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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb

A Tax Season to Look Forward to

Wouldn’t it be great to help families receive the tax benefits they are due? Many United Ways across the country offer the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, a successful, proven strategy that mobilizes and trains volunteers to provide free tax service to working individuals and their families. VITA assists taxpayers who are struggling to make ends meet by saving them the cost of tax preparation and helping them claim all tax credits for which they are eligible. More

12/21/11

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb

‘Tis the Season:  Holiday Giving, Advocating and Volunteering Ideas

As the holiday momentum picks up speed, we find more and more great ideas being generated for helping others.  Our colleagues at United Way of Anchorage have compiled a terrific guide that we want to share covering holiday giving, advocating and volunteering ideas.  These are just a few ways that you can give your time, talent and gifts during this holiday season.   More

12/15/11

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Iavor Ivanov

By Iavor Ivanov

Advocate for Food and Shelter

The Emergency Food and Shelter Program began in 1983. During its 28 years of operation, the program disbursed over $3.7 billion to over 14,000 local service organizations in more than 2,500 counties and cities. Now we can do something to make sure the gridlock in congress doesn't affect people who need food and shelter. More

11/23/11

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Brian Cox

By Brian Cox

Watch the Opportunity Nation Summit

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10/27/11

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Brian Cox

By Brian Cox

United Way Advocates Take to Capitol Hill

United Way staff from California meet with their congressional representatives on Capitol Hill.

The United Way Worldwide Public Policy team invited United Way staff from across the country to gather in Washington, DC for a day-long advocacy training and Capitol Hill Day. More

09/27/11

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