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Volunteers Needed for the 2019 Tax Season

2019 It’s VITA time again! Making Change along with CASH Campaign of Maryland is hosting a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site in Howard County for the 2020 tax season. VITA Training will begin January 2020, and tax preparation will be held late-January through mid-April at the Non-Profit Collaborative in Columbia, and the Multi-Service Center… Continue Reading

MakingChange Staff Advises Attendees at Money Matters Fair

MakingChange Staff Advises Attendees at Money Matters Fair

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball presented the Money Matters Fair 2019 Sunday at The Mall in Columbia. Free financial services, such as financial planning, and information about college savings, retirement savings, credit counseling, housing counseling and consumer education were included. Government agencies, banks, credit unions, financial planners, nonprofits and counselors and coaches were exhibitors. Renee… Continue Reading

MakingChange Launches Free Tax Preparation Service

Volunteers provide assistance with tax returns at sites in Columbia and North Laurel MakingChange, a nonprofit in Howard County which empowers individuals and families to achieve financial stability, recently launched its 2019 free tax preparation services at a briefing for community leaders. County Executive Dr. Calvin Ball offered remarks at the gathering, nothing that in… Continue Reading

Seminars Available for Agencies and Businesses

MakingChange seminars are available to the clients and employees of human service agencies in Central Maryland, as well as employees of local businesses. The seminars teach comprehensive financial management skills in a user-friendly and meaningful practical way. Each presentation may last up to two hours and could include handouts, quizzes and other materials. Seminar topics… Continue Reading

MakingChange Provides Financial Education for Over 2,000 People

MakingChange had a record year in FY18, helping 2,161 people manage their money and change their lives through financial wellness programs. The Howard County nonprofit’s Financial Education Seminars served 1,275 participants. The 92 seminars focused on budgeting, understanding credit, and savings, among other topics. Personal Financial Coaching was offered to 143 clients who were interested… Continue Reading

18th & 21st  Supper Club Hosts Benefit for MakingChange

18th & 21st Supper Club Hosts Benefit for MakingChange

18th & 21st, the new supper club in Downtown Columbia is hosting a benefit, “An Evening at the Speakeasy,” for MakingChange, a nonprofit in Howard County which empowers individuals and families to achieve financial stability. “An Evening at the Speakeasy” is set for Monday, Sept. 17, from 5:30-7:30 p.m, and will feature an imaginative sampling… Continue Reading

Family Fun and Community Game Night Slated April 14 Getting Ahead Graduates Host Benefit for Making Change

Family Fun and Community Game Night Slated April 14 Getting Ahead Graduates Host Benefit for Making Change

The 2nd Annual Family Fun and Community Game Night presented by Getting Ahead graduates is slated for Saturday, April 14, from 5-8:30 p.m., at the Bain 50+ Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way in Columbia. Activities include arts and crafts, ice cream sundae station, relay contests, games and prizes, raffle drawings and music. Admission is a… Continue Reading

Michael Kyung Lee Selected to Head MakingChange

MakingChange, a nonprofit in Howard County which empowers individuals and families to achieve financial stability, has selected Michael Kyung Lee to serve as Executive Director of the organization. Lee replaces former Executive Director Mike Couch, who moved out of state. Lee has over 20 years of senior management experience in non-profit and private sectors. He… Continue Reading

Non-profit Center Opens

MakingChange is joining other organizations at the long awaited Howard County Nonprofit Center, which will include offices for the Howard County Housing Commission, HopeWorks, Association of Community Services of Howard County, Bridges to Housing Stability, Camp Attaway, Compass, Inc., Heritage Housing Partners, Howard County Autism Society, READY, Howard County EcoWorks, United Way of Central Maryland… Continue Reading

Fundraiser Rocks Merriweather

Over 100 supporters joined MakingChange staff and board members for the “Party Like a Rock Star: Beer Tasting & Backstage Tour” at Merriweather Post Pavilion. The benefit featured tours of the pavilion’s newly renovated backstage, suites for performers and a swimming pool for them and their families, as well as the community room and deck… Continue Reading