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   All donations to UCM are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Monetary Donations:




When giving to the United Way, please designate your donation to UCM!


United Way       # 8199

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UCM appreciates your support. The following lists specific needs for some of UCM's programs.


Food Pantry Immediate Needs:


Food Pantry Immediate Needs:


 All Food Pantry Donations can be delivered to UCM Main office located at 7511 Fordson Road, Alexandria, VA 22306. Monday-Friday 9:00am- 5:00pm. For more information please call 703.768.7106 ext. 343.




Workforce Development Center Immediate Needs:


Copy Machine
Interior Paint
New Carpet
Computer Software
Computer Desks
Computer Chairs
Used ink jet, laser printer cartridges, and cell phones



The Workforce Development Center truly needs your support.

Become a Workforce Development Partner!


Donations for the Workforce Development Center can be delivered to 7842 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22306 Monday- Friday 10am – 6pm. For more information please call 703.360.9088 ext. 101.




Back Porch Thrift Store Donations:



Donations are received Monday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Back Porch Thrift Store located at 7838 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22306 (in the Crossroads Shopping Center next to Home Goods).  For our pickup schedule and more information please call 703-799-3832.


The Back Porch Thrift Store welcomes the donation of items in good, gently used and working condition.  If you are unsure whether an item fits this criteria, a good rule of thumb is to ask yourself, "Would I give this to someone I know?" or "Would I buy this item in this condition?"


UCM and the Back Porch do not set a valuation on your donation.  That is the privilege and responsibility of the donor.  For professional advice, please consult your tax advisor. For more information about the Back Porch Thrift Shop, please visit: http://www.backporchthrift.org/






The following programs have an immediate need for volunteers:


Food Pantry


Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm


During this time we will be stocking shelves, assembling food bags for clients, breaking down bulk food items into family sized portions, etc.


Bryant Early Learning Center (BEL)


Volunteers to help with the infants and toddlers Monday- Friday Flexible times. You may pick the age group you wish to work with. A criminal background check and TB test is required, Fee involved.


Workforce Development Center


Volunteers to assist clients in the computer lab with basic computer skills and to man the front desk. We also need volunteers to teach a computer class.


Volunteer Opportunities Available Throughout The Year:

For more information please contact Marcos Castillo at 703-768-4788 ext.328