BRAMA, Sep 29, 2004, 11:00 am ET
United Ukrainian American Relief Committee, Inc. (UUARC) is again listed in the combined federal campaign, as well as state and local campaigns
In this post-9/11 time of increased social responsibility and the presidential call for volunteerism, employers, from small corporations to the federal government, are presenting guidelines to their employees for suggested charitable donations and publicly praising their generosity. There are built-in avenues for charitable giving, including, but not limited to, the Combined Federal Campaign for federal workers, State Employees' Charitable Campaigns, the United Way and other local drives. Employers routinely process payroll deductions for charitable contributions and, at times, even match them.
United Ukrainian American Relief Committee, Inc. (UUARC - website), now in its 60th year of humanitarian aid to Ukrainians in need, receives and investigates more than 300 requests for assistance each year, and, due to the generosity of the Ukrainian-American community, has been able to allocate and distribute between $500 and $3500 per month, in addition to funding many other long-term programs, such as the soup kitchen in Lviv, and assistance to homes for the elderly, orphanages and internaty. UUARC is affiliated and listed with Human Care Charities of America (HCCA) or Independent Charities of America (ICA) in the Combined Federal Campaign (#1221) and the PA, NJ, and NY state employee campaigns, listed as independent in NJ, MI and United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and can be written-in in any United Way Campaign by just listing UUARC's name and address (1206 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111). All this information is also available on the UUARC web-site at www.uuarc.org.
If an employer calls for charitable giving, please don't forget that UUARC helps Ukrainians who desperately need our charity, and that, by giving though your employer, you give not only funding to help them, but recognition of UUARC as an international PVO (private voluntary organization).