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.

Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends Event - October 16, 2018:

Once again, CAADC will be participating in the Friends Helping Friends event at the Boscov’s at the Granite Run Mall on October 16th.  CAADC will be selling Shopping Passes for $5 (all of which benefits the Agency).  The Shopping Pass gives you 25% off your entire purchase (some items are only 10-15% off and some are excluded).  It is a great way to get an early start on holiday shopping.  Please contact Daniel Nesbitt at (610) 833-4454 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if you would like to buy a ticket.  This event will help the Agency to continue to raise additional funds to support our programs.

May is National Community Action Month:

May is National Community Action Month.  CAADC is joining over 1,000 Community Action Agencies nationwide celebrating our efforts helping low-income people move towards self-sufficiency and economic stability.  Community Action Agencies have been supporting their local communities for over 54 years carrying out the Promise of Community Action to Help People and Change Lives. 

CAADC CEO Edward T. Coleman stated “Community Action Month is a wonderful time to honor and celebrate the impact Community Action has in the lives of families and communities across the country.  Agencies are successful every day in helping families achieve economic security.”

Community Action Agencies were established in 1964 as part of the federal Economic Opportunity Act signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson.  Now 99% of the counties in America are served by a Community Action Agency with life-changing services that create pathways to prosperity.  Last year CAADC helped over 8,000 individuals with assistance in Delaware County.

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.