Bucks County Opportunity Council
BB&T wants to work with our program to help promote VITA. They have a “tax bus” that travels around to different tax locations and has computer work stations inside, and a bank employee who can pull credit reports and other info, give information on opening accounts and so on.
They are scheduled to bring the buses to two of our locations- Tuesday April 9th to the BCOC Bristol office, and Wednesday April 10th to the BCOC Quakertown office. We are now recruiting tax preparation volunteers who are available. Volunteers from any site could assist at either locations. We will also need at least one person who has (or is willing to take) the Site Coordinator Certification, and at least two people to conduct QR at each site. We will be promoting the event in coordination with the bank, to attract tax payers who are in need of tax assistance (I know it's very close to the end of the season!) and the idea would be to have them done on-site that day. The events are still in development- if appointments are preferred rather than walk-ins, that is something we can accommodte for the two days.
Here is a press release from an event they did in Montgomery County- https://www.timesherald.com/news/bb-amp-t-bank-bus-heading-to-norristown-to-offer/article_97815594-6e73-5e67-a60d-719b4093e14b.html
|| Eileen Albillar