Each fall, we collect a special offering designated a "Harvest Offering." It is a chance for you to give back during the season of Thanksgiving. This is a special gift that goes beyond your normal giving. This year, the money collected through the Harvest Offering will be split evenly between the South Lakes Food Pantry and Centreville Labor Resource Center. Donate to the Harvest Offering online (select "Harvest Offering" in the Give-to drop-down menu), or by check with "Harvest Offering" in the memo line.
Donations for Cornerstones
Cornerstones assists local residents facing financial hardship. UCP is collecting items to donate to them. Needed items:
Helping the Unhoused
Our Missions Team and members work close with the Hypothermia Prevention Shelter and Embry Rucker Community Shelter to provide assistance to the unhoused in our community. There are various volunteer activities throughout the year to be involved with the shelter located in Reston.
Providing Financial Resources
We work closely with Herndon-Reston FISH in supporting efforts to provide local residents with access to resources to help them be financially stable.
Supporting our Local Thrift Shop
We recruit volunteers to serve at The Closet to sort, label and price gently used toys and household items.
Lake Anne Elementary School
We are committed to maintaining a strong relationship with the students and faculty at Lake Anne Elementary School. Homework Club is an after-school tutoring program in which volunteers assist students with their homework. Keeping the safety our community is a priority, so this season we are supporting Lake Anne through school supply donations and our Youth are serving as mentors.
UCP participates in Works Sunday, an annual interfaith service event featuring over 10 service opportunities throughout August and September.