Join in for UCM's largest single-day community food drive. Scouting For Food is an annual food collection orchestrated by local Boy Scouts from the National Capital Area Council.
Help us reach our goal of 12,000+ pounds to stock the UCM Pantry for the winter months! Fill a bag with non-perishable food items and place at your front door by 9 am on Sat., Nov. 11. Scouts will pick it up and deliver to UCM, where it is organized and sorted by scores of other community volunteers. Learn more >>
Capitol Steps Benefit Raises Nearly $87,000
The 26th Annual Capitol Steps Benefit, hosted by The Friends of UCM on Nov. 5 at the US PTO, raised nearly $87,000 to ensure the continued success of our most vulnerable children, youth, and families.
"We are grateful to our hosts and to our sponsors who make this event possible, especially Title Sponsor, Doug and Eileen Kennett, and Diamond Sponsor, AT&T," says Alison DeCourcey, UCM Executive Director. For the list of more than 40 sponsors, press release, photo album, and event program book: click here >>
Today, hundreds of Fairfax County children and their families will ask that question. Some parents are out of work or have had their hours cut. Others are facing medical bills or other unexpected expenses that have pushed their monthly finances beyond their limits. All are on the brink of crisis.
No family should have to experience the fear of losing their home without a place to turn for help. For many, that place is UCM. Our neighbors urgently need you. Learn how you can help >>
Make the Holidays Brighter for Children in Need
We rely on the generosity of our community to make the season joyful for struggling families and their children. We will provide Thanksgiving and December holiday food to 600 families .The Holiday Room will provide gifts for 1,000 children on our Santa's list
Thanksgiving Food donations are due no later than Nov. 15.
December Holiday Food is due Dec. 13.
Unwrapped gifts for children to stock the Holiday Gift Room are due at UCM no later than Dec. 11.
"Thanks to my Progreso teachers, I passed my exam and am proud to finally be a US citizen," says Freddy, who immigrated from Honduras to Virginia 20 years ago and works in construction. He visited the center recently and shared his experience to encourage current students.
In recognition of National Childhood Hunger and Awareness Day in October, the Lambda Kappa Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., hosted an event to package and donate healthy snack packs to feed local children. Read more >>