Helping Floridians Get Back On Their Feet

Do you rent your home? Did you lose your job or experience a loss of income due to the COVID-19 public health emergency?  Are you behind on your rent or facing eviction? Did you receive a shutoff notice from your utility? You may be eligible for help with rent and utilities bills. OUR Florida provides…

Your Tax Refund is Waiting – and You Shouldn’t Have to Pay to Get it!

United Way of Charlotte County can help you get your taxes prepared for FREE!!!

Did You Earn Less Than $66,000 Last Year?
United Way’s free tax preparation program helps residents who earn a household income of $66,000 or less. You can have your federal tax returns prepared, e-filed and direct deposited for FREE by United Way’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. United Way IRS-certified volunteers who are passionate about taxes will prepare your return and determine if you are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and/or Child Tax Credits when you file.
VITA gives you two options to choose from to file your tax return:
1. Filed for You – FREE Tax Preparation
We offer 3 locations: Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte & Englewood. Contact the United Way of Charlotte County to schedule an appointment and allow an IRS-certified volunteer to prepare and e-file your tax return for FREE! Call us at (941) 627-3539 to schedule your appointment TODAY! Or go online to: www.unitedwayccfl.org/free-tax-prep
2. File Online for FREE
If you have access to a computer and would like to file your own taxes free of charge, United Way can help you with that too! Log on to www.myfreetaxes.com. It’s simple, fast and secure.
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UWCC’s VITA program will be following CDC Guidelines for COVID-19 health and safety protocols including wearing face masks.
In addition, we will be offering the following options for tax preparation:
In-Person – Similar to previous years with the addition of health and safety guidelines being followed.
Low Contact – Volunteers will not have in-person contact with clients. The clients will drop off their tax documents to an intake person. The volunteers will prepare the return at a location with other volunteers present. Volunteers will have the opportunity to call the client with any necessary questions. Clients will return to the drop-off site to pick up their returns.
No Contact – Same as the above process for low contact, but volunteers will work out of the comfort of their homes.

Food Distributions in Charlotte County

FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY

Every Thursday as follows:

Monday, March 2nd

Human Services at 23400 Harold Ave

Every other Thursday, 2/4, 2/18, 3/4, 3/18

Lunes, Marzo 2
Cada 2 semanas los Jueves 2/4, 2/18, 3/4, 3/18

10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Sacred Heart at 211 W Charlotte Ave

Every other Thursday, 2/11, 2/25, 3/11, 3/25 Cada 2 semanas los Jueves 2/11, 2/25, 3/11, 3/25

10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Charlotte County Publix Locations Offer Vaccine Appointments

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (Jan. 19, 2021) – Seven Charlotte County Publix supermarket locations will begin offering vaccinations by appointment Thursday, Jan. 21. The company will begin taking appointments at 6 a.m., Jan. 20 via its website, www.publix.com/covid-vaccine. Appointments cannot be made by calling Publix or the Publix Pharamacy, the company said. No walk-ups will be accepted.