Community Involvement

UPSC in-person volunteer activities are on hold due to the current pandemic

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2020:   UPSC contributes to Food Banks

With the current limited face-to-face opportunities for community service, UPSC officers voted to make a one-time $1,500 donation in late 2020 on behalf of UPSC to each of the following 5 local Labor Council Food Banks during the COVID-19 pandemic. These 5 food banks were previously vetted by and donated to by UNAC/UHCP:  OC Food Bank, Riverside Family and Kids Foundation, Partnership for a Better San Diego, Los Angeles Labor Community Services and Food Share Ventura County.

In this way, UPSC can assist all local communities within our Affiliate’s Southern California Region, establish relationships that we can leverage in the future, and pay it forward to those that have lost jobs or are in a neededful situation, due to COVID-19 ,while we are fortunate to still be employed. 

Here are some of the responses we have received from these food banks, and the link to their websites in case you want more information or wish to contribute on an individual basis :  

"Thank you very much your group’s generous donation for 2021. It really made a difference in the families that we served."  (www.familykidsfoundation.org)

Mark Chow, CEO

Family and Kids Foundation, Riverside County - learn more below:

                          “The donation from United Pharmacists of Southern California is greatly appreciated.

With your organization’s donation, the Partnership for a Better San Diego was able to feed hundreds of families in San Diego though our ongoing food pantry in City Heights. Union members and general public are able to take advantage of this pantry that provides a wide range of food along with diapers for children.

Thank you,  Christina Ghadieh, Partnership for a Better San Diego”

 
 

2019 - 2020

Teddy Bear donations

THANK YOU to all UPSC members who donated to purchase our special UPSC teddy bears with attached branded UPSC medicine spoons to comfort sick children and prevent dosing errors.

March 2020: 100 cuddly teddy bears delivered to Children's Hospital Los Angeles to benefit pediatric patients and their caregivers

December 2019: 100 cuddly teddy bears delivered to the pediatric patients at City of Hope and Children's Hospital of Orange County

2018 - 2019

THANK YOU to all UPSC members who donated clothing and toys to this non-profit organization. In addition, UPSC volunteered onsite at a Spring cleaning day.