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    UCM E-Newsletter: Community Connections                                                  
      August 2018
Back to School Success: Thank You!

600+ Students Outfitted for School
Kids Love Backpacks 2012
We all know the value of a good education. A big part of academic success is having the right supplies -- which can be expensive, especially for families who are struggling to make ends meet. Thanks to generous community support, more than 600 eager students registered with UCM started the school year with a new backpack full of grade-appropriate school supplies.  Read more >>
Join Us! 27th Annual Capitol Steps UCM Benefit

Capitol Steps UCM

Poverty is no laughing matter, but t he Capitol Steps UCM Benefit ha s raised funds to help families in need for decades! Hosted by The Friends of UCM, our 2018 event is set for Sunday, November 18, at the US Patent & Trademark Office in Old Town Alexandria.

Sponsorships start at $500 with seats and publicity benefits. Ticket sales for reserved seats and sponsorships are open now -- always a sell-our crowd! Learn more >>
Congratulations, Scholarship Awardees!

2018 Battelle and Valencourt Scholars
Battelle Scholars
Education means higher wages and is a key connector to financial and family independence for vulnerable youth and families. We are proud of our 2018 UCM-Battelle STEM Scholarship and Valencourt Scholarship awardees, as they begin or continue their college careers this month. Read more >>
UCM 2017 Annual Report

Because of You ...
Because of You
You support UCM through your time, your talent, and your treasure -- thank you!

Because of you, in Fiscal Year 2017 UCM provided food to hungry neighbors, kept a roof over families who faced homelessness, helped vulnerable residents become better students, parents, and engaged citizens, and much more. You made a real difference!

We are pleased to share our FY 2017 Annual Report, with many of the accomplishments that our vital services provided to transform the lives of the thousands of families who turn to UCM for support.  Read more >>
Community Spotlight:
Sherwood Hall Farmers Market

Thank You for the Weekly Fresh Produce!
Do you shop at Fairfax County's Mount Vernon Farmers Market Famers Market Vendorson Wednesday mornings?

Did you know that for more than 25  years, the market vendors there have partnered with UCM to d onate crates full of fresh, delicious, locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, and baked goods?   Read more >>


Sat., Sept. 29  - Monthly Free Produce Distribution, 8 am

Sun., Nov. 18 - Capitol Steps UCM Benefit

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