Sacramento, Calif., February 15, 2011—The Golden 1 Credit Union has joined the Sacramento and Salinas Coalition for Working Families to provide financial literacy workshops during free VITA tax preparation events held in February and April.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is an IRS-sponsored program that works with community organizations to provide free tax preparation and electronic filing services to low or moderate income ($49,000 and below) people who are unable to prepare their own tax returns.
“Giving back to our communities is a natural extension of the credit union philosophy of people helping people,” says Donna A. Bland, Golden 1 President and CEO. “Providing this service free of charge is another way we show our support to the diverse communities we serve.”
Representatives from Golden 1 will be on site at these special one-day events in Sacramento and Salinas to talk about products and resources, open free checking accounts and discuss options for depositing and saving any anticipated tax refunds.
The Golden 1 Credit Union is California’s leading credit union, with more than 80 offices, $7 billion in assets and 600,000 members.
ATTACHED PHOTO: District Members and Golden 1 representatives meet at Grant High School to discuss VITA
L to R, Golden 1 Member Education Coordinator Jennifer Grove, Assembly Member Roger Dickinson, Golden 1 Manager of Business Relations Phyllis Guillory, Assembly Member Mariko Yamada, Sacramento County Supervisor Phil Serna
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