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February-2015 Newsletter – Community Action Partnership Association of Idaho

Community Action Partnership Association of Idaho

CAPAI Newsletter - February 2015

February is National Canned Food Month

Find a local agency for more information on where to donate canned food in honor of Canned Food Month.

Ending Children's Poverty Now

The U.S. can end child poverty by investing more in programs and policies that work.  Substantial progress in reducing child poverty has been made over the past 50 years, despite worsening income inequality and increased unemployment and low-wage work.  Child poverty dropped over a third from 1967 to 2012 when income from in-kind benefits like nutrition and housing assistance and tax credits are counted.  Without these federal safety net programs child poverty would have been 68 percent higher in 2013, and 8.2 million additional children would have been poor.  Despite this progress, 12.2 million children were poor in 2013 even after taking into account federal safety net programs because good jobs are still too scarce and safety net programs are stretched far too thin – read more.

2015 Idaho Community Action Annual Report

View the 2014 Idaho Community Action Partnership Association Report.

2014 Tax Season: Volunteers needed!

We are pleased to announce that the VITA tax sites are open for free tax preparation for the low income tax payers in Ada and Canyon County.  We are still looking for volunteers to provide intake/screening of taxpayers and prepare/e-file tax returns.



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