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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Celebrating Tax Season

For many, tax season is a chore and we are relieved that another April 15th has come and gone. For others, tax season is a time to celebrate the chance to help others. That’s right. For some United Way volunteers, January through mid-April is a time when they know that their volunteering is making a huge difference in the lives of struggling families. These volunteers signed up last fall to be part of the VITA program (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance), which helps low-income people receive the tax refunds they are due. More

04/18/12

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Brian Cox

By Brian Cox


If we can dream it, we can do it.

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Photo taken by Josh Landis, Manager of Digital Media Design, at United Way Worldwide's headquarters April 17, 2012.

Space Shuttle Discovery hitched a ride to it's final destination, a museum in Northern Virginia. As it passed by United Way Worldwide's office, I gathered with our staff on the edge of the Potomac River to witness a ceremonial flyover of our Nation's Capitol. I realized then that this moment was the realization of a dream that many thought impossible. More

04/17/12

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


A Week for the Strong

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It’s National Volunteer Week in the U.S., April 15-21, 2012. This special week, established in 1974, is a time to celebrate, honor and thank millions of volunteers across the country for giving their time and talent to help so many. Volunteering is what makes our country strong. More

04/17/12

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Sarah Butler

By Sarah Butler


Spread the Word and Maximize Your Tax Refund

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The Walmart Foundation, United Way Worldwide, One Economy and the National Disability Institute's Real Economic Impact Tour have partnered to bring free tax preparation and filing services directly to qualified consumers across the country through the MyFreeTaxes program. More

04/12/12

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Brian Cox

By Brian Cox


It Gets Better

Members of the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago staff and friends from the community came together to submit a video for the It Gets Better Project.

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04/02/12

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