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Aroostook RSVP and United Way Partner for Aroostook CA$H Coalition

Written by New Ventures Maine | Published on January 4, 2019
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United Way of Aroostook has led the Aroostook CA$H Coalition  for 7 years, We offer free tax services for low to middle-income households. In addition, we provide information about saving, classes, and community resources. The program has been growing by leaps and bounds over the years.  In fact, last year we served 807 households.

Helping to Expand Services

Serving 807 clients requires a team of volunteers. Being that, the Aroostook Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) plays an important role in helping us grow our services.  They began in 1974 and partner with agencies and organizations throughout the county.  Their role is to connect volunteers age 55+ with opportunities to help.

“Aroostook RSVP is happy to partner with United Way and the tax program. The mission of RSVP is to meet community needs with volunteer experiences,” shares Judy Anderson, Director of Community and Volunteer Services.  “Our combined success with United Way is an excellent example of a WIN-WIN situation.  Our volunteers enjoy assisting others with tax preparation and community members receive much-needed tax preparation assistance for free.”

Athena Hallowell (UWA Program and Volunteer Coordinator) has worked closely with Joseph Davis and Christine McPherson from RSVP to help get more volunteers.  As a result, over 20 of the program’s 30+ volunteers are registered RSVP volunteers.

“This program provides such an important service. Without these volunteers, we could not serve the number of households we do,” said Hallowell. “We’re so thankful for this partnership.”

If you’d like to be a part of this great volunteer team, please contact Hallowell at or (207) 764-5197. We have a role for everyone.