UCOM News This Week: October 31 - November 6
October 29th, 2016
Holiday Giving Network
Holiday Basket and toy sign-ups continue at UCOM this week including our final Saturday sign-up day on November 5 from 10:00 - 2:00 pm. Families and households living in the UCOM service area can sign up for a Christmas or Thanksgiving basket and toys for their children on Monday from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and Wednesday from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm. UCOM is also in desperate need of people or organizations willing to provide a holiday basket to those in need. You can learn more about being a basket provider here.
Sit and Be Fit
Looking to get your move on while you get your groove on? UCOM's sit and be fit class might be just the thing for you. Sit and be Fit is a low impact exercise taught at UCOM by YMCA staff each Wednesday morning from 9:30 am - 10:30 am. Anyone is welcome to join us and sweat to some great music this Wednesday.
Better Access to Fresh, Local, Sustainable Produce Comes to UCOM
UCOM is piloting a new program aimed at getting fresh farm produce straight from local farms, into the hands of low-income households that receive SNAP benefits. Beginning next summer anyone that receives SNAP benefits will be able to purchase a beautiful bag of fresh local produce from UCOM's partner farms, directly on site at UCOM. In the meantime, UCOM is offering our neighbors receiving SNAP benefits the opportunity to try one bag this summer on us!
Homework House™ in Full Swing
UCOM's Homework House program is currently helping students at Cesar Chavez Elementary, Godfrey-Lee Elementary, and the Godfrey-Lee Early Childhood Center work on the reading and math skills. Tutors work with students in small group setting to help foster a thirst for learning. Homework House tutors act as mentors and provide powerful positive role models to the children involved in the program. If you like to learn more about being a Homework House tutor you can read more here.