Bend, OR – 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 Friday, 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 >

Bend, OR – AARP Foundation is providing free tax-aide to Central Oregon residents from February 3 to April 15. NeighborImpact helps to facilitate this service by providing an office location for clients to meet with IRS-certified tax preparers. The program is open to taxpayers of all ages and is not limited to AARP members. Last year NeighborImpact facilitated the preparation of taxes for over a thousand individuals, bringing over $1.1 million to the Central Oregon economy through tax returnsRead More >

Bend, OR – NeighborImpact’s HomeSource Program is helping residents navigate Central Oregon’s competitive rental market with its Ready to Rent workshop series.  The 4-session class provides coaching to rental applicants as well as current renters, and offers tools to overcome barriers to housing and eviction prevention. Class topics include fair housing law, what landlords look for in a tenant, how to overcome past barriers and more. Participants also learn how to budget for housing costs and ways toRead More >

Redmond, OR – NeighborImpact’s Food Recovery Program staff received good news in the form of a grant for $12,000 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’s Food Recovery Program collects produce, dairy products, bread and meat from 18 grocery stores in Deschutes County. The organization transports the food in refrigerated trucks to its warehouse for distributionRead More >

Point in Time count takes place on January 29; aims to collect data integral to the availability of services preventing homelessness Bend, OR – The Homeless Leadership Coalition, along with NeighborImpact and other local agencies, will conduct the annual Point-In-Time Count in Central Oregon on January 29-31, 2020. The Point-In-Time count is a nationwide effort to count every person experiencing homelessness across the country. The count attempts to capture both sheltered, (i.e. living in emergency shelters andRead More >

Grants will benefit Prineville, Madras and Regional Housing Initiative In a reflection of the organization’s mission to “support people and strengthen communities”, NeighborImpact has secured a total of over $2.3 million in CDBG funds in support of community facilities and public infrastructure for Central Oregon cities and counties. The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program provides grant funds to cities and counties to upgrade public infrastructure, develop community facilities and provide essential services to itsRead More >

This Holiday season, don’t miss your opportunity to give back to your local community by donating new or gently used winter attire. Suggested donations include: Hats Mittens Scarves Socks Coats Boots All sizes are needed and will benefit the children and families of NeighborImpact’s Head Start. Donations can be dropped of at any of the following locations: OSU Extension Services/Redmond Fair Grounds Logan’s Market of Redmond Coastal Farm Supply of Redmond NeighborImpact extends its gratitudeRead More >

Redmond, OR- First Story, a local non-profit organization, is providing affordable homeownership opportunities in Sisters, OR.  Homes will be constructed in McKenzie Meadows by builder Hayden Homes and sold by First Story to qualified applicants through a 30-year, zero interest loan and zero down payment. In order to qualify, interested homebuyers must take a Homebuyer Education Workshop through NeighborImpact’s HomeSource program as a first step in the application process. This workshop will help applicants successfully navigateRead More >

The Homeless Leadership Coalition (HLC) has been working with our regional network of emergency and permanent shelters, and service providers to ensure we have a location for a warming shelter in Bend this winter. A warming shelter is vital in order to keep individuals experiencing homelessness warm at night, and save lives. On October 29 the HLC convened a meeting with community partners and public officials to issue an emergency call for help in identifyingRead More >

Redmond, OR- This Giving Tuesday, NeighborImpact is launching Sprout. Sprout is NeighborImpact’s campaign to cultivate change; literally. With Sprout, connect your debit or credit card to round-up your purchases automatically. Those pennies then get donated straight to NeighborImpact. You can even set a monthly cap for your budget. We know you care about NeighborImpact’s poverty relief efforts and that you can’t always write a big check. That’s why we’ve made making a difference easy for everyone.Read More >