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FREE BOOK EVERY MONTH! Delivered to your door, for any Howard County child between the ages of birth and 5 years old. A completed registration form must be approved and on file at United Way of Howard County, 210 W. Walnut. Forms are available at the 211 office at the same address Monday- Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm. Register Online at

Mark your calendars! Hard to believe but preparing for school to start is not that far away! 211 has resources that help families get SCHOOL SUPPLIES for children K-12. The program for Howard County residents will be July 24-26 this year. Dial 211 to find resources in your area! We also have the full list of SUMMER food programs for children to age 18. Dial 211, 24 hours a day for all the details or text your zip code to 898211.

Looking for summer activities for your pre kindergarten children? Free Kindergarten Countdown Camp will be June 5 to 29, Mon-Thurs 8 am to 12 pm. Two locations: Taylor Primary and Elwood Haynes in Kokomo. For more information call Madison Criswell, 765-457--6691. New: Kindergarten Coundown! Get a free t-shirt at any Howard County Library when you register anytime starting June 5. A list of "stops" will have special activities just for your preschool students all summer long. Call Madison Criswell 765-457-6691 for information.

Free Tax Preparation is available January 24- April 1 for households with less than $60,000 annually. Drop off/Pick up service, appointments, online software or computer lab to prepare yourself. Call 211 or 765-868-4133 for all the details or access online preparation lists or preparation software at

10/24/2016 Appointments are now being taken for the annual Area V on Aging winter utility assistance program. For eligible recipients, a credit will be applied to your heat bill. Call (765) 454-5562 to make an appointment. Find the application here:

Saturday, October 8 from 3 pm to 7 pm at Faith Presbyterian Church, 1608 Kirk Row, a meal is offered to anyone affected by the tornado and the volunteers that have helped our community to recover. There will also be a prayer meeting at 7 pm that is open to the community.

Calling all children in Howard County that will be 4 years old by August 1, 2016. There are 14 scholarships available for a fall kindergarten readiness program at Bona Vista's Keys for Kids. Deadline to register is August 1. For more information call 765-457-8273 ext. 386. Families income cannot exceed 200% of the federal poverty level.

Serve in the Military? A couple of opportunities are on the way to help. Wednesday, April 20, 2016 10 am to 3 pm. The largest career Fair for veterans, service members and their families will be held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Over 165 employers expected to attend. Interviewing on the spot! so come prepared with resume and dress for success! A Veterans Mental Health Summit will be Thursday, May 19, 2016 at the Kokomo, Event Center from 8 am to 5 pm. Veterans and their families welcome to attend, lunch is provided. A series of speakers and workshops will cover a variety of issues relevant to those that serve. CAll 574-223.2212 to register.

Free Tax Preparation Sites are operating throughout the state. The sites are currently making appointments for this tax season. The sites are IRS certified and have IRS trained volunteers to complete returns. Some sites offer drop off assistance as well. The program is totally free, offered to households that have less than $60,000 annual income. In addition, free online preparation software is available at To find a site near you or get additional information, Dial 2-1-1 or 765-868-4366 24

Tax Amnesty '15 Act Now Get Right Move Forward September 15 2015 through November 16, 2015 Pay past-due taxes free of penalty, interest and collection fees. 1-844-829-3746

Is there a member of your household not covered by health insurance? Questions about your new health insurance coverage? Looking for low cost medical care options? Did you receive a letter about your (SNAP) food stamp eligibility? Find out why it is important to respond to the letter to remain eligible for your benefits. It's summer! Community Gardens can provide fresh, healthy produce and it is free! Free summer meal programs are available for children up to 18 years of age. They available in many locations. Call 211 (765-868-4133) for all the details of these opportunities, get connected, get answers 24 hours a day.

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