Over the past year, RealSense volunteers spent over 32,000 hours preparing taxes, teaching hundreds of financial education classes, and providing other services to the community. For a sense of scale, this adds up to:
RealSense volunteers staffed more than 50 tax sites all over northeast Florida, manned mobile tax units and held events to help as many people as possible get their taxes done right. Of these tax returns, more than 4,500 of them were eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), which helps low-wage working families keep more of what they earn.
It’s easy to get caught up in the numbers, but behind each refund is a neighbor or a family that’s on the path to financial stability. Working with RealSense volunteers means that tax filers not only get the help they need for April 15, but also guidance on what choices to make with refund money, like jump-starting a savings account.[hr]
For the past 11 years, RealSense has been making an impact on financial stability in our community, but we couldn’t do it without our volunteers. From tax preparation to educational workshops, there’s an opportunity year-round for you to get involved! Click below to learn more.