Nonprofit News and Events
15 million Americans are victims of ID Theft every year in the United States and Oregon now has the dubious honor of ranking third in the nation for the crime. NeighborImpact’s HomeSource program offers free credit counseling and can help victims determine next steps, assist with rebuilding credit and reviewing credit reports.
NeighborImpact is working with United Way of Deschutes County to make sure low- to moderate-income taxpayers in Central Oregon get the most out of their tax returns. United Way oversees the program and NeighborImpact has offered its Bend and Redmond offices as tax-aid sites. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, an AARP Foundation program, helps people find more discretionary income for everyday essentials, such as food and housing, by assisting with tax services and ensuring they receive applicable tax credits and deductions. The service is free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older.
Hydro Flask—the award-winning leader in high-performance, insulated stainless steel flasks—announced the donation of approximately 6,000 Hydro Flask products to the Community Action Partnership of Oregon (CAPO) and its 17 Community Action Agencies (CAAs). Hydro Flask’s product donation is aimed at helping CAPO’s agencies, whose mission is to eradicate poverty in Oregon.
Hydro Flask—the award-winning leader in high-performance, insulated stainless steel flasks—is gifting $100,000 to three Bend, Oregon-based nonprofit organizations. The donation aims to give back to the local community that helped Hydro Flask become the business it is today. Recipients include Neighbor Impact Head Start, Oregon Adaptive Sports, and Oregon Natural Desert Association. Charities were chosen because of the positive impact each has within the Central Oregon community and the successful track records of converting donation dollars into community programs.
To say the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) can make or break a family’s income for the year, is not an understatement. For the 2013 tax year, the average refund in Oregon was over $2,000.That’s why NeighborImpact is recognizing the national event this Friday, January 30th. EITC puts cash in the pockets of low- and moderate-working families and helps stimulate Central Oregon’s economy by creating jobs and economic opportunities.
Thanks a to a $5,000 grant from the Oregon Association of Realtors Home Foundation, NeighborImpact can assist more families in Central Oregon realize the dream of homeownership. This competitive grant award comes at a perfect time because the home-buying season is just around the corner.
Tis the season for New Year’s resolutions. Many Americans set new goals at the beginning of the year to lose weight, improve relationships, or quit smoking. Those are all great, but did you know one third of Americans have no emergency savings? NeighborImpact’s HomeSource department encourages you to make saving money an important lifestyle habit in 2015.
A new slate of officers will lead the NeighborImpact Board of Directors starting in January, 2015. After two years of leadership, Board Chair Susan Bailey has passed on the gavel and will be replaced by in-coming chair, Chad Carpenter. The NeighborImpact board is designed to be diverse, representing all three counties and elected officials, the economically disadvantaged and community members bringing expertise from the fields of business, industry, labor, religious, welfare, and education or other major groups and interests in the community.
Over 12,000 pounds of food were donated to NeighborImpact’s regional warehouse last month, thanks to the help of community partners.
In the closing days of the 113th Congress, President Obama and Congress showed rare bipartisanship in agreeing on legislation to reauthorize the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014. The legislation was signed by the President on November 19, after being given final passage on an 88-1 vote in the Senate. The House had previously passed the bill unanimously. All of Central Oregon’s members of Congress, Sen. Ron Wyden, Sen. Jeff Merkley and Rep. Greg Walden, all voted in favor of the legislation.