Jan 13, 2020 11:21 AM

Tax credit program boosts DSNWK capital campaign

Posted Jan 13, 2020 11:21 AM


Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas recently announced that all awarded Community Service Tax Credits have been claimed.

In 2018, DSNWK was awarded a $250,000 grant in Community Service Tax Credits at the 50-percent rate through the Kansas Department of Commerce. The tax credits were available to donors on a first come, first served basis, raising a total of $500,000.

The ability to offer tax credits to donors was very beneficial to DSNWK’s $5 million Stronger Forever Together capital campaign goal which will help support DSNWK’s programs serving persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).

“We are grateful to our many donors who took advantage of these community service tax credits and supported our capital campaign,” said Jerry Michaud, President/CEO of DSNWK. “These donations will allow for much needed facility upgrades and repairs, renovations and accessibility improvements, which are outside of normal funding streams.

For more information about DSNWK’s Stronger Forever Together Capital Campaign, visit www.dsnwk.org and click on the Stronger Forever Together campaign logo.

DSNWK is a 501(c)3 nonprofit serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities for over 50 years from the counties of Cheyenne, Decatur, Ellis, Gove, Graham, Logan, Norton, Osborne, Phillips, Rawlins, Rooks, Russell, Sheridan, Sherman, Smith, Thomas, Trego and Wallace.

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🎤 HPL kicks off new year with new feature; Automatic renewals

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On Jan. 1, the Hays Public Library started an automatic renewal system, giving patrons an easier way to extend their checkouts.

The new program is in effect for materials checked out from the library after Jan. 1, said HPL Communications Coordinator Callie Kolacny.

"Anything checked out after that date will automatically renew on the due date," she said.

There are however two caveats to the program that would require the item to be returned on or before the due date.

"If you have already renewed the item the maximum number of times or somebody else has put the item on hold ... then you will have to return it," Kolacny said.

Otherwise, the item will be extended for another check-out period.

Notifications will be sent to let the patron know the item has been automatically renewed or if it needs to be returned to the library.

"We don't have late fines and so it won't hurt you if you don't then get it returned until the next day," Kolacny said.

The new feature will work in conjunction with the online renewal that was already in place.

"You can renew things online, so you don't have to come to the library, but still sometimes people forget about it, or they have so many other things going on," she said. "Now it will just automatically renew." 

The renewal system applies to all media checked out from the library.

"It's books, it's movies, it's music," Kolacny said. "And it will renew for the same amount of time that you originally would have it."

Notifications will still be sent a couple of days before the due date, via email, and the new auto-renewal alerts will come via email as well.

The new system will not change the current policy on items that are not returned. Items that have not been returned significantly after their due date will be classified as a lost item and after $50 in lost items on an account, the user will no longer be allowed to check out materials.

"We work on tax dollars so we need to be able to replace those items," Kolacny said. "It takes a while to get $50 worth of lost items and so it hasn't really become a big issue."