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UCT supports Flying Horse Farms – and serious fun for kids with serious illnesses

Posted September, 2013 by: David Knapp

On Tuesday, September 10, UCT home office employees volunteered for United Way of Central Ohio’s annual Community Care Day. Their mission? To spruce up cabins at Flying Horse Farms, a non-profit camp for kids with serious illnesses. This week we have a guest post from UCT’s Fraternal Coordinator Ann Marshall, who’s going to talk about Flying Horse Farms and UCT’s involvement with the program.… Continue Reading…

Guest Post – Mary Applegate, UCT’s 2013 top volunteer talks about helping others

Posted August, 2013 by: David Knapp

At our annual convention a few weeks ago, Mary Applegate, a member of UCT’s Fort Myers, Florida Council 900, was awarded our top volunteer award for 2013. Mary has been helping people since childhood and has been a UCT volunteer since she was 18 – and we feel lucky to have her involved in our organization! This week’s post is Mary’s chance… Continue Reading…

Good citizenship begins at home

Posted July, 2013 by: David Knapp

Tomorrow those of us in the U.S. will celebrate the 237th birthday of our country, a commemoration that means different things to different people. For me, as an employee and member of UCT, an organization whose mission is to unite people with a common passion for good citizenship and volunteerism to improve their local communities, the 4th of July is an opportunity… Continue Reading…

How volunteering can help with stress

Posted January, 2013 by: David Knapp

“I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.” Albert Schweitzer, one of the great humanitarians of the 20th century, wrote these words as an expression of his determination to give back to a world he felt… Continue Reading…

Simple service ideas for the holidays

Posted December, 2012 by: David Knapp

The busy holiday season is fast upon us! For many of us this means time filled with shopping, holiday events and family traditions. But, for others who are less fortunate basic needs like food, clothing and shelter take priority over gift giving and leisure time with family and friends. ‘Tis the season to think about giving the best gift of all –… Continue Reading…

UCT employees walk the walk for community causes!

Posted October, 2012 by: David Knapp

Amazing things happen when caring people work together to make a difference in their communities! UCT’s home office employees – who are also UCT members – are perfect proof of this. We don’t just talk the talk when it comes to supporting community causes and charities – we walk the walk! We’re busy year-round volunteering for community causes and raising funds for… Continue Reading…

UCT members make a difference through community service

Posted July, 2012 by: David Knapp

UCT members are volunteers across the U.S. and Canada giving back locally every day through community service. Our members produce amazing results. Over the past three years UCT’s numbers included more than $3 million donated to causes and charities, more than $300,000 awarded in scholarships, and more than 370,000 collective hours of volunteer service given to communities and causes. That’s strength in… Continue Reading…

Some summer volunteer ideas

Posted July, 2012 by: David Knapp

The sun’s shining and just about everyone is out and about – summer’s in full swing! It’s the ideal time of year to get active and give back to your community through volunteer service. Here are (in my opinion) some all-time great summer songs to help motivate you. “Hot Fun in the Summertime,” Sly & the Family Stone Summertime is fun time,… Continue Reading…

UCT Celebrates 125 Years of Community Service

Posted June, 2012 by: UCT

UCT will hold its 125th annual meeting at the end of this month in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  The organization held its first annual meeting in 1888 and since that first meeting has grown to include members in all 50 states and all 10 provinces of Canada. UCT is a membership organization with a long history of helping families and local communities.  But we… Continue Reading…

Food for Thought…Fighting Hunger

Posted June, 2012 by: UCT

UCT doesn’t just talk about helping communities and giving back – we put our money where our mouths are…by supporting the Mid-Ohio Foodbank Operation Feed campaign. OPERATION FEED is a community-wide food and funds drive coordinated by Mid-Ohio Foodbank. o Each year, Mid-Ohio Foodbank joins forces with local businesses, schools, civic groups, and individuals to raise critically needed donations in this community-wide campaign effort.… Continue Reading…

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