6th Annual “Top Shelter Chef Contest” on April 28th:

Amateur chefs from Delaware County churches will don their aprons and face-off for the honor of “Top Shelter Chef” in a fundraiser to benefit three Delaware County shelters.  The 6th Annual “Top Shelter Chef Contest” is scheduled for Saturday, April 28th at 5:00 p.m. at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church (located at 229 Powell Lane in Upper Darby, PA 19082).  The contest will benefit the Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc.‘s (CAADC) Save Our Shelters (S.O.S.) Campaign.  The S.O.S. Campaign supports CAADC’s emergency shelters serving families and individuals from all of Delaware County including the Family Management Center, Life Center of Eastern Delaware County and the Wesley House.  Currently, 50 different volunteer groups cook and serve meals at the Life Center on a rotating basis. The contest will feature volunteers from those organizations who will provide samples to all attendees and vie for the title of “Top Shelter Chef 2018.”  Tickets for the event are $25 and all proceeds will benefit CAADC’s shelters. Attendance is limited. Tickets may be purchased by Clicking the “TICKETS” button on the right of this page (it can also be found on our Main Page).  Tickets purchased on-line will be mailed to you plus your name will be placed on a list at the door.  You may also call Daniel at 610-833-4454 to purchase tickets by check.  If available, tickets may also be purchased at the door.

October 30th is National Weatherization Day:

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.

Free Tax Assistance: Until April 17th:

Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc. (CAADC) is operating free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites for a twelfth year.  This year CAADC will be hosting four sites serving low- and moderate-income families in Delaware County.  All the sites will be staffed by IRS trained and certified community volunteers and will aim to serve families who qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit.  The free sites will be located at the Wesley House at 701 Madison Street in Chester, PA 19013; Sharon Hill Commons at 401 Sharon Avenue in Sharon Hill, PA 19079; the Boothwyn Office, 1414 Meetinghouse Road, Boothwyn, PA 19061; and at St. Alice Church, 150 Hampden Road, Upper Darby, PA 19082.

The sites will continue through April 17th.  All sites are by appointment only with hours occurring Monday through Saturday (days will vary at each site).  To schedule an appointment please call (610) 833-4455 and tell them you would like to make a tax appointment. 

Life Center Feeding Program - Daily:

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.