2019 United Way Annual Report - Page 12



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PUTTING PEOPLE ON THE PATH
TO BETTER JOBS
HELPING OUR NEIGHBORS KEEP
MORE OF WHAT THEY EARN
To really move people out of poverty
The average taxpayer spends $273
and into a livable wage, they need
to file their taxes each year. For
higher paying jobs with opportunities
low-income and at-risk individuals,
for growth. To land these jobs,
those are crucial dollars that could
they need the right post-secondary
go toward rent, food, child care and
education, training or certification.
gas. United Way volunteers prepare
That’s the key to increasing wages
taxes at no cost for individuals and
and stabilizing housing in our
families earning less than $66,000
community. Our partner agencies are
a year through our Volunteer
working locally to help individuals
Income Tax Assistance free tax prep
receive the education and training
program, helping lift millions out
they need to get better, higher paying
of poverty each year by saving the
jobs that will move them out of
community more than $3.9 million
poverty for good.
in fees.
U N ITE D WAY OF M E TR OPOL ITAN N AS HV IL LE





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