Hello, and happy Tuesday!
The numbers have come in, and we are happy to announce that...
46 VITA Tax Preparers volunteered for a total of......
1,721 hours in February and March to provide....
603 local families with free tax preparation!
We are very proud of the work that has been put in this year to support the financial stability of our community.
Our online services are still available. Find out if you qualify by going to www.MyFreeTaxes.com. Also, please consider filing your 2018 taxes with us next year -- we are here to help.
In Santa Barbara County, we LIVE UNITED AGAINST POVERTY.
Below are photos from our celebration to thank our Volunteers after they finished helping our last clients with their free taxes. We had a wonderful turn out this year, and our community thrives because of these generous individuals.
As you may know, United Way NSBC has been lassoed into the Elk's Rodeo Queen Campaign this year! We are supporting a lovely candidate, whose identity will be revealed on April 14th -- just 10 days from now. We have found a lot of support from the community so far, but we are still searching for more leading up to the 75th Santa Maria Elk's Rodeo starting May 31st.
If you would like to get involved with the campaign, view our website by following this link to see your options. You can donate, buy tickets, sponsor, and volunteer!
While you're here, please like us on Facebook and follow our Instagram for fun updates.
This campaign supports Home for Good and Mission United as they work to support veterans and house homeless individuals and families in our community.
As March 2018 comes to a close in the coming weeks, so does our 2018 VITA program. Over the five Saturdays in February and March that we have hosted this free tax service, we have helped nearly five hundred local individuals and families file their taxes for free thanks to our incredible volunteers who have taken time out of their Saturdays to support our community.
Our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) addresses the obstacles preventing hard-working families and individuals from getting ahead financially. The online My Free Taxes program is available to local residents who had household incomes of $66,000 or less in 2017. To join the almost five hundred people that have received in-person assistance this year through VITA, that income must have been less than $54,000.
If you would like to take advantage of this program, make an appointment online by following this link, or call our VITA hotline at (805) 922-0329 extension 103. Learn more about the program on our financial stability page.
Please leave a comment below if you have any questions not addressed in this post. We look forward to fighting for our community to be a better place. As always, we live United.