Center For Siouxland Needs Volunteers for VITA Income Tax ProgramTue, Oct 6th, 2015
It may only be October, but it's never too early to start thinking about filing your taxes. Center For Siouxland helps people with their taxes, every year, through a volunteer income tax assistance program, or "VITA." They provide free income tax preparation for those with a low to moderate income. The Center is 100% volunteer-run, and they need 50 to 60 volunteers. Training begins later this month and it includes an IRS certification.
"Preparing a tax return for someone saves the average person between 2 and 400 dollars so you're directly putting money back in their pocket. Overwhelmingly people use that money to pay down old bills so it's kind of a win-win for everybody you know you're helping this person by saving that money and they're in turn paying down their bills," said VITA program coordinator at the Center For Siouxland, Erica Carter.
If you would like to volunteer with VITA contact the program coordinator, Erica Carter, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 712-252-1861 ext. 21. Click on the picture below to see the video of Erica Carter on KTIV Channel 4 News.
Center For Siouxland's Garden Party was a Success!Mon, Sep 28th, 2015
Thanks to everyone that attended Center For Siouxland's Garden Party at Bridges West! There was a good turn out to see our new garden space and to thank MHRD for their generous support. There was food and fun for all!
Susan McGuire Discusses Homelessness on KMEGFri, Sep 25th, 2015
Center For Siouxland's, Susan McGuire, Chairperson of Siouxland Coalition to End Homelessness appeared on KMEG Friday, September 25, 2015. "The housing shortage definitely contributes to the problems we're seeing and the seemingly higher number of homeless people," said Susan McGuire. See the video here.
Center For Siouxland is Seeking Tax VolunteersWed, Sep 23rd, 2015
Erica Carter Named to "10 Under 40" Group!Wed, Sep 23rd, 2015
Our very own Erica Carter, VITA Program Coordinator, was named to the 4th Annual "10 under 40" group as seen in the Fall Edition of Siouxland Magazine. Congratulations Erica! Click for more on the story.