May is National Community Action Month:

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.


CAADC Participating in 17th Annual Walk and Run Against Hunger on April 12th:

Team Community Action Agency of Delaware County will participate in the 18th Annual Walk and Run Against Hunger on Saturday April 12th.  They have established a goal of $1,000 which will be used to support our food program efforts (such as the food cupboards at the shelters, the Life Center Feeding Program, emergency food vouchers, etc.).

CAADC Staff will be participating in the 18th Annual Walk + Run Against Hunger for the second year in a row.  The event will take place on Saturday April 12th starting from the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  This fun-filled 5K event raises much-needed funds for more than 100 food pantries, soup kitchens and hunger-relief agencies in Southeastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey.  Funds raised by CAADC staff will support the food cupboards at our shelters, the daily feeding program at the Life Center and the food pantry at our Boothwyn Direct Service office.  If you would like to sponsor our staff please go to

http://www.hungercoalition.org/hungerwalk/

and click on “Donate to a Team” and choose Community Action Agency of Delaware County and then Team CAADC. 


Free Tax Assistance: Until April 15th:

Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc. (CAADC) is operating free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites for an eighth year.  This year CAADC will be hosting five 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; the Toal Building at 2nd and Orange Streets in Media, PA 19063; 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 began operation in January and will continue through April 15th.  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) 891-6327 or (610) 891-5101 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.