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KSSN Newsletter Info for Feb 2012:

Free Income Tax Preparation

KSSN has partnered with United Way and the Kent County Tax Coalition to provided free income tax preparation for the 2012 tax season.  Tax preparers will be available on Mondays from 4:00 – 7:00 beginning Feb. 6th through March 26th by appointment only.  To schedule an appointment you must call United Way’s 2-1-1 helpline or (616) 459-2255.  Please do not call the school to make your appointment.


Extended hours for applying for DHS Benefits.

Beginning February 6th you will be able to apply for DHS benefits on-line.  This service will be available on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:00pm – 8:00pm at Red Hawk elementary.  Assistance will be available.  This service will be available through May.  For more information contact Caroline Geist at 696-7330 ext. 6298



Schools of Hope – Become a volunteer reading tutor today! Volunteer with Schools of Hope in-school reading program. You can make a huge difference in the life of child; all you have to do is give 30 minutes of one-on-one tutoring every week to improve reading skills of first through third graders. One two-hour training session is required, all materials are provided. Cedar Springs training dates are February 7 from 6-8 or February 15 from 1-3. For more information please contact Caroline Geist at cgeist@hwmuw.org or call at 696-7330 ext. 6298.

En-gedi – an after school youth center designed for students in 6th- 12th grades.  It is housed in Red Hawk Elementary.  Volunteers are needed on a weekly basis during the hours of 2:30 – 5:00.  For more information call Craig Owens at 667-7773.


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