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  Save the Date! Ridley Health Awareness Day: Saturday, April 9

Ridley Health Awareness Day will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 9 AM−noon at Ridley High School.

You won’t want to miss this FUN, FREE, FAMILY event! This is one of Delaware County’s largest health fairs with over 60 information stations, free health screenings, free raffles, free giveaways, and much more! The kids can enjoy moon-bounces, face-painting, and healthy snacks while adults learn all about keeping the family healthy and fit! Stop by early for interactive games, and demonstrations, and activities.

Sponsored by the Taylor Community Foundation (TCF), Crozer Keystone Health System, Ridley School District, Ridley Township Board of Commissioners, and The Community YMCA, this event is a mainstay in the community and one worth attending!

  TCF and Vest–A–Cop Join Together to Protect Those Who Protect Us

When Ridley Park Police Officer Marc Hanly was shot in the chest in the line of duty, his bulletproof vest saved his life and sent his family, colleagues, friends, and community a wake-up call. Marc's family and other community members leaped into action to form Vest-A-Cop under the TCF umbrella of charitable activities.

Fortunately, Officer Hanly was saved by his tactical vest. Not every police officer working in Delaware County would have been as fortunate. Due to the high cost of bulletproof vests, not all local governments and police departments have prioritized this important investment in their officers.

TCF and Vest-A-Cop encourage all of our governmental leaders to equip all of our police officers with bulletproof tactical safety vests. We are willing to help, and so can you! The passionate members of the Vest-A-Cop Team are energetically raising financial resources and you can be directly responsible for helping to protect the lives of Delaware County officers on duty. Your donations and the surpluses generated by Vest-A-Cop fundraising events will be used to partner with our local communities to properly outfit our police officers against the risks of the job.

Help TCF and Vest-A-Cop to protect those who protect us. Join us by donating to the Vest-A-Cop Fund today by contacting the TCF staff at 610–461–6571 or via email at . Or use the button above to donate online with your credit card, debit card, or PayPal account.

TCF and Vest-A-Cop are proud to announce that we are accepting applications for body armor from currently employed or newly hired law enforcement officers in Delaware County. To apply, please use our Application for Funding form and submit it to the street or electronic address listed on the application.

  TCF Announces 2016 Scholarship Recipients

For the 15th year, Taylor Community Foundation has selected high-achieving students as recipients of TCF scholarships, which are awarded to individuals who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in an allied health profession and who currently live in the TCF Service Area. Ideally, TCF Scholars will return to directly improve the lives of the residents of our communities.

This year’s recipients are:

  • Chetna Chopra – Wallingford
  • Rachel Delgrego - Norwood
  • Amy Diep – Springfield
  • Kimberly Eckenrode – Ridley Park
  • Cassandra Mae Enad – Springfield
  • Jessica Higgins – Milmont Park
  • Gurleen Kaur - Holmes
  • Meagan Laird – Wallingford
  • Maia Mesyngier – Swarthmore
  • Frances Resweber – Swarthmore
  • Jacqueline Rooney – Springfield
  • Aja Simms – Folsom
  • Anandah Stephens – Folcroft
  • Morgan Waters – Wallingford

Visit our 2016 Scholarship Awards page for more information about our newest scholars. Congratulations to these outstanding students!

  Special Thanks to the Wilbur C. and Betty Lea Henderson Foundation

Wilbur C. and Betty Lea Henderson We at TCF extend our gratitude to the Wilbur C. and Betty Lea Henderson Foundation for its generous donation to fund all five nursing scholars from TCF's class of 2016.

The legacy of Delaware County businessman, Wilbur C. Henderson, and nurse, Betty Lea Henderson, lives on in Delaware County's finest future nurses.

This year's recipients are Kimberly Eckenrode, Cassandra Mae Enad, Meagan Laird, Jacqueline Rooney, and Anandah Stephens.

  Recent Grants Awarded

The TCF Board of Directors recently approved the following grants:

  • CADES to purchase a Welch Allyn Spot Vital Sign portable machine to aid in monitoring its pediatric population.

  • Delco Women Against Rape to sponsor the DelcoWAR Race for Victims' Rights, which raises funds to support victim services programs.

  • HEADstrong Foundation to sponsor the Nicholas Colleluori Classic, which raises funds to improve the quality of life for patients and families impacted by blood cancers.

  • Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry to stock the pantry with fresh fruits and vegetables.

  • Operation Warm to enable the purchase of brand new winter coats to be distributed to needy children in the TCF Service Area.

  • Ridley Park Police to fund costs related to the Heroin Alert program led by Robert Frazier and James Nasella.

  • Ridley School District to purchase molecular model kits for high school students learning about genetics and protein structure.

  What You and TCF Can Do Together

When you give a gift to TCF, you are investing in our common future and helping to provide a wide array of health and wellness programs and services to eastern Delaware County. We thank you for your support and for your continuing commitment to improving the quality of life in our community.

It is through the financial assistance of our generous contributors that the Foundation is able to make a significant impact in the communities we serve.

  • Together, we support local non-profit organizations that target health and wellness issues.

  • Together, we educate and reward our future health care professionals.

  • Together, we guarantee the warm, gentle care delivered by Taylor Hospice to our friends and families challenged by terminal illness.

  • Together, we build our local communities by creating funds to address critical needs.

Contributions may be mailed to TCF at 300 Johnson Avenue, Ridley Park, PA 19078. Or, for your convenience, use the button to the left to donate online with your credit card, debit card, or PayPal account.

  TCF's Pay-It-Forward Fund

TCF's Pay-It-Forward Fund is designed to assist local community members who encounter sudden adversity that leaves them with an unexpected and uncovered health-related financial burden.

Many of your friends and neighbors have already answered the call by hosting fund-raising events or making direct donations for the purpose of making Pay-it-Forward goals a reality.

If you are interested in helping us to fund these types of needs in your schools, workplaces, and neighborhoods, please contact the TCF staff by calling 610–461–6571 or via email at . Or use the button above to donate online with your credit card, debit card, or PayPal account.

If you have encountered a major setback of the type described or know somebody in the TCF Service Area who has, please use our Pay-It-Forward Application for Funding form to apply for assistance.