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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Available

MOC’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is a national, IRS sponsored program in which IRS certified volunteers prepare and process tax returns for free for individuals and families whose income falls within the program guidelines. The returns are e-filed for quick refunds. Volunteer tax preparers are trained to find tax credits for which many low- to moderate-income families are eligible such as the Earned Income Credit, the Child Care Credit, the Education Credit, and the Circuit Breaker Credit for senior taxpayers.

Charitable donations, which could be worth more if made in 2017, based on anticipated future reductions in tax rates.

Many tax accountants are encouraging their clients to make additional charitable donations, which could be worth more if made in 2017, based on anticipated future reductions in tax rates.

If you are interested in making a difference in your community and maximizing your tax savings in 2017, please contact us.

We have a variety of attractive giving options that can support one of our six health and human services initiatives or your favorite local charities/causes.  


Unitil and United Way of North Central Massachusetts are hosting a heating assistance forum for area nonprofit organizations, Nov. 2 at Great Wolf Lodge, Fitchburg, Mass. 
This is the 17th year that the event has been held. Heating assistance and energy efficiency programs are reviewed in detail. 
“This is a great way to get the most recent heating assistance program information to local front-line agencies,” Alec O’Meara, media relations manager for Unitil said.

United Way Establishes Three Funds for Disaster Relief

United Way created the United Way Worldwide Mexico Earthquake Recovery Fund to support communities in Mexico affected by the recent earthquakes across the country. As part of our mission to build stronger communities, and to fight for every person in every community, United Ways in the affected areas will continue to raise money locally and respond to emerging needs as appropriate for their community.

Bank of America Supports United Way

Ed Shea (right), Bank of America Worcester president, and Sara Bullock, financial center manager, presented a $10,000 grant to Phil Grzewinski, president of United Way of North Central Massachusetts, as part of the Bank of America Charitable Foundation’s commitment to address critical needs in local communities and focus on economic mobility.