Individuals and families of all ages and running/walking abilities are encouraged to come run/walk, bring pie, eat pie and have fun at the 2018 I Like Pie event. All proceeds of the event will benefit Girls on the Run and NeighborImpact. I Like Pie takes place on Thanksgiving Day, Nov 22, 2018. The two event options, an untimed 5k community run/walk and a shorter un-timed family fun run/walk, will again be in the Old Mill District with a new course design to ease congestion. The 3.1 mile courseRead More >

This holiday season, Whole Foods Market is raising funds for NeighborImpact through their Feed4More campaign. Between November 1 and December 24, guests can help feed a local family by making a donation of any amount of money at the register upon checkout. Last year the Feed4More fundraising campaign raised approximately $6,000, translating to 30,000 meals and 42,000 pounds of food. The organization hopes to see an increase in donations this year to accommodate a greatRead More >

The 17th Annual Empty Bowls event will take place on October 28, 2018 at the Central Oregon Community College Campus Center. Tickets are on sale now and can be found at NeighborImpact.org/empty-bowls. Attendees of the event will receive a beautifully handcrafted bowl made by local potters as well as gourmet soup or chili made by COCC Culinary Institute, artisan bread from the Village Bakery, beverages and dessert. Guests will enjoy a relaxed dining experience andRead More >

On September 10 Central Oregon residents and volunteers will revitalize Central Oregon and celebrate what makes it unique, as part of a week-long celebration of neighborhood improvement activities nationally recognized as NeighborWorks Week. During NeighborWorks Week, NeighborImpact and other NeighborWorks organizations across the country mobilized tens of thousands of residents, business people and government officials in a week of neighborhood change and awareness, including painting and landscaping properties, recognizing successful partnerships and hosting a numberRead More >

Robberson Ford is teaming up with Newport Market in Bend and Erickson’s Thriftway in Prineville to collect jars of peanut butter from May 1-15 to help NeighborImpact food bank meet the summer demand for nutritious, kid-friendly foods. The peanut butter drive is in response to the increased demand for this important staple during the summer months, when many children lose access to free or reduced school meal programs. It is estimated nearly 13 million kidsRead More >

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. Head Start is a pre-school program offered byRead More >