April 28, 2020 – 2020 marks the 56th year since the Community Action Agency was established to help families in the Cincinnati Hamilton County area overcome obstacles to poverty. In recognition of May being Community Action Month, CAA will be hosting a donation drive starting Friday, May 1 from 8-11 a.m. for Head Start families in need during this time.
“This is a critical time for many of our Head Start families and it is our top priority to support them in every way we can,” said Renee Daniel, Vice President of Early Childhood Education for the Community Action Agency Head Start Program. “Through the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been in constant communication with our families through virtual visits and dropping off learning packets to ensure our children are continue to grow. However, for many of our families and children, Head Start is not only a place to learn but also a place to receive resources such as diapers and wipes for their children. These Necessity Packs will ensure they are continuing to receive those services.”
CAA is asking for donations for Household Necessity Packs for families of Head Start students. These items include: batteries, diapers, baby wipes, paper towels, and hand soap. You can bring your donation to CAA at 1740 Langdon Farm Road from 8-11 a.m. Friday, May 1, Wednesday May 6, and Friday, May 8. You can also make a monetary donation at www.cincy-caa.org. For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact Amanda Jenkins, AJenkins@cincy-caa.org or call 937-935-6474. For more information about the Community Action Agency, please visit our website, cincy-caa.org.
ABOUT HAMILTON COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY- Through our network of donors, employees and volunteers, YOUR Hamilton County Community Action Agency (CAA) provides low and moderate-income individuals the opportunity to improve the quality of life for themselves, their families and their communities. CAA offers job training, housing assistance, heating assistance, entrepreneurial coaching, Head Start and Early Head Start. Established in 1964 by Theodore Berry Sr. as part of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s historic “War on Poverty” initiative, the goal of CAA is to inspire dreams and improve lives.