PA Treasurer to Participate in Community Outreach Event in Philadelphia

PA Treasurer Stacy Garrity and her staff will participate in a community outreach event in Philadelphia next week, sharing information about how local residents can benefit from Treasury programs.

The event, which is also expected to include a number of local officials, will take place on Thursday, Sept. 30, starting at 11 a.m., at the First Immanuel Baptist Church at 2438 Ridge Avenue in Philadelphia. It is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

“So many of Treasury’s programs can have a real positive impact on people, and we want to make sure everyone is aware of them. For example, Treasury is currently holding almost $78 million in unclaimed property that belongs to people with connections to this community and the surrounding areas. I want to return that money to its rightful owners. The average claim is $2,000, and that money can make a huge difference for a family trying to make ends meet”, said Garrity.

Community members will learn how to search for unclaimed property and also have the opportunity to learn about Treasury’s consumer savings programs, including the PA 529 College and Career Savings Program, which lets families save tax-free for higher education, and PA ABLE, a program that helps those with disabilities save without losing other important benefits.

“Philadelphians have millions of dollars in unclaimed property waiting for them in Harrisburg. This event in North Philadelphia is a great way to see if any of that money is waiting for you. I’m thrilled that Treasurer Garrity and her staff, along with local legislative leaders, will be on hand at First Immanuel Baptist Church to talk with Philadelphia families, friends and constituents”, said Calvin Tucker of Eagle Capital Advisors.