Save Ours Shelters (S.O.S) Campaign
Severe government budget cuts and increased operating costs have created a very disturbing financial problem for emergency shelters in Delaware County. The shelters in CAADC’s emergency housing system face large operating deficits.
CAADC closed the Colony Building Shelter on June 30, 2011 causing the loss of 12 shelter units for families due to operating deficits.
The Agency started the Save Our Shelters (S.O.S.) Campaign that same year to make sure that no more shelters needed to close. The S.O.S. Campaign is a cooperative effort between CAADC, the community and faith-based entities to raise funds to bridge the shelter funding gaps.
The Agency shelters include:
- Family Management Center in Chester that serves families.
- Life Center of Eastern Delaware County in Upper Darby that serves single individuals plus includes a daily feeding program.
- Wesley House Shelter in Chester that serves families and single women.
Since 2011 CAADC has received over $345,000 from its S.O.S. Campaign to support homeless families in Delaware County. This support has been crucial to the continued operation of the Agency’s three remaining shelters and for providing emergency and necessary capital repairs.
You can support this effort in a variety of ways including:
Making a donation – Mail a check made out to CAADC to:
Attention: S.O.S. Campaign
1414 Meetinghouse Road
Boothwyn, PA 19061
Taking a collection at your church
Volunteering for the S.O.S. Fundraising Committee – Call us at (610) 833-4454
Attending one of our fundraising events
Next Fundraising Event –
Bingo Night Fundraiser (Rescheduled)
Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc. (CAADC) is hosting its 1st Annual Bingo Night Fundraiser to support the homeless as part of its Save Our Shelters (S.O.S.) Campaign. The “Fall Into Bingo” Fundraiser will support the Homeless Shelters for families and individuals operated by CAADC including the Wesley House, Family Management Center and the Life Center of Eastern Delaware County. It is rescheduled for Saturday November 16th at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Upper Darby (229 Powell Lane – plenty of parking available). Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with Bingo starting promptly at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person (must be 21 years or older to attend). The event includes 10 Rounds of Bingo with Great Prizes plus a Jackpot Bonus Round. Please BYOB/Drinks and Food. Also Door Prizes, Raffle Baskets and Other Surprises. Please come join us for a fun night of Bingo for a Good Cause. Call (610) 833-4454 to purchase tickets or go to the Tickets section of our website (Click on Tickets under How You Can Help on the Menu Bar).
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