NEWS & EVENTS

Program News 

Current News and Schedules can be found on our Facebook Page at #WGCDC

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program
Each year IRS-trained volunteers assist lower-income households with income tax preparation during the tax season, usually February through April Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30-7:30 PM and Saturday mornings 9:00AM - noon. Appointments must be made in advance by calling 215-366-5643. Note: this phone number is active beginning mid-January. Over 300 households receive this service yearly, and appointments do book up, so it is recommended to call early in the tax season. All tax preparation and e-filling services are free. We are also seeking volunteers to serve as tax preparers, greeters, and reviewers for VITA. Volunteers are trained and certified through IRS. Call the office at 215-657-3340 prior to the tax season to volunteer. 

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program
This popular program helps Montgomery County seniors as well as Pennsylvania farmers. We issue $20 in vouchers and nutrition information to Montgomery County residents who are over age 60 and meet income requirements. Vouchers can be redeemed at local farmers markets to purchase fresh farm produce. Program participants must provide proof of age and residency. Voucher distribution is during June through August. Because of the limited number of vouchers available, we recommend coming in early. Call us at 215-657-3340 to check on availability. 

Senior USDA Food Box Program
This program offers a free monthly food box valued at over $50, nutrition information, and service for low-income Montgomery County residents over age 60. Boxes contain canned fruits, vegetables, pasta, shelf-stable milk, peanut butter, juices, protein (canned tuna, fish, or meats), plus a 2-pound block of cheese. Monthly income limits change annually. Distribution of boxes is once a month at the office and participants must register in advance. Applicants must present proof of age, Montgomery County residency, and household income (e.g. Social Security or pension award letter, W-2’s). Call the office at 215-657-3340 to register.

Trade Mitigation Food Program
Beginning in 2019, we are certified as a distribution site for supplemental food as part of the federal Trade Mitigation Program. We distribute government food and donated food to our food program participants subject to availability.

Community Partnerships
Willow Grove CDC partners with other local organizations to extend our impact in the community and make more services available. We are active members of Montgomery County Partners for Homeownership, Your Way Home, and MontCo Anti-Hunger Network. We co-host financial management and homebuyer classes with our colleagues at Genesis Housing, and offer VITA Volunteer

Income Tax Assistance programs as part of a tax coalition with Temple University’s Fox School of Business. Our food and nutrition programs are part of Share Philadelphia’s MontCo Hunger Solutions network. We provide free office space for BCOC’s Economic Self-Sufficiency Program and Montgomery County Child Advocacy Project. We also host or participate in numerous community events.

Thank you

Our organization is a charity providing free services, programs and outreach events. We would not be able to operate without significant support from our Board of Directors, volunteers, individual donor contributions, civic groups, businesses and charitable foundations. We offer our sincerest thanks to all of our supporters.

 

 

 

 

 

Willow Grove Community Development Corporation Board of Directors is proud to announce its new Executive Director, Nancy Szamborski. She was selected to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Jack Tarman, who has served since 2009.

“We are pleased to announce this appointment,” notes Henry Jacquelin, Willow Grove CDC Board chair. “Nancy brings a strong history of leadership and a deep commitment to our mission and services.”

Ms. Szamborski has had a distinguished professional career in nonprofit and government management, real estate, property management, and social services. She previously served as executive director of Bucks County Housing Group and regional housing director for NAS JRB Willow Grove and NAWC Warminster. Ms. Szamborski was awarded the Navy’s Meritorious Civilian Service Medal. Her earlier career included human services as a social worker and therapist for several agencies and hospitals. A graduate of Penn State and LaSalle Universities, Ms. Szamborski hold degrees in Psychology, Social Welfare, and Organization and Management.

“I’m delighted to be at the helm of Willow Grove CDC,” states Nancy Szamborski. “I am dedicated to providing quality housing to low and moderate income households, and plan to expand our housing-related services to a wider group of community members. We are also hoping to recruit volunteers to assist with fundraising, housing inspections, and social media networking.”

Willow Grove Community Development Corporation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing safe, affordable housing and free services such as counseling, tax preparation, and senior farm market vouchers.

Click HERE to download an application or contact us at 215-657-3340 to have an application mailed to you. Submit completed applications to:

Willow Grove Community Development Corporation

PO Box 1097

Willow Grove, PA 19090

Fax: 215-657-1664