UCPM in the Community
We are committed to serving our community through annual events we do as a company and providing reimbursement to staff for participating in causes important to them. Read on to learn more about our annual team events!
Feed My Starving Children
Founded in 1987, Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a Christian non-profit that provides nutritionally complete meals specifically formulated for malnourished children. Their process is simple; donations given by people just like you fund the meal ingredients, and volunteers hand-pack the meals. Meals are donated to FMSC food partners around the world, where kids are fed and lives are saved! To learn more about Feed My Starving Children visit fmsc.org. UCPM has developed a strong partnership with FMSC. Each year our team sets two goals: raise a sizable donation for the charity and fill the packing facility with volunteers to pack meals.
Make a Difference
For each online application you complete, we will donate $5.00 to Feed my Starving Children. If you would like to join us for our packing event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In April of every year, UCPM encourages any employee that wants to and their family members to participate in Pat’s Run. This is a run in Tempe, Arizona around the Arizona State University (ASU) campus. Pat’s run was founded by the family of Pat Tillman, a former ASU and Arizona Cardinal football player. After the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001, Pat Tillman decided to put his football career on hold and join the Army. In 2004, he died a heroic death while in Afghanistan. To honor him and his legacy, his family put together the Pat Tillman foundation, which provides educational tools and support to military service members, veterans and spouses. To learn more about the Tillman Foundation, visit https://pattillmanfoundation.org/.
UCPM loves participating in this event each year. Not only do they love what it stands for and supporting the foundation and its work, but many employees love the extra perk of supporting ASU (there are many alumni in our office).
Each year thousands of people show up to run the 4.2 miles (in honor of Tillman’s ASU football jersey number, 42), or the 1 mile around the city and into ASU’s football stadium.
For more than 30 years, the Salvation Army has helped provide Christmas presents to children in need through their annual Angel Tree event. UCPM has participated in this event for several years. In early December, our staff meets at a designated mall location and each participant can select from tags adorning christmas trees with the wish list of a child in need. We all then head to a local store to shop for the gifts. This opportunity helps us support children of all ages with gifts they personally asked for, from a skateboard to necessities like a backpack or new sheets. The Salvation Army then handles the wrapping and delivery. To learn more about the Angel Tree, visit https://www.salvationarmyphoenix.org/christmas-angel