DETROIT, MI – Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency (Wayne Metro) will host two events in Wayne County for Show Me the Money Day. Sponsored by the Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM), Show Me the Money Day events across the state provide attendees with a variety of financial-focused resources including workshops, free tax assistance, and credit coaching designed to officially kick off the 2017 tax season.
In an effort to reach as many people as possible, Wayne Metro will host two events: one in the City of Westland and one in the City of Detroit. The Westland event will take place on Friday, February 3rd, from 10am to 3pm, at the Jefferson Barnes Community Vitality Center located at 32150 Dorsey Road. The Detroit event will be held on February 10th, from 10am to 3pm, in the ballroom of the Northwest Activities Center located at 18100 Meyers. Both events are free to attend and open to the public with no need for pre-registration.
Both Wayne Metro sponsored Show Me the Money Day events will offer participants a variety of financial workshops and connect them with free income tax preparation, low-cost banking products, financial counseling, homebuyer education, and other essential financial and community resources. Refreshments and giveaway items will also be provided at each event.
Wayne Metro will also be present at five other Show Me the Money Day events throughout Detroit. They are:
- Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 12pm – 3pm at Church of the Messiah Housing Corporation located at 231 E. Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48207
- Wednesday, February 8, 2017 from 10am – 2pm at Hartford Memorial Baptist Church, 18700 James Couzens Fwy, Detroit, MI 48235
- Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 12pm – 3pm at Hope Community Church, 14456 E. Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48215
- Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 12pm – 3pm at Mack Alive, 3746 Fischer Street, Detroit, MI 48214
- Sunday, February 19, 2017 from 1pm – 3pm at Greater Quinn Ame Church located at 13501 Rosa Parks Blvd, Detroit, MI 48238
“All who come to our Show Me the Money Day events can expect a full day of great information, interactive workshops, games, and tons of fun!” said Genevieve Pajulio, Financial Assets Services Manager at Wayne Metro. “Last year, Wayne Metro’s goal was to introduce the basic principles of budgeting, saving money, and spending wisely. This year, we have expanded the scope of Show Me the Money Day to cover issues such as credit building and home ownership – two essential pieces to financial well-being.”
In 2016, 25 different Show Me the Money Day events reached over 1,800 Michigan residents. Sixty percent of participants surveyed reported feeling more hopeful about their financial future after attending Show Me the Money Day. For more information on Wayne Metro’s Show Me the Money Day events, interested parties are encouraged to visit www.waynemetro.org. More information on Show Me the Money Day Michigan is available at www.showmethemoneyday.org.
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Wayne Metro Community Action Agency, servicing all of Wayne County, including the City of Detroit, Wayne Metro works to empower low-income people and strengthen communities through a variety of diverse programming and services. Working to combat the causes and conditions of poverty since 1971, Wayne Metro delivers our clients essential programming surrounding education, housing and financial empowerment as well as provides basic needs services to individuals, families, and children. With a low administrative rate of 8%, $0.92 of every dollar donated is utilized for direct client services. Wayne Metro maintains offices in the City of Detroit and Wyandotte, and operates over 20 services sites throughout Wayne County.
Show Me the Money Day is a statewide event in Michigan coordinated by the Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM). To kick off tax season, local Show Me the Money Day events will provide Michigan residents free financial resource fairs and financial workshops and access to community-based programs that promote saving and asset building, post-secondary education and training and other opportunities to build financial security at tax time.