Many thanks to the University of Virginia's UVA Today team, who recently published the following feature on Creating Assets, Savings and Hope (CASH) 2016-2018 Head Program Director Wei Lin.
"University of Virginia student Wei Lin, who grew up in Centreville, remembers as a child going with his mother to the local library, where she could get help with the family taxes through the national Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.
Because his parents, who immigrated to the U.S. from China in the 1990s, were applying for citizenship, it was vital to have accurate tax records, Lin said. As a child, he knew something important was happening at those visits, even if he didn’t understand what, he added.
Lin, now a fourth-year student in the McIntire School of Commerce, remembered the patience and diligence of the volunteer working through his family’s documents, and his mother’s “tears of happiness” when the preparer handed her a ready-to-mail return. He said the refund they received helped his family pay rent and other bills and kept food on the table."
Our CASH Program is celebrating its tenth annual year of serving the Charlottesville community! To learn more about this program, please click here.