T&E Care Mission & Goals
The mission of T&E Care is to maintain a network of people providing financial and other material assistance to persons in need in and around the Tredyffrin and Easttown township area.
T&E Care will provide assistance to local persons in need by:
- Identifying persons in need through contacts in the community;
- Communicating these needs, respecting always the privacy of the intended recipients, to the T&E Care network via email, this website, and other media; and
- Facilitating the delivery of such assistance through T&E Care directors, officers, and other volunteers.
T&E Care – Non-Profit Number
T&E Care was approved as a non-profit organization on February 10, 2006. The Employer Identification Number is 04-3846699.
If you want to confirm our organization’s information – you can find us on Guidestar’s website.
T&E Care Core Values
T&E Care members follow these Core Values in our efforts:
- Respect confidentiality
We respect our neighbors and strive to maintain confidentiality of the personal information shared by individuals requesting our assistance.
- Work quickly
When an urgent request is received, a quick response is often needed. We respond as quickly as possible to emergency requests.
- Approach in a neighborly manner
When a neighbor asks for assistance, we respond like a neighbor would, with compassion, respect, and caring, not like a bureaucratic agency.
- Be inclusive
T&E Care will lend a hand to anyone in our community who requests assistance as long as there is verifiable financial need. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability or marital status.
- Sound stewardship
We are grateful for and respect all of our community supporters. We strive to maintain high financial and ethical standards and responsibly utilize all donated funds and goods. To maximize the generous support of our donors, we operate as an all-volunteer organization.
- Community Partner
We work with other local community resources and organizations to magnify our ability to assist our community neighbors.
Any T&E Care volunteers who expect to have direct contact with children when involved in the organization’s work, are first to apply for both Child Abuse History Clearance and Criminal Background Record Check. Additionally they will either need an FBI clearance and fingerprints, or they will have to sign an affidavit saying that they have lived in PA for 10 or more years AND they have no criminal record. All directions and applications can be found on our Volunteer Page. Applications can also be found below.
T&E Care Confidentiality Policy
Guidelines for Volunteers:
Volunteers play an important role in the work of Tredyffrin & Easttown Care. The assistance and support they offer to the Organization and its clients is invaluable and their contributions are part of what make T&E Care work. The following guidelines have been developed to assist you in serving in this unique function. Offering to volunteer with T&E Care assumes your understanding and agreement with these guidelines.
Information you may see or hear can affect the lives and futures of T&E Care clients and their families. Volunteers must respect the privacy of this information and maintain the same in strict confidence.
Relations with T&E Care Clients:
Volunteers are viewed by T&E Care clients as representatives of T&E Care and are perceived by clients as authority figures. When clients raise issues of a personal or controversial nature, volunteers are placed in a difficult position. While working in a volunteer capacity for T & E Care, however, volunteers must refrain from debating, discussing or imposing their opinions on clients on personal or controversial issues.
In some instances volunteers may be asked to sign a Confidential Disclosure Agreement substantially in the form set out below. This is due to the extensive access that the volunteer may have to confidential information and is intended to serve as a reminder of his/her obligation to maintain the confidentiality of this information. Please note that the directors and officers of T&E Care are required by law to maintain such confidentiality; this is not necessarily the case with volunteers. Accordingly, when the volunteer has extensive access to confidential information but is not an officer or director, T&E Care may require execution of a Confidential Information Agreement to specify what his/her obligations are with respect to the information received.
Click HERE to download a copy of this policy plus the Confidential Information Agreement. (pdf)
T&E Care Nondiscrimination Policy
“It is the policy of Tredyffrin & Easttown Care to provide its services and supports to qualifying families residing in and around Tredyffrin and Easttown townships regardless of race, color, age, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin or handicap/disability”. Adopted 4/10/07
The mission of T&E Care is to maintain a network of people providing financial and other material assistance to persons in need in and around the Tredyffrin and Easttown township areas.
T&E Care is an IRS recognized non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the tax code. The official registration and financial information of Tredyffrin & Easttown Care may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1 (800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.