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uniting our communities to
empower people and improve lives

FILE YOUR TAXES FOR FREE

If you earned less than $58,000 in 2015, you qualify to file your taxes for free. We provide two different ways to have your taxes prepared for free – either at our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites or online through MyFreeTaxes.com

FILE YOUR TAXES FOR FREE

If you earned less than $58,000 in 2015, you qualify to file your taxes for free. We provide two different ways to have your taxes prepared for free – either at our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites or online through MyFreeTaxes.com

WHO WE ARE

United Way of Northwest Arkansas is an independently-governed 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that serves Benton, Madison, and Washington counties in Arkansas, McDonald County in Missouri, and Delaware County in Oklahoma. We are run locally and partner with other locally-run nonprofits. 99 cents of every dollar donated to United Way NWA stays in Northwest Arkansas!

WHO WE ARE

United Way of Northwest Arkansas is an independently-governed 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that serves Benton, Madison, and Washington counties in Arkansas, McDonald County in Missouri, and Delaware County in Oklahoma. We are run locally and partner with other locally-run nonprofits. 99 cents of every dollar donated to United Way NWA stays in Northwest Arkansas!

WHAT WE DO


United Way of Northwest Arkansas partners with 56 non-profits in Northwest Arkansas to help better the lives of individuals living in our community. We focus on the areas of education, income, health, and safety net (urgent and essential needs). We work with over 400 business in Northwest Arkansas to raise money, and we use those donations to fund programs that touch the lives of over 100,000 Northwest Arkansas residents!

WHAT WE DO


United Way of Northwest Arkansas partners with 56 non-profits in Northwest Arkansas to help better the lives of individuals living in our community. We focus on the areas of education, income, health, and safety net (urgent and essential needs). We work with over 400 business in Northwest Arkansas to raise money, and we use those donations to fund programs that touch the lives of over 100,000 Northwest Arkansas residents!

Our wORK

United Way of Northwest Arkansas focuses on what we consider the three building blocks of a good life – Education, Income and Health. Education is essential to obtaining and keeping a job with a livable wage and health benefits. An income sufficient to pay for daily necessities and save for the future provides families with financial stability and a sense of hope. Access to quality health care keeps children on track in school and adults productive at work. Remove any of these building blocks and the other two are certain to topple.

We also recognize the importance of “Safety Net” type of programs that serve as critical avenues through which families meet urgent and essential needs.


EDUCATION

Anyone who has ever worked to improve education understands that it is a cradle-to-career responsibility. Education starts at birth, and children learn wherever they are.

INCOME

The recession has created or exacerbated high levels of un- and under-employment and has highlighted the mismatch between labor force skills and available jobs.

HEALTH

Good health is fundamental to people’s capacity to enjoy their lives, to provide for their families, to realize their dreams and to contribute to society.

SAFETY-NET

United Way of Northwest Arkansas works to provide Safety Net services for individuals and families so they may face unexpected challenges, experience a life of independence, and stay active members of our community.

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