Check back soon for 2019 Tax-A-Thon information! 

Not all heroes wear capes.
Some wear Ladder Up shirts.

Be a hero today and sign up to participate in Tax-A-Thon!

February is our busiest month for tax preparation and, like our clients who are always doing more with less, we want to be sure to make the most of it.

Your volunteer time will help fund our programs

On average, a volunteer returns $4,700 to clients during a single tax session. In February, your volunteer time will also help fund Ladder Up’s programs.

For every tax return completed on Saturdays during the month of February, $1 will be donated to Ladder Up.


Increase Your Impact

You can also raise funds through tax-a-thon!  It’s too cold in Chicago to run a marathon in February, but you can reach out to friends and family and ask them to make a pledge for every volunteer session you attend in February, just like you would for a walk-a-thon.

With every dollar raised come bragging rights, not to mention that for every $1 donated to Ladder Up, the organization returns $19 in economic benefits to clients (not too shabby).

Share your passion for helping tax clients with your network while helping Ladder Up raise critical funds to help ensure it can continue to deliver benefits to families. Click here to set up your fundraising page.


Did we mention that there are prizes? Each week, we will draw the names of three volunteers for prizes and at the end of February, any volunteer who attended two or more sessions during the month will be entered into a drawing for one of three grand prizes!

Supporting Tax-a-Thon

If you can’t make it out in February or would simply like to help more, there are things you can do!
You can join the group of donors will make a contribution for every volunteer session completed during the month of February. Ladder Up expects approximately 1,800 volunteer sessions to be completed during February 2018.

If you’re looking for a smaller-scale commitment, you can support one or more of your fellow volunteers. Browse here!

Customized support opportunities may also be available. For more information, please contact Kate Hermann Stone at