Make Your Voice Heard
Policy change can be big or small. It can be petitioning your school board to require healthier cafeteria meals. It can be urging your government to invest more in schools, or make tax credits permanent, or make more families eligible for health insurance. Or it can be mobilizing your contacts to speak out on a critical cause, in person or online.
To show your support you can add your voice to our advocacy efforts from where-ever you are, at any time.
It can be as simple as sharing a post or retweeting a message of support.
VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE (VITA)
VITA leverages volunteer power so that millions of Americans can access free quality tax preparation, asset-building resources and financial education services. We’re asking Congress to shore up support for this vital public-private partnership to build financial stability in communities around the country. Check out how local United Ways are leveraging VITA volunteers to support millions of Americans and return millions of dollars to communities.
SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP)
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program) is the nation’s largest anti-hunger program. The program provides timely, targeted and temporary support to low-income households for the purchase of food. As Congress debates the Farm Bill, United Way is committed to protecting and strengthening SNAP to maintain its responsiveness to combat hunger and provide financial stability for families, the elderly, and workers. Join us in protecting SNAP—enabling seniors living on a fixed income, working moms earning $10 an hour, or a vets struggling to get by to continue to put food on the table.
The recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will drastically impact charitable giving for 21 million Americans and damage the very fabric of the charitable sector and our communities. Fewer charitable donations means fewer resources to fund private food banks, homeless or domestic violence shelters, provide day care, or job training. United Way is continuing to weigh in to on solutions that support American values of giving by expanding charitable giving tax benefits. Join us in asking Congress to protect charitable giving and fight for charities.
Advocate for Change
When a child succeeds in school, when a family becomes financially stable, and when our friends and neighbors have good health; we all succeed. We LIVE UNITED.
At Rappahannock United Way, we work to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of the most significant problems facing our community.
"Living United" means joining other community efforts that are all working together toward one goal. We invite YOU to LIVE UNITED.
Rappahannock Region Financial Stability Coalition
RUW leads a coalition that educates low income workers about their eligibility for various tax credits and provides free tax return preparation and asset building education and information. For information about joining the RRFSC, contact Sarah Walsh, Vice President of Community Impact.