We at Unified Caring Association (UCA) are all about caring: caring acts, self-care, sharing caring, caring research and more! With all of the ways we celebrate caring, we want to give a grand shout out about where we came from and who we are and how UCA C.A.R.E.S.
In the Beginning…
We were founded in 1987, and had a name change to Unified Caring Association in 2012. UCA chose to emphasize caring in our name because that is what we see the world is craving most. We have grown so much since then and now have over 160,000 members across the U.S.
The association operates and focuses full time on our mission. First and foremost is to help members be healthier, inspire more caring acts for self, family and community, and save through many discount and savings benefits. Being a member of UCA is being a part of a caring community that inspires sharing ideas, tools and resources that promote caring.
Over time we have expanded the impact of this mission to include initiatives such as caring for survivors of sex-trafficking, veterans and women helping women. One key expansion has touched many caring ambassadors: our UCA Scholarship program. Unified Caring Association C.A.R.E.S. for everyone in our caring community. UCA’s caring knows no bounds and we endeavor to bring caring wherever it is needed!
The “S ” in C.A.R.E.S.
With scholarships becoming an important fixture in UCA’s caring action, we probably should add the letter “S” to our C.A.R.E. mission. UCA awards dozens upon dozens of scholarships each year. This caring, nationwide scholarship program focuses on rewarding caring students while celebrating their kindness and innovation. We are proud to support these students in their advancement in their education.
The UCA Scholarship Program receives growing support from school guidance counselors, teachers, parents and students. Each heartfelt student essay addresses a given topic about caring. For example, “If you were the ‘Caring Ambassador’ at your school, what would you do to inspire other students to be more caring?” What is more unique is that the score for these essays from a unique caring rubric rather than the traditional academic rubric. This allows us to celebrate and reward students who may not be awarded scholarships. Keep your eyes on our news feeds for scholarship announcements, because they are held multiple times a year.
We love promoting caring in our communities. As a UCA member, you can help support the C.A.R.E. program. We can team up and assist non-profits to create meaningful change in the world. Also, UCA members can find scholarships, caring gifts, and resources for self-care and caring for the people you love. Our slogan at the top of our website says it all: “Your life is what we care about.”