Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Easter Egg Hunts

Free Family Easter Egg Hunts held through out the valley on Saturday April 3rd and Sunday the 4th in Phoenix, Glendale, Peoria, and Tempe.

The Glendale Easter Egg Hunt will be held in the History Downtown Glendale area between 58th Ave and Palmaire Dr from 930AM to 1130AM. Free to children 10 and under.

The Peoria Easter Egg Hunt will be held at the Peoria Sports Complex 16101 N 83rd Ave. The event runs from 8AM to 12Noon free to ages 10 and under when you bring a canned food to benefit the St. Mary’s/Westside Food Bank Alliance.

The Tempe Easter Egg Hunt will be held at the North Soccer Field at Kiwanis Park, 6111 S. All American Way from 8AM to 10AM The event is free for children 10 and under. With free give aways at 8AM

The Phoenix Easter Egg Hunt is the only one I know of held on Sunday the 4th and it will be held at the Enchanted Island in the Encanto Park 1202 W. Encanto Blvd. The event will begin at 10AM and is free to ages 10 and under

Please pass this info along to family and friends.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Employment Opportunities

Temporary Groundskeeper Needed at Phoenix College
(located at 15th ave and Thomas)
They are looking to fill the shift of Monday through Friday, 5:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The rate of pay depends on experience, there are no benefits and length of service is undetermined. Previous professional groundskeeping or landscaping experience is preferred.

Duties include general grounds maintenance work; sweeps walks and parking areas; maintains hoses, supplies, tools, and equipment in proper condition and repair; uses tractor or various lawn mowers to cut grass areas; performs minor repair and adjustment of equipment; plants, transplants, cultivates, waters, irrigates ornamental plants, shrubs, hedges, trees and flowers;

The successful applicant must be able to understand and follow through on oral and written communication. The position may require lifting of up to 50-pound. objects; frequent bending, stooping, and walking. The work is strictly outdoors.

Only candidates in physical possession of a valid Arizona Driver's License and bona fide social security card need apply.

To apply pick up applications up at the Phoenix College Operations Office (1202 W. Thomas Road) at the far side of the North Parking Lot between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Completed applications should be dropped off at the Phoenix College Operations Office by Tuesday, March 30th at 3:00 pm. Selected candidates will be contacted for an interview, references checked.

Resources for US Veterans

This message is about a new resource for US Veterans who may be experiencing homelessness.

The Department of Veterans Affairs has created a toll-free, national hotline for veterans to provide free, 24-hour access to VA counselors and other resources that might help you.

If you call during normal business hours hotline staff will ask you a few questions to figure out what you need, then they will transfer you to a live person at your local VA medical center.

If you call outside of business hours, hotline staff will give you a phone number and the address of the facility nearest to you.

To call the Homeless Veteran hotline, dial 1-877-424-3838. Again, this is a toll-free call, and is available 24 hours a day.

If you call, please let them know that you heard about the hotline from Community Voice Mail.

Please pass the word to any friends or family members who are veterans and may be experiencing homelessness. Thanks!"

If you want to learn more please visit this link


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

President Barack Obama - Census

The following is an important message from President Barack Obama about the 2010 Census and why it’s important for everyone to be counted.

If you are living at your own residence, you can expect to receive a packet in the mail with instructions on how to fill it out.

If you are living in a shelter or another situation where you are not at your own residence, you can expect to be contacted by census workers at some point to fill out the necessary forms.

For more information about the census and what you can expect please call 602.427.0680.

Thank you.

Message from the President Barack Obama on the 2010 Census

“Every 10 years, our Constitution requires the federal government to conduct a census. This helps determine your representation in Congress, as well as how federal funds are spent on things like schools and roads, and where businesses decide to put new stores and factories. So when you get your census form in mid-March, take about 10 minutes to answer 10 questions — remembering to include everyone in your household. Because we can't move forward until you mail it back.”


The 2010 Census is a count of everyone living in the United States and is mandated by the U.S. Constitution. Census data are used to apportion congressional seats to states, to distribute more than $400 billion in federal funds to tribal, state and local governments each year and to make decisions about what community services to provide. The 2010 Census form will be one of the shortest in U.S. history, consisting of 10 questions, taking about 10 minutes to complete. Strict confidentiality laws protect the respondents and the information they provide.

For more information on the plan to count the homeless visit

Friday, March 5, 2010

Tax Preparation

Have your 2009 Taxes done FREE

Get your income tax return prepared and filed for free at any one of the free tax sites throughout Maricopa County. In addition to getting help filing your taxes, you may be eligible to receive a refund of up to $5,657 through the Earned Income Tax Credit, a refundable tax credit for working people with low and moderate incomes.

The free tax preparation service will be provided by IRS trained volunteers. For more information, and to find a location near you, simply call Community Information & Referral and tell them that you want information about free tax preparation services there number is (602) 263-8856 or 1-800-352-3792

If you have friends or family members who could benefit from free tax-preparation services, please pass this word along. And remind them to tell Community Information & Referral and the tax-preparers that they heard about this program through Community Voice Mail.

What to bring

Picture Id for taxpayer and spouse
Social Security cards for all household members
Proof of income including W-2 and 1099 forms
Copy of last years tax return