How is the Economy Affecting UCP?

June 4, 2009 at 9:01 pm Leave a comment

Or How Do I Give? Let me Count the Ways . . .

Because the State of Tennessee offers few dedicated services to many of the populations that UCP serves, we rely heavily on contributions from our generous donors. While the number of individual donors who are giving to UCP has increased over the past year, overall funding has decreased because of cuts in one of UCP’s major state contracts, the Family Support Program. (A new website details the statewide impact of this reduction. Go to: www.tnfamilysupport.org)

The economic downturn is especially hard on families served by the agency. According to Executive Director Deana Claiborne, “Some of the families who were previously making monetary contributions to UCP are now coming to us asking for help.” The number of requests for services has increased by over 10% in the past twelve months. The agency has waiting lists for most of the programs of service.

“We are asking our donors to take stock, and if they can give substantially, now is the time to make a gift,” says Claiborne. “Our families are in trouble. It is fortunate that there are so many ways to give easily from your desktop. Donors can make direct contributions to UCP through many online portals, including:

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