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5212 Race St.
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The Community Education & Development Centers Inc. (CEDCI) is a non-profit 501(c)3
recognized community organization headquartered in Philadelphia, PA with three centers in the
CEDCI is initiating a drive to raise awareness and to collect items and funds so that we can
sponsor educational, vocational, cultural and recreational programs for children & adults; many
of whom are from under-served communities and single parent homes.
Over the past 30 years CEDCI has partnered with Volunteers for Peace and we have received
and hosted hundreds of international volunteers . Many of them traveled at their own expense
from Ukraine to volunteer in this country. Some volunteered and worked in Philadelphia at our
headquarters building dedicated to helping American veterans who were in need of housing.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3090 and CEDCI have received permission from the United
funds so that they can be sent to Ukraine and surrounding countries who are supporting the
Ukrainian refugees. The Ukrainian Relief Agency spokesperson said that the Ukrainians
desperately need warm clothing, insulated boots, socks, leg and hand warmers, sweaters, hygiene
articles, toothpaste, soap, portable stoves and ski masks.
These Soldiers and civilians are fighting for their lives, their land, their country and for
CEDCI and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3090 announced this drive on
December 7, 2022 with hopes of receiving and sending these much neeeded items to
Ukrainian American Relief Committee in Philadelphia, PA, to collect much needed items and

Ukraine for this harsh winter season and then sustaining this drive throughout this
unprovoked and unprecedented attack by the Russian Federation.
Can your organization partner with us to help these children and adults in
Philadelphia and the entire country of Ukraine? Perhaps your organization could
position collection containers at your facility and help us initiate a pen-pal
exchange program from country to country. Please respond ASAP so that we can
get this drive rolling for this harsh winter and beyond.
For God & Country,
Ron Williams, CEDCI Executive Director
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3090, Commander
5212 Race St. Phila. PA 215-303-7369, [email protected]
19139 All Donations are tax deductible
*Donations can be dropped off at the above locations on appointment

Ron Williams
Founder and
Anwar Whittaker
Chief Executive
Michael Eddie
Executive Vice
Ernie Reid
Vice President
Sabriya Williams
Jacqui Howard
Albert El
Aaron Kerper
Director of
Rev. John J.
Bowden, Jr., D.O.
Rev. Janice
Bowden D.D
Dr. Ronald
Chris Bowen
David Rivers
Semih Gunduz
Dr. Walter
Dobbins, III
Loretta Slater
Logan Settle
Marju Bowen
Daija Kornegay
Darien Schell
Darnell Schell
Randolph Fisher
Carl Hankerson
Australia Fields

The Community Education & Development Centers Inc. (CEDC) headquarters building in

South Philadelphia is a sizeable structure but even after renovations it will not be large enough

to accommodate the ten(10) schools of learning we plan to operate. Aschool which is now 

available for sale in the Overbrook/Wynnefield area covering 1.7 acres with at least  ten(10)

classrooms would be an ideal location for our organization’s offices and schools of learning.

CEDC is initating a major information & fund-raising campaign to raise enough money to 

purchase the property with a cash offer as soon as possible.

CEDC is seeking sponsors , donors and the general public to help us raise money for this

sale.  CEDC will be asking Veteran & 1st Responder organizations as well as businesses,

sports teams, national & local celebrities  and the general public to pitch in to match the 

offer we have made to the school’s seller.  Time is of the essence as the school is still on the

market and this location is in a prime location & is an opportunity of a lifetime.

CEDC will be fowarding the virtual tour of the facility to you and/or your organization so that

you can visualise the emmence potential of the property.

Please respond to us as soon as possible so that we can raise enough capital to make this

dream property a part of CEDC’s effort to educate and revitalize the Philadelphia community 

and to recognize  and better serve our Veteran’s , 1st Responders  including but not  limited

to  those youth who have been diagnosed with Autism.

For God, Country & our Community Youth,

Ron Williams

Executive Director, CEDC

1st Lt., Signal Corps, USAR, Ret.

Commander, Veteran’s of Foreign Wars Post # 3090,  [email protected], (215) 303-7369

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