A new flyer encouraging people to wait to file tax returns so they can use United Way’s Free Tax Prep program is now available in both English and Spanish languages.
Many people may get their last paycheck in December and use the information on their pay stub with a paid tax preparer to file their taxes, hoping to get their returns faster or signing up for a quick tax refund anticipation loan. In the end, this reduces the amount of money a person will receive from their refund. This new flyer encourages people to wait and use United Way’s Free Tax Prep program, which does not charge for preparing and filing taxes, and uses free and quick e-filing to speed up the process, making sure the filer receives the full amount of their refund.
The flyer is available as a 8.5″ x 11″ downloadable Adobe Acrobat PDF document with both language versions. When cut, each flyer is 4.25″ x 11″.
Our thanks to United Way volunteer Jose L. Cruz for his help with the translation into Spanish. Click on the image above to download the flyer and use your color printer to share the news with our community.
East Memphis, Bartlett and Germantown, TN can see United Way Communications V.P. Dave Skorupa in the Sports section of The Commercial Appeal today, sharing insights about using the newspaper’s app in an announcement.
“I’ve used the paper’s app as one of my key resources for local news for awhile now. During a recent conversation with The Commercial Appeal’s marketing director, I mentioned some things I liked about the convenience of having the newspaper app on my tablet. He suggested the idea of the ad. It’s a nice way to bring attention to both of our organizations,” Skorupa said.
“The Commercial Appeal is one of United Way’s most generous supporters, both in employee giving and in spreading United Way’s messages through donated space. We simply cannot afford to purchase ad space for our messages, and they are an important part of our information campaign. In addition, many of the paper’s staff give of their time as active United Way volunteers and leaders, including President and Publisher George Cogswell,” Skorupa said.
United Way information messages have been featured in Sunday editions of the paper since September and will continue to appear through the end of the year, thanks to the generosity of The Commercial Appeal.
United Way, the Earned Income Tax Credit Alliance (EITCA) and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) are recruiting volunteers to help low income families and individuals file their taxes for FREE.
Helping people file tax returns can lead to greater financial stability for individuals and families across the Mid-South
Our “Free Tax Prep” program enables people to avoid charges for tax preparation and better avoid groups that use predatory interest rates for fast refund anticipation loans. Becoming a EITCA and VITA volunteer is a great way to help people achieve greater tax refunds, which can lead to improved financial stability!
No previous tax knowledge or training is needed to be a volunteer, but it is important to attend training.
Saturdays, December 7, 14 and 21
at SRVS, 3971 Knight Arnold Road
Saturdays, December 7, 14 and 21
at University of Memphis, Smith Hall, Room 110
To learn more about becoming a Free Tax Prep program volunteer, contact Ashley Washington at 901.433.4331 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
You can follow our Free Tax Prep program on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FreeTaxPrepUWMS and on twitter at https://twitter.com/FreeTaxPrepUWMS
United Way’s 40 year partnership with the National Football League is continuously evolving and growing, finding new ways to share the message of improving people’s lives across the nation.
During halftime of the Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers Thanksgiving day football game on FOX, a special video will be broadcast sharing the good work of NFL PLAY 60 and United Way to improve health.
Much of the video footage comes from United Way and NFL work at “Hometown Huddle,” United Way’s annual day of service with NFL teams.
A second video will be broadcast during halftime of the highly-anticipated Seattle Seahawks vs. New Orleans Saints game on Monday Night Football, December 2 on ESPN.
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Data Processing Coordinator Helen Lemons (left) and Fundraising Specialist Lauren Hammond prepare Thanksgiving baskets from food donated by United Way staff.
United Way Fundraising Specialist Lauren Hammond has been wearing two hats in our offices recently, helping drive in resources for the fundraising drive in her normal work while also coordinating our staff’s Thanksgiving basket collection effort.
Last year, United Way collected food for six Thanksgiving baskets to help families in our community and this year the generosity continues, with ten baskets (and counting) going to help people in need.
United Way’s employee committee recruited departments for a wide variety of food items including corn meal, top celery and onion, stuffing, eggs, chicken broth, cranberry sauce, cake mix and frosting and many other holiday meal staples. Staff readily responded to support the worthy cause.
“This year, we are all thankful for so very much,” Lauren said. “We know that many in our community are struggling. Some may have close connections to us. This year, we wanted to exceed last year’s basket count, and thankfully we did!”
a.) Black Friday – Shopping
b.) Cyber Monday – Shopping online
c.) Giving Tuesday – GIVING!
Make a difference that helps the Mid-South – support Giving Tuesday
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 is the official opening of the national holiday giving season – Giving Tuesday! Nonprofits, families, businesses and individuals across America partnering to bring awareness to the idea of supporting charity as a way of kicking off the holiday giving season. Last year’s Giving Tuesday started the concept, and we’re looking forward to another great day this year.
Make a gift Tuesday, December 3rd
United Way of the Mid-South and our funded partner agencies invite you to make a one-time online donation on December 3rd that stays in our community – impacting education, financial stability and health.
Your gift supports results-driven programs making a difference right here at home. Join us in a national celebration of our great tradition of generosity, while helping your friends, neighbors and family members here in the Mid-South.
We thank you for giving to United Way if you have made a gift through payroll deduction, and we appreciate your support.
Help spread the word
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Fred’s, Inc. has increased the number of stores running fundraising drives for United Way of the Mid-South. Thirteen stores in Tennessee and Arkansas will be taking part in the 2013-14 United Way campaign drive.
United Way is grateful to all Fred’s Super Dollar employees, with special thanks to Employee Campaign Manager Ursula Roman, (Fred’s Director of Marketing), Regional Vice President Mike Holligan and District Manager Melvin Smith for their support in this project.
“Fred’s support for the Mid-South through the United Way campaign has always been very strong, and we’re very thankful more stores are getting involved in our work to provide resources for better education, financial stability and health,” said Rosa Potts, United Way County-Wide Fundraising Manager.