Central Oregon—Thanks to funds provided by Northwest Area Foundation, NeighborImpact is helping Central Oregonians save toward their personal goals and better their financial futures by offering a “Goal Savers” program. Each Goal Savers participant identifies a specific financial goal they plan to accomplish upon completion of the program. This goal is entirely individualized and could be anything that helps the individual move toward financial stability. They might save to rent a home, repair a carRead More >

Central Oregon—NeighborImpact Head Start has returned to in-person instruction! We know how important in-person interaction is for early learning, so we’ve taken extra safety precautions to make it possible, including teacher vaccination, smaller classroom sizes, alternating schedules, rigorous cleaning procedures and enhanced hygiene. “There’s smiles on everybody’s faces today! The kids are so excited to be back,” said Head Start Director, Kim Brown. Half of the children will attend classes on Mondays and Tuesdays whileRead More >

  Central Oregon—Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, homeownership was unattainable for many Central Oregonians. With the effects of the pandemic on the housing market, purchasing a home has become even more difficult. Through a partnership with Central Oregon Association of Realtors, NeighborImpact is helping to make homeownership a reality with “On the Home Stretch,” a closing cost assistance program. On the Home Stretch offers assistance navigating the home buying process through counseling with a certifiedRead More >

Central Oregon—AARP Foundation is providing free tax-aide to Central Oregon residents starting Tuesday, February 16. NeighborImpact helps to facilitate this service by providing an office location for IRS-certified tax preparers. The program is open to taxpayers of all ages and is not limited to AARP members. AARP will be providing tax services at the NeighborImpact Bend office Monday through Thursday and at the NeighborImpact Redmond office Tuesdays and Thursdays. Services are provided by appointment only.Read More >

Central Oregon—NeighborImpact is partnering with the country’s largest independent drive-thru coffee company, Dutch Bros Coffee, to raise awareness and funds for hunger relief. On Sunday, Feb. 14, Dutch Bros will celebrate Valentine’s Day with Dutch Luv Day where $1 from each drink sold is donated to organizations dedicated to creating stronger, healthier communities through hunger relief efforts. On average, $1 can provide three meals to families in need. Central Oregon Dutch Bros locations have chosen toRead More >

A partnership between NeighborImpact and Diversified Heating and Cooling brought about a winter miracle for one Redmond family. Don Loveless, owner of Diversified Heating and Cooling, wished to donate a new heating system to a family with great need. Loveless turned to NeighborImpact to find such a family. NeighborImpact identified a single mother of three children who live in an old, single-story, stick built home. The existing heating system consisted of radiant heat in theRead More >