Local radio show Chico NOW! hosted our very own Stephanie Powell and Tim Hawkins to discuss the VITA program. Every tax season Butte CAA collaborates with the Chico State Business Dept. to help households that make less than $54,000 a year file their taxes for free! This not only helps local residents get their hard-earned money back, but it also has a benefit to the local economy when that money is spent at local businesses. Let's see what Stephanie and Tim have to say about it...
What Does VITA Stand For?
VITA stands for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance. This program exists as an ongoing partnership between us, The Butte CAA, and Chico State's College of Business Accounting Department. We help file returns to those persons who make under $54,000 a year. We've operated this program since 2008 in the community and we partner with Chico State's accounting department to provide qualified student volunteers to help complete your tax returns for free.Read More
The North State Food Bank is one of the huge programs that lies under Community Action Agency’s list of programs it oversees. NSFB is managed by Tom Dearmore who is the Community Services Manager at CAA. On August 22nd Dearmore went on air with Chico Now to talk about the North State Food Bank along with the CalRecycle Grant. Keep reading to see some highlights from the interview, or click here to listen to the radio interview.
North State Food Bank is one of the premiere programs that the Community Action Agency administers. They collect and distribute food through a vast service region. It encompasses Butte, Glenn, Colusa, Plumas, Sierra, and Tehama counties, which equals out to about 12,000 square miles.Read More
At the Community Action Agency of Butte County, our mission is to provide hope to people struggling with poverty to help them become more self-sustaining. Connecting with those in our community that share that goal is essential to the success of our organization and the people we serve.
Tim Hawkins, our Chief Programs Officer, was recently invited to speak with Carol Winkler, Host of Community Issues on KHAP Family Radio. Carol wanted to find out more about the Community Action Agency and it's programs, especially the Esplanade House. Carol shares our concerns for this community and all it's residents, including those struggling with poverty and homelessness. Tim was grateful for the opportunity to share a little about our programs, goals and needs.
The KKXX radio show Chico Now, recently had our very own Tim Hawkins, Chief Programs Officer, on as a guest. Matt Foor was the gracious host of the show and we appreciate his interest in what we are doing here in the community. He was interested to learn more about our Esplanade House and other CAA programs.
You can listen to the podcast by clicking here, or read the transcript of the interview below.
Hey, my guest today in the studio is Tim Hawkins, and he is the Chief Programs Officer for the Community Action Agency of Butte County, connected with the Esplanade House. Welcome, Tim.