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Permit No. 256
Volume 33, Issue 1
Hoops From the Heart Raises Over $11,000
COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY OF Winter 2012 Basketball players across the county “drove to the
DELAWARE COUNTY, INC. RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED hoop” on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to raise funds and
Mailing Address: Government Center
food donations for the Community Action Agency of
201 W. Front Street Delaware County, Inc.
Media, PA 19063-2708 CAADC CEO Ed Coleman and Haverford College
women’s basketball coach Bobbi Morgan joined County
Phone: 610.891.5101 Council to announce the MLK Day of Service event at
Fax: 610.565.9332 the January 11 Council meeting. Coleman credited Deb-
bie Lamborn, CAADC Senior Manager of Development,
and Coach Morgan for spearheading this effort to in-
volve young athletes in a day of service to help Dela-
ware County residents in need.
The men’s and women’s basketball teams at each school conducted the January 16th clinics,
which were open to boys and girls in grades one through eight. All proceeds raised during “Hoops
SAVE THE PLANET! Get your From the Heart” benefit CAADC programs, which include emergency housing, social services, em-
COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY OF DELAWARE COUNTY, INC.
newsletter by email. Just send a ployment training and life skills training.
note to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, each athlete was asked to donate a non-perishable food item that went to the Life Cen-
ter of Eastern Delaware County, one of CAADC’s emergency housing shelters. The Life Center is
A PRIVATE NON-PROFIT CORPORATION located at 63rd and Market Streets, Upper Darby, and houses 50 individuals and serves over 160 resi-
SINCE 1979 dents each year. Over 250 food items were collected.
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Funded in part by On January 16th, Delaware County Council Chairman Tom McGarrigle, along with new Council
Delaware County Council and members Colleen Morrone, John McBlain, and David White, utilized a Community Service van to
PA Department of Community &
pick up the food donations at each basketball clinic and deliver them to the Life Center. “This is a
great initiative that involves our youth in Delaware County, and benefits people in need, which are
Newsletter Designer: Debbie Lamborn goals that embody the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr.,” Chairman McGarrigle said. “Dr. King was
Contributing Writers: committed to justice, to serving others and to ending poverty. This event, being held on a Day of Ser-
Daniel Nesbitt and Jennifer Levy vice in his honor, is a wonderful example of how our youth, our educational institutions and our com-
Comments? Questions? 610.891.5101
munities can make a difference in people’s lives.”
FREE TAX PREPARATION AVAILABLE NOW!
Service Profile CAADC Weatherization Now Available
Patrick G. Tomlinson, President — Edward T. Coleman, Chief Executive Officer
Oct. 1 - Dec. 31, 2011
to the Public and Local Businesses
Money doesn’t grow on trees... Program Number Served
CAADC has a new opportunity available to home owners, landlords and
Utility Assistance Programs 43
So stop paying tax preparation fees! Weatherization 208
business owners to help them save on energy costs. CAADC has been
providing Weatherization services to eligible low-income families for
Rental Assistance 30 thirty (30) years. Now, thanks to a pilot-project grant provided by the PA
Transitional Housing 45 Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED),
r Lo Hotel/Motel Stays 30 CAADC is making this service available to the public at a very affordable
E fo erate-
FR E M o d o ns IRS-C Emergency Shelter 123 cost. A portion of the revenue will support the Agency’s social service
and e Pers ER TIFIE
co m D Permanent Rental Housing 242 programs which helps over 30,000 needy individuals each year.
ARER Sunshine Fund Recipients 3
S By sealing gaps in a property and insulating attics and roofs, Weatheriza-
Food Distribution Program 20,772 tion can save a household up to 30 – 35% during the winter and the sum-
Employment & Training 272 mer. Potential improvements include attic insulation and venting, side-
Food Vouchers 16 wall insulation, furnace repair or replacement, heating duct insulation,
Child Care Program 55 replacement of damaged windows and doors, and air sealing of windows,
After School Program 13 doors and other air gaps in a home.
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Recreational Therapy Assess. 26
Play Group Participants 60
How You Can Help
Counseling 2,115 Inside this issue: Please consider supporting CAADC by making
Information & Referral 7,441 a contribution through the United Way. Simply
For an appointment with an IRS-certified tax preparer at one of our Delaware Donations Warehouse 29 Top Shelter Chef Contest 2 designate CAADC and include our number on
your United Way Donor Choice form.
County locations, call (610) 891-6327 or (610) 874-8451 x1049 Food Stamp Participation 159 Donate Your Car, Truck, or Boat 2
Individual Development Accounts 27 United Way of Southeastern PA # 06194
Wesley House Sharon Hill Commons Toal Building Financial Education Workshops 25
Community Impact 2011 2
United Way of Southeast
701 Madison St. 401 Sharon Ave. 2nd & Orange St. Recent Development Activity 3
Delco # M160
Total Units of Service 31,768
Chester, PA Sharon Hill, PA Media, PA Free Tax Preparation Available Now! 4
On behalf of those we serve,
thank you for your interest and support.
Top Shelter Chef Contest to Support Donate Your Car, Joan Richards, CEO (left) and Bruce G.
CAADC Board of Directors
Patrick G. Tomlinson, President
Save Our Shelters (S.O.S.) Campaign Truck or Boat
Fischer, Chairman of the Crozer-Keystone
Health System Board of Directors (right) pre-
Dr. Edward L. Collymore, Vice President
John P. DiEnna, Jr., Secretary/Treasurer
sented Edward T. Coleman, CEO of CAADC
CAADC will host the 1st Annual Top Shelter Chef Contest on March 10, 2012 at Dela- (middle), with $5,000 to support our efforts to Eugene A. Bonner, Esq.
ware County Community College. This unique and fun event will raise funds to support
Get rid of your unwanted vehicle help families achieve self-sufficiency. Councilman Mario J. Civera, Jr.
CAADC’s shelters for homeless families and individuals in Delaware County. Five and support CAADC by dona ng John R. Dennis
groups from the community that serve dinners to homeless individuals at the Life Center your car, truck, or boat. There J. Patrick Killian
Feeding Program will provide samples to all attendees and vie to be named the Top Councilman Thomas J. McGarrigle
Shelter Chef 2012. Sue Serio, Weather Anchor for “Good Day Philadelphia” on Fox 29
are many great reasons to do- Sheriff Joseph F. McGinn
will host will host the event. Please plan to attend this event and help to support the nate: maybe it’s me to get a Albert J. Melfi, Jr.
homeless in Delaware County. Tickets are $25 per person new car; perhaps your old one Mayor Thomas N. Micozzie
and there are a limited number available. Please call Tammy
at (610) 734-5770 to purchase a ticket.
needs too many expensive re- Recent Development Activity Councilman John P. McBlain
Councilwoman Christine Morrone
pairs; it can be a hassle to sell on Joseph F. Murphy
In 2011 CAADC received nearly $45,000 from its S.O.S. your own; or maybe you just CAADC has been fortunate to receive the following private contributions from the com- Dr. Jerome S. Parker
Campaign to support homeless families in Delaware County. munity during the last quarter: Crozer-Keystone Health System (see picture above) do- Kathleen M. Scullin
This support was crucial to the continued operation of the want to support a worthy cause! nated $5,000 to support CAADC’s effort to help families achieve self-sufficiency. The Diane Simon
Agency’s three remaining shelters (CAADC closed one of its No ma er the reason, or the Agency received $10,000 from ConocoPhillips Trainer Refinery to assist our many so- Robert J. Tyler
family shelters in July of 2011). condi on, we’ll take it. CAADC cial service programs. Payless ShoeSource provided coupons valued at $1,200 for the Councilman David J. White
Payless Gives Shoes 4 Kids program for the holidays for children in our family shelters
If you are interested in supporting the S.O.S. campaign please send donations made has partnered with The Center (see enclosed handout for other holiday donations). Déjà vu Salon & Spa donated
payable to Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc. to: for Car Dona ons and they do all $1,000 to CAADC to strengthen our efforts to help families move towards self-
Save Our Shelters Campaign care of: the work: towing, paperwork, tax sufficiency (see picture below). The Save Our Shelters (S.O.S.) Campaign has continued Delaware County
Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc. to raise much needed funds for our shelter programs totaling over $45,000 from faith-
Government Center, 201 W. Front Street forms, disposal, etc. based organizations, schools, and individuals in 2011 (see related article on page 2). We
A full-service commercial/residential
Media, PA 19063 would like to thank everyone that designated CAADC during their recent United Way
Visit their website at Campaigns.
or call a representa ve to ar-
CAADC Weatherization range for a FREE pickup at
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Edward T. Coleman, CEO, stated “We are excited to take our years of experience provid-
ing this service and make it available to the general public and local businesses. We will Commercial
help them to save money while also generating funds to support our Agency.” Retail Offices
Financing options are available including home loans as low as 1%. CAADC will help Excavation Paving
customers through the application process. Interested residents and businesses should call Maintenance Contracts
610-521-8770 to schedule an initial Home Energy Audit or for more information. With Residential
the selection of the recommended energy saving measures, the fee for the Home Energy Kitchens Roofing
Audit (valued at $350) will be waived. CAADC’s Weatherization crews are certified by CEO Edward T. Coleman (center) was presented with the 2011 Upper Darby Appreciation Award Bathrooms Siding
the State of Pennsylvania and the Environmental Protection Agency. from The Upper Darby Caring Foundation and its Chairman, Saud Siddiqui (to the left of Mr. Cole- Basements Masonry
man), for “outstanding community service and dedication to the people of Upper Darby.” Additions
Community Impact 2011 Healthy Homes Affordable Efficient Reliable
CAADC is much more Wages contributed to the local economy $ 4,949,652
Initiatives Continue Call us today for your FREE estimate
than a critical service Applications are still available for Fully insured, licensed, references
provider to the residents Real estate and payroll taxes contributed to local economy $ 1,252,380
CAADC’s HEELP Loan Program
of Delaware County. We Return on tax-based dollars $ 1,765,856 and Lead Paint Hazard Control An economic development
are also a major contribu- venture of CAADC. All proceeds benefit
Purchase of goods and services from local vendors $ 5,310,252 Grants. HEELP loans can be
tor to the economy of our non-profit activities.
Delaware County. We used to make your home more
Current balance on mortgages and lines of credit $ 2,363,460 Lead-Based Paint Remediation
recently completed our energy-efficient, while the lead License #C00414
annual review of Value of energy-related benefits as a result of weatherization $ 4,428,003 paint program can replace win- PA Contractor Registration #009320
CAADC’s economic im- Value of non-energy-related benefits as a result of weatherization $ 5,041,111 dows and doors that contain lead
pact in Delaware County. paint. Call 610.891.5101 for an
Social services & direct assistance to clients/tenants $ 15,290,365 Déjà vu Salon and Spa in Media was presented with an award for their outstand-
The results as of June 30, application before funds run out!
2011 are listed to the In-kind and volunteer services $ 2,070,065 ing community support of the Agency. Rachel Tarbutton (center) is pictured here
right. with CEO Edward Coleman and Project Administrator Jennifer Levy.
Current value of all real estate held $ 30,389,651
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