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Thank you for your interest in Community Action Partnership of Orange County and our OC Food Bank. With the support of friends like you, we are able to help eliminate hunger and poverty in Orange County. Please consider making a meaningful donation to help us reach our 2017 goals!
"I was struggling to pay my bills and I'm a senior so, I am glad there are services available to help me."

Jose is a senior citizen living in the city of Anaheim. He was struggling to pay his electric bill and received a Disconnection Notice from Anaheim Public Utilities. Jose like many of the people we serve, survive primarily on their monthly Social Security benefit. Because he was worried and didn't have the funds to pay his bill, he searched for assistance. After both the city of Anaheim and a local community center recommended Jose see what services CAPOC could help him with, Jose called  us asking for utility assistance and received more than he expected. Not only did we prevent his electricity from being shut off he also received the following installations:
  •          Carbon Monoxide Alarm
  •          Caulking
  •          Door Repair
  •          Door Replacement
  •          Duct Repair and Replacement
  •          Filter Replacement , Furnace
  •          LED Night Lights
  •          LED Replacement Bulbs
  •          Power Strips
  •          Refrigerator Replacement
  •          Smoke Alarm
  •          Weather Stripping
  •          8 Window Replacements
  •          2 Toilets Replaced
Our CAPOC staff also went to the house of Barbara, an elderly woman who previously worked in the White House doing advocacy work for woman rights. She is now living alone and having issues with her health.  When we arrived at her house s he was very talkative and delighted to just have people to speak with. She was moved to tears when she saw the new stove we were installing so she can continue to cook meals for herself and maintain her independence.  

Last year we were able to enroll more than 850 people just like Jose and Barbara into our weatherization program.

We are truly proud of our Energy and Environmental team for creating a tangible impact in the lives of so many people. 
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Giving Back

Thank you to everyone who came out to support the OC Food Bank on their MLK holiday! 




Hope for the Holidays

This year 22 families at our two Family Resource Centers were "adopted" for the holiday season. They were provided with new clothes, toys for the children, and holiday food baskets. In addition to all of the families that were adopted, we distributed 1,300 toys to all eligible families at our Family Resource Centers.




Get Your Taxes Done for FREE!

If your household income was less than $60,000 in 2016, you may be eligible to file your taxes for free and keep more of what you earned with valuable tax credits. 

It's simple and FREE!  File your own taxes at www.MyFreeTaxes.comOr, schedule an appointment at our Family Resource Centers free tax preparation sites:
  1. Anaheim Independencia Family Resouce Center
    10841 Garza Ave
    Anaheim, CA 92805
    (714) 826-9070 
  1. El Modena Family Resource Center 
    18672 E. Center Ave.
    Orange, CA 92869 
    (714) 532-3595 
If you worked during 2016, and your household earned income was less than $53,505, you may be eligible to receive the Federal and California Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) of up to $6,000.

Do you qualify for EITC:
  • Be a U.S. citizen or resident alien for all of 2016
  • Have a social security number valid for employment
  • Earned income during 2016
  • Cannot use "Married Filing Separately" filing status
  • Cannot be claimed as a qualifying child
  • Cannot file Form 2555 or 2555-EZ (relating to foreign earned income)
For more information or additional sites, visit www.UnitedWayOC.org/free-tax-prep 
Take Our Community Needs Assessment Survey!

We are conducting our 2017 Community Needs Assessment to better understand the needs of the residents of Orange County. By completing this survey, you will help our organization identify important issues affecting our community so that we can help foster change. We hope that you will take this opportunity to share your opinions to make Orange County healthier and more prosperous !

This survey is an anonymous survey, and your responses will be kept confidential. This survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes of your time, and you will be given the opportunity to enter into a drawing for a $50 Target gift card.
El Modena Senior Holiday Party

Seniors at our El Modena Family Resource Center had their end of the year party, celebrating with food and gifts. The Beacon Church adopted all of our seniors this year and brought them gifts from their wish lists. Our teen, Moises, came to sing to our seniors. It was a great afternoon for all of our Seniors!


Cavalia Odysseo

Thanks to Cavalia Odysseo, families from our two Resource Centers were able to enjoy this incredible performance.  Odysseo marries the equestrian arts, stage arts and high-tech theatrical effects at never-before-seen levels as 70 horses and 45 artists lead the spectator on a great journey in a world of dreams where, together, they discover some of the planet's most unforgettable landscapes. Our families enjoyed treats, got to meet some of the artists, were able to ask questions, and got to see the horses. Everyone was grateful for the opportunity to attend this great show with their families during the holiday season!


Shop at Ralphs and Give Back!

Help raise needed funds to feed the hungry. Everyone buys groceries;  why not make your weekly trip to the supermarket mean more than food on your table? With your food purchases at Ralph's, you can provide funds to  Community Action Partnership of Orange County and our OC Food Bank!
 
We have found a very easy way for you to donate, and it won't cost you a penny!
All you need to do is become a member of Ralph's Community Contribution Program. Your card needs to be re-enrolled each year!
 
We invite you to register your Ralphs Rewards card with the Ralphs Community Contribution program by specifying Community Action Partnership of Orange County (#80853) as the recipient. Then, every time you use your Ralphs Rewards card when making purchases, CAPOC will receive a donation of 1-4% of your bill!

TO REGISTER FOR THE FIRST TIME:
  1. Log in to www.ralphs.com
  2. Click on Sign In/Register
  3. Click Create an Account
  4. Enter account information
  5. Confirm your e-mail account
  6. Link your card to CAPOC by clicking on Community Rewards, entering our 5 digit NPO #80853, click 'Search', Select CAPOC, and Save Changes
IF YOU HAVE ALREADY REGISTERED YOUR REWARDS CARD ON-LINE:
  1. Log in to www.ralphs.com
  2. Click Sign In/Register
  3. Enter your email address and password
  4. Click on 'My Account'
  5. Click on 'Edit Community Contribution Program'
  6. Link your card (or re-enroll) to CAPOC by entering our 5 digit NPO #80853, click 'Search', Select CAPOC, and Save Changes
Join Amazon Smiles

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support CAPOC every time you shop with Amazon.com.  When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you'll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. Just log into your account and in your settings set up "Community Action Partnership of Orange County" to be a beneficiary of all of your purchases. Just remember to type in smile.amazon.com before you shop! 
 


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