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‘Check the Box’ On Your 2013 Tax Returns

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CHALLENGE: Let's be the county with the most residents who donate. We can show the state how much Livingston County cares about children in our community!
CHALLENGE: Let’s be the county with the most residents who donate. We can show the state how much Livingston County cares about children in our community!

As a Livingston County resident, you have the opportunity to make a small donation this tax season that will make a huge difference for children from our community.

When you complete your Michigan 2013 tax return, please use Form 4642 and Check the Box on Line 6 to make a donation to the Michigan Children’s Trust Fund. 

Contributions may be made for $5, $10 or more. You also may ask your tax preparer to fill out the form.

“We have a unique opportunity to increase the funds available in our community to prevent child abuse and neglect,” said Deanna Norris, director of LACASA’s Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Council.

LACASA Center has launched a Check the Box campaign to encourage county residents to donate, Norris said.

“We are calling on our citizens to check the box, make a donation, and show the rest of the state how much Livingston County cares about its kids,” said Norris.

The 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 Livingston County, as well as other local councils across the state.

This year and next, 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. 

LACASA’s CAP Council provides a variety of seminars, workshops and awareness programs throughout the community every year to help prevent child neglect, child abuse and child sexual abuse.

The CAP Council works to educate parents, teachers and professionals who work with children about how to recognize and react responsibly to suspected child abuse. CAP programs significantly impact the lives of children in our neighborhoods, our schools, and our community.

All 2013 donations are deductible on next year’s federal tax returns.

LET’S SET A RECORD: Our county could rank #1 in the state for the most residents who donate. This is your chance to show the rest of Michigan how much Livingston County cares about kids!

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