If you're retired or a senior: consider joining the Retired Senior Volunteer Corps (RSVP). RSVP is for volunteers 55 and older to lend their time and expertise in community service to non-profit organizations. In doing so, these volunteers will be provided with meaningful and on-going volunteer opportunities while they increase the capacity of their communities to address those critical needs.
Chelan-Douglas Community Action Council operates the Wenatchee Food Distribution Center, which distributes food to 12 different local food banks. To donate food to a specific food bank or to the food distribution center, contact our office at 620 Lewis Street, Wenatchee (509) 662-6156.
Consider taking part in our Green Bags Program: A door to door food collection program that will provide a steady supply of food to local Chelan-Douglas County food pantries. The program is really easy!Just sign up and receive a green shopping bag. Each time you go shopping, buy one extra non-perishable food item. Store it in your bag and on the second Saturday of every other month, a volunteer will pick up the bag, leave another in its place and take the filled bag to the North Central Washington Food Distribution Center.
Education Attend a Poverty Simulation and learn more about the realities of poverty. Community Action hosts a few every year and would be happy to share one with your group or organization. For more information about a Poverty Simulation email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep an eye out for events that we host. Our annual Spelling Bee benefits the Literacy Council, and Empty Bowls goes towards the Food Distribution Center.
Your monetary donations are greatly appreciated and will go to enhance one of our existing programs of your choice or to where the funds are most needed if unspecified. If you represent an organization who would like to support us, please let us know.
Go Shopping You can help Community Action even when you're shopping at some of your favorite stores! When shopping online at Amazon.com you can simply switch to Amazon Smile, same great experience, but a portion of your purchase goes to your favorite charitable organization.
You can also donate when you pay your Chelan PUD bill for the Helping Hand program. Helping Hand helps low-income families pay their electric bills. Customers can automatically make a Helping Hand donation every time they pay their bill. Just fill out and submit the form, noting the amount you'd like to add to your bill each month to contribute to Helping Hand. If you have any questions about the program, call (509) 661-8002.