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Money In Your Pocket

The Money in Your Pocket Campaign (MIYP) is a community collaboration of organizations lead by United Way of the Capital Region that is committed to the economic stability of local families. The program aims to increase use of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), and the Child Tax Credit (CTC). 

Volunteers prepare computerized, electronic returns through the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Tax Income Assistance (VITA) program, which is designed to provide low- to moderate-income working families with help completing federal and state returns, and obtaining credits for which they are eligible.

For tax year 2014, 230 volunteers filed 5,246 tax returns, resulting in more than $5.2 million returned to local families. This helped individuals and families increase their income by an average of six percent.


MIYP Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to offer tax preparation services at designated sites in the Capital Region from January 28 through April 15, 2016 during day and evening hours. All volunteers will be trained to prepare computerized, electronic returns.

Informational sessions will be held at the following locations for prospective volunteers:

  • Tuesday, November 10, 6-8 p.m. – Goodwill Keystone Area, 1150 Goodwill Drive, Harrisburg.
  • Thursday, November 12, 4-6 p.m. – Northern Dauphin Human Services Center, 295 State Street, Elizabethville.

View a copy of our MIYP Open House Flyer for more information.

For information on volunteering, please contact Jennifer Hilt, United Way of the Capital Region’s family economic stability coordinator, at 171.724.4068 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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