In This Week's UCFS-CALC Update


Food Pantry Serves

Over 880 Individuals Last Week!

With the dedicated time and energy contributed by our volunteers, and the generous support from The Hesano Family as CALC Feeds Members, we were able to distribute nearly 20,000 pounds of food to 307 families in need last Friday.

This translates to over 880 individuals receiving food items that supplement 30% of their monthly food budget. The impact created by our CALC Feeds Members is meaningful and immediate. We are immensely thankful for the ongoing support that enables us to make such a significant difference in the lives of those who need it most.

If you would like to sponsor a Food Pantry Friday, click here to become a CALC Feeds Member today. CALC Feeds Memberships are limited, so don't wait!

Celebrating Memorial Day

in Project Achievement

Last Tuesday, our Project Achievement students learned about why we celebrate Memorial Day in honor of those who served our country.

Students also learned how to make popsicles and had the chance to enjoy them as a yummy treat! Thank you to our very own Executive Board Member, Vanessa Denha-Garmo, for sponsoring last week's Project Achievement! If you’d like to sponsor a week of Project Achievement or youth sports, become a CALC Kids Member today.

Cooking with CALC

Last Tuesday, during our Cooking with CALC session, our clients were excited to make Dolma with a healthy spin. Dolma is a delicacy of the Middle East traditionally made with rice, grape leaves, meat, and a variety of seasonings. Instead of using rice for the recipe, our clients substituted it for quinoa, which they enjoyed!

During the session, our Nutrition Educator encouraged our clients to incorporate more whole grains into their diets to increase their fiber intake and to promote healthy digestive tracts. To learn more about the importance of a balanced diet, please visit

Sustainable Steps Program

UCFS-CALC provides career sampling and exploration opportunities through our Sustainable Steps Program (SSP) which allows our clients to get hands-on experience in a variety of fields to make informed decisions on the career that would be the best fit for them prior to investing time, money, and energy into pursuing a specific field.

Last month, we partnered with Douglas J Aveda Institute in Downtown Royal Oak so our clients could experience firsthand what American cosmetology school is like. Ten of our clients shadowed experienced professionals for the day which exposed them to potential avenues they could take if they decided to pursue a career in cosmetology.

Through SSP, UCFS-CALC helps alleviate barriers to achieving adequate employment such as childcare, auto repairs, basic needs assistance, housing stability assistance, and supports clients pursuing licenses and certifications and ultimately puts them on their path to achieving self-sufficiency.

Volunteers Needed for

World Refugee Day Celebration!

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

We need the assistance of 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

Sign Up To Volunteer!

Save The Date!

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

Bowlero Sponsors

Mambo Sponsors

Cha-Cha Sponsors

Salsa Sponsors


WBI Hosting Focus Group For Relaunch



Sponsor A Food Pantry Day!

Volunteer Tutors and Reading Specialists Needed for Project Achievement

UCFS-CALC is seeking volunteer tutors and reading specialists for our Project Achievement after school tutoring program. Help children improve their reading skills, academic performance, and their future!

Volunteers are needed on Tuesdays, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

If you would like to get involved with Project Achievement, please reach out to Arjan Kallou at

(248)528-0262 or at

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.

Give Dignity & Hope

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!

Sharehouse Wishlist

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


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Timeless Hope Gala

Become a member now to get exclusive access to the event!

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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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