More Room, More Hours

MakingChange has improved quarters for meeting clients.  The Howard County MultiService Center in North Laurel has reopened after an eight-week renovation and expansion, and MakingChange is one of the 13 agencies that has benefited.  Among other services, MakingChange provides financial coaching, free tax preparation and financial seminars at the MultiService Center which also serves as… Continue Reading

Free Tax Preparation Underway

Free Tax Preparation Underway

MakingChange is hosting a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site at the MultiService Center under the leadership of Michelle Moore, VITA site coordinator. The Howard County site, like other VITA sites across the country, offers free tax assistance preparation and filing to most taxpayers who earned up to $54,000 in 2015.  The taxpayer’s eligibility for… Continue Reading

Money Matters Fair Expands

Money Matters Fair Expands

The Money Matters Fair presented by MakingChange has expanded its offerings for the entire family.  Set for Sunday, April 24, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.,  at Wilde Lake High School, the free financial education activities include workshops, one-on-one sessions with professionals, and exhibitors.  There will be entertainment and food for sale by the Wilde Lake High… Continue Reading

MakingChange Provides Free Income Tax Preparation

MakingChange, a Howard County non-profit organization that is changing lives by empowering individuals and families to achieve financial stability, is hosting a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site at The Multiservice Center in North Laurel. The Howard County site, like other VITA sites across the country, offers free tax assistance preparation and filing to most… Continue Reading

2014 – 2015 Highlights

2014 – 2015 Highlights

• In the past year, MakingChange made significant strides in advancing its mission of empowering individuals and families to achieve financial stability. It greatly increased the number of people being served and saw tangible results of its work. It strengthened its partnerships through collaborative efforts to encourage greater self-sufficiency of people who find themselves in… Continue Reading

MakingChange Seeks Volunteer Tax Preparers

MakingChange is seeking volunteers to serve as tax preparers, quality reviewers, greeters and office staff at The Multiservice Center in Laurel, where it will be hosting Howard County’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site. The VITA site will operate on Monday and Wednesday nights from 4- 8, Friday from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and on Saturday… Continue Reading

Grateful For Our Friends

Grateful For Our Friends

MakingChange hosted its Autumn Appreciation Social last month.  The annual event is designed to thank donors, volunteers, partners and other friends. Over 50 attendees listened to remarks by Executive Director Mike Couch, County Executive Allan Kittleman, Board Chair Tom Burtzlaff and Schnell Garrett, Acting Director of Student Life at Howard Community College. Couch’s remarks included… Continue Reading