I hope you are having a good summer and are finding time to enjoy it with your neighbors, friends and family. Please stay safe and remember that not all of us have air conditioning or do well in the heat and humidity, so don't forget to take care of yourself and your neighbors. More information, including a guide to staying cool and a list of the city's cooling centers, is available by clicking here.
Today I'd like to tell you about:
- Philly Play;
- Free recycle bins;
- Unclaimed property; and
- The extension of the tax/rent rebate program.
Do you need help with anything? If so, call my district office at 215-952-3121, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit 1802 S. Broad St., Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sen. Larry Farnese
Philly Play - Healthy Activities
Philly Play is a Philadelphia City Council program that provides healthy play activities for Philadelphia's families. On Aug. 13, at the end of its six-week Philly Play Summer Camp series, kids from all over the city will compete with other children in various events and physical challenges. Councilman Bobby Henon's Office will be hosting the event at the Vogt Recreation Center in Northeast Philadelphia. For more information about the Philly Play Summer Challenge or any of Philly Play's other citywide activities, visit www.phillyplay.org.
Get Your Free Recycling Bin
Want a free recycle bin? If so, visit my district office and pick one up today.
Almost one-in-10 Pennsylvanians has unclaimed money or property. Do you? Visit the PA Treasury Department's Unclaimed Property website and find out.
Property Tax/Rent Rebate Deadline Extended
Pennsylvania's Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and older, widows and widowers age 50 and older, and people with disabilities age 18 and older.
The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters. Remember to exclude half of your Social Security income when you are calculating your eligibility.
The maximum standard rebate is $650 but supplemental rebates for qualifying homeowners can boost some rebates to $975. For forms and application assistance, visit my district office.
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