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Clothes Closet Volunteers

June 23, 2015

The Clothes Closet needs volunteers to help tag and hang clothing that is donated to the store.  If you enjoy thrift stores and have a few hours to spare each month, please call Kaara at 645-1389.  The Clothes Closet is located in the River Park Mall, 600 Water Street in Northfield.  All profits from the Clothes Closet are used in CAC programs to help our neighbors!

 

Now Accepting Board of Director Nominations

June 11, 2015

The Community Action Center is seeking nominations for our Board of Directors.   The Board meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 a.m. and a commitment to membership is normally for up to three consecutive two-year terms.

Process of Nomination:

  • Review of nominees will begin June 12, 2015
  • You may nominate yourself or someone else
  • Applications are available by calling 507-664-3550
  • Or download the Board Application 2015
  • Include a letter addressing the nominee’s skills, background, term availability and interest in serving on the Board.
  • Nominations will be reviewed for upcoming vacancies and will be maintained for future consideration.

The completed application and letter may be sent to Matthew Rich, c/o Community Action Center, 1651 Jefferson Parkway, Northfield MN 55057 or by email to  mr91mr@gmail.com.

Last Chance to sign up for Bridges Out of Poverty Workshop: May 13

May 4, 2015

The Community Action Center of Northfield invites the public to Bridges Out of Poverty, an inspiring full-day workshop taking place on Wednesday, May 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Olaf College. This educational event, featuring presenter Jodi Pfarr, is designed to transform the way people think about poverty and the role they can have in ending it. The cost is $40 for the workshop. Lunch (optional) is available for $10.50. more »

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Summer Lunch Program is Back!

June 22, 2015

The Community Action Center is again sponsoring free summer lunches for kids.  Lunch is served from 11:30 – 12:15 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from June 15 – August 7 at the Jefferson Square Apartments Office, 1356 Jefferson Road.  All children up to age 18 are welcome.  Please join us for lunch!

Northfield Fire & Rescue Team Annual Food Drive

March 13, 2015

Be on the look out for the Northfield Fire & Rescue truck next weekend March 21st.  They will be collecting non-perishable food items for their Annual Food Drive to support the CAC Food Shelf during the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign.

Summer Camp Scholarships

February 25, 2015

Would your child like to go to camp this summer?  It may be cold and icy outdoors, but camp season is around the corner.  The CAC has funding available to send kids to overnight camps or summer activities.  Your child could have the opportunity learn outdoor survival skills, boat, swim, ride a horse, learn a language, play sports, or just make new friends.  Popular summer camps and activities fill early, so please contact us at 664-3550 to learn more and apply.

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The Community Action Center is a private, nonprofit organization serving the greater Northfield area whose mission is to promote a healthy, caring and just community for all people through resources, advocacy and volunteer effort.

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Events

Food Shelf -- Open
July 31, 11:00am – 5:00pm
Produce Distribution
July 31, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Foodshelf - Open
August 3, 11:00am – 5:00pm
Produce Distribution
August 3, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Foodshelf - Open
August 4, 12:00pm – 7:00pm

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