Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 30, 2021

Child Abuse Prevention Month

Butte CAA and other county organizations are committed to providing support and programs to educate and prevent child abuse. Since April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, we wanted to talk about how everyone can help through education and awareness, as well as how programs like our Esplanade House provide support for families so they can thrive. 

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Announcing the 530 Food Rescue Coalition

April 27, 2021

We are excited about the launch of our latest program in combating hunger and food waste in Butte County, the 530 Food Rescue Coalition!  It is community action at its best and we want to share it with you.

This effort is a partnership that the Community Action Agency of Butte County, Inc. has created with the Center for Healthy Communities. 

In an interview with KZFR Radio, Center for Healthy Communities' Health Education Specialist, Sheila McQuaid, talked about how the project came to be, what the focus of the 530 Food Rescue Coalition (530 FRC) will be, and what that means for our community. 

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Butte CAA Earns Gold Guidestar Seal of Transparency

March 31, 2021

The Community Action Agency of Butte County was recently recognized for our commitment to transparency and accountability with a 2021 Gold Seal on our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile! This adds to our Gold Seals from 2018 and 2019.

For non-profits, the importance of transparency and accountability cannot be overstated. We have to manage government funds, grants, and gifts from private donors in a way that honors the spirit of those contributions and makes the most of every dollar. We are accountable to our community. 

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CA COVID-19 Rent Relief; Helping Landlords and Renters

March 19, 2021

Rent relief is finally here! For over a year, people have been struggling to pay their rent and landlords have been frustrated by not receiving rent checks and what that means for their ability to manage properties. Well, there is new legislation in the state of California to help everyone get the relief they need.

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Hearts for Hunger - North State Food Bank

February 19, 2021

February is the month of hearts. We see hearts everywhere. We celebrate those we love with flowers, balloons and cards with hearts. We are focused on the gift of those we care for and love in our lives. What if there was a way to share that love beyond our friends and family to the entire community?

Here at Community Action Agency’s North State Food Bank, we received a donation that warmed our hearts and got us thinking a bit. The donation letter said the following:

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Get FREE Tax Help: VITA Program in Butte County

February 05, 2021

Want FREE help with your tax preparation?  

Did your household earn $57,000 or less in 2020?

You are in luck! Starting February 16th, you can schedule an appointment to get free help filing your 2020 Federal and State income taxes.

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EITC Awareness Day 2021

January 29, 2021

It's EITC Awareness Day! This tax season, you could be eligible for EITC depending on your income or household. If your household has earnings of $56,844 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!

More information on our VITA 2021 program to come soon. Subscribe to our blog and follow us on Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates!

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How the New Presidential Administration May Affect your Rent

January 27, 2021

On January 20, 2021 Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States.  With any change in administration you should be aware of how the new policies and executive orders that come from the White House can effect you.

One of the first items of business being addressed by the new White House Administration is people's struggle to pay rent and the worry that they may be evicted during this pandemic.

We have been navigating the effects of COVID-19 as best we can, but it has gone on longer than most people predicted and personal finances are still in jeopardy for many Americans. 

Forbes Advisor recently published an article on what we may see from the Executive Order that President Biden signed soon after his inauguration that extended many of the actions initiated by President Trump.

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Thanks to You, North State

January 20, 2021

Northern California has shown its resiliency repeatedly since 2018. We don’t need to tell you all that we’ve experienced, but we do want to tell you about the good that’s happened in our community.

By coming together, we were able to make some great things happen. Our mission at Butte CAA is to lift others up and out of poverty, but everyone in our community plays a part as well through volunteering, donating, and spreading the word about our programs. Let’s look at some of those achievements together.

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Our Plans for 2021

January 08, 2021

Wow what a year 2020 was! We, as an agency, were put to work in ways we couldn’t have imagined in life before a pandemic. But now that we are here in 2021, we are ready to help you, our North State community, by providing you with tangible resources and supplies when in need.

Looking Ahead with Hope

We are hopeful that this year will be better. For us, hope is non-negotiable. It’s how we operate. Since we are in the business of helping our community members who are experiencing tough times, we are actively supplying hope in forms like boxes of groceries or ensuring that power bills get paid.

Though we are ready to meet the critical needs we know of, we can’t tell the future or know what may happen in the next 12 months. If you would like to help our efforts financially or by volunteering, we welcome your interest and there are many areas to get involved.

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