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Local Youth Honored by 76ers and Chick-fil-A for Community Work

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Philadelphia, PA – Declan Cassidy, a freshman at Swenson Arts & Technology High School, was recently recognized for his outstanding community service efforts by the Philadelphia 76ers and Chick-fil-A Restaurants.

Cassidy was awarded the “Chick-fil-A Caring Kid of the Game” during a recent Sixers game. This recognition program honors local youth who demonstrate a commitment to making a positive impact in their communities.

Declan’s dedication to helping those in need began at a young age. At just 10 years old, he began a collection of socks and clothing for individuals experiencing homelessness and addiction in Kensington and the greater northeast. In its first year, Declan’s drive collected over 1,000 pairs of socks. This sock collection began what is, today, Declan’s 501(c)(3) non-profit, Socks for the Streets and his 2023 Sock Drive saw a collection of 30,000 pairs of socks.

Cassidy’s commitment extends beyond his own foundation. He actively participates in his local 4-H chapter, the Air Force JROTC program, and volunteers with the Philadelphia Police Department’s 8th District Police Advisory Council and Toys for Tots.

Chick-fil-A at Whitman Square and Somerton have also also played a role in supporting Declan’s efforts. Our restaurants have hosted fundraising events at the restaurant.

“Declan is an inspiration to us all,” said Danny Clifton, Director of Community Engagement for Chick-fil-A Far Northeast Philadelphia. “His dedication to helping others is truly commendable.”

At the game, Chick-fil-A and the Sixers presented Declan with his award, VIP warmup passes, and a Sixers merchandise package from both Chick-fil-A and the Sixers.

Chick-fil-A Inc. and the Philadelphia 76ers are committed to recognizing and supporting young leaders like Declan Cassidy who are making a positive difference in their communities.

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