Awendaw Regional Outreach Center

Dear Friends,

 Families who has partnered with AROC is seeking your  support to empower individuals to change their lives, and that's why I 'm asking for your help in this season of giving.

We are asking you to please come together with other caring AROC supporter's to help us reach our goal! You'll help families, veterans and seniors build and improve the place their call home.

Make your URGENT Repair. gift now  for the elderly, disabled, and veterans whom lives with special needs.

The Urgent Home Repair program eliminates health or safety hazards for homeowners who meet the income guidelines and live in one of our targeted areas. The mission is to eliminate specific health, safety and sanitary hazards, eliminating the possibility of accidents, illnesses and possible homelessness. The program has grown through the years from offering services in four target areas to more than 4 targeted areas in the Charleston County (Awendaw, McClellanville) area and Berkeley County( Jamestown, Sampit-North Santee). to improve lives.

Low-income elderly and disabled homeowners face serious housing challenges. For seniors, the physical and financial burdens of home maintenance can be overwhelming; more than a third of adults over age 50 are housing cost-burdened, meaning they pay more than 30% of their monthly income in housing expenses.1 Furthermore, most homes are not designed for people with mobility or dexterity limitations.2 As a result, many low-income senior and disabled homeowners are unable to remain in their homes and must enter institutional care.

Thank you in advance for partnering to assist our community elderly, disabled and individuals with special needs to live in a safe home by fixing, replacing, altering, converting, modernizing, improving of or the making of an addition to any real property primarily designed to used as a residence.        OUR GOAL FOR THIS PROJECT IS TO RAISE: $25,000


PLEASE CLICK OUT DONATE BUTTON NOW TO IMPROVE  LIVES.

AROC Supporters,

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. While many of us will gather with loved ones and make memories in our homes, we can not forget about families, veterans and seniors spending this holiday in unsafe unhealthy places to live.

We are so close to reaching our $ 25, 000 goal. If you have not given yet, there is still time to make your special URGENT home repair gift before the NEW YEAR  and help change a family's life.

Over the last week, we have told you how your support made a difference in the lives of our elderly and seniors.  Because of friends like you, the elderly, seniors, the disabled individuals, their family will be able to start 2023 in a safe home and we can not reach our goal before the Christmas holiday goal without your support!


Please make you generous Christmas. gift now.

Your support helps strengthen families and revitalize our communities, and we are so grateful. Awendaw Regional Outreach Center is a tax-exempt  501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your gift/ contribution is tax-deductible as allowed by law.

 AROC is wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

                                              DONATE NOW



© 2012 AROC IMPROVING COMMUNITY LITERACY

VITA in Awendaw  is committed  to providing free, high quality tax preparation to individuals and families changing from the traditional model to one of HOPE, opening pathways to new opportunities for faster tax refunds, financial 101 literacy classes, and investing in your future.

You MUST meet some basic guidelines to use the VITA or TCE programs:

  •  VITA provides free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to taxpayers who generally earned $58,000 or less, persons with disabilities and taxpayers with limited English proficiency who need assistance with preparing their own returns.
  • The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program offers FREE tax help to individuals who are age 60 or older. Where a joint return is involved, only one spouse need satisfy the 60 year age requirement.


Gather your paperwork and information to bring to a VITA or TCE Volunteer Site (s)

If you’re married and filing a joint tax return, both spouses must be present during the tax return preparation. Before visiting a VITA or TCE site, you should gather certain documents, including:

  • Government issued photo identification for yourself and your spouse (if married);
  •  Social Security cards or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number documents for you, your spouse, and/or dependents;
  •  Birth dates for everyone who’ll be listed on your tax return; 
  • Wage and income statements – commonly called IRS Form W-2 and IRS Form 1099;
  • Information for other income even if you did not receive an IRS Form W2 or IRS Form 1099;
  •  A copy of last year’s federal income tax return;
  •  Letter 6419 (English/Spanish) – Advance Child Tax Credit Payments;
  •  Forms 1095-A, B or C (Affordable Care Act Statements);
  •  Notice 1444-C, Your 2021 Economic Impact Payment; 
  • For direct deposit of refund, proof of account and bank’s routing number; and
Information to claim deductions, such as:
  • Daycare provider information – name, tax identification number, total amount paid;
  •  Charitable contributions;
  • Health care information – IRS Form 1095-A, B, or C, and out-of-pocket expenses,
  • Home mortgage interest paid, and
  • Real estate taxes paid

If you QUALIFY your next step is to schedule your appointment at one of our Dropoff Sites near you  to drop-off with one of Awendaw Regional Outreach Center VITA/TCE Volunteers'.

Our Collaboration Partners locations are by:

VIRTUAL ASSISTANTAPPOINTMENT ONLY, DROP OFF & INTAKE SITES.


1.  Awendaw Regional Outreach Center                           842 Simmons Hill Road |  Awendaw, SC 29429


2. Jamestown Library-Berkeley County 

     7600 Highway 41 S | Jamestown, SC 


3. The Old Villiage Mount Pleasant         

      430 Whilden Street | Mount Pleasant, SC 29464  


4. Berkeley County Library- Hanahan                             1216 Old Murray Ct | Hanahan, SC 29410


5.  McClellanville Library-Charleston County      

       222 Barker Street| McClellanville, SC 29458

  

6. Wando Library-Charleston County

      7600 Highway 41 S |  Jamestown, SC  29466 

          

7. Berkeley County Library-Goose Creek                          325 Old Moncks Corner Road | Goose Creek, SC 29445


8.  Charleston County Library-Baxter-Patrick (James Island)

      1858 S. Grimball Rd | Charleston, SC 29412


 

                                                                                                                   


VITA/TCE Schedule Appointment​

Schedule Your Appointment  


The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs offer free tax help for taxpayers who qualify. 

This site opens on January 31, 2023 to April 8, 2023 &

 Thereafter Year Round Services.

LOCATIONS ARE BY VIRTUAL ASSISTANT & APPOINTMENT ONLY!
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Awendaw Regional Outreach Center

Founded as a community organization for literacy and job training efforts in 2010. Awendaw Regional Outreach Center (AROC) has since grown into a permanent resource for the See Wee to Santee communities for our core services areas of education, job training, affordable healthcare through the Healthcare Marketplace. Individuals, family receives, counseling, and educational opportunities like financial literacy classes, computer skills training, job readiness workshops. These services are all enhanced through personal interaction with staff who provide individualized support for  individuals, ongoing case management, and emphasize accountability and achievement.

Mission

To improve the health, educational attainment, human welfare of at-risk youth, young adult, and family through literacy education, on-the-job-training, employment services for the greater good.