Kids are Key Projects Underway

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As part of a Community Action Angels project entitled Kids are Key, we asked children how they would help other children in their community if they had $100. The Watertown High School Teen Aids Task Force decided to collect personal care items for distribution to children infected/affected by HIV/Aids as part of a special “Put a Smile a Child” project.  Recognizing that the cost of medical care for individuals with HIV/Aids can be overwhelming, the teens set out to make sure that simple, everyday hygiene needs of children were not overlooked.  Community Action Planning Council was proud to provide $100 in support of this outstanding effort.

Kids are Key WHS Project

Pictured, back row, from left:  Vicky Kolb, Pat Ryan, MaryJane Mathewson of Community Action Planning Council, Christy Hance, Makayla Huddleton, Angela Foster of AIDS Community Resources.  Front row, from left: Alyssa Heath and Kyra Elliot.

The Kids are Key project is part of a statewide Community Action Angels initiative that was developed to help inspire kids to get involved in their community. A budget of $100 was provided to fund community projects in three separate categories: an individual child, a family with children, and a group of children.


Income Tax Preparation Available for Low-Income Households

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The Community Action Planning Council is offering free income tax preparation to low-income households in Jefferson County.  Filing a tax return is as easy as making an appointment to meet with an IRS-certified volunteer who will provide basic income tax return preparation.  Well-trained, experienced tax preparers are knowledgeable about special tax credits, including Earned Income Tax Credit.  We offer electronic filing and direct deposit.  Tax preparation services are not available to small businesses or military households.  For additional information, call the Family Center at the Community Action Planning Council at 315.782.4900, ext. 271. Tax preparers will be available by appointment only at the following locations:

  • Community Action Planning Council – 518 Davidson Street Watertown
    Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 9 AM to 1:45 PM
    January 30 –  April 15, 2013
  • Flower Memorial Library – 229 Washington Street Watertown
    Saturdays, 9 AM to 12:45 PM
    February 9 – April 13, 2013
  • Village of Adams Offices – 3 South Main Street Adams
    Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9 AM to 1:30 PM
    January 31 – April 11, 2013
  • Paynter Senior Center – 914 Strawberry Lane Clayton
    Wednesdays, 9 AM to 2:30 PM
    February 13 and February 27, 2013
    (more dates may be scheduled based on need)
  • The American Legion – 415 West Street Carthage
    Call 315.493.1545 for an appointment
    Tuesdays, 10 AM to 2 PM
    February 5 – April 9, 2013