SEICAA's Chief Executive Officer, Shantay Bloxham, announced her departure from SEICAA last week. From SEICAA's Board of Directors SEICAA and its Board of Directors, with mixed emotions of sadness and gratitude, are announcing that Shantay Bloxham, our CEO, is leaving to start the next chapter of her career. Since 2007, Shantay has played a critical role in the development and success of the organization. We are saddened to see her leave but are so grateful for her tireless efforts that resulted in positive outcomes for the entire southeastern Idaho community. Shantay leaves a lasting impact on countless participants across [...]
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SEICAA Meals on Wheels will be participating in a special March for Meals celebration honoring the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act Nutrition Program, the federal legislation that helps to fund community-based programs like Meals on Wheels. Throughout the month of March, SEICAA Meals on Wheels will join the national Meals on Wheels network to raise awareness and rally support for this vital public-private partnership that has helped provide the seniors in Bannock County, Idaho with an essential service needed to remain healthy and independent at home. The annual [...]
Note: The 11th Annual Avenues for Hope campaign is over. General Information Avenues for Hope is an online campaign fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. An initiative of Home Partnership Foundation, Avenues for Hope was created in 2011 to help enhance resources for housing nonprofits and services throughout Idaho. When is Avenues for Hope? This year's challenge is from 8:00 AM on December 9 to 11:59 PM on December 31. Who Can Donate? Anyone may donate. Donations through the Avenues for Hope online portal to charitable nonprofit organizations are tax-deductible and cannot [...]
General Information SEICAA is searching for a Low-Income Sector Representative and a Public Sector Representative for the Board of Directors. SEICAA's Board of Directors help the Agency develop action plans for combating poverty in SE Idaho. Meetings are scheduled every few months and can be attended virtually. These openings are volunteer positions. Download An Application Qualification Information To qualify for SEICAA's Low-Income Sector Representative opening, you must meet one of the following: Live in a low-income area (51% or more of the households in the U.S. Census Tract have an income [...]
Program Information SEICAA's Adopt a Family Program is an annual, collaborative effort between SEICAA and community donors (or sponsors) that aims to brighten the holiday season for families in need. Made possible by the generous support from local businesses and individuals, the Program distributes clothing, gift cards, and toys to participating families the week before Christmas. Donations received from sponsors not only help provide a desired holiday experience for children, but also instills a sense of hope and giving. Program Guidelines (Participants) If your family or someone you know would benefit from [...]
(Note: SEICAA is no longer accepting applications for Socks for Seniors 2021.) (Note: Socks for Seniors 2021 has been cancelled in Franklin County.) Program Information Founded by Care Connection of Idaho in 2013 and adopted by SEICAA in 2017, the Socks for Seniors Stocking Drive is a holiday program that aspires to stave off the effects of isolation and loneliness by spreading happiness to local senior citizens. Participants receive friendly visits and a stocking, or "sock," filled to the brim with donated goods from businesses and individuals in our community. Over 3,000 [...]
UPDATE: Tickets can no longer be earned or purchased. General Information SEICAA has been planning an alternative fundraising effort in lieu of this year’s Driving for Dough Golf Tournament and Urban Invasion 2021. Without further ado, we’re thrilled to announce… …SEICAA’s “Mission: Possible” Raffle! Starting June 1, 2021, SEICAA’s “Mission: Possible” Raffle is a month-long fundraising effort that aims to benefit everyone involved by combining a raffle with volunteer opportunities! Proceeds will benefit SEICAA’s Bannock County Community Services and Meals on Wheels programs. Together, everyone wins. How To Play Who Can Enter? Anyone who [...]
Southeast Idaho Community Action Agency Inc’s (SEICAA) Board of Directors has named Shantay Bloxham as its next Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director of the organization. Ms. Bloxham succeeds Debra Hemmert, who led the Agency with distinction for 19 years. Bloxham’s will start in her new position on December 1, 2020. Ms. Bloxham is a native of Pocatello where she resides with her family; husband, Jake and their two children; Hunter and Pyper. Bloxham began her career with SEICAA in 2007. Throughout her tenure, she has held multiple leadership roles and has been instrumental in the incorporation and/or expansion of several programs and [...]
Click Here for the 2020 Socks for Seniors Participant Application What is Socks for Seniors? SEICAA is excited to announce the return of the Socks for Seniors program! A lot has happened between the end of last year's program and now. Many community members are familiar with the CDC’s recommendation to social distance – and in some cases, isolate – in an effort to prevent spreading the COVID-19 virus. But as limits to non-essential travel and Stay Home Orders lessen our senior citizen population continues to contend with the effects of the pandemic. Named a vulnerable population at [...]
SEICAA's Chief Executive Officer, Debra R. Hemmert, announced this month she will retire at the end of this year. From SEICAA's Board of Directors We, the Board of Directors of Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency, Inc. (SEICAA), formally announce the retirement of our Chief Executive Officer, Debra R. Hemmert (Deb), which will be effective on December 31, 2020. Debra, or Debbie and/or Deb as her friends and colleagues like to call her, has served at SEICAA for her career of 37 years. Deb began her work at SEICAA in September of 1983 as the Caribou County Coordinator, a position where she [...]