Helping Hands Committee (HHC)

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The Helping Hands Committee mission is to establish a network of parents, grandparents, UBCCC staff & teachers, students, faculty, staff and friends interested in supporting the mission and activities of the UBCCC through volunteer and financial support.

The aim is to create a strong sense of community at UBCCC, grow parent involvement, to serve parents and to help provide valuable resources for UBCCC and its students.

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Spring 2019

  • Teacher Appreciation
    • March 13th - Fruit/Yogurt/Granola
    • April 10th - Teacher's Appreciation Lunch (Week of the Young Child)
    • June 12th - Ice Cream Sunday Bar
    • July - TBA
  • SCRIP (Gift Card) Program
    • April 5th order date
    • May 24th order date
  • Garden Club - info to follow
  • AmazonSmile - ongoing

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HHC is always on the lookout for volunteers!

If you are interested, have questions, feedback, suggestions or ideas, please email or reach out to one of the HHC Chairs/Vice-Chairs of your center for more information!

Helping Hands Committee 2018-2019

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Melissa Bennett

Fall 2018 Chair (North)

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Victoria Ruda

Spring 2019 Chair (North)


Heather Hagenbuch

Vice-Chair (North)


Sherene Milizia

HHC Newsletter Coordinator

 South Chair

Julie Kim-Proehl

Chair (South)

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Lynne Klasko-Foster

Vice Chair (South)

Lynn Noel

SCRIP Program Coordinator (Fall 2018)

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Elizabeth Cercone

SCRIP Program Coordinator (Spring 2019)

In addition to our ongoing year-round initiatives, the Helping Hands Committee (HHC) supports many UBCCC activities throughout the year such as:

  • Getting to know our UBCCC teachers
  • Promoting the Annual Board of Directors meeting
  • Coordinating the Winter Appreciation Brunch (December) and Teacher Appreciation Lunch (April)
  • Planning the Fall and Summer Staff Development Day Sponsored Family events
  • Designing and organizing Teacher Appreciation Week (April) Activities
  • Supporting the Annual Friends & Family Fun Walk

HHC Newsletter

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The HHC newsletter will be published each semester following the UBCCC semester calendar. There will be two issues each academic year beginning with Fall and Spring.

Through the newsletter, HHC hopes to further connect parents, teachers and staff ensuring that information are being periodically disseminated and provide you with a glimpse of what’s to come for the current semester.

If you are interested to contribute to the newsletter or getting involved, please contact our newsletter coordinator Sherene Milizia

SCRIP Gift Card Program

The SCRIP program is an annual gift card fundraiser for UBCCC. Gift cards are sold at face value and UBCCC receives a percentage of each sale.  

Information when the SCRIP program is open will be sent out via the center listserv.  

For more information, please visit or contact our SCRIP program coordinator Elizabeth Cercone.