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.
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.
NeighborImpact Head Start is now accepting applications for enrollment for the 2016-2017 School Year. Children who live in Crook and Deschutes Counties may be eligible for Head Start, a free, high-quality pre-school and family support program. To register, families must meet income eligibility requirements and submit an application and income documentation.