With tax season underway, volunteers are still needed as critical liaisons to assist qualifying families through the tax process. No tax experience is required, and non-finance roles are needed to greet the incoming clients.
GRACE has teamed up with the City of Fort Worth and United Way to facilitate free-onsite tax services to families with a combined income of $54,000 or less. This service is especially important to families, likely living paycheck to paycheck, by rightfully getting a refund that might have been left undiscovered if not for a costly tax service.
The tax refunds make for a healthy local economy, and GRACE is also dedicated to offering resources to invest these funds to support the family long term. Many continued education resources are offered to clients, along with job coaching, financial coaching, budgeting, and ESL classes.
The ultimate goal of this program is to equip families with the tools to increase their earning potential and put their best foot forward into the community.
If you are interested in helping in any capacity through VITA, click here or call 871-258-8062. If you would like to learn more about ways to help with financial coaching through GRACE throughout the year, start the discussion by contacting Lara Hohweiler, GRACE Volunteer Manager.
We are grateful for your dedication to helping families overcome obstacles on the path toward self-sufficiency. For a complete description of volunteer opportunities visit the VITA website.