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Spring Will Be Here Sooner Than You Think!
United Way of Gloucester County Announces
Two Important Upcoming Events-- Hold the Dates!

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United Way and the AARP Will Offer
Tax Preparation Assistance Once Again in 2015



Beginning Feb. 2, specially trained AARP volunteers will be providing free assistance to taxpayers filing their annual federal and state income tax returns at seven locations throughout Gloucester County. Thanks to grants secured by the United Way of Gloucester County and AARP Foundation Tax Aid Program, each site offers free online filing to reduce processing time and expedite payment of any refunds.

This is the sixth year of the AARP/United Way tax help partnership. Last year, the Gloucester County tax-aide resulted in 3,429 electronically filed federal and state taxes, serving 2,922 clients. The clients saved approximately $320,000 in filing fees.  The total refunds were $1,856,829.

Local residents, with low and moderate household incomes, are invited to schedule tax assistance appointments at the following tax help sites located at various locations throughout Gloucester County. All sites have different schedules and appointments are mandatory. It is not necessary to be an AARP member, however walk-ins will not be accepted at any facility.

The locations are
:

United Way of Gloucester County in Thorofare (856-845-4303 Ext. 13). Appointments are available at this location Monday AND Thursday, from 9:30AM to 1:30PM…please call to schedule.

Deptford Public Library (856-848-9149)

Deptford Senior Center (856-848-9149)

Glassboro Senior Citizen Center (856-881-8504)

Gloucester County Library at the Mullica Hill Location (856-223-6033)

Monroe Township Public Library (856-728-9841)

West Deptford Library (856-845-5593)

AARP volunteers participate in an extensive training program and are required to pass the Internal Revenue Service's tax preparer's certification test.



THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED IN OUR CAMPAIGN!

The results are being tabulated as we speak and we are looking forward to having a successful Campaign 2014! Again, thank you to all, and we wish you a happy and healthy and prosperous
New Year, from our United Way family to yours!


The following is a list of winners from our
Campaign 2014 Thanks for Giving Raffle,
congrats to all of you!

 

Juan Iborra (Coperion K-Tron) $1,000 Travel Voucher
Bob Zwart (Coperion K-Tron) $50 ShopRite Gift Card
Amerse Samuel (ExxonMobil Lube) $100 Acme Gift Card
Huck Berry (ExxonMobil Lube) $50 Wal-Mart Gift Card
Michelle Gangloff (County of Gloucester) $100 Best Buy Gift Card
Jean Garozzo (County of Gloucester) $100 Boscov's Gift Card
Karen Weitzman (Abilities Solutions) $100 Lowe's Gift Card
Joanne MacLachlan (Amerisource Bergen)

$50 J.C. Penney Gift Card

Wendy Veiga (Zodiac Arresting Systems America) $50 Wawa Gift Card
Anonymous $250 Target Gift Card
Ken Rose (ExxonMobil Research & Engineering) $250 Macy's Gift Card

 


 

Our new Thanks for Giving Card is now available for our donors!

Please call Tina Grant at 856-845-4303 x12

if you haven't received yours yet.

 

 


BOEING GRANT EXPANDS UNITED WAY
VETERANS EMPLOYMENT INITIATIVE

The United Way of Gloucester County has received a grant from the Boeing Corporation to expand its recently initiated program to assist veterans find and retain meaningful employment. The $22,210 grant will provide the Abilities Solutions in Westville with additional resources needed to add an additional part-time job developer/coach to assist program participants successfully enter the workforce.

The agency was awarded a $50,000 grant from the United Way in September 2013 to launch the program. The grant is funded by proceeds from the annual United Way campaign and its annual 5K Race & Fun Walk in April.

Our United Way is grateful to the Boeing Company for this important support for our veterans’ employment program, which Abilities Solutions has received to help returning members of the armed forces find work. Developing these employment opportunities is critically important to the program’s success.

According to Susan Perron, Abilities Solutions executive director, the program offers participants a skills and work readiness assessment, readiness training, assisting with job hunting and, when indicated, job coaching.

“We want to make a special effort to help newly discharged service personnel,” Perron reported, adding “but the program is available for any former member of the military who is having trouble finding and maintaining employment.”

The program is free to members of the active military and veterans. Participants will be assisted in accessing and applying for any benefits for which they are eligible.

For additional information about the program contact Abilities Solutions at (856) 848-1025 x 139.


United Way Funds
Supportive Services for Local Veterans

Abilities Solutions in Westville, NJ was awarded a $50,000 grant from the United Way of Gloucester County to assist veterans in locating and maintaining gainful employment. The program began in September 2013. The grant was originally funded by donations made to the 2012 United Way Campaign and by proceeds of the United Way's first annual "Spring into Action 5K Family Fun Walk" which was held in April.

“We are grateful to Abilities Solutions for their interest in participating in the request for proposal process,” stated Earle McCloe, chairman of the United Way’s volunteer Community Investment Cabinet. “Our research indicated that many of the newly returning veterans are experiencing difficulty in finding jobs and Abilities Solutions' fifty years of preparing individuals for the workplace, along with their many contacts among area employers, will be great assets to service personnel as they transition back to civilian life," McCloe added.

According to Susan Perron, Abilities Solutions executive director, the program will offer participants a skills and work readiness assessment, readiness training, assisting with job hunting and, when indicated, job coaching.

“We want to make a special effort to help newly discharged service personnel,” Perron reported, adding “but the program is available for any former member of the military who is having trouble finding and maintaining employment.”  

The funding for the program has been extended to June 2015.

Program participants will not be charged for services and will be assisted in accessing and applying for any benefits for which they are eligible. There are many benefits available to veterans but the application process can be complex. Program staff will help program participants obtain the resources available to them, whenever such help is requested.

For additional information about the program, contact Abilities Solutions at (856) 848-1025, extension 139.


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