MAAF and AMBER Alert Program Gear Up for 2014 Tax Season
The MAAF and the Michigan AMBER Alert Program are gearing up for 2014 Tax season. The AMBER Alert Fund of Michigan will make its second appearance on the Michigan Charitable Tax Check-off for the 2014 Tax year.
The group has a goal of raising $65,000 during the 2014 Tax season and we need your assistance. Those filing a 2014 Michigan Tax Return are encouraged to make a donation to the AMBER Alert Fund of Michigan on their itemized state tax return.
If you are filing with an accountant or tax preparer, please ask them how you can make a donation. For those filing with on online tax service such as TurboTax, H&R Block, Quicken or TaxAct need to file an itemized state tax return and look for the charitable donations form near the end of your filing.
Donors are given the option of making a $5, $10, or other specified donation on the form and every donation counts.
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The Michigan AMBER Alert Foundation (MAAF) was founded in 2007 to garner financial and community support for the Michigan AMBER Alert Program. The Michigan AMBER Alert Program began in June 2001 as part of a nationwide effort to locate and protect abducted children. Since its inception, the Michigan AMBER Alert Program has issued AMBER Alerts for 328 children.
In the aftermath of the January 17, 1996 kidnapping and murder of 9-year-old Amber Hagerman in Arlington, Texas, an emergency plan was devised to quickly recover abducted or endangered children. The Michigan AMBER Alert program was inspired by and dedicated to the memory of Amber Hagerman.
On June 19, 2001 Michigan launched its AMBER Alert program. AMBER Alert was developed through the cooperation of the members of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB), the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police, the Michigan Sheriff’s Association and the Michigan State Police.
Michigan radio and television stations put all competition aside to join together to serve their communities by alerting citizens of AMBER Alerts in issued in their areas.
Since the program's inception in 2001, Michigan broadcasters have donated tens-of-millions of dollars in airtime during active AMBER Alerts.
Thanks to the help of Michigan broadcasters, partnering organization and the general public, Michigan's AMBER Alert Program has helped to safely reunite nearly 350 children with their families.