During the celebration of National Community Action Month in May, the Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area is seeking the community’s participation in several events.
The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies (OACAA) is initiating the Ohio Community Action Food Stamp Challenge April 30 through May 4. The goal of the Challenge is to increase awareness and give participants an idea of what life is like for the 1.75 million low-income Ohioans receiving food stamps.
Everyone is invited to live on a food stamp budget for one week. Participants will limit their total food purchases to the weekly budget of a typical food stamp recipient. For the five-day period of April 30 through May 4, participants are asked to limit their food purchases to $23. For more information on the Food Stamp challenge, contact Colleen Stoker at colleen@oacaa.org or (614) 224-8500.
Twitter users are invited to make #CommunityAction a trending Twitter topic on Tuesday, May 8. Sign up for the “Hashtag of Promise: #CommunityAction” campaign at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/J3DW82C. The idea is for as many individuals as possible to send Twitter messages using the Hashtag #CommunityAction. Participants are encouraged to tweet slogans, outcomes, or news stories while using the Hashtag #CommunityAction.
Again this year, Community Action Partnership in Montgomery County will sponsor the Helping People, Changing Lives Awards. Outstanding direct social services providers who practice caring, respectful, ethical and dedicated customer service will be recognized.
Organizations are asked to send their nominations by Friday, May 4, to Joyce E. Price, Community Action Partnership, 719 S. Main St., Dayton, OH, 45402. Nominations may also be sent to capevents@cap-dayton.org or faxed to (937) 341-5002. The winners will be recognized at the Montgomery County Community Action Day event on Friday, May 18, at the Dayton RTA Cultural and Transit Center, 40 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd.