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Need Free Help With Your Taxes? TVCCA VITA Can Help

Free tax preparation services are available for those earning $50,000 or less through the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program offered through TVCCA. Be sure you're getting back all the money you have earned, including the State and Federal EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit). Volunteers that are trained and certified by the IRS will help you prepare and file your taxes.

Fill the Truck this Saturday at the Garde Arts Center

The excitement of 'Dinner: Impossible' comes to the Garde Arts Center stage on Saturday, December 29 with TV celeb Robert Robert Irvine: LIVE!Irvine. The event includes a food drive to help fill the Gemma E. Moran United Way Labor Food Center's new mobile food pantry truck and a pre-show pop-up farmers market. The truck will be stationed outside of the Garde from 10 a.m. to just prior to the show's start at 8 p.m.

United Way 2-1-1: Helping Children and Families Cope with Trauma

In response to Friday's tragedy in Newtown, 2-1-1 Child Care has created a list of resources to support caregivers. These resources can be found on the 2-1-1 Child Care website, and include valuable information on how to help children and caregivers heal in the aftermath of a trauma.

Dial 2-1-1, Connecticut's statewide, toll-free, 24 hour information and referral service or click here for additional mental health, emergency preparedness and grief counseling resources.


United Way of Western Connecticut Responds to the Tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School


United Way extends our most sincere condolences and prayers to all those families affected by the devastating events in Newtown/Sandy Hook, Connecticut. While the eyes of the world may be on Newtown/Sandy Hook, to the staff, volunteers and contributors to United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC), Newtown is home. We will stand with this community and everyone affected directly and indirectly by this senseless event as we face the days and weeks ahead.


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