Susan came to file her taxes at Just Harvest’s South Side office with her son and a large box of homemade cupcakes for the volunteers.
Janet Baker is a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. But her other role, which has just as much of a place in her heart, is as someone who always helps those in need.
For people who are trying hard to make ends meet every month, every dollar counts, particularly when it comes to tax time. But getting help to maximize your tax refund can be costly in itself.
Friday is the opening of a Just Harvest exhibit of photographs taken by five of our clients. The photos are glimpses into the lives of an increasing number of our neighbors, capturing hardships that too often remain hidden.
In part two of Sara’s story she shares what she went through as a drug addict, why it’s harder for women, and what has helped changed her life.
Sara has been nearly everything many people fear to be the worst about those who receive government assistance. She is also so much more. Here is part one of her story.
Stretch had never gotten professional help filing his taxes before. Did our help lay the groundwork for his future success? You be the judge.
Valerie is the kind of person who lights up a room. Her smile and positive attitude is infectious to anyone around her.
Theresa avoided homelessness thanks to key public assistance programs. But she has some strong words for the government officials who oversee those programs.
Bruce came to Just Harvest for the first time this year to get his taxes done. What he found was more than he expected.