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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Reasons to (Amazon) Smile with Butte CAA

November 13, 2020

If you are like most of us and haven’t done your holiday shopping yet, there are probably a few online purchases in your future. Well, why not shop online and donate to a good cause at the same time? 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 is it that you can donate without spending any extra!

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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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COVID-19 Relief and Other Butte CAA Updates

September 04, 2020

Once a month, Butte CAA CEO, Thomas Tenoiro, spends some time with KKXX Chico NOW! Host, Vince Haney, to talk about what's going on at Butte CAA.

August's conversation was full of encouragement and packed with information about COVID-19 updates, the North State Food Bank and housing development projects.

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Fire Season Resources

September 02, 2020

Fire season is a time that California, particularly the North State, is all too familiar with and it's growing longer and feels more intense every year that passes. 

Each year our forest and land management professionals do their part to help prevent fires and our brave firefighters do their part to put out the flames. However, we must also do our part and be prepared to stay safe and educate ourselves on resources of preparing for an emergency, what to do in an emergency, along with fire recovery and supporting others.

We’ve compiled a directory of links to sites with information about wildfire season and keeping you safe. This directory will be updated as new resources become available. 

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LIHEAP Takes Action!

August 07, 2020

You or someone you know may have already been worrying about summer and the uptick in your power and energy costs, and that was even before the pandemic which caused major job losses.

Many of us don’t know when finances will recover or when we will go back to work, though there are bills that still need to be paid. Or even though you are working a full-time job, maybe one and a half, it’s still tough to make ends meet for your family.

Situations like this are exactly what LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) is designed to help with. Nationally, LIHEAP has received an extra $900 million in funding this year through the CARES Act to help with the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to its $3.74 billion annual funding for 2020.

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Inexpensive Ways to have Fun this Summer

July 24, 2020

With this summer being different than usual, we wanted to offer some suggestions of how to have fun at home without having to spend much money. Routine, imagination, and getting your body moving are great ways to spend time before school starts up again, as well as ways to keep you positive when school is in session.

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Public Safety Power Shutoffs and Butte CAA

July 10, 2020

CEO Thomas Tenorio and Chico NOW! radio show host Vince Haynie talked about the CAA’s newest effort to respond to the impact of Public Safety Power Shutoffs, or PSPS, events for summer power shutoffs.

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Butte CAA by the Numbers

June 05, 2020

Our mission is to improve the economic security of low-income individuals, and we enjoy sharing stories of success in our community. It's a great way to show everyone that our work at Butte CAA is having a positive impact on lives. 

However, stories can only tell part of the picture. Our very own CEO, Thomas Tenorio, visited Vince Haney at KKXX Chico NOW! radio and had a conversation about Butte CAA's impact measured in numbers. 

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