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VITA Tax Prep Program Saves NE Taxpayers Thousands 

For the fourth consecutive year, Action Ministries in the Northeast Region provided no-cost tax preparation to its neighbors through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. VITA offers free tax return preparation services to people who make $54,000 or less, persons with

Posted in Athens, News

Smart Lunch, Smart Kid Volunteers Needed in Athens starting May 30

Nearly 85 percent of Athens-Clarke County K-12 students are eligible for free or reduced school lunch. For many of these students, school is the only place where they get a regular meal. During school breaks, these students often go without

Posted in Athens, Event, Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

Get Comfortable While Giving Back in Athens in April

It’s that time again! Time to provide care and sustenance to our neighbors in need through the simple act of gathering with friends at Creature Comforts Brewing Co. In its second year, Creature Comforts’ Get Comfortable campaign has become an

Posted in Athens, Event

Win Tickets to The Common Table with Chef Hugh Acheson

The Common Table, presented by Creature Comforts Brewing Company and the United Way of Northeast Georgia, is an exclusive dining event with Chef Hugh Acheson, owner of 5&10 restaurant, where guests can experience world-class food and rare beer in the

Posted in Athens, Event

Re-VITA-lize Athens by Volunteering to Prepare Taxes

ATHENS, Ga. – Jan. 17, 2017 – Action Ministries seeks volunteers willing to serve in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, an IRS initiative that provides no-cost tax preparation to low-income people, the elderly and disabled. The VITA program

Posted in Athens, Press Releases

Action Ministries to Host Free Tax Return Prep in Three Locations

In Georgia, which ranks ninth in the nation for poverty rate, there are large numbers of low-income families who lack access to certified, IRS-trained tax preparers and fail to claim important tax credits. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free

Posted in Athens, Covington, Event, Gainesville

Our Daily Bread in Athens Collecting Donations for Hygiene Kits Until Dec. 16

On Wednesday, Dec. 21, Our Daily Bread will serve its annual Christmas meal at First Baptist Church in downtown Athens. Because Athens is so blessed with organizations that have expertise in gift giving, we plan to give each of our

Posted in Athens

Raise the Roof on Action Ministries Sunday, Dec. 4

Action Ministries Sunday is Dec. 4, 2016! We at Action Ministries are excited about this special annual opportunity to tell our story and engage the North Georgia United Methodist Conference with their neighbors in need. On any given night, there are

Posted in Athens, Atlanta, Covington, Event, Feed the Hungry, Gainesville, Housing, Rome, Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

Dine Out, Do Good with Action Ministries on Nov. 10

The second annual Dine Out, Do Good fundraiser, a highly anticipated day of good food for a good cause, is coming again to the Northeast region (Athens)! Participating restaurants will donate 10 percent of their proceeds from Nov. 10 to Life-Changing Action Ministries programs in our

Posted in Athens

GED Prep Classes in Athens Help Break Down Barriers to Overcoming Poverty

One of the ways that Action Ministries helps those in the Athens community is through our GED preparation classes. These classes are designed to assist our client-partners in preparing to take the GED or to just become more confident in

Posted in Athens, Blog