Nonprofit News and Events
The local Nonprofit, NeighborImpact, is helping Central Oregonians take pride in saving towards a personal goal and bettering their financial future by offering Goal Savers matched savings accounts to residents of Crook, Jefferson and LaPine.
• Robberson Ford, Newport Market and Erickson's Thriftway are collecting jars of peanut butter May 1st through May 15th to meet a growing need during the summer months to feed hungry children
• The Peanut Butter Drive is part of Ford Focus on Child Hunger, a five-state campaign in the Pacific Northwest by Ford dealers to eliminate child hunger through support of community food banks
Awareness around lead in Oregon drinking water is rising and schools throughout the state have discovered high levels of lead in their drinking water. Children are especially susceptible to lead exposure due to the higher rates at which their bodies absorb metals when compared with adults. To ensure the safety of the children in its community, NeighborImpact tested all of the organization's Head Start sites for lead.
Spring may have sprung, but the nights and mornings are still COLD. If you are cold, NeighborImpact may be able to help with your heating bills or provide resources to make your home more energy efficient. There are a number of heating and energy assistance programs available to Central Oregon residents at different times throughout the year. NeighborImpact's Energy Assistance program currently has a funds available and can provide financial assistance to income-qualified residents of the Tri-County area with electric and gas bills as well as propane, wood and oil.
NeighborImpact, the region's largest nonprofit provider of social services released statistics to its board of directors recently regarding demand for services during the 2017 calendar year. A total of 43,303 households in Central Oregon and 321,154 individuals sought one or more services from the agency, a one percent increase from 2016. Based on the tracking system, individuals and households are counted each time they receive services, and an individual or household may be counted more than once if they receive more than one service or receive a service more than one time in a six-month period.
The City of Prineville was notified this week of the award of a $962,271 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from Business Oregon to repair and rehabilitate the Prineville Senior Center building.
NeighborImpact's Food Recovery Program staff received good news in the form of a grant for $15,000 from Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation. The funds will be applied toward costs associated with collecting and delivering food through the organization's distribution network in Central Oregon.
NeighborImpact today announced that Rachel Suchan has been named Marketing and Communications Director. Suchan will be responsible for maintaining the organization's communications, marketing its programs and engaging with various media channels.
The purpose of the Central Oregon Community Needs Assessment is to assess and analyze conditions within the Central Oregon region that affect and impact the agency’s fulfillment of its mission. The assessment guides the agency’s strategic planning process, ensuring that the strategy’s focus is on addressing the areas of greatest community needs, the availability of resources to meet the needs, as well as the strengths and limitations of the agency. NeighborImpact completes a Community Needs Assessment every two years; this 2017 assessment will inform the 2017-19 agency strategic plan.
Awareness around lead in our drinking water in Oregon is rising and some schools in our state have had issues with high levels of lead in their drinking water. Given that children are especially susceptible to lead exposure because their bodies absorb metals at higher rates than adults, NeighborImpact thought it necessary to test all Head Start sites in our service area.