Baby Promise Pilot Program to Increase Quality Child Care in Central Oregon

Central OR – Oregon is experiencing a true crisis in infant and toddler child care. The state lacks a supply of quality child care options for our youngest children. There are many barriers that families face when securing child care, including long wait lists, limited choices of available providers, a lack of quality care facilities and costs of care that rival the cost of college tuition. This lack of availability and affordability has a ripple effect of negativeRead More >

NeighborImpact to Host Spirited Happy Hour

Bend, January 14, 2019 – Central Oregon’s most spirited nonprofit is inviting community members 21 years of age and older to enjoy some spirits with them. Join NeighborImpact on January 23, 2019 for another Spirited Happy Hour event. This event is designed to thank the potters who created unique bowls for “Empty Bowls,” our annual signature event to relieve hunger. Spirited Happy Hour is the third in our series of casual events that encourages folks to gather atRead More >

NeighborImpact Hosts Early Head Start Ribbon Cutting

Bend, OR – This January NeighborImpact’s Early Head Start program is celebrating its one-year anniversary. As a part of this anniversary celebration, NeighborImpact is very excited to be launching a new addition to the program and will host an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony at the new location on January 17, 2019 from 3-6 PM at 2747 SW 6th St., Suite 103, Redmond. NeighborImpact’s Early Head Start program serves pregnant women and children ages 0 to 3 in the RedmondRead More >

NeighborImpact Invites You to Celebrate #GivingTuesday

Bend, OR- NeighborImpact celebrates #GivingTuesday by asking followers on social media to “Give $5, Tag 5 Friends.” Join NeighborImpact’s #GivingTuesday initiative by visiting Facebook.com/neighborimpact. Make a donation of at least $5 to NeighborImpact to kick off the charitable giving season, and post it to Facebook. When you make your post, tag 5 friends, and challenge them to make a gift greater than or equal to yours. Be sure to use #GivingTuesday, tell them why you choose to give, and tagRead More >

I Like Pie 2018 is Right Around the Corner!

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 >

Whole Foods Feed4More

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 >

Empty Bowls 2018

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 >

Central Oregon neighbors celebrate community during NeighborWorks Week

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 Host Peanut Butter Drive to Stock NeighborImpact Food Bank

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 >

NeighborImpact Head Start Sites Test Lead-Free

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 >

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