Sen. Nielsen Names ‘Point of Contact’ as 2021 Nonprofit of the Year

California Nonprofit Day is June 23
Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Senator Jim Nielsen, R-Red Bluff, has selected Point of Contact as the 2021 California Nonprofit of the Year for the Fourth Senate District.

“Heart-felt thanks to Senator Nielsen for this tremendous honor,” said Point of Contact Founder Laurie Maloney. “We are passionate about helping the homeless, addicts and others in need with a hand up, rather than a handout.”

Point of Contact is a Chico-based nonprofit organization made up of community members dedicated to helping others through a program designed to encourage, love and support while giving a hand up to those individuals who are in the most need.

Organization members conduct outreach by canvassing areas, making contact with individuals on the streets, where they call home. The goal is to connect these people with various services and hopefully long lost friends and family who can provide a positive support system. It is our hope that these actions will lead to the individual regaining control of themselves and their life.

“This recognition is well earned by the many dedicated volunteers at Point of Contact who truly care about transforming people’s lives and keeping our communities a great place to live and work,” said Nielsen.

Point of Contact is one of more than one hundred nonprofits throughout California that will be honored on California Nonprofit Day on June 23 by their state representatives for their tremendous contributions to the communities they serve.

“California Nonprofit of the Year is an opportunity for our elected officials to celebrate the good work they see nonprofits doing in their districts, and for everyone to appreciate the collective impact of nonprofits in our communities,” Jan Masaoka, CEO of the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits).

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