Do you have a desire to assist UCAN’s youth and families but feel like you don’t have the time to devote to our mission? The good news is that there are many ways to get involved that take very little time. In many cases, you can make a difference in under an hour. Here’s how:
- Holiday giving – UCAN’s Annual Holiday Drive helps provide gifts for our youth, many who go without presents each year. Share our flyer via email with your friends and family and invite them to join you in donating toys or gift cards. Request that they drop their items off to you or arrange a pick up or drop off at our facility.
- Advocating – Throughout the year, we share information on important issues that we lobby around that have an impact on youth and families. We urge you to write a letter to your legislators to raise awareness and voice your concerns.
- Mentoring – Our youth programs are designed to educate and empower young men and women. Periodically, there are opportunities for you to visit a program to speak with our teens about your experiences and share knowledge to help guide them down the path to success.
- Beautifying – Spend a few hours sprucing up one of our nine locations throughout Chicagoland that can help to make our meeting areas and therapy rooms more inviting for our youth and families. It’s also a fun activity for your friends or co-workers.
Remember, these suggestions are just a start. We are always here to listen to your ideas to help our youth and families.
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