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. In fall 2014, the Staff Council Service Projects committee will once again be pairing campus departments with local families to give them a very merry holiday season. An additional component of the program is to provide a food certificate to each adopted family. A generous Chico community is supporting the annual fall UNCP Raffle Drawing, with amazing donations from their local businesses. The drawing, will be held on Tuesday, November 18th, and all of the money raised from the raffle, will be used to purchase a holiday grocery gift card for each of our adopted families! The links below will take you to the past thank-you letters we have received from our adopted families.
UNCP Family Thank You's - Pt. 1; UNCP Family Thank You's - Pt. 2; UNCP Family Thank You's - Pt. 3