In This Week's UCFS-CALC Update


Creating Salt Paintings

in Project Achievement

Last Tuesday in Project Achievement, our students unleashed their creativity and had the opportunity to craft raised salt paintings! To accomplish the paintings, students used glue, salt, and paint to create their unique masterpieces. This STEAM Project helped the children develop their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination in a creative way!

A special thank you to Kelly Tomina for sponsoring this week of Project Achievement! If you’d like to sponsor a week of Project Achievement or Project Play On!, become a CALC Kids Member today!

Digital Literacy and

Cultural Orientation Workshop

As a part of our Sustainable Steps Program (SSP), we hosted a Digital Literacy and Cultural Orientation Workshop for twelve clients last week.

With many of our SSP clients being seniors, we found it useful to teach basics like how to set up and use their emails, how to navigate the internet, and how to online shop safely. Clients also learned how to correctly use Google Maps whether they are walking, driving, or using public transportation.

Our Sustainable Steps Program equips our clients with resources to help them integrate and find comfort as they settle into their new community. We are proud to be a part of their journey to achieve self-sufficiency!

30 Mothers Receive CPR Certification

We would like to congratulate thirty mothers in our Maternal Health Education Program (MHEP) for getting CPR Certified last Tuesday!

This year, we revamped MHEP based on the feedback we received from former program participants and new and hopeful mothers. Clients requested Lamaze classes, more nutrition education, and sleep training, as well as CPR classes. 

This hands-on training taught them CPR, the Heimlich Maneuver, and basic first aid for children of all ages and adults. With their new certification under their belts, the moms in MHEP are better equipped and more confident in their ability to keep their children safe in the event of an emergency.

MHEP is made possible with grant funding from the Southeast Michigan Perinatal Quality Improvement Coalition (SEMPQIC), Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, United Way for Southeast Michigan, and Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan.

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Timeless Hope Gala

Join us on Thursday, September 26th, 2024 for our annual Timeless Hope Gala! Support UCFS-CALC's programs and services by getting involved in our largest fundraiser of the year.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

Showcase your business to hundreds of like-minded individuals through promotions before, during, and after the event, and support over a dozen programs that UCFS-CALC offers to over 12,000 people in need each year.

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Contact our Events Coordinator, Melissa, at for sponsorship information!

Thank You To Our Sponsors

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Immigrant Heritage Month

June is Immigrant Heritage Month in Michigan! We are celebrating the refugee community all month long by uplifting their voices and sharing their stories of courage and resilience. The challenges they face are immense and often unimaginable, and we are so grateful to be a small part of their journey as they work to rebuild their lives.

In 2023, Michigan welcomed 3,096 refugees. Each of these 3,096 people and all who came before them have names, stories, hopes, and dreams just like Sara.

Click Here to Watch Sara's Testimony

Sara, along with her family, fled Iraq due to terrorists who were threatening and persecuting Christians. Off camera, Sara mentioned that some days they would wake up to human remains on their front porch as a warning to them, causing them to flee their homeland.

Leaving behind everyone and everything they've ever known, Sara and her family started new lives in the States. With the help of UCFS, they joined the workforce, learned a new language, and are doing their best to get on their feet.


Volunteers Needed for

World Refugee Day Celebration!

In celebration of World Refugee Day, each year, UCFS-CALC brings together hundreds of clients to enjoy traditional music and dancing, food, and activities for the whole family!

We need volunteers to help with monitoring activities, serving food, clean up, and more. Details are as follows:

Date: June 20th, 2024

Location: Brinston Park

Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Volunteers Needed for

Spruce Up!

We need your assistance in cleaning out the back area to create an oasis for CALC clients. Bring your outdoor gloves, rakes, shovels and wood saws to assist!

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Sponsor A Food Pantry Day!

Dress warm and comfy, and show up ready to work! We'll have you fill out a short form when you get here, and that's it!

The Sharehouse Food Pantry is located at

2033 Austin Drive in Troy


Make a donation to a program of your choice or a general donation to be used where it's needed most. Our community's trust in us and our mission make it possible for UCFS-CALC being able to continue to serve our neighbors in need with dignity and hope.

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Furniture Pick-Up Request Form

While we do accept gently used items in our Sharehouse, we provide our Clients with brand-new items as well. We do this for many reasons, such as the longevity of the item or for hygiene purposes, but most importantly, because our Clients deserve a dignified experience.

You can help us do this by purchasing new items from our Wishlist below, where they'll ship directly to us. Click the button below and share with your friends and family!

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1. Create a digital account

2. Link your Card to UCFS-CALC

Search for "Chaldean American Ladies of Charity"

3. Your Kroger purchases support UCFS-CALC

Make UCFS-CALC Your Kroger Charity


Timeless Hope Gala

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Questions or Interested in Becoming a Sponsor?

Contact our Events Coordinator, Melissa Siba, at

248-251-1164 or email


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