Valley of the Sun United Way
3200 E. Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85018
- Campaign Corner
- Quality childcare & early education
- Youth mentoring & social skills
- Adult & family education & literacy
- Job training & placement
- Financial literacy
- Affordable housing
- Independent living skills development
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Valley of the Sun United Way is a local nonprofit organization that brings our community together and focuses resources on the most critical human care needs in the Valley. By partnering with businesses, individuals, government and other nonprofits we're able to monitor the needs of our community and respond quickly as issues or opportunities arise. As a convener, collaborator, funder and leader in addressing health and human service issues, Valley of the Sun United Way fulfills a unique role in making our community a better place. And thanks to the generous support of more than 160,000 people throughout Maricopa County, we're helping to improve lives every day.
To build a caring community where all children and youth succeed, families are self-sufficient, neighborhoods are vital and safe, and all people enjoy maximum health and independence.
To Improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community.
Guiding Principles & Values
Uphold the highest ethical standards
Act with compassion and caring
Exceed our customers' expectations
Be accountable in all we do
Commit to quality work and continuous improvement
Reflect the diversity of our community
Promote teamwork and cooperation
Earned Income Tax Credit and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Available to Eligible Individuals and Families
Valley of the Sun United Way has teamed up with Bank of America Charitable Foundation, the Governor's Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Task Force and several community organizations to increase the number of individuals filing for the EITC this tax season. United Way and its partners are committed to helping individuals and families achieve greater financial stability. The EITC represents a tremendous opportunity for many Valley residents to work toward that goal.
The Earned Income Tax Credit is one of the largest federal tax benefit programs. Individuals and families who earned less than $39,783 and meet other criteria may be eligible for a credit of up to $4,716. In 2007, nearly 10,000 eligible Arizona families claimed the EITC at volunteer tax assistance (VITA) sites, resulting in nearly $13 million in additional tax refunds. Each year, many individuals who may be eligible for EITC remain unaware of the program's availability.
Individuals and families that meet EITC eligibility requirements are encouraged to visit VITA sites which are available throughout Maricopa County until April 15. Local trained volunteers will be on hand to help prepare basic tax returns free of charge for those who qualify. Click here for the following resources: a printable flyer with EITC information | a VITA TV spot (QuickTime MP4 format).
For individuals looking to apply for EITC, please visit http://www.irs.gov/ for eligibility details. To locate a VITA site near you, contact Community Information and Referral at 602-263-8856 or visit http://www.cir.org/.