetics and toiletries (unopened), eyeglasses and sunglasses, artificial flowers and trees, umbrellas, yarns and material, knick-knacks, antiques, jewelry, luggage, buttons, musical instruments, towels, area rugs 6x9 or smaller, Christmas and seasonal decorations, novelties, framed pictures and paintings, yard tools, hardware tools, bedding, draperies, blankets, bedspreads, quilts, sheets, pillows and pillow cases. Kitchenware Cookware and bakeware, dishes, utensils, flatware, silverware, pots and pans, Tupperware, glasses and cups, serving plates and trays and canning jars. Games/Toys Fisher Price and Little Tikes items, bicycles, tricycles, board and other games, stuffed animals, software for Playstation, Xbox and Wii. Small Appliances Irons and ironing boards, sewing machines, microwaves, clocks, hair dryers, electric griddles, blenders, coffee makers and toasters. Electronics Flat screen TVs, computer items including towers, printers, flat screen Read more


Supporting our First Responders

(Nov 01, 2019)

As a member of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, I am strongly advocating for greater support for our volunteer emergency service companies. Across the Commonwealth, first responder agencies are in dire need of volunteers. Our current economy has made it increasingly difficult for volunteer recruitment and retention. It is crucial that we address this concern now, as costs related to hired response teams would be detrimental for local municipalities. Recognizing the challenges facing our emergency service companies, in 2017 the legislature adopted Senate Resolution 6. This resolution created a statewide commission to analyze the volunteer shortage and develop recommendations. Recently, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved the following bills, based on the commission’s recommendations, to help these organizations address the critical volunteer shortage while assisting those who answer the call. The bills include: HB 1839 , HB 1705 : Property Tax Relief for Volunteers – active members of volunteer fire companies and non-profit ambulance companies listed on their primary residence’s property tax bills would be eligible for credits of up to 100% of their property taxes, depending on local ordinances and school districts. HB 1773 , HB 1786 : Student Loan Help for Volunteers – active members of volunteer fire companies and non-profit ambulance companies could get tuition assistance and Read more


Sappey to host Veterans Day recognition ceremony

(Oct 31, 2019)

West Chester, Oct. 31 – State Rep. Christina Sappey, D-Chester, will host a veterans’ recognition ceremony in the 158th Legislative District from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11 at Marshallton United Methodist Church, 1282 W. Strasburg Road, West Chester. Veterans of all military branches and their families are invited to attend. Sappey said the traditional ceremony is free to attend and will honor the selfless service of the veterans in attendance. “It’s important to recognize what our veterans and their families have given for us,” Sappey said. “This Veterans Day I’d like to show my gratitude for all the sacrifices they’ve made to protect us and our freedoms.” Veterans should RSVP to the ceremony by contacting Sappey’s office by calling 484-200-8264 or by emailing repsappey@pahouse.net. Read more


10/15/19 – Stormwater Management and Infrastructure – West Chester

(Oct 18, 2019)

Materials from a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing hosted by State Rep. Christina Sappey. Read more


Sappey hosts hearing on stormwater management

(Oct 16, 2019)

Rep. Christina Sappey hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing to discuss the importance of stormwater management. She discussed the impact this issue is having on homeowners and aging infrastructure. Read more


Sappey, Policy Committee examine stormwater management and infrastructure

(Oct 15, 2019)

State Rep. Christina Sappey, D-Chester, hosted a House Policy Committee hearing at the East Bradford Township Building on severe weather’s impact on infrastructure and stormwater management. Read more


Sappey presents Unionville Fair with citation for 95th year

(Oct 10, 2019)

State Rep. Christina Sappey presented the Unionville Community Fair with a House of Representatives citation on Saturday, Oct. 5 in recognition of the event’s 95th year. Read more


Sappey supports legislation to improve workplace environment, protect victims of sexual harrasment

(Oct 01, 2019)

Rep. Christina Sappey has co-sponsored legislation that would change how employers and the General Assembly deal with sexual harassment. Read more


Sappey to host two Senior Expos

(Sep 25, 2019)

State Rep. Christina Sappey has announced she will host a Northern 158th Senior Expo on Saturday, Oct. 12 at West Chester East High School and a Southern 158th Senior Expo on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Kennett Middle School, 195 Sunny Dell Road, Landenberg. Read more


Sappey supports legislation to curb scam calls, robocalls

(Sep 24, 2019)

While scam calls can be annoying and aggravating, they are of particular concern to vulnerable populations, such as seniors, in Pennsylvania. There are several actions I support currently being pursued at the state level. Read more


Sappey, Dinniman announce nearly $740,000 for environmental projects

(Sep 17, 2019)

State Rep. Christina Sappey and state Sen. Andy Dinniman announced nearly $740,000 in state funding to support four greenways, trails and watershed reclamation projects in Chester County. Read more


Sappey supports legislation for veterans, first responders

(Sep 10, 2019)

As a member of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, I am committed to assisting those who make sacrifices for our community each and every day. Read more


Sappey supports workers’ rights

(Sep 03, 2019)

The following pieces of legislation will provide for greater fairness and opportunities in the workplace while strengthening workers’ rights and our community overall. Read more


Sappey announces $105,000 grant awarded to New Garden Airport

(Aug 28, 2019)

A state grant for $105,000 has been awarded to New Garden Airport to make improvements to the facility, state Rep. Christina Sappey, D-Chester, announced Wednesday. Read more


Sappey supports quality education for all

(Aug 26, 2019)

Ensuring an enriching education and academic experience for our students remains a priority for me. I’m working in Harrisburg to make sure our children have what they need to succeed Read more


Sappey to hold policy hearing on local government challenges with stormwater management, infrastructure

(Aug 23, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 23 – State Rep. Christina Sappey will host a House Policy Committee public hearing in October to examine the numerous negative impacts to state and local infrastructure brought about by increasingly severe weather in Pennsylvania. The hearing is scheduled for 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15 in the East Bradford Township Building, 666 Copeland School Road in West Chester. Sappey, D-Chester, requested the hearing to discuss the issue of severe storms and best-practices for managing them. She will be joined by fellow House members, including Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster. “It’s no secret that our roads and bridges are failing, and the increase in severe storms that we are experiencing is exacerbating the problem,” Sappey said. “We all have witnessed the aftermath and dealt with the consequences of flooding, erosion and washed-out roadways.” According to the National Weather Service, Chester County received more than 22 inches above normal rainfall in 2018. The severity and number of storms also have been increasing across the commonwealth. “Since taking office, I have met with many municipal officials throughout the 158 th Legislative District,” Sappey said. “Plain and simple, we need to address how we handle stormwater. It’s a serious safety concern and a top priority for me. “I hope to see you for this important discussion.” Read more


Sappey supports legislation to curb gun violence

(Aug 06, 2019)

It is important that we never become numb to gun violence occurring in our communities. It is also important to support responsible gun owners and their rights. Read more


Sappey's office can help seniors obtain SEPTA Key ID Cards

(Aug 01, 2019)

State Rep. Christina Sappey, D-Chester, and her staff can help seniors apply for and obtain an ID card to ride public transit for free. Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority permits seniors 65 or older to ride for FREE with a valid SEPTA Key ID Card on all SEPTA Transit Routes. The cards can be used on SEPTA lines, buses, trolleys, subway and regional rails. SEPTA Key Cards have contactless chips, allowing riders to pass the card across the face of a validator to ride for FREE. The card also allows seniors to travel for half fare (50% of the weekday fare) to and from the states of Delaware and New Jersey. Residents of the 158 th District in Chester County can come to Sappey’s office at the Williowdale Town Center, 698 Unionville Road in Kennett Square, to start the process of obtaining a card and riding for free. For more information, residents can call Sappey’s office at (484) 200-8264. “This is just one of the services our office provides,” Sappey said. “We remain committed to helping our residents and our seniors.” Read more


Sappey to host town hall on redistricting reform

(Aug 01, 2019)

The town hall is an opportunity for residents to learn about the process, ask questions and get an update on current legislation that would address gerrymandering. Read more


Sappey supports health care reforms

(Jul 25, 2019)

I have introduced or co-sponsored the following pieces of legislation regarding health care reform, which I hope to see considered for a vote. Read more