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Keep up with the latest TCF news and events!

  Our New Web Home

We are excited to announce our new web address: www.TCFhelps.org.

TCF has always been committed to providing that "little extra" help in our community and our new web address emphasizes that commitment. "Helps" is now right in our address and the many ways we help our neighbors is the little extra we bring to meet life’s challenges.

  Taylor Hospice Celebration of Life and Tree Lighting

Community members gathered to remember and celebrate the lives of loved ones at the second annual Taylor Hospice Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, December 6 on the grounds of the Taylor Hospice Residence in Ridley Park.

Despite the rain, a large crowd turned out to remember, celebrate, and honor the lives of those we have lost and share to some holiday spirit and musical entertainment by local singer, Julia Zane.

  TCF Empowers Staff, Board, and Volunteers to Support Our Community

As part of December’s holiday celebration, TCF granted each of its staff and board members an opportunity to direct a portion of TCF’s budget to benefit organizations that serve the local community.

Through this imaginative gift, $2,375 of unexpected funding found its way into the local non-profit community. Staff and board members were thrilled to be so creatively empowered and appreciated the ability to donate to the following TCF Eligible organizations:

  • Adults with Autism Living with Independence
  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • ARC of Delco
  • Center for Resolutions
  • Child and Family Connection
  • Child Guidance Resource Center
  • Children’s Hospital Foundation
  • Community YMCA of Easter Delco
  • Delco Intermediate Unit
  • Delco SPCA
  • Delco Women Against Rape
  • Domestic Abuse Project
  • Family Promise of Delco
  • HEADstrong Foundation
  • Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • MusicWorks
  • Operation Warm
  • Pathways PA
  • Ridley Park Athletic Club
  • Taylor Hospice
  • TWAIN Animal Rescue

This program has proven to be fun and has resulted in the distribution of funding to a wide variety of local charities.

  TCF Welcomes Board Member Heather Hassel-Finnegan

We are pleased to announce that Heather Hassel-Finnegan joined the TCF Board of Directors on July 1.

Heather is a former TCF Scholar who graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Anthropology from Juniata College and a Master’s degree in Anthropology from Stony Brook University.

Heather was a Biology Instructor and Lab Coordinator at Swarthmore College for five years and currently provides sustainability/waste management expertise to twelve regional hospitals. She is also a contributing writer for Powerhouse Growers, where she provides regular content to a sustainability-focused multimedia platform.

  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.

  Recent Grants Awarded

The TCF Board of Directors recently approved the following grants:

  • CADES to support the cost of a multi-sensory room for its adult population.

  • Dragonfly Forest to support week-long camp sessions for children who have severe medical conditions and cannot enjoy a traditional camp experience.

  • HEADstrong Foundation to support "Nick’s House", a facility operated by the HEADstrong Foundation which provides complimentary lodging to displaced families traveling to Philadelphia for blood cancer related treatment, and for the Nicholas E. Colleluori Lymphoma Research Fund at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Holiday Gift Empowered Giving to provide funding to empower members, hospice and foundation staffs, and — for the first time ever — hospice volunteers to determine who should receive a little bit of the TCF grant budget.

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

  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.