United Way and BB&T Team Up for Family Economic Success Day – March 4

Due to weather conditions, Family Economic Success Day, on Tuesday, March 4, will be delayed to start at 12:00 pm noon. If your appointment is before noon today, we will be calling you with options.

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CONTACT:
Dana Z. Carter
United Way of Greater Greensboro
Phone: 336-378-6617
dana.carter@unitedwaygso.org

FAMILY ECONOMIC SUCCESS DAY OFFERS FREE TAX PREPARATION, CREDIT REPORTS
Hosted by BB&T Bank and United Way of Greater Greensboro

(Greensboro, NC – February 19, 2014) – For those living paycheck to paycheck, on low to moderate income, earning, keeping, and growing one’s income is critical to financial success. United Way of Greater Greensboro knows the importance of a family’s financial health and has teamed up with BB&T Bank to host its first Family Economic Success Day, March 4, 2014. 

 

Family Economic Success Day will offer free income tax preparation and filing services by IRS-certified volunteer income tax preparers. Free tax preparation is available to those whose households earned $52,000 or less in 2013. The BB&T Bus will be parked at United Way of Greater Greensboro, 1500 Yanceyville, and will serve as a VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) site for the day. Plus, BB&T will be offering free credit reports to those who qualify. Appointments preferred. Walk-ins are also welcome.

 

“A family’s financial stability could mean the difference of keeping $200 in the bank instead of paying to have your taxes prepared and filed,” says Michelle Gethers-Clark, CEO and president of United Way of Greater Greensboro. “United Way offers free tax preparation services because we support the financial health of families. Saving $200 today means money in the bank to avoid a crisis tomorrow.”

 

WHAT: Family Economic Success Day
hosted by United Way of Greater Greensboro and BB&T

 

WHEN: Tuesday, March 4, 2014
9:00am-6:00pm – last appointment available at 5:30pm.
To make an appointment for free tax preparation, please call Sarah Glover at 336-378-5036 or emailsarah.glover@unitedwaygso.org

Workshops during the day include:

12:15-1:15pm: Smart Cents, by Consumer Credit Counseling Service
2:00pm-3:00pm: Professional Development: Ticket to a Better Future, by Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina
3:30-4:30pm: Financial Solutions by BB&T
All Day: Budgeting and Goal Consultations by Greensboro Asset Building Coalition
WHERE: United Way of Greater Greensboro, 1500 Yanceyville Street, Greensboro, NC 27405
WHO QUALIFIES: Households earning $52,000 or less in 2013 qualify for free tax preparation and credit reports on this day.
IMPORTANT! WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING: To receive free tax preparation services, you must bring with you a photo ID for all adults in the household, all W2s and tax documents, social security or ITIN cards for every person in the household.
SPONSORED BY: United Way of Greater Greensboro, BB&T Bank, VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)/IRS, Consumer Credit Counseling Service (a division of Family Service of the Piedmont), Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina
VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED: United Way is still staffing volunteers to help with the Family Economic Success Day. If you or your community service group are interested in serving as a volunteer income tax preparer on March 4, please contact Radiah Pinckney at United Way of Greater Greensboro: 336-378-6606 or radiah.pinckney@unitedwaygso.org for more information.
PAPER DONATIONS NEEDED: United Way is asking donation of 8-1/2”x11” white paper to support the ongoing work of the VITA program this year. If you would like to donate, please contact Julie Longmire at 336-378-5023 or Julie.longmire@unitedwaygso.org.
For those unable to attend the Family Economic Success Day on March 4, please call 2-1-1 to find another VITA site that could assist you with free income tax preparation and filing.
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