$40K in 40 Days

Head of the Lakes United Way asks the community to raise “$40K in 40 Days” to help the 2018-19 Community Giving Campaign finish strong.

We have one life. To live better, we must Live United. That’s the statement Head of the Lakes United Way has been sharing with communities of Ashland-Bayfield Counties, Greater Duluth, the North Shore of MN (Lake and Cook counties), and Superior-Douglas County this campaign season. Typically kicking off in the fall of each year, the Community Giving Campaign is a program of Head of the Lakes United Way which focuses on generating financial donations to support area non-profit programs.

Each year United Way asks local communities to invest in themselves. United Way then strategically partners with local non-profit health and human services programs to provide residents with critical necessities like food and safe housing, but also support for long-term solutions. United Way promotes partnerships and strategies that are foundational for a good life and strong community: basic needs, education, financial stability, and health.

As United Way’s 2018-19 campaign wraps up, they are asking the community to help them in their final push of this year. “We want to finish strong – every dollar that is invested helps meet our most critical community needs” says Michelle Hargrave, Vice President of Impact and Development. “When our community joins together to LIVE UNITED, it makes all the difference.”

United Way has set up a special page on their website at hlunitedway.org/40in40. Donations may be made securely online, or sent to Head of the Lakes United Way, Re: $40K in 40 Days, 424 W Superior St, Suite 402, Duluth MN 55802. The 40-day campaign push concludes at the end of March. Whether $4, $40, or $400, all donations make a huge impact on the lives of our friends and neighbors.  

Free Tax Assistance

MyFreeTaxes.com and Community Action Duluth offer free tax assistance to anyone making $66,000 a year or less

Since 2009, H&R Block has partnered with United Way to provide free tax services to anyone with an annual income of $66,000 or less. Besides being a free tax site with mobile access from any smart phone, tablet, or computer, MyFreeTaxes.com also provides users with a simple way to upload information and complete their taxes in under an hour on average.

For the individuals who would rather receive assistance face-to-face, there is Community Action Duluth. Their free tax services are offered to anyone with an annual income of $56,000 or less. IRS-certified volunteers are available for walk-ins several days of the week. Just last year, they helped 1,320 families claim $2.3 million in refunds.

By making others aware of the financial opportunities available in our area, Head of the Lakes United Way maintains the fight for the financial stability of every person, in every community. We’re committed to ensuring that people can easily and accurately file their taxes to receive the refund they deserve.

For more information on either one of these tax sites, please visit:
https://www.myfreetaxes.com/ or https://www.communityactionduluth.org/free-tax-site/