Free Tax Preparation & Wellness Resources

The CA$H (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope) program offers free tax preparation and financial wellness resources to low and moderate income households.

Free tax preparation saves the typical client $175 in preparation fees, and over the past 10 years in the Portland area has provided $1.2 million in free tax preparation services, while helping 6,077 individuals and families receive more than $10.9 million in federal and state income tax refunds, and apply for $3.2 million in federal Earned Income Tax Credits.

CA$H is recruiting volunteer tax preparers, interpreters, greeters, intake & asset guides, and schedulers. No tax experience is required and we provide free training and IRS certification. The volunteer orientations begin November 18th at 6pm.

More information about volunteering and the CA$H program can be found at: www.cashgp.org

2014 Project Holiday Application Available

Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors (YCAN) will once again be coordinating Holiday Gifts for Yarmouth, Maine families in need of help with gifts for their children this year. We request that all applications be returned to us by November 7, 2014 if possible, to give our Elves more time to shop.

Applications are available by clicking here, or at:

Yarmouth Community Services
200 Main Street (behind Town Hall)

First Parish Church
116 Main Street

Completed applications should be returned to Community Services at the address above.

If you have questions, or would like an application mailed to you, please call Sandra Barron at 207-829-4354.

Elder Abuse & Financial Exploitation Seminar

An upcoming seminar at the

Congregational Church in Cumberland
on
Saturday, April 5th
from 9:30am to 12:30pm

will be of interest to everyone who works with the elderly in the area, such as hairdressers, bankers, volunteers, etc. It will focus on:

  • How to recognize abuse
  • How to protect elderly clients from fraud and scams
  • How to talk with victims
  • Available resources

For more information or to reserve a seat, contact the Rev. Lin Peyton by phone (207) 865-4067 or e-mail: peytol@comcast.net.  You may also view this poster for details.

Children’s Summer Camp Fair

Seventy camps are participating in a Summer Camp fair on

Sunday, March 16, 2014
1 – 4 p.m.
East End School Gymnasium
195 North Street
Portland, ME
Admission is Free

Come meet camp staff and find a great summer fit for your child, ages tots to teens.  Overnight & Day camps. See Seadogs Slugger!   Biggest camp fair in Southern Maine this year.  Click here for more information, or call 207-518-9557.