“Once you’re living check by check it’s hard to save — especially when you have three kids and you’re helping out your parents. It all adds up! Having that money there motivates you.”
Ivonne is a working mother of three and lives in Santa Rosa, CA.
“Having the money for me made me remember what it was to be a breadwinner. A good breadwinner! Bringing back the dignity of having that kind of money that is officially yours. You feel really empowered.”
Betty is a mother of two boys living in Alameda, CA.
“I use the CalEITC refund to pay some existing bills, pay off some debt, improve parts of my home, buy supplies for the kids. So it’s been really helpful.”
Shanna went from being a free tax prep client to a certified volunteer in Northern California.
“I’m really impressed with how they organized the VITA tax filing. I think the whole program is helping me to be a better person.”