Census 2020

February 26, 2020

You may have seen us promoting a lot of information about the Census coming up and been wondering why a community service agency would care so much about the government counting people.

Well it’s because the Census directly impacts the services we are able to provide to the residents of Butte County. Programs like our Esplanade House, Weatherization, Food Bank, etc.

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KKXX Chico Now Radio and Butte CAA Talk VITA 2020

February 21, 2020

Local KKXX radio show Chico Now, had our very own Krystal Tyranowski, Assistant to the CEO, and Amanda Scofield, Program & Marketing Specialist on as guests to talk about this years’ VITA program. 

Thank you, once again, to Vince Haynie for hosting us on the show to help spread the news about this and other programs we provide to the community.

You can listen to the podcast by clicking here, or read the transcript of the interview below.

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North Point Apartments Featured in National Newsletter

February 10, 2020

Exemplary Work

Community Action Agency of Butte County was featured as a Member Highlight in the National Community Action Partnership Community Economic Development E-newsletter for its successful work with the North Point Apartments. Our project is just one example of what community agencies can and continue to do to address local issues. 

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EITC Awareness Day 2020

January 31, 2020

It's EITC Awareness Day! This tax season, you could be eligible for EITC depending on your income or household. If you have earnings of $55,952 or less, you should see if you qualify online or visit one of our VITA program sites. 

If you qualify for EITC, you must file a federal income tax return and claim the credit to get it, even if you owe no tax or aren’t required to file a return. Our VITA program can help you prepare your taxes and find out if you qualify for EITC!

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Get FREE Tax Help: VITA program in Butte County Starts February 1st

January 29, 2020

Want FREE help with your tax preparation?  

Did your household earn less than $56,000 in 2019?

You are in luck! Starting February 1st and continuing until April 10th, 2020 you can head on over to one of the locations in Butte County, listed below, to get free help filing your 2019 Federal and State income taxes.

When you are planning your time, keep in mind that both spouses must be present if filing joint tax return.

EITC

You may be eligible for The Earned Income Tax Credit, EITC or EIC, is a benefit for working people with low to moderate income. To qualify, you must meet certain requirements and file a tax return, even if you do not owe any tax or are not required to file. EITC reduces the amount of tax you owe and may give you a refund.

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Thank you, Tara!

January 08, 2020

After working for the Community Action Agency of Butte County for the past three years, Chief Financial Officer Tara Campbell is moving onto the next step in her professional journey. We will miss her and she leaves behind an impact that will help us for years to come. 

The unique opportunity to move into a family business is one she couldn’t turn down. “I'm moving onto the next best thing in my life, but I will always support CAA. I'm sad to leave, but I'm excited about what the future holds, as well, ” she said. Read More

Give it Up for #GivingTuesday

November 27, 2019

The day after Thanksgiving everyone goes into a frenzy to score deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. These retail holidays place a huge amount of emphasis on the urgency of need. But what does real need look like? Take a look around our community.

This year, try to hang on to the grateful spirit of Thanksgiving a little longer. What are you thankful for?

The Tuesday after Thanksgiving has been deemed Giving Tuesday, and turns the focus away from what you can GET, and instead focuses on what you can GIVE. This year, #GivingTuesday falls on December 3rd. This global movement aims to transform how people think about, and participate in the giving season. 

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New resources for Californians facing natural disasters and power shutoffs

November 20, 2019

In the midst of the current wildfire season and in the face of more power shutoffs, we wanted to share new resources available to our communities. Having ONE place to go for all the info you need is a big help!

The State of California has developed a number of resources to support local communities as we continue to face the threat of wildfires and power shutoffs.

Governor Newsom has launched a new state website, RESPONSE.CA.GOV, with tools and resources for Californians who have been impacted by wildfires and utility-directed power shutoffs.

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Volunteers Needed - CAA VITA Program

October 25, 2019

Help your community get and keep more of their hard-earned money! Volunteers interested in assisting in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program in 2020 are needed! We are looking for experienced tax preparers who can assist at each of our VITA sites in Chico and Durham. You can help people with low to moderate income file their taxes, and at the same time you’ll help taxpayers get tax credits and deductions that they’re entitled to receive. Take a look at how much our VITA volunteers saved people last year...

 

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