Instructions For Form 4642 - Voluntary Contributions Schedule - Michigan Department Of Treasury


2016 Form 4642, Page 2
Instructions for Form 4642, Voluntary Contributions Schedule
Michigan taxpayers can contribute $5, $10, or more to any of
Children’s Trust Fund - Supporting and
the following funds on the Voluntary Contributions Schedule
Strengthening Families in Michigan
(Form 4642). Contributions to these funds will increase
Services funded by your generous donation include but are
your tax liability or reduce your refund.
not limited to: parent education and support groups; adult and
ALS of Michigan - (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) Fund
child education about child sexual abuse prevention; safe sleep
ALS of Michigan – Lou Gehrig’s Disease Fund is dedicated to
education and resources to prevent accidental infant death due to
helping pALS (person with ALS), their families, and caregivers
reasons that are 100% preventable; in-home visitation services;
live life as fully as possible. We meet our mission through a
teaching professionals about mandated reporting; infant head
full complement of critically needed programs including:
trauma prevention education to new parents and caregivers;
support groups, workshops and seminars; durable medical
supporting baby pantries across the state to provide diapers,
equipment loan closet; augmentative and alternative speech
formula, clothing and parenting education; and providing respite
services; Respite Care Assistance program; professional social
care to relieve parental stress. The Children’s Trust Fund is the
work services; information and advocacy services for pALS;
Michigan Chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America.
and much, much more. 100% of all contributions remain in
Michigan Junior Achievement Fund
Michigan helping Michigan’s ALS community.
Alzheimer’s Association of Michigan
Michigan youth to own their economic success by inspiring
The Alzheimer’s Association of Michigan offers life
and preparing them to succeed in a global economy.
changing support to the nearly 200,000 Michigan individuals
Our volunteer-led K-12 programs foster work-readiness,
and families living with Alzheimer’s disease and other
dementias. Services include a 24/7 hour helpline, education
experiential learning to inspire kids to dream big and reach
to professional and family care partners, support groups,
their potential. JA Alumni have greater high school and post
care consultations, early stage programming, advocacy and
high school education completion rates. JA Alumni own their
information and referral services. Safety services are also
own businesses at twice the rate of the general population
offered, including Safe Return/Medic Alert.
and have moved out of low income households to middle and
upper income households at higher rates than the general
American Red Cross Michigan Fund
The American Red Cross helps alleviate human suffering in the
Military Family Relief Fund
face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and
the generosity of donors. The Red Cross assisted 3,673 Michigan
The Military Family Relief Fund provides grants to
families through disasters last year, while more than 6,000
qualifying families of military members in either the
volunteers were recruited and an additional 81,000 residents
Michigan National Guard or Reserves who are called to active
received critical lifesaving training. The Red Cross also helped
duty as a result of the national response to the September 11,
more than 2,200 Michigan military members, veterans and their
2001 terrorist attacks.
families prepare for, cope with and respond to the challenges of
Special Olympics Michigan
military service. On average 91 cents of every dollar the Red
Cross spends is invested in humanitarian services and programs.
opportunities for more than 23,000 children and adults with
Animal Welfare Fund
intellectual disabilities in Michigan to be respected, accepted,
included and celebrated for their abilities. Our Unified
The goal of the Animal Welfare Fund is to support projects that
Champion Schools program is a school-focused initiative that
increase the number of Michigan dogs and cats sterilized prior
reduces bullying in schools by bringing students with and
to adoption and that educate the public and animal care personnel
without intellectual disabilities together through education,
on the proper care of animals per Michigan’s anti-cruelty
sports and youth leadership, leading to acceptance, respect
The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural
and friendship. Our Healthy Athletes program provides free
Development (MDARD) offers grants to promote such activities
health screenings to people with intellectual disabilities who
pursuant to the Animal Welfare Fund Act, including spaying and
face an increased risk of secondary health issues.
neutering of Michigan dogs and cats, anti-cruelty and proper care
programs, and certain anti-cruelty training for staff at Michigan’s
United Way Fund
registered shelters. Michigan’s homeless animals in registered
Contributions to the United Way Fund (of America) will be
shelters are the primary recipients of these grant dollars.
used to improve the lives of Michigan residents by mobilizing
Children of Veterans Tuition Grant Program
the caring power of communities to provide for basic needs,
including, but not limited to, food, clothing, and shelter.
Help send the child of a Michigan veteran to a Michigan
college or university! Contributions will be a key source of
funding for the undergraduate tuition expenses of children of
certain deceased or disabled veterans.


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