Why the BIG SMILES?The passage of the American Rescue Plan!!! The fact that this bill will have an immediate and POSITIVE impact for our family, gives us much needed hope. This advanced Child Tax Credit means that we will have reliable funds for essentials such as groceries and clothing for our growing children. Budgeting while worrying about having the money for rent and juggling other expenses has been difficult for us at times, especially with all that we endured during this pandemic. It feels wonderful to know that this administration is working to benefit the youth in our communities by supporting and allowing families with this advanced payment and the expansion of the child tax credit. One word describes it all… Thankful.