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Keep up with the latest TCF news and events!

  Ridley Health Awareness Day/YMCA Healthy Kids Day, April 5th

Come and join the fun at Ridley High School on Saturday, April 5th, from 9 AM to noon for Ridley Health Awareness Day and YMCA Healthy Kids Day, sponsored by TCF, Crozer Keystone Health System, Ridley School District, Ridley Township Board of Commissioners, and the Y.

This event is one of the biggest health fairs in all of Delaware County and features a wide offering of family fun, free health screenings, information, and activities.

Visit over 50 information stations to find out how to take care of your body, eat healthy, and stay fit! Drop in on interactive games and activities offered for children and adults. Stop by early for FREE gifts and raffles!

Health Partners PlansAgain this year, TCF is teaming up with Health Partners Plans to offer a FREE breakfast to the first 150 people who participate in a FREE health screening. Stop by their table to learn what Health Partners Plans has to offer.

Ridley High School is located at 901 Morton Avenue in Folsom, Pennsylvania.

  Our 2014 Scholarship Winners

We congratulate the accomplished students who were awarded our 2014 Allied Health Scholarship. Each winner demonstrated outstanding scholastic achievement and community service.

  • Odion Asikhia
  • Katherine Burk
  • Alexandria Cerino
  • Hope Chamblee
  • Martina Ciancaglini
  • Madiha Faruqi
  • Brianna Irons
  • Christina Kelly
  • Meha Patel
  • Tulsi Patel
  • Clay Resweber
  • Hosoth Sithara
  • Aiswarya Thomas
  • Vanessa Walsh

For more information about these outstanding scholars, please visit our 2014 Scholarship Awards page.

  Lisa Bauer Memorial BBQ Sunday, May 25th

The community is invited to the 6th annual Lisa Bauer BBQ to be held on Sunday, May 26, from 4 PM to 9 PM at the Nassau Swim Club in Ridley Park. Tickets, which include food and activities, are $14 for adults and $7 for children and will be available at the door.

Everyone is welcome to bring the family to enjoy featured activities including a moon bounce, a silent auction, a DJ, and visits from special characters. Plus, you can use the pool as a place to splash and swim while supporting a great cause.

The memorial BBQ will honor Lisa Bauer and her family. Proceeds will support efforts to raise awareness of the danger of heart disease in women and benefit causes that promote women’s wellness and women’s heart health.

  What You and TCF Can Do Together

Taylor Community Foundation appreciates donations any time of the year. 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 above 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 info@taylorcommfdn.org. 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.

  Recent Grants Awarded

The TCF Board of Directors recently approved the following grants:

  • Domestic Abuse Project to support the production and distribution of outreach and education brochure "2013 Report to the Community."

  • MusicWorks to provide music therapy sessions for young adults.

  • Operation Warm for purchase of new winter coats to be distributed to disadvantaged children in Delaware County.

  • Ridley Park Borough for purchase of pest spray equipment and tanks on behalf of the Highway Department and Board of Health, which will enable them to better control the risk population of mosquitoes, ticks, and other health conditions that stem from pests and rodents.

  • Ridley School District for a project that offers workshops for community members to learn ways to monitor their nutrition, health, and fitness using technology as a tool.

  • Senior Community Services for support of the Senior Suppers Program which serves the frail, low-income, elderly in the TCF Service Area.

  • Taylor Hospice for upgrades and improvements to the kitchen.
  Taylor Hospice Celebration of Life and Tree Lighting Ceremony

The Taylor Hospice Celebration of Life and Tree Lighting Ceremony provided a special time and place to remember and honor the memory of those we’ve lost but will never forget.

The outdoor gardens were transformed with delicately lit greens, shrubs, deer, and angels that blended into the woodland setting. A massive pine tree was a vision of poinsettias, delicate ornaments, and ribbons shimmering with the names of dearly departed family and friends in the soft white light.

The beautiful voices of the William Penn Community Chorus filled the air, while a gathering of over 250 family and friends sang along. Luminaries lit the path, flickering their candles' glow on the names of recently deceased loved ones, gently reminding us of their presence.

The beauty of the ceremony gave the gathering a sense of unity as people congregated. Music, poetry, and warm words of welcome immersed the crowd in feelings of thanksgiving and remembrance. Into the night air, the names of loved ones rang out as if a bell was chiming, "you are remembered here tonight."