Community Action Newsletter
July 2016

Community Action
A Invitation from the Executive  Director, Renée Bruce
Washington County is a strong community and a great place to live and work, but at Community Action we know that many families living here struggle with poverty on a daily basis.  This is a complex challenge, but I believe that together we have the power to impact poverty in Washington County.  If you are interested in learning about solutions and hearing what some of your peers are doing to make a difference in the lives of their employees and their community, then I invite you to join us at the Community Action Leadership Lunch on September 27th.  Your support of Community Action and your commitment to take action around issues of poverty are important to us.  Thank you and I hope to see you at the Leadership Lunch.   
September 27, 2016

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Oregon Zoo Cascade Ballroom


Free Weatherization for your Home

Is your home losing heat or air conditioning? Apply today for FREE WEATHERIZATION services. For income qualified residents, Community Action provides weatherization improvements at no cost, such as ceiling insulation, EPDM roofs, floor insulation, wall insulation, duct sealing, heating systems, exhaust fans, water heaters, windows and refrigerator replacements.

To apply call 503.906.6550 or email or download application from

To find out more about what happens at an energy audit , watch the video below.

School Supplies for Head Start!
A new school year is not far away, which means back-to-school shopping is on the mind for a lot of us - especially our Head Start team.  Basic school supplies like crayons and notebooks are vital in our work with young children.  By donating school supplies, you help us stretch our dollars so we can provide more engaging and enriching experiences for our students throughout the year.  Click the link below to download your own shopping list, and help Head Start kids today!  For questions contact Gina Brooks / 503-693-3254. Shopping List
  • Large Crayola washable crayons
  • Wide ruled composition books - black
  • Crayola washable markers broadline
  • Sharpies
  • Elmers school glue
  • Elmers glue stick
  • Facial tissue
  • Dry erase markers
  • Crayola Dry Erase crayons
  • Post it Notes - Asst. sizes and colors
  • #2 Pencils
  • 1 ½ inch 3 ring binders - black or white
  • Crayola white chalk
  • Sidewalk chalk -asst. colors
  • drawing chalk assorted colors
  • Crayola air dry clay
  • Crayola colored pencils
  • Crayola oil pastels
  • Kid scissors
Donor Spotlight: New Seasons Market

We were chosen!  Nyberg Rivers New Seasons Market in Tualatin has voted in Community Action Head Start as one of their three Bag it Forward partners. Starting on August 10th, customers receiving a 5¢ reusable bag refund can choose to donate their refund to our organization. We would like to extend a huge Thank You to this long time community supporter!

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