United Way of Greater St. Louis Blog

4 Ways to Help Families in Need this Tax Season

Tax season is a stressful time for many people. Families with a modest income may also have the added burden of finding a tax preparer that fits within their budget. Gateway EITC Community Coalition is recruiting volunteers that have tax knowledge, good computer skills and friendly dispositions to volunteer now through mid-April to help ease the financial hardships for families. Here are four ways you can help:Continue Reading

How you can support those affected by the recent hurricanes

There are several emergency response organizations already in the area helping with the immediate needs of the victims. Many of these agencies, such as American Red Cross and Salvation Army, are supported by our local United Way and able to respond in times of large scale disaster because of your United Way support. Continue Reading

How EITC is Helping Families

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a federal benefit designed to help low- to moderate-income workers by reducing personal tax liability and increasing the refund. If one meets the income requirements, the credit can help create financial stability by allowing recipients to use more of their earnings to take care of basic needs and increase savings. Continue Reading

High School Students Give Back on Global Youth Service Day!

“I’M STARTING WITH THE MAN IN THE MIRROR!” sang a chorus of high-schoolers, crescendoing into the refrain of one of Michael Jackson’s most beloved singles. An hour ago, the United Way of Greater St. Louis had been filled with the silence of a typical Saturday, but now, the singing, laughter, and playful banter that tend to accompany teenage service projects brought the building to life.Continue Reading