High school scholarships

Supporter Story: Project Discovery Scholarship Fund

Dr. Bush Kavuru knew he wanted to help young people pursue their dreams of a career in medicine. He just didn’t know where to start. When he saw the work…

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2021-2022 TAP Annual Report

You helped TAP serve over 4,700 people last year We are proud to share with you some bright moments and encouraging stories from the past year. Please peruse our 2021–2022 Annual…

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Originally published in The Roanoke Times on January 13, 2022. Re-posted here with permission. 2022 marks the 57th year of Total Action for Progress’ existence. During the holiday season, many…

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New TAP Volunteer Program

We’re excited to announce our new volunteer program at TAP! Volunteers are at the heart of TAP’s work to help people overcome poverty, and we’ve redesigned our program to make…

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Supporter Story: Network Computing Group (NCG)

Mark Bowles, CEO and founder of Network Computing Group (NCG), knows the value of bringing hope to those in need. “Hope is one of the most crucial things. Making people…

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The Whole Family Approach

At TAP, we’re always looking for ways to improve the way we serve our clients. That’s what led us to adopt our new Whole Family Approach. This family-led strategy provides…

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Free money management services for veterans

Free Money Management Coaching for Veterans

Attention veterans: for a limited time, we are offering you free money management coaching. Services include: • One-on-one financial coaching• Financial education• Help creating goals and spending plans No matter…

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Supporter Story: Roanoke Valley Orthodontics

Dr. David Jones stepped up to run Roanoke Valley Orthodontics (RVO) in 2014. Since then, he and his wife, Justine, have also made it a point to step up their…

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Do you know about TAP Books?

TAP Books sells pre-owned books online and uses the profits to fund other TAP services. It also provides jobs to those who need to build their résumé. It’s a win-win…

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A young mother poses with her toddler

Taxing Times: Keisha and the Tax Clinic

Going into the last tax season, Keisha, a hardworking single mom to three kids, almost didn’t file her taxes. She missed filing one year and for the next few years…

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Carter Bank & Trust

Supporter Story: Carter Bank & Trust

We’d like to thank Carter Bank & Trust for being a great community partner. Through their CARE Forward campaign, which started in 2021, the bank donates $10 to TAP for…

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Elderly man sitting on steps

A Safe Place to Call Home

During the pandemic that kept many people—especially the elderly—housebound for over a year, safe housing became more important than ever. When Kenneth Hayes found himself spending more time at home…

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Eddie Smith, Roanoke, Virginia

Supporter Spotlight: Eddie Smith

Local business leader and lifelong Roanoker Eddie Smith believes that “the one characteristic that makes our community so special are our people.” It’s that love for his community and the…

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