Holiday Gift Drive - Each year, hundreds of displaced and underserved youth go without gifts during the holiday season. UCAN wants to ensure all their youth feel the joy of receiving gifts and needs help to provide this important service. Rotary Near South will receive a wish list of items (maximum of $50 per youth) and buy gifts, from District Grant Funds, in December 2018.
Polar Peace March - UCAN's founding partner, St. Paul's United Church of Christ, host an annual walk to support anti-gun violence at the Polar Peace March. The event has raised more than $50,000 to benefit UCAN's Campaign and violence prevention initiatives. More than 400 diverse UCAN supporters, members of the St. Paul's family, and advocates come together to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and march in solidarity with those who experience violence and its trauma throughout Chicago. Rotary Near South will participate in the January 2019 March. Moving Forward, Together: Connecting with Communities of Color - This supports UCAN's vision that youth who suffer trauma can become our future leaders. UCAN will host this networking reception on April 3, 2019 from 5:30-7:30pm. Rotary Near South will attend and provide funds, from Club Donation, towards food and beverages served at this public event.
# of Non-Rotarians Benefitting: 20+
# of Rotarians Participating: 12
Estimated Completion Date: 4/3/19