“Rebuilding lives while restoring
communities and communication”
2453 S. Philip St
Phila PA 19148
5212 Race St.
1/25/23 Phila, PA 19139
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 www.CEDCI.org 215-303-7369, [email protected]
19139 All Donations are tax deductible
*Donations can be dropped off at the above locations on appointment
Rev. John J.
Bowden, Jr., D.O.
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,
Executive Director, CEDC
1st Lt., Signal Corps, USAR, Ret.
Commander, Veteran’s of Foreign Wars Post # 3090
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