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FIRST CITY ART CENTER TO HOLD ITS FIRST KIDS’ HOLIDAY CLAY ORNAMENT WORKSHOP
First City Art Center will hold its first Kids Holiday Clay Ornament Workshop at 1060 N. Guillemard St. Sessions will be held on Dec. 14th, with ornament pick-up on the 21st. Students will make 3 ornaments and a necklace from clay using cookie cutters. Ornaments will be fired after the first session and the students will glaze during the second session. A ribbon will be added for hanging.
Finished pieces will be ready pick-up on December 21st. This will be a fun workshop with cookies and cocoa after the sessions! The cost is $20 per student and all materials and firing are included.
This workshop will have two age groups. For ages 5-9, the workshop will be held from 10am to 12pm. (Parents must be present on FCAC campus). For ages 10-14, the workshop will be held from 12:30pm to 2:30pm.
***Parents of students taking the class will receive a 15% discount on Make-Your-Own-Glass (MYOG) if they book and take a MYOG during the time of the class.
*** For more information about FCA workshops or to sign up, call 429-1222 or visit http://www.FirstCityArt.org
UNITED WAY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
United Way of Escambia County is seeking volunteers for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). VITA volunteers provide free tax preparation help for those with low-to-moderate income. In 2013, 52 volunteers helped return over $900,000 in earned income tax credit and a total of over $2.8M in refunds to 2,055 families in our community. The overall financial impact of this initiative was $3.3M.
As a VITA volunteer, you will:
Volunteer in the role of either as a Tax Preparer or Greeter.
Be able to commit to one to four hours per week from January 14th through April 15th.
Receive IRS training and certification.
Expand your knowledge of federal tax return procedures.
Add a new skill to your resume.
Receive CRA credit (for depository institutions only).
Serve local citizens and help stimulate the local economy.
VITA site locations will include Pensacola State College (multiple campuses), Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Central Credit Union (Spring Street branch) and St. Sylvester Catholic Church in Navarre. Sites will open January 14, 2014.
Training starts for volunteers in December for sites in Pensacola, Milton and Navarre.
United Way will train tax preparers and greeters. The online portion of the training can be completed at the volunteers pace.
VITA is funded through grants awarded to United Way of Escambia County from Wal-Mart, Regions Bank, Bank of America and United Way Worldwide.
If you are interested in becoming a VITA volunteer, please call 850-444-7128 or email your name and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
By living core values of serving the community with Integrity, Leadership, Inclusiveness, Volunteerism and Excellence (I LIVE), United Way of Escambia County is working to meet a mission of uniting our community and resources to improve lives.
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