Tips for Tax Season from Jackson County United Way

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
You’ve likely heard the adage, “The only certainties in life are death and taxes.” Well, thanks to Jackson County United Way at least one of those things is easier.    United Way partners with industry leader H&R Block to help people easily and accurately file both their federal and state taxes through MyFreeTaxesTM. MyFreeTaxes is mobile optimized so anyone can access from their computer, tablet or smart phone. Most filers complete...

A Healthy Community: Drug Free Message for All To See

Thursday, October 19, 2017

During the Jackson County United Way (JCUW) Community Conversations last year a 4H Junior Leader shared, “Drug Free- Red Ribbon Week should be supported by the whole community showing that adults are behind this.”  Because of this one valuable idea; I believed there was an opportunity to boost the community’s awareness and encourage everyone to share a message of drug-free living.  

It has been amazing what this one idea has turned into, there...

Tax Season Volunteers Needed

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Depending on whether you like to get things done right away or are a procrastinator, tax season is right around the corner. Soon you’ll be gathering your W2s, trying to understand investment documents, and – if you’re lucky – thinking about what to do with your refund.

For many people, however, these are luxuries. Low-income Americans are more likely to be thinking about paying the rent or picking up an extra shift. Their ability to save and...

Battling Heart Disease, Diabetes, & Mental Illness

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Partnership has helped 2,739 Jackson County community members save $172,482 

Jackson County United Way and FamilyWize announced today that local Jackson County members have saved $172,482 on prescription heart disease, diabetes and mental health medications through the organizations’ partnership. The results come as United Way and FamilyWize launch a new aggressive, data-driven chapter in its joint community initiatives across the country.  ...