Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc. (CAADC) will be hosting its 11th Annual June Jam for its homeless clients, childcare children and transitional housing clients on Friday June 27th from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The event will take place at the Wesley House Homeless Shelter at 701 Madison Street in Chester, PA 19013. Families residing at CAADC’s Family Management Center, Kidz First Early Childhood Learning Center and transitional housing programs will be attending as well. Events/activities include grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, a live DJ, a bounce house, fire safety segments hosted by the Chester Fire Department, face painting, line dancing, games, line dancing, a water slide, and water ice and cotton candy.
The Life Center of Eastern Delaware County will be hosting “A Slice of Hope” June 19th from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. This is the fifth year in a row that this event will be at the Life Center located at 6310 Market Street in Upper Darby. This community event is sponsored by eyeBLINK (http://www.eyeBLINK.org) which is a multicultural organization promoting social change through theatre, dance and special events. The goal is to “spread joy and optimism” for people undergoing tough times while underscoring the problem of hunger and the cycle of homelessness in America. The local community is invited to the event which will include free pizza and live music from Chris Boykin Productions.
May is National Community Action Month. CAADC is one of over a 1,000 Community Action Agencies across the country that are helping low-income people change their lives and embody the spirit of hope. Agencies in almost every community in America are carrying out the Promise of Community Action to Help People and Change Lives.
Locally, CAADC is promoting Community Action Month and the help that we give to needy residents of Delaware County through a variety of ways. Delaware County Council will be passing a resolution in May declaring it Community Action Month in Delaware County. In addition, during the month of May along State Street in Media, 30 flags will be displayed to help increase public awareness of CAADC and our programs.
The Life Center Feeding Program each night at 7:00 provides a full meal to individuals or families from the community that are in need. The Life Center is located at 6310 Market Street in Upper Darby.