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Making a difference is what we do… and we do it in a BIG way at our annual convention

Posted April, 2017 by: UCT

As our members start gearing up for the annual UCT Convention in Greenville, SC, so do the donations for our annual service project. This year, we will be collecting monetary and tangible donations for Greenville’s Meyer Center for Special Children, whose mission is to help children living with disabilities reach their maximum potential. Each year UCT members leave their mark in the… Continue Reading…

Five simple steps to participating in JOIN HANDS DAY

Posted April, 2017 by: Anita Neal

We are less than one month out from the official Join Hands Day – a day dedicated to bridging the gap between older and younger generations through community service. UCT local councils have participated in the event since it started in 2000. Being that I’m one of the newest members to UCT, I wanted to know more about how I could get… Continue Reading…


Posted April, 2017 by: UCT

What can we say… we like to give money away! Especially when the money is supporting a special education program like the one at Truman Elementary in Springfield, Missouri – our winner of the UCT Gives Back AGAIN to Schools video contest. We are also thrilled to award the 2nd place $5,000 prize to another deserving school – Waldron Learning Center in… Continue Reading…

Many reasons to celebrate in March – but one cause holds a special place in the hearts of UCT members.

Posted March, 2017 by: Anita Neal

March is a month full of celebration and awareness. We kicked off March with a salute to UCT women in honor of Women’s History month, it is also Colon Cancer Awareness Month, National Reading Awareness Month and American Red Cross Month, to name a few. But there is one cause that is near and dear to UCT – National Developmental Disabilities Awareness… Continue Reading…

Spring into community service!

Posted April, 2016 by: Anita Neal

Spring is a time of renewal for many, and while some of us might sneeze and wheeze through the season, it’s still wonderful to see blooming flowers and trees. Spring is also a great time to plant the seeds of community service. Whether it’s clearing trash from a local highway, reconstructing a local playground, or planting a community garden, community service is an… Continue Reading…

Fall for volunteering!

Posted October, 2015 by: Anita Neal

Fall is officially here, and along with the change of seasons come new volunteer opportunities to make a difference in your community. Homeless shelters are preparing for upcoming cold weather. Food banks are stocking up to help hungry individuals and families during the holidays. Worthy causes are holding the last of the walk-a-thons and “turkey trots” to raise funds for their projects.… Continue Reading…

UCT = Community Involvement

Posted May, 2015 by: Anita Neal

When it comes to UCT, “Where Community and Compassion Unite” isn’t just a tagline, it’s a way of life. For more than 125 years UCT members have been volunteering to enhance their communities across North America through community service, charitable fundraising, and helping those in need. Service projects vary according to community need and can be as simple – or as involved… Continue Reading…

Roots & Shoots

Posted June, 2014 by: UCT

Everyone knows her as the lady who lived with the chimpanzees and have watched her National Geographic Specials, but what many don’t realize is that Dr. Jane Goodall has established one of the most far-reaching volunteer organizations for young people called Roots & Shoots. I became aware of the Roots & Shoots program while watching a documentary on Dr. Goodall. I was so… Continue Reading…

It’s time to start planning your JOIN HANDS DAY project!

Posted March, 2014 by: Anita Neal

The long winter has almost reached an end, and it’s time to “think spring!” For many UCT members this means it’s time to start planning a JOIN HANDS DAY project to support a community cause.   Traditionally held on the first Saturday in May, JOIN HANDS DAY is a noted day of service throughout North America that specifically targets and develops relationships between… Continue Reading…

UCT employees give back year ’round!

Posted December, 2013 by: Anita Neal

I might be biased, but I think UCT employees are pretty special people! While there are less than 100 of us who work at the home office in Columbus, Ohio, we (in my opinion) give back to our local community as much, if not more, than many organizations twice our size. Every single employee is a member of UCT, and we take… Continue Reading…

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