Crozer-Keystone Health System employees have a long-standing tradition of helping their neighbors in need through numerous community outreach efforts, including the health system’s annual food drive. This year’s food drive is scheduled from Oct. 27 to Nov. 24. The Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc. (CAADC) is a primary beneficiary for the food drive. For the food drive from Oct. 27 to Nov. 24, food should be packaged in cans, boxes, or plastic bottles. Some examples include: canned fruit and vegetables, canned pasta, cereal, macaroni and cheese, bottled water, peanut butter/jelly (in plastic jars), pork and beans, soups, tuna fish and canned meats.
Drop-off bins benefitting CAADC are at the following locations:
- Community Hospital in Chester: Main lobby
- Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland: POB lobby, North Lobby, Tech Park
- Crozer Medical Plaza at Brinton Lake (300 Evergreen Drive) in Glen Mills: Main lobby
- Delaware County Memorial Hospital in Drexel Hill: Main lobby
- Springfield Hospital in Springfield: Main lobby, Healthplex, Corporate office at Pavilion II
- Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, 1001 Baltimore Pike, Ste 9LL -Springfield
- Media Imaging, 200 E. State Street, Media, PA 19063
- Collenbrook United Church, 5290 Township Line Road, Drexel Hill, PA 19026 on November 15th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
October 30th is National Weatherization Day. Weatherization provides a cost-effective permanent solution for reducing the heavy energy burden on low-income Americans. As the cold weather approaches, most families across the country are turning up their thermostats to combat dropping temperatures. For low-income families, however, cranking up the heat is not always an option. These families pay 14.4% or more of their annual incomes for energy compared with only 3.3% for other non low-income families. The Weatherization Program is available to help make low-income households more energy efficient. To apply for the Weatherization Program or for additional information, residents can contact CAADC at (610) 521-8770.
1st Annual Beef and Beer Fundraiser Benefiting the Wesley House Shelter:
The event is Saturday October 25th from 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Ticket admission includes beef and beer and dancing. All proceeds will benefit our Wesley House Shelter for families and single women. It is being held at The Phoenix Ballroom at 1661 Mill Road in Boothwyn, PA 19061. Tickets are $25. For tickets contact the following (they cannot be purchased here on-line) -
Sheiletta Corporal at (610) 872-2611
Sharon Grasty or Danita Miller at (610) 874-8451
Antoinette Holmes at (610) 872-4070
Daniel Nesbitt at (610) 891-3997
1st Annual Harvest Moon Dance Fundraiser Benefiting the Save Our Shelters (S.O.S.) Campaign:
This fun event is Sunday October 19th (Eagles bye week) from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. It will include a relaxing evening listening and dancing to all your favorite Big Band Music from the thirties and forties (from an experienced DJ). A light supper is included as well catered by Justine’s Cuisines. Additional donations will be requested for wine and beer. It is being held at St. Philomena Roman Catholic Church at 41 E. Baltimore Avenue in Lansdowne, PA 19050 (parking entrance is on Highland Avenue). Tickets are $20. Please call Ann at (610) 853-1484 or Linda at (610) 622-0870 to purchase a ticket. You may also call Daniel Nesbitt at CAADC at (610) 891-3997. Tickets may be purchased on-line by clicking on the “TICKETS” button on this page (to your right).
TO MAKE A DONATION:
If you are unable to attend either event but would like to make a donation please click on the “Donation” button (to you right on this page) or send a check made payable to Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc. to - Save Our Shelters Campaign care of:
Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc.
Government Center, 201 W. Front Street
Media, PA 19063
The Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc. (CAADC) will be holding its 35th Annual Meeting on Friday October 31st, 2014 at the Springfield Country Club (400 West Sproul Road, Springfield, PA 19064) from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM. The event will celebrate the the Agency’s accomplishments over the last year and is being sponsored by The Boeing Company. CAADC provides a variety of social services helping low-income person achieve self-sufficiency including emergency shelter, transitional housing, rental assistance, utility assistance, financial literacy instruction, etc. The luncheon event will include an update on the Agency’s status, a look back at the past year, as well as awards to supporters of the Agency. Central to the program also will be recognition of clients that have made significant progress towards self-sufficiency. Please call (610) 891-5101 if you are interested in attending.
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.