Meet Karen Simon and Stephen Head.
On Tax Day 2017, April 18th, we announced our next Volunteers of the Quarter, Karen Simon and Stephen Head.
We chose that day specifically because Karen and Stephen are dedicated Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers.
Karen began volunteering with VITA in 1998. Balancing her drive to volunteer with the realities of raising an energetic daughter, was challenging at times. And when Karen retired in 2015, she dove right back into volunteerism head first. "The VITA program is essential to the community," says Karen. "There are so many citizens that need the help doing their taxes and cannot do it themselves or afford to go to a paid preparer."
Stephen has been a committed VITA volunteer for the past 4 tax seasons. He appreciates the opportunity to help people and to give back to the community through his unique strengths and skills. He is a deeply appreciated contributor to the greater mission of UWBC. "We all need to help our neighbors," says Stephen. "So I am appreciative of the work that UWBC does to help those in need in our community."
UWBC is honored to feature Stephen and Karen as our Volunteers of the Quarter. Congratulations and thank you!
If you are interested in giving back to the community through volunteering for a UWBC program or initiative, please contact Gloria Luna, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call our office at 979.849.9402.
Volunteers are the backbone of the United Way organization.