Support EMERGE's 2018 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Clinic!
For four years, EMERGE has offered a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) clinic to provide free tax preparation to low-income participants. In 2017, our VITA clinic helped 185 residents receive $255,000 in federal refunds, a 20% increase from 2016. The fact is, the number of returns we submit have increased year-after-year as more low income individuals and families in our community realize there is an alternative to paid tax preparation. We are fortunate to have generous volunteers (many who are already seasoned and practiced at preparing) donate their time to the VITA tax clinic. The challenge is, we are lacking key equipment (computers) to prepare the returns. This year, our Give to the Max Day goal is to raise enough funding so that we can purchase (5) used laptops and (5) new laptops – please help us in our quest!
Every dollar donated helps EMERGE provide an invaluable service, successfully, to those who need it most.