University's Needy Children Program
The University's Needy Children Program was established in 1990 to provide an avenue for the University community to help underprivileged children in Butte County. Each fall the Staff Council Service Projects Committee works with the Children's Services Division of Butte County's Department of Social Services to identify the names of children in need. Campus departments, colleges, programs, student organizations, and individuals commit to help these children by providing basic needs of warm clothing, shoes, in addition to toys. In November 2013, departments, colleges, individuals and organizations from within the university and local community pledged to assist 143 children and 73 families this Christmas. An additional component of the program is to provide a food certificate to each adopted family. Once again, a generous campus community supported the annual fall UNCP Raffle Drawing, which had amazing donations from local Chico businesses. The drawing, held on Tuesday, November 12th raised $2400, which will be used to purchase a holiday grocery gift card for each of our adopted families! IN all, $3,850 was raised to purchase grocery gift cards for each adopted family.
UNCP Family Thank You's - Pt. 1; UNCP Family Thank You's - Pt. 2; UNCP Family Thank You's - Pt. 3