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UCT = Community Involvement

Posted May, 2015 by: David Knapp

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…

The benefits of UCT membership

Posted March, 2015 by: UCT

If you landed on our home page ( you were greeted with the question “What is UCT?” I hope you read the answer and watched the video. We have an interesting business model, but once you know a little more about us, you might ask, “Why UCT? Why should I join?” We invest in our members and their communities. We are a… Continue Reading…

UCT employees give back year ’round!

Posted December, 2013 by: David Knapp

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…

UCT steps up to help The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Posted October, 2013 by: David Knapp

On October 12, UCT employees and members will step up to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) battle against blood cancers by participating in the society’s annual Light The Night Walk fundraiser. This will be UCT’s 11th consecutive year of supporting this worthwhile cause.   One person in the U.S. is diagnosed with a blood cancer such as leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma… Continue Reading…

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…

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