Kind Deeds From Ridley Couple Keep Delco Smiling

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Volunteer Lois Bowman of Glenolden (left), with Amanda McGuigan of Ridley Township, Delco Spiderman, and Scott Andersen of Ridley Township at a Keep Delco Smiling Bowling Day event.
Image via Peg DeGrassa, MediaNews Group.
Volunteer Lois Bowman of Glenolden (left), with Amanda McGuigan of Ridley Township, Delco Spiderman, and Scott Andersen of Ridley Township at a Keep Delco Smiling Bowling Day event.

Woodlyn residents Amanda McGuigan and her husband Scott Andersen have created a nonprofit that’s sure to put a smile on your face. In fact, that’s the idea, writes Peg DeGrassa for the Daily Times.

They’ve founded “Keep Delco Smiling,” a nonprofit that offers random thoughtful and kind acts.

McGuigan started the nonprofit in 2019 by leaving little gifts with notes around town.

She didn’t expect anything to really come of it.

Then came 2020. There was a pandemic and a contentious presidential election.

Disheartened by the increased hatred and contempt for others, especially on social media, they decided to “Smiles” full time.

McGuigan and Andersen used their own money and welcomed donations.

Their first project was a complimentary Easter egg hunt for Ridley’s Derwood Park neighborhood. More than 50 kids showed up.

It’s been all smiles ever since.

Activities have included a free bowling day, a free family movie night, and a pop-up rock painting pizza party.

They’ve provided free coffee, free hot dogs, free water ice, handed out cash to essential workers, and distributed flowers and gifts cards.

 “Often people will tell us, ‘This means a lot, I was having a really bad day,” McGuigan shared.

Read more at the Daily Times about “Keep Delco Smiling.”

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