(updated July 16, 2015)
+ Florida first held a sales tax holiday for school supplies in 2007. This was not re-enacted in 2008-09. Georgia first held a school supply holiday in 2004 and energy efficiency holiday in 2006. They were not re-enacted in 2010-11. These states enact their holidays each year.
* Details for some state programs are not available yet, website points to 2014 program. Note, if your state is not listed, legislation has not been approved authorizing a sales tax holiday. Contact your state legislator for more information.
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New PSA Focused on People with Disabilities Preparing for EmergenciesThe Ad Council and the Department of Homeland Security�s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have launched a new public service advertisement (PSA) to raise awareness about the importance of being prepared for emergencies. While the PSA targets all communities, We Prepare Every Day is the first in a series of videos that aim to deliver a strong preparedness message by showing people with disabilities taking charge to prepare themselves and their families for emergencies.
We Prepare Every Day drives to Ready.gov/MyPlan and is an extension of FEMA�s Ready campaign with the Ad Council which has helped to generate more than 87 million unique visitors to the Ready.gov campaign website since its launch in 2003. The new PSA emphasizes the Ready campaign�s four building blocks of preparedness �Be Informed, Make a Plan, Build a Kit and Get Involved. The PSA will be available on the Ad Council and FEMA�s YouTube channels, as well as in the FEMA media library.
Find and Visit a Farmers Market Near You!
Looking for ways to entice your kids to eat more fruits and vegetables? A visit to a local farmers market can turn healthier eating into an adventure! Before you begin your adventure, watch this short video with your kids to help them learn the benefits of shopping at a farmers market and to get them excited about the produce they might find. Learn about what's �in season,� how to pick the best fruits and vegetables, and different ways to prepare these foods.
Learn more ways to involve and encourage kids to participate in healthy eating and find a local farmers market near you.
Summer is filled with fun - outside at the pool, exploring the backyard, and running around with friends. Often times, kids also get summer reading lists that they must complete before the new school year. Whether your child has a book list or not, summer reading programs are a great way to keep kids minds working during the summer, while still having fun! Many local libraries run summer reading programs, but if yours doesn't, there are plenty of free online resources to help you find interesting and fun books for your kids. Below is a list of sites to help you get started:
Books and resources for all ages � Library of Congress
Diverse Summer Reading List for Kids � Authors and Characters of Color
Summer Reading List � American Library Association
Summer Booklist for Young Readers � National Endowment for the Humanities
TIME - Parents
How washing dishes by hand may lower allergies, a new way for kids to watch internet videos safely and the monstrosity that is crowdfunding kids' birthday parties.... Everything a parent needs to know www.time.com/t4parents.
------------------------ As part of ongoing "Should I Eat This?"series, TIME's Mandy Oaklander is polling nutrition experts on the benefits of popular beverages. Find those stories and more at www.time.com/eat.
One Stop Resource for IDENTITY THEFT VICTIMS:
Website Lists the Critical First Steps
News about data breaches at banks, stores, and agencies is an everyday occurrence now. But if your private information has been compromised, it doesn�t feel commonplace to you.
The sooner you find out, and begin damage control, the better off you�ll be. IdentityTheft.gov, a new website, offers step-by-step checklists of what to do right away, and what to do next, depending on the information that�s been stolen or exposed. It lists warning signs indicating your identity was stolen, and gives websites and phone numbers for organizations you�ll need to reach. And, it has sample letters for disputing fraudulent charges, correcting information in your credit reports, and getting business records relating to the theft.
Check out IdentityTheft.gov, bookmark it, and print out the checklists, as your first line of defense against identity theft.
Free Printable Worksheets for Preschool through Sixth Grade
Helari Celebrations took place on August 21, 2016 @ Nagarwara, Banswara, Rajasthan
Photo Courtesy Biren Nagar* Samuhik Janoi - Sanskratik Program - 25 May 2015 @ Banswara - PART 1
* Samuhik Janoi - Ter Garbe - 26 May 2015 @ Banswara - PART 2
* Samuhik Janoi - Vinayak Shanti Puja and Choktha Puja, Vanora and Vashek - 27 to 28 May 2015 @ Banswara - PART 3
Photo Courtesy Rohit Nagar* Samuhik Janoi - Sanskratik Program - 25 to 28 May 2015 @ Banswara
Photo Courtesy Vaibhav Nagar* Samuhik Janoi - Sanskratik Program - 25 May 2015 @ Banswara - PART 1
* Samuhik Janoi - Ter Garbe - 26 to 28 May 2015 @ Banswara - PART 2
* Samuhik Janoi - 28 May 2015 @ Banswara - PART 3
* Samuhik Janoi - 28 May 2015 @ Banswara - PART 4
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