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Help UCM Get 1,000 Needy Students Ready for School! Now through Aug. 3
United Community Minisitries (UCM)'s annual Back to School Program is in full swing to outfit 1,000 needy students (K-12) for the upcoming school year -- and we need your help!
New backpacks and monetary donations for the supplies to fill them are requested by Friday, August 3rd.
Please drop off backpacks anytime Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5 pm, at UCM's offices at 7511 Fordson Rd., Alexandria VA 22306 -- before the August 3rd deadline.
For your shopping convenience to donate backpacks, we have a new UCM Amazon.com Wish List for pre-selected backpack options. Shop online at any time, and backpacks will automatically ship directly to UCM!
UCM is able to purchase shcool supplies in bulk at a deep discount, thanks to a unique partnership with Fairfax County Schools. For each $10 donation, UCM is able to purchase $40 worth of supplies--which will fill a backpack for one student. Your $50 donation and 5 backpacks will outfit 5 low-income children to ensure they're ready for the new school year.
UMC's goal is to outfit 1,000 students, so we need $10,000 and 1,000 backpacks by August 3rd. You can make a gift now at UCM's donation page (designate "Back to School") or mail or bring your check to: Back to School Program, UCM, 7511 Fordson Rd., Alexandria, VA 22306.
Volunteers to help with organizing school supplies are needed on August 17 and 18, from 9:00 to 5:30 pm, as well as for the distribution dates to families on several dates later in August.
We also have sponsorship opportunities for your business or community organization. If you have a group--or know of one--that can help with a financial sponsorship or backpack drive or with volunteering, please let us know!
For questions about the Back to School Program and how your can help: contact Marcos Castillo at email@example.com or phone (703) 768-7106, ext 328.
Thanks to the generosity of caring community members like you, UCM will be able to ensure that local students in need will be fully prepared to achieve academic success in the new school year. Together, we build strong families and a stronger community. www.ucmagency.org
|Where||7511 Fordson Rd, Alexandria, VA 22306 (United Community Minisitries (UCM))|
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|Time||9:00 am–5:30 pm|
|Who to bring||College Students, Moms, Dads, Singles, Everyone, Kids, Teens, Families, Seniors|