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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Hoops From the Heart Raises Over $11,000
                                                                                                            Media, PA
       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-
                   E-mail: info@caadc.org
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   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 info@caadc.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.




                                                                                                                                                                                              Community Action NEWS
                    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
                 Economic Development
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     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),
                   w–
              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.
      In                                                  PREP
                                                                 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.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       (continued on page 2)
                                                                                Recreational Therapy Assess.               26
                                                                                Play Group Participants                    60
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              How You Can Help
                                                                                Transportation                             34
                                                                                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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Construction Company
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        construction company.
                                                                                                                    www.centerforcardona ons.com
                                                                                                                     or call a representa ve to ar-
CAADC Weatherization                                                                                                   range for a FREE pickup at
                                                                                                                             877.411.3662.
(continued from page 1
 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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Automotive         Institutional
 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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ADA Ramps/Modifications
 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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           (610) 891-5171.
 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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