In This Week's UCFS-CALC Update



TOMORROW is the last day to get your tickets for our Power of the Purse Raffle!

1st Prize: Small Lady Dior

$5,900 Value

2nd Prize: $500 Visa Gift Card

Our clients need your support, help us show them the Power of the Purse. Every ticket has an impact! Your support could provide a months worth of meals to a neighbor in need, new household items to a refugee family, or send a child to summer camp.

Tickets are only $50, and the last day to purchase is TOMORROW!

Winners will be drawn on Friday, May 10th at 3:00 pm on Facebook and Instagram Live.

Cup Tower Challenge

Last Tuesday, our Project Achievement students took on the challenge of who could build the tallest tower using foam cups and paper! This STEAM activity put our students critical thinking and fine motor skills to the test while they carefully tried to stack the most cups!

Thank you to Brian & Anwar Yaldoo for your CALC Kids Membership sponsoring this week of Project Achievement! If you’d like to sponsor a week of Project Achievement or youth sports, click the link in our bio to become a CALC Kids Member today.

Cooking With CALC

Mexican Chicken Soup was on the menu for last week's session of Cooking with CALC! Our clients were excited by how easy it was to make this delicious recipe and thought the spices like cumin, and chili powder brought this healthy recipe to life!

During the lesson, our Nutrition Educator discussed how clients can shop for healthy meals within a set budget by practicing comparison shopping and learning to read the nutrition labels and unit prices!

To learn more about the importance of a balanced diet, please visit

Save The Date!

Timeless Hope Gala

Each year, our annual Timeless Hope Gala brings our community together in support of UCFS-CALC's programs and services that help our community members in need achieve self-sufficiency. Join us on

Thursday, September 26th, 2024

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.

Become a valued sponsor today! Contact our Events Coordinator, Melissa, at for more information or to customize your sponsorship.

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Thank You To Our Sponsors

Bowlero Sponsors

Mambo Sponsors

Cha-Cha Sponsors

Salsa Sponsors


A Tribute To Mothers

As we approach Mother's Day, UCFS-CALC is celebrating moms who inspire their families with their kindness and love.

“A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.”  —Cardinal Mermillod

We had the chance to sit down with Gracie, Heba's Kareem's eldest daughter, and a dedicated volunteer who supports our Project Achievement program!

Heba is a loving wife, mother of three, and a co-founder of Black Tie Event Decor, a party rental supply company. Gracie admires her mother's supportiveness and faithfulness. Gracie says, "For as long as I can remember, my mom has always encouraged me and motivated me to be the best I can be." Heba's strong faith has also had a beautiful impact on her family's life. "My mom is very faithful and always has been. We grew up within the church and were raised in a home centered around God," says Gracie.

One thing that Gracie's mother has instilled in her is to treat everyone with respect and kindness. She mentions, "You never know what someone is going through, and my mom always set the example to be compassionate towards everyone. She radiates so much positivity and she spreads happiness wherever she goes. I’m very blessed to call her mom and be her daughter."

"I love you, mama, and I’m so proud to be your daughter; I pray one day I can be half the mother that you are."

- Love, Gracie

OU CASA Raises $9,000 for UCFS-CALC!

The Chaldean American Student Association (CASA) at Oakland University raised $9,000 to support UCFS-CALC initiatives during their annual CASABLANCA Gala on March 22nd. We're thankful to everyone who attended, sponsored, and supported the event. Your generosity has truly made a difference in our community.

Yara Shada Advocating for the Refugee and Immigrant Community

We are extremely proud to congratulate our very own Executive Board Member, Yara Shadda, for being appointed to The Michigan Immigrant and Refugee Council (MIARC)!

The Mission of MIARC is to act in an advisory capacity to the Governor, OGM Executive Director, and State Refugee Coordinator on policy matters impacting Michigan’s immigrant and refugee communities. We are confident that Yara will be a strong addition to MIARC.

Learn more about MIARC and how to be involved by visiting:

Mentor Available for Young Professionals looking to Transition into the Corporate World

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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 afterschool 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


Questions or Interested in Becoming a Sponsor?

Contact our Events Coordinator, Melissa Siba, at

248-251-1164 or email


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