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Help Local Children When Filing Michigan Taxes

Check the Box!
Help Local Children When Filing Michigan Taxes
Area residents can help keep kids safe in Delta County this tax season by adding a simple check mark to Form 4642 on Michigan 2016 state income tax returns.
Donations made by local residents to the Michigan Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) will result in dollars coming directly back to support programs aimed at protecting children in Delta County.
Delta County’s Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Council is a designated local council of the Michigan Children’s Trust Fund (CTF). Each year, CTF provides grant funding for programs run by the CAP Council in Delta County, as well as other local councils across the state.
This year, CTF will track Form 4642 donations from each county. Increases in those donations over previous years will then be used to calculate increases in funding for each county during the next grant cycle.
“We have a unique opportunity to increase the funds available in our community to prevent child abuse and neglect,” said Julie Moberg, Program Director of the Welcome Newborns program.
The Welcome Newborns program of Delta County has launched a “Check the Box” campaign to encourage county resident to donate. Moberg said “We are calling on our citizens to check the box, make a donation, and show the rest of the state how much Delta County cares about its’ kids.”
“All increases in tax check-off revenues to the Children’s Trust Fund from local residents will be added to the CAP Council’s next grant” said Moberg. “This will strengthen our capacity to serve children right here in Delta County.”
In simple terms, the more dollars donated by Delta County residents, the greater the impact on local children and families. Our CAP Council is asking county residents to help protect children by using Form 4642 and checking Line 6 to contribute to the Children’s Trust Fund.
“Contributions can be for as little as five dollars, or they can be more,” Moberg said. “Every dollar makes a difference.”
Delta County’s Child Abuse Prevention Council provides a variety of workshops and awareness programs throughout the community each year to help prevent child neglect and abuse.
Our local CAP Council works to educate parents and professionals who work with children about Shaken Baby Syndrome, SIDS Risk Prevention and the Period of PURPLE Crying,” stated Moberg. “The programs we offer significantly impact the lives of children in our neighborhoods, and our community.”
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Welcome Newborns Program:
Established in 1996, the Welcome Newborns program of Delta County is a 501 C 3 nonprofit organization that was established to provide support to Delta County newborns and their families by identifying community resources, providing child development education, and child abuse prevention awareness. To learn more about the Welcome Newborns program, call (906) 786-7080 Extension 143.