​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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"Kids Are Missing Out" -- Stanton, Covey to make tax credit pitch at Farmers Market to help public schools "Kids Are Missing Out" -- Stanton, Covey to make tax credit pitch at Farmers Market to help public schools <div class="ExternalClassF44BF288BF934A08B6DF62BABD1F9650"><p>PHOENIX – Mayor Greg Stanton and Dr. Don Covey, Maricopa County Superintendent of Schools, will work at the Mama's Cold Brew coffee stand Wednesday Morning at Uptown Farmers Market to encourage residents to donate to a local public school through the Arizona school tax-credit program. </p><p>Not every school has access to well-resourced after-school and extracurricular programs. But Arizona taxpayers can help by directing up $200 of their state tax liability ($400 for married couples) to the public school of their choice, and get it returned when they file their taxes. Since a 2015 change in the law, tax credits can now be claimed until April 18.</p><p>Dr. Covey leads the Maricopa County Education Service Agency, which partnered with the City of Phoenix on the Mayor's "Kids Are Mi​ssing Out" campaign, creating <a href="http://education.maricopa.gov/site/Default.aspx?PageID=496">a Tax Credit Portal</a> that allows people to easily donate money to schools' extracurricular activity funds. Stanton and Covey will have laptops available so interested residents can make donations on-site.</p><p><strong>WHO</strong>:             Mayor Greg Stanton; Dr. Don Covey, Maricopa County Superintendent of Schools, MCESA.<span style="line-height:1.6;">          </span><span style="line-height:1.6;">      </span></p><p><strong>WHAT</strong>:          Serving coffee and encouraging Phoenix residents to help public schools in high-need areas pay for after-school programs and extracurricular activities. (Interviews and photo ops available on site; PSA VIDEO background available <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3CyTCr6zKc&feature=youtu.be">here.</a>) </p><p><strong>WHEN</strong>:          10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 6.</p><p><strong>WHERE</strong>:          Uptown Farmers Market, North Phoenix Baptist Church, 5757 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix. </p><p>MEDIA INVITED. </p></div>4/5/2016 7:00:00 AMRobbie Sherwood480-246-7944