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Are you struggling to make ends meet?  Do you wish you could find more resources but aren’t sure if you qualify?  Have you already been denied financial assistance from a program and think you’re out of luck?  Good news, you can stop in at Red Hawk Elementary on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5-8pm to see if you are eligible for any assistance.  You can apply for: food assistance, state emergency relief (energy and non-energy assistance), cash assistance, medical assistance, and child care.  If you have already been denied, but your situation has changed, you can re-apply. No appointment is necessary, but you can set one up by calling United Way at (616) 459-2255.  Staff will be available to assist you. You can also apply online at: www.michigan.gov/mibridges


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.



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. 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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