Peace Begins when the Hungry are Fed.

Your support is the difference between a healthy meal and an empty stomach.
Last month, my hours at my second job were reduced. When my eviction notice came, I had to choose between buying food for my children, or paying rent. My neighbor told me that UCM could help and she was right. They helped me to feed my kids and keep a roof over our heads. - Jessica

Dear Friends,
All of us at United Community Ministries hope you are enjoying a relaxing holiday season. We are grateful for your ongoing support. Every year, UCM provides a brighter future for thousands of struggling families like Jessica's, so they can achieve success.

We rely on community contributions during this season of giving to help us run our programs through the coming year. Together, we are changing lives for the better. I am writing to ask you to support UCM with a tax-deductible year-end gift.

No one should have to choose between providing food or a safe place for their children to sleep.

Jessica's story demonstrates the power you have to help neighbors in need.
When you contribute to UCM, you are stocking the shelves of the food pantry, so hungry children can eat. You are turning the heat on for families who struggle to pay their bill. It is your smile that welcomes people who come to our door each day.

We are here for them, because you are here for us.

You can help to create more success stories like Jessica's and support the hundreds of families who UCM serves each day. Your donation to UCM is a gift of caring that lasts all year long to help neighbors in need.

If you would like to make your donation specifically towards sponsoring our Give From The Heart Gala set for April 14, click here for sponsor information and to process your payment.

With warm regards,
Alison DeCourcey
UCM Executive Director

Awarded 2017 Nonprofit Organization of the Year by the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce

P.S. - UCM has heard concerns from some supporters about the new tax reform legislation, and they are choosing to increase their giving this year in anticipation of tax changes next year. Please know that we are grateful for any donation you make!
If you have already donated, thank you on behalf of Jessica and the thousands of families who will need your help in 2018.