First Lady of CA Helping Mothers Out

Well, she’s helping women out.  If you’re a woman, if you’re a mother, if you care for a family and you need some assistance, look to Maria Shriver.

This weekend – MARCH 26-28 – Maria Shriver and The Women’s Conference is hosting a weekend called WE Connect Los Angeles, that is designed to help families take full advantage of the valuable financial programs available to them – such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) – by bringing together local, state and federal public and private resources all in one place.

The event also boasts FREE:

-Tax Preparation
-Foreclosure Assistance
-Employment/ Resume Assistance
-Bag of Produce
-Flu Shots

At a similar event in Fresno over 26 thousand people were served – and over 200 thousand dollars in EITC credits were returned to families in need!  One woman who had not filed her taxes in three years discovered that she was owed about $13,000 — more than half her annual income

The event this weekend is at the Forum in Downtown LA, from Friday, March 26th – Sunday, March 28th 2010. Friday: 3:00 – 8:00pm, Saturday: 10:00 – 7:00pm, Sunday: 11:00 – 3:00pm.

Please, if you or someone you know works with low-income families or anyone who could use this help, tell them. Email this post, tweet it with the little “share” button down there, write a post of your own and link here or link to WE Connect.

[photo by ProComKelly via Flickr]