Media Advisory/Photo-Op

Stacy Opitz, Prepare + Prosper
651-329-8227 (cell)

 WHAT: Twin Cities nonprofit Prepare + Prosper anticipates helping hundreds of low- and moderate-income taxpayers file their taxes before the filing deadline. Since January, volunteers have helped more than 8,000 taxpayers file their taxes for free and returned $18.2 million in refunds and nearly 800 of those taxpayers save $1.2 million of their refunds.

WHO: Volunteer tax preparers, taxpayers, and staff

WHENSaturday, April 13: 9 a.m. – noon and 1-4 p.m. and Monday, April 15 (Tax Day): 9 a.m. – noon and 3-7 p.m.

WHERE: Prepare + Prosper main office, 2610 University Ave. W., Lower Level, St. Paul, MN 55114

MORE: Interview and photo opportunities with volunteer tax preparers, taxpayers, and staff. Additional locations in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Bloomington, and Hopkins are available upon request.

About Prepare + Prosper
Prepare + Prosper, a nonprofit organization, and its volunteers work with low- to moderate-income people to build financial well-being through free tax preparation and financial services, products, and coaching, and by changing systems to create economic opportunity. In 2018, with the help of 635 volunteers, we prepared taxes for 12,385 taxpayers who received $23.9 million in refunds and helped 1,322 of those taxpayers to saved $1.9 million for the future, offered financial coaching to help 166 people reach their financial goals, and connected 53 people to our FAIR banking accounts. For more information, visit, Facebook, and Twitter.