Hypothermia Prevention Shelter
In the winter, we cook and provide homemade dinners for the hypothermia shelter. We also play Bingo with the residents and Bingo winners receive a prize. Prizes are items that help the residents (ie winter apparel). You can support this mission by donating prizes. For a complete list of prizes, click here. Donations collected November 2019-March 2020.
Embry Rucker Community Shelter
There are various volunteer activities throughout the year to be involved with the shelter located in Reston.
We are committed to maintaining a strong relationship with the students and faculty at Lake Anne Elementary School, which is located right next to us.
Homework Club is an after-school tutoring and mentoring program in which volunteers assist students with their homework. Homework Club for the 2019/20 school years begins on September 18 and meets weekly on Wednesdays at 3:45 PM. Contact us using the form below if you are interested in being a mentor.
Other Opportunities at Lake Anne ES
If you want to work with Lake Anne students but aren't able to be a part of Homework Club, there are many other ways for you to serve: assist in the school library, read with a child and other mentoring opportunities. Contact us to get involved.
We host and are involved in opportunities for local residents to have equal opportunity and resources to financial sustainability.
Cornerstones & Helping Hungry Kids
On the first Sunday of each month, we collect food items to donate to Cornerstones Food Pantry (needed items: oatmeal, fruit cups, applesauce and vinegar) and Helping Hungry Kids, which provides food for elementary-school children. Helping Hungry Kids needs granola bars. Donations are collected on the first Sunday of each month.
South Lakes Food Pantry
We are a proud sponsor of the Food Pantry at South Lakes High School. SLHS Food Pantry supports students and their families. In the summer, the Pantry is collecting cooking oil, dried beans, rice, pasta/tomato sauce, cereal, granola bars, applesauce and toiletries of all kinds. Drop off donations (at South Lakes High School) Monday-Friday.
We collect clothing items for the non-profit thrift store, The Closet, located in Herndon. Volunteers sort, label and price gently used toys and household items.
UCP participates in Works Sunday, an annual interfaith service event featuring over 10 service opportunities throughout August and September