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Give from the heart to help children and families in crisis

Posted on Mar 29, 2019 by: David Knapp

UCT members are some of the most generous, community-conscious people there are. In addition to all the good works you do in your local communities year-round, each year in July you make sure we leave our mark on our annual UCT convention host city by supporting the programs and services of a worthy local cause or organization through our convention service project.

At our 2018 UCT convention in Savannah, Georgia, members contributed nearly 10 boxes of items and more than $4,700 to Urban Hope to help inner city children. For our 2019 convention in New Orleans, Louisiana, we’re asking members to donate to One Heart NOLA, a 501c3 non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to providing necessary resources for children and families navigating the foster care system.

The challenge is to raise at least $6,000 to help purchase needed beds and bedding along with other necessary items like pots and pans, utensils, kitchenware, bath towels, and Walmart gift cards. As One Heart NOLA founder Teri Hrabovsky explains, it’s essential to help families in crisis before children are removed from the home and one way to do this is to provide them with the items they need for home visits.

Whether or not you’re attending this year’s convention, if you’d like to contribute to this worthy cause – and we hope you do – send your check made payable to UCT to the attention of Anita Neal, UCT, 1801 Watermark Drive, Columbus, OH 43215. Make sure to enclose a note stating that the donation is for One Heart NOLA AND make sure we receive the check by no later than June 1. We’ll give One Heart NOLA one BIG check in July. If you prefer to bring your donation to the convention, please make it out to One Heart NOLA.

Please share this information with your local council and try to contribute what you can. For more information about One Heart NOLA watch for the spring issue of The Sample Case!

Thank you for giving from the heart!

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