MLK Day 14th Annual “Hoops from the Heart” on January 19th:

“Hoops From the Heart,” is an MLK Day of Service initiative that was started in 2002 and has since raised over $80,000 for Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc.

Five basketball clinics will be held from 9 a.m.-noon Monday, Jan. 19th, at Cabrini College in Radnor, Haverford College in Haverford, Neumann University in Aston, Widener University in Chester and Springfield High School (Springfield is from 10a.m. - noon).  The clinics, open to boys and girls in grades one through eight, will cover all aspects of fundamental play. Each player will get a complimentary T-shirt.  Cost for the clinic ranges from $20 - $30, depending on which school is hosting the clinic. Proceeds will benefit CAADC. 

The athletic staff at each school will conduct the clinics.  Bobbi Morgan, the women’s basketball coach at Haverford College, was one of the people who created the Hoops from the Heart program.

In addition, each athlete is asked to bring a non-perishable food item to donate that will go to the Life Center of Eastern Delaware County, one of CAADC’s emergency housing programs. The Life Center is located at 63rd and Market streets, Upper Darby, and houses 50 homeless individuals and serves over 150 residents each year.  The Life Center also operates a feeding program that serves 200 - 250 people daily.

For information about the 14th Annual “Hoops From the Heart” event, contact Debbie Brodeur at CAADC at (484) 802-7708. 

To register, online forms are available at each school’s website, or by calling:

- Haverford College/Haverford Recreation Dept.: 610.446.9397 (Coach Bobbi Morgan)
- Neumann University: 484.840.4711 (Athletic Director Chuck Sack)
- Widener University: 610.499.4476 (Coach Alisa Kintner)
- Cabrini College: 610.902.1016 (Coach Kate Pearson)
- Springfield High School: 610.938.6182 (Coach Ky McNichol)

4th Annual “Top Shelter Chef Contest” on April 25th:

Amateur chefs from five Delaware County churches and synagogues will don their aprons and face-off for the honor of “Top Shelter Chef” in a fundraiser to benefit three Delaware County shelters.  The 4th Annual “Top Shelter Chef Contest” is scheduled for Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 6:00 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, 52 different volunteer groups cook and serve meals at the Life Center on a rotating basis. The contest will feature volunteers from five of those organizations who will provide samples to all attendees and vie for the title of “Top Shelter Chef 2015.”  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 Tammy at 610-734-5770 to purchase tickets by check.  If available, tickets may also be purchased at the door.

Free Tax Assistance: Until April 15th:

Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc. (CAADC) is operating free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites for a ninth 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 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.