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United Community Ministries October Events Roundup

Share Sunday, Benefit Day at Mamma's Kitchen among October events.

Share Sunday at UCM’s Food Pantry Sunday

United Community Ministries will be open Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon to accept community food donations. Items needed include canned meat and fish, tomato sauce, pasta, rice, cereal, canned soups, canned vegetables, and canned fruit.

Benefit Day at Mamma’s Kitchen Tuesday, Oct. 9

Dine at Mamma’s Kitchen on Tuesday, Oct. 9 and 10 percent of the price of your meal will be donated to UCM. No need to bring a flyer – just tell your server you’re there to support UCM. Mamma’s Kitchen serves Greek, Italian, and American cuisine.

Creekside Village Community Mini-Walk Oct. 16

Join residents and UCM community partners for the annual mini-walk to help the homeless at UCM’s Creekside Village Community Center. The walk will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Oct. 16. For more information, contact Blanca Vasquez. (Blanca.vasquez@ucmagency.com)

UCM’s True Reality Sleep Out Oct. 19

What does it feel like to not have a home to return to at the end of the night? Join UCM for a look at the True Reality Sleep Out, a UCM Help the Homeless community event. This event is an eye-opening service project for all ages.

The location is outdoors in the parking lot of partner Shelter House in Herndon.

Each participant can bring up to four "necessity" items, such as gloves, blanket, and a car to sleep in. UCM will provide a walk T-shirt, granola bars, coffee and educational activities to learn about poverty in the community.

Click here for more info and to register online with credit card ($20 youth to age 25, $30 adult). If you can't attend, consider supporting the event and the cause to help those at risk of homelessness. All registration fees and donations benefit UCM programs and are 100 percent tax deductible. For questions or to pay with check, contact Diane Hill at diane.hill@ucmagency.org or phone 571-255-8978.

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