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Free Tax Preparation for Working Families

Low- to moderate-income working families in Dauphin, Cumberland and Perry counties can receive free tax preparation services January 29 - April 17 through the Money in Your Pocket Campaign (MIYP).

The Money in Your Pocket (MIYP) campaign is a community collaboration of organizations lead by United Way of the Capital Region that is committed to the economic stability of local families. The program aims to increase use of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC). 

Volunteers prepare computerized, electronic returns through the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Tax Income Assistance (VITA) program, which is designed to provide low- to moderate-income working families with help completing federal and state returns, and obtaining credits for which they are eligible. 

Now Accepting Nominations for Volunteer of the Year and Essence of Humanity Awards

United Way of the Capital Region’s Volunteer Center is accepting nominations for the Volunteer of the Year and Essence of Humanity awards, which recognize individuals and groups for their outstanding community service in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties.

Volunteer of the Year awards are presented in the following categories:

  • Youth –  individual nominees, 17 years-of-age or younger
  • Adults –  individual nominees, 18 years-of-age or older
  • Groups –  groups of volunteers, any age
  • Founder’s Award –  outstanding volunteer leadership

Join Us as We Celebrate the Capital Region! 

Inviting all hand-raisers!

Join us for United Way of the Capital Region’s Celebration Reception on Wednesday, February 7 at 5:30 p.m. at the Hilton Harrisburg.

Help us celebrate the Capital Region and recognize outstanding volunteers and workplace campaigns. Gold Level event sponsor is Fulton Bank. Silver Level sponsors are Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Meet United Way Hand-Raiser Rebecca McClure

Rebecca McClure is the vice president of brand and market strategy for Capital BlueCross. She is also an active volunteer and donor with United Way of the Capital Region. She serves on United Way’s board of directors, and is a member of the Tocqueville Society and the Women’s Leadership Network.

Raised with the belief that it is important to volunteer and give back to the community, Rebecca started volunteering as a child and has seen that it is possible to change lives when you help those who are struggling. 

Rebecca believes in United Way’s mission and the collective impact model that brings different organizations together to produce a greater impact than if they were working alone. The two areas of need which are most meaningful to her are access to healthcare and school readiness. 

“United We Win” United Way Campaign Video

It’s an exciting time to be part of United Way and our community. This summer, United Way of the Capital Region and our community partners launched three new pilot projects in access to health care, school readiness and workforce development. Our goal is to move the needle on these pressing issues facing our community. At the same time we launch these projects, United Way continues to support basic needs services and the great work of our program partner. 

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