United Way VITA Program Concludes Tax Season, Prepared over $1.7M in Returns

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The 2022 tax season concludes with $1,733,145 million in returns for Indian River County households who received free tax preparation services offered by the United Way. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is a partnership between United Way and the IRS offered annually from January through Tax Day to assist families and individuals with […]

United Way Announces New Director of Community Impact

Deana Shatley Announcement

United Way of Indian River County announces Ms. Deana Shatley as the new Director of Community Impact. Ms. Shatley brings over 20 years of experience in designing and implementing programs to improve community conditions. Much of her experience lies in providing leadership and program expertise for women, girls, and children. “We are delighted to have […]

Millions of U.S. Families are Missing Out on the Child Tax Credit

Alice United For Good Ctc

Background The benefits of the expanded and advance Child Tax Credit (CTC) implemented through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 have been widely reported. What has not been reported is that millions of eligible low-income families have not yet received their credit. The CTC is especially crucial for ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, […]

7 Reasons Indian River County Should Use 211

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United Way of Indian River County helps thousands of people each year through 211 In a crisis, in a disaster, in a pandemic, 211 is here to help every person in our community find food, pay bills, and connect to other essential services. 211 is the Treasure Coast’s lifeline for help. In a crisis, in […]

Starfest Returns to Benefit Childcare Resources

Starfest 2022

Maureen Nicolace, Luminaries | Treasure Coast Newspapers “Because childhood’s not just cute. It’s powerful, it’s priceless, and it’s often over much too soon.” So says Amanda Morgan, early childhood expert and creator of Not Just Cute, a whole child development resource for teachers and parents. Morgan will be the featured speaker at Childcare Resources of […]

Free Income Tax Preparation Assistance Offered by United Way of Indian River County

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United Way of Indian River County and the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax preparation and e-filing services to qualified residents with an annual household income at or below $58,000. This tax season, VITA will be provided through a hybrid model with in-person and drop-off Valet VITA appointments. Families with low […]

United Way Welcomes Members to its Board of Directors

New Board Members 2021

 United Way of Indian River County announced the addition of 6 new community members to its Board of Directors. “The Board is excited to welcome Bethany Burt, Chris Hill, Carole Jean Jordan, Brian McMahon, Ph.D, Anne Posey, LMHC, NCC, and Denise Smith to United Way. We look forward to their different perspectives and areas of […]

United Way of Indian River County Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator and GuideStar’s Highest Seal of Transparency

GuideStar Platinum Transparency and Charity Navigator 4 Stars

United Way of Indian River County earned a 2021 Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source for nonprofit information, as well as a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. This is the seventh consecutive time that UWIRC […]

The Spirit of Giving

12 Days Of Holiday Giving

We all need a little pay it forward in our lives, especially during the holiday season. So, we’ve compiled twelve ways for you to get into the spirit of giving. 1. Share the Warmth – Decluttering? Donate gently used clothing and blankets that you no longer use to a local shelter. 2. Little Free Library […]