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Covid 19 Update March 18, 2020

CUSTOMERS NEEDING ASSISTANCE

Our staff remain available to help low-income customers in various ways.  As of March 19, You can reach us by calling 836-4500.

  • Head Start and Early Head Start classes are closed, matching the closure of the school districts.  Classes are NOT in session at the Wheatley Early Education Center.
  • Inquiries about rent, utility assistance, or other basic needs can be made by calling 836-4500.  Customers are highly encouraged NOT to walk-in for assistance as appointments will be necessary and we don’t want to use your transportation means or fuel unnecessarily.
  • Weatherization inspections are on hold until further notice.
  • Diaper Depot distributions will proceed as scheduled.  Current Diaper Depot customers with questions should call 836-4500.
  • Commodity deliveries will proceed as scheduled.  Current commodities customers with questions should call 836-4500.
  • Mobile food pantries in Auburn and Rossville will proceed as scheduled.  Volunteer assistance is needed for packaging food boxes.  Customers and volunteers can call 836-4500 to inquire.
  • English Language Classes will be held online, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  Current students are being called with arrangements.  Interested students may call 836-4500.
  • AARP Tax Preparation Services are canceled until further notice.  All customers with appointments are being called.  Rescheduling is not, unfortunately, an option at this time. Customers with questions may contact 836-4500 or may call Community Resources Council staff at 233-1365.

Watch here and on Facebook for additional updates, and, stay well.

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Community Assessments

Community Assessment 2018 Final

2017 CAI Needs Assessment

2016 CAI Community Assessment

 

 

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Join our Board of Directors!

About our Board

At Community Action, we fight poverty. We use advocacy, resource coordination, and direct, supportive services to achieve our goals. Our work as a private, non-profit corporation is overseen by a 30-member, volunteer Governing Board of Directors. The members of the Board represent the communities we serve and are elected in 3 categories of concern: Private Sector, Public Sector, and Poverty Sector.

Opportunities

We are not accepting applications at this time. Check our website and Facebook page for updates on Board vacancies!

 

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Volunteers Needed for Senior Services

Mobile Food Pantry Volunteer

Hours: 12PM-2PM

Schedule: Every 4th Wednesday of each month weather permitting (except December and January)

Location: Rossville Mobile Food Pantry

Mobile food pantries distribute fresh produce and other nutritious foods to families in need at sites where access to food assistance is limited. Volunteers will be asked to:

  • Provide support in bagging and loading foods into cars as customers arrive
  • Assist with clean-up and getting rid of trash at the end of the event

Desired Skills:

  • Have a commitment to Community Action
  • Enjoy working with people
  • Able to keep client information confidential
  • Dependable, independent, and compassionate
  • Ability to stand for the entire duration of the volunteer activity
  • Willingness to be outside in any weather elements
  • Lifting is required, unless you have lifting restriction

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be at least 12 years old
  • Must provide your own transportation to mobile food pantry

All volunteers interested in this opportunity will be interviewed by the Senior Services Coordinator staff, who will provide training on mobile food pantries, nutrition, and volunteer expectations. All supplies need to bag supplies will be provided.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact a Community Action Partner at (785) 836-4500.

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Diapers and Diaper Depot Resources

diapersCommunity Action is pleased to partner with The Junior League of Topeka to support proud, low-income parents by providing a healthy diapering support system. We distribute 10,000 diapers per month and your donation of diapers and funds to support the program are critical. We encourage businesses and civic groups to consider hosting diaper drives and donating your collected diapers and cash to the program. Individual donations are also welcomed.

Learn more by calling us at 785-836-4500.

 

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Matching Gifts

Double Your Donation

Did you know many companies match the donations of their employees? You can double the impact of your donation by simply contacting  your HR department to see if your employer will match your charitable donation and completing a matching gift form.  With your help, our resources will expand and grow to further help the needs of those struggling in our community.

Once the appropriate forms are completed, please mail it to:

Community Action, Inc.
PO Box 5256
Topeka, KS 66605

Community Action is a nonprofit organization classified as tax exempt under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Our tax ID number is 48-0780983.

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AmazonSmile

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Amazon shoppers- you can now give back while you shop online

By only spending a few minutes to select your charity of choice, AmazonSmile provides an automatic way for you to support Community Action every time you shop! Visit smile.amazon.com and sign in with your existing Amazon account, and search for Community Action, Inc. of Topeka, KS. Once you choose your favorite charitable organization, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price on eligible items to that organization– at no extra cost to you!

 

To learn more about the AmazonSmile program, visit smile.amazon.com and sign up today!

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Dillons Community Rewards

Dillons Community RewardsGive Back by Shopping at Dillons!

Do you have a Dillons Plus Shopper’s card? With just a few clicks, you can sign up to give back to Community Action each time you shop at Dillons at no cost to you!

Enroll by visiting www.dillons.com/communityrewards and select Community Action, Inc. (or search by # 76611), and Community Action will earn funds to further meet the needs of our community.

 

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