How You Can Help

Why We Need Your Help

Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) private non-profit corporation which relies on the generous support of individuals, corporations, foundations, faith-based groups, schools and civic associations in order to serve those in need in Delaware County. While we do receive government funding, we would not be able to provide all the support we do for the vulnerable residents of Delaware County without significant community support. Contributions can be financial or in the form of donated (“in-kind”) goods or services. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law.

We really appreciate and thank you for your support of Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc.

Ways to Give

Financial Contributions

Donations can be made by clicking on our Donations Button on this page, as well as at the top right of the page. You may make your contribution through PayPal or via a credit card. You do not need a PayPal account to contribute by credit card.

To make a donation by check, please make your check payable to Community Action Agency of Delaware County and mail to: CAADC 1414 Meetinghouse Road Boothwyn, PA 19061

Designate CAADC through the United Way

Donations can be made to CAADC through the United Way Donor Designation Program through the United Way Campaign at your place of employment. Please designate Community Action Agency of Delaware County and use the donor designation number listed below when you make your United Way commitment:

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey – #06194

Holiday Help

CAADC helps over 1,000 children annually from our emergency shelters, transitional/rapid re-housing programs and from economically disadvantaged families with gifts during the holidays. You can help bring a smile to a child’s face by helping us with this important effort.
If you would like to “adopt” a child or family, donate new, unwrapped toys/gifts or make a financial contribution please contact Danita Miller at (610) 874-8451 or by e-mail at

If you would like to have a toy collection barrel at your place of business please contact CAADC at (610) 833-4442 or by e-mail at

Collect and Donate Personal Care, Baby Supplies and Other Items

Our shelters and clients are always in need of personal care items, baby supplies, household supplies etc. Your church, school or civic group can host a collection of one or more of these items which will help to support for our shelters. Click here for a list of needed items.

Food Assistance/Donations

Helping to have sufficient and healthy food for our clients and needy residents is an important service that CAADC provides. You can support this effort in a variety of ways including:

Do a collection of food (non-perishable items) and donate to CAADC. We operate food cupboards at all of our shelters and at our Direct Service office.

Prepare and serve food at our Daily Feeding Program at the Life Center of Eastern Delaware County in Upper Darby. We partner with the Community Outreach Project to provide a meal at the Life Center to the shelter residents, clients from other homeless programs and to needy residents every night at 7:00 p.m. (approximately 150-200 persons daily). The Community Outreach Project is a community and faith-based effort (including churches, synagogues and mosques) that 365 days a year provide a hot and nutritious dinner. The program is fully funded by donations of food and time from the community. If you are interested in participating please e-mail

Support our efforts at Thanksgiving to help assure that families have food during the holiday. Food collections and monetary donations help to keep this a special time for some of our most needy residents. We annually provide 150-200 turkeys and all the fixings to local households. The Life Center Feeding Program provides over 300 dinners to homeless and economically disadvantaged residents on Thanksgiving Day.


Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc. has various volunteer opportunities including:

  • Preparing and serving meals at our Life Center shelter
  • Assisting with taxes through our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Click to see our flyer
  • One-time projects such as helping with landscaping at our shelter playgrounds.

Please call us at (610) 833-4442 if you would like to volunteer. Of note, due to government regulations related to contact with families and children there may be restrictions on the type of volunteer opportunities we can offer.

Support the Save Our Shelters (S.O.S) Campaign

The Save Our Shelters (S.O.S.) Campaign was started in 2011 and is a community and faith-based effort to raise funds for CAADC’s homeless shelters. You can support this effort by making a donation, taking a collection at your church, volunteering for the fundraising committee or by attending one of our fundraising events. Please click below to go to the S.O.S. Campaign page.