Earth Day:  How Community Action Agency of Butte Counties Programs are Contributing to a Greener Future

April 21, 2022

Energy. Efficiency. Weatherization. Food Rescue.

Those key words are the stepping stones that are paving the way to a greener and more sustainable future. Most of us know the importance of being energy efficient, the benefits of weatherizing our homes, reducing the amount of overall waste in homes and in our landfills, but all of these things are also beneficial to our environment.

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Dear North State, A Look Back on 2021

December 30, 2021

This holiday season, all of us at the Community Action Agency of Butte County, Inc. want to wish you and your loved ones a time of peace, healing, and joy.

Whether natural disaster, health crisis, or an underperforming economy, Butte CAA has found ways to assist our most vulnerable community members. We want to express appreciation to all the Board, Staff, and Volunteers who make our efforts possible each day. Butte CAA remains committed to our communities as we have since 1967. 

Even during this unusual year of 2021, we were able to accomplish much through our efforts. 

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Reasons to (Amazon) Smile with Butte CAA

November 10, 2021

Getting your online holiday shopping done early this year is going to be crucial with the expected shipping delays. The sooner you start shopping online this year, the sooner you can begin your holiday charitable giving. Plus, it's at no extra cost to you and you'll still be able to buy exactly what you want. 

By shopping on AmazonSmile you can donate to a good cause while doing your normal or holiday shopping, just by choosing the Community Action Agency of Butte County, Inc. as your charity. When you make a purchase, Amazon Smile donates 0.5% of what you’ve spent and donates it to Butte CAA. How cool that you can donate without spending any extra money!

We know that budgets are tight for a lot of us right now and it may seem like you have a hard choice to make between giving to charity or getting gifts for those you care about. Here is a way to do both at the same time. 

By following the instructions below you can shop via your browser or the app on your phone.

Here's how to Sign Up for AmazonSmile:

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LIHEAP Takes Action!

August 20, 2021

Paying Power Bills

No matter where you stand on the climate change debate, we can all agree that the current state of things isn't the best. As we continue to have hotter summers and bigger wildfires; it seems every year new records are set. 

Consequently, our energy sources take a hit. We see increases in the cost of using energy and running water at home. Energy efficiency becomes more important so we can stretch the resources we have available and our hard-earned dollars. 

We often worry about the increase in our power bills when the seasons reach their peaks. In the last year we have seen what happens to power grids when they are pushed too far in extreme weather. In Northern California we will no doubt see another large shift in energy use due to the wildfires currently burning and anyone displaced because of them.

Situations like this are exactly what LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) is designed to help with. Through the American Rescue Plan Act in 2021, LIHEAP received $4.5 billion dollars in supplemental funding to help in providing payments. Butte CAA received an additional allocation of funding from ARPA to support our efforts to respond to the needs of our community’s residents.

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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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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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Dear North State: A Letter from Butte CAA to You

December 23, 2020

Dear North State, 

This holiday season all of us at the Community Action Agency of Butte County, Inc. want to wish you and your loved ones a time of peace, healing and joy. The year 2020 has brought many things that we do not want to see continued into 2021, but Butte CAA remains committed to our communities as we have since 1967. 

Whether natural disaster, health crisis or underperforming economy, we are here to help in whatever way that we can. I want to express appreciation to all of the Board, Staff, and Volunteers who make our efforts possible each day. 

When we look at our strengths, we have many people in our organization who are motivated and feel a humble sense of responsibility to others. This combination is a dynamite one for our agency and helps us get what needs to be done to help people in need. Our employees and volunteers are inspiring - day in and day out they get the job done with quality effort. 

Even during this unusual year of 2020, we were able to accomplish much through their efforts. 

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National Energy Awareness Month

October 07, 2020

October is Energy Awareness Month. This is a nationally supported effort to bring awareness to how energy use affects us and our planet in our everyday lives. Learning about sustainability and auditing your home to see where your dollars are going are two ways you can participate this month. 

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KKCC Chico NOW! with Special Guest Rosario

October 02, 2020

This month's KKXX Chico NOW! episode, hosted by Vince Haney, featured our CEO Thomas Tenorio and special guest Rosario Zepeda, the newest case manager at our Esplanade House. The three of them had several things to talk about during this month’s show.

Listen to the full episode: [Click Here]

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