Come April, it’s everyone’s daydream: Someone to do your taxes! For low-income families in Cochrane, this dream is a reality. Two volunteers from the Cochrane Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) run a free income tax program for individuals who earn under $30,000. Last year, these volunteers processed more than 500 tax returns for people in their community.
“They’re like full-time employees here,” says Brenda Dennis, Volunteer Services & Community Programmer at Cochrane FCSS. “When we’re ready to go home, they’re still working away. The service and expertise they offer is outstanding—they go above and beyond to provide this program. And they are just two volunteers out of so many in this community.”