North Carolina Community Action Association
NC Empowered – February 2021
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Thank you to all our volunteers, sponsors, partners and staff for working together to make The Big Pop Up in Raleigh a major success! We were able to provide just over 1,000 cars and families with a food box, coconut water, community information and coupons, masks and assorted household items! We were honored to serve over 1,000 cars before we ran out of product. The need is so great, which is why we put on this event.
Thanks to our sponsors and partners, we received almost $1 million of financial or in-kind donations which allowed us to help so many people…We are excited to take The Big Pop Up to Statesville in March, to Edenton in May and to Waynesville in July
Buy NCCAA’s coffee blend - NEW Grounds Coffee - today and get it delivered to your door! The proceeds go to supporting the NEW Reentry Council, which supports returning citizens in Wilson, Nash and Edgecombe counties to ensure they have a successful reentry – learn more.
Success Story: Charlotte Area Fund put together this touching client testimonial. Tiesha is a single mom who moved to Charlotte to find a better life. Charlotte Area Fund helped her get her CNA, provided food and housing, and gave her the tools she needed to improve her life. Hear her story in this video.
- NCCAA’s 12 Days of Christmas Challenge Update: we were able to provide hundreds of families across the state with a food box and Christmas presents – see newsletter for some of the success stories.
- WAMY Provides 724 Senior Citizens With Gifts Over Christmas, High Country Press
- Experiment in Self-Reliance (ESR) hosted free COVID-19 testing and flu shots to the community
- Ms. Jones's Success Story, Passage Home posting
- Charlotte Area Fund Board Member Ms. Counts-Scoggins encourages others to get a COVID-19 vaccine, Atrium Health
- YVEDDI Holds Drug Take-Back Event, The Mount Airy News
- Sandhills Community Action Program Continued to Help End Homelessness in Moore County, Sandhills Sentinel
- The NCCAA, I-CARE, and the Economic Improvement Council Join the North Carolina for Better Medicaid (NCBM)
- VirtualCAP RoundUP: A Unique Community Action Network Resource
- Experiment in Self-Reliance Participates in EITC Awareness Day, ESR blog
Social Determinants of Health: Transportaion
Transportation: No Wheels, New Worries
How does this affect the average NC resident? For the typical family, transportation is the second biggest expense after housing, consuming about 20% of the family budget—that number is even more for low-income households. How we meet our mobility needs clearly is one of most pressing public policy issues
Learn about NCCAA’s Transportation Think Tank initiative formed to consider these issues and propose multi-faceted solutions: addressing systems, infrastructure and policy.
CPCA HOPE Specialist, Jamie Richard, is the employee of the quarter at Central Piedmont Community Action…
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- Clif Bar Family Foundation Small Grants, Feb. 1 deadline
- Healthier Kids For Our Future Mental Health Grant, Feb. 26 deadline
- Healthier Kids For Our Future Food Insecurity Grant, Cigna, Feb. 26 deadline
- Marion Stedman Covington Foundation grants