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Serving Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties in Central Pennsylvania.

Free Tax Preparation for Working Families

Low- to moderate-income working families and individuals can receive free tax preparation services Jan. 27 - April 15 at sites in Dauphin, Cumberland and Perry counties.

A community collaboration of organizations committed to the economic stability of local families, MIYP aims to increase use of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), and the Child Tax Credit (CTC). The EITC is a tax refund offered by the federal government to supplement wages for low-income workers. 

The Money in Your Pocket program is funded by the U.S. Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, and PNC Bank.

Join Us as We Celebrate Our Story of Impact

Join us for United Way of the Capital Region’s Celebration Luncheon on Thursday, February 28 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. at the Hilton Harrisburg. 

Hear first-hand through personal stories how your giving is writing a new chapter for our community in the areas of access to health care, basic needs, school readiness and workforce development. We’ll also recognize outstanding companies and organizations and announce the nominees for the “Best Of Awards.”

United Way Sponsorship Opportunities

United Way of the Capital Region is pleased to offer a variety of sponsorship opportunities for many of our events, membership groups and publications in 2020. Thanks to the continued generosity of wonderful supporters, our events are highly visible, fun opportunities to connect with business and community leaders who believe in our mission, while supporting the important work of our organization. Our United Way is proud to say no donor dollars are used to sponsor our events.

Capital Region Community Dashboard Shows Recent Data Trends

Data about recent demographic trends has been released via the Capital Region Community Dashboard, a web-based resource providing information on health and human service issues in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties. The site, which is the only one of its kind in the region, includes the most up-to-date data on nearly 100 key indicators in the areas of health, education, income, basic needs and demographics. 

Real Impact Through Pilot Projects: Meet Tomas

When Tomas of Harrisburg could no longer tolerate his dental pain, he reached out for help. Tomas contacted Sheylla Salinas, a community health worker with Contact to Care, a community pilot project to increase access to health care.

After an assessment of his condition, Tomas learned he needed a procedure to extract a wisdom tooth. Sheylla called several dentists, but the cost was prohibitive because Tomas lacks dental insurance. 

“The pain was so intense,” Tomas says. “It was hard to get through my workday.”

Real Impact Through Pilot Projects: Meet Shane

Shane lives in Susquehanna Township with his grandparents who he affectionately calls Gigi and Poppy. Like many five-year-old children, Shane loves to play, read books and create science projects. 

This fall, he will enter kindergarten at Sara Lindemuth/Anna Carter Primary School. To help him prepare socially and academically, Shane attends workshops through Ready for School, Ready to Succeed, a community pilot project to increase school readiness. 

“Transitions are difficult for Shane,” his grandmother says. “He struggles with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and anxiety.”

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