UC-B Properties Owners, John Hoffman and Lance Carlton are known for their philanthropic personalities.  They sit on many boards, volunteer time and resources and are true advocates for Kansas City and community members within its core.  Sticking true to their philanthropic nature, UCB has launched a new Give Back Program to help raise funds for local organizations positively impacting the Kansas City community.

“When we truly look at the landscape of Kansas City, we see that there are great organizations working hard to improve the lives of the youth and families who live in and around the urban core,” said UC-B Owner John Hoffman.  “These organizations are competing against larger non-profits to raise money for their mission. We want them to know, ‘we believe in what you do and we’re here to help’.”

The UCB Give Back Program promises to donate $50 for every lease they sign (take a look at Scholars Row) and $250 for every house they sell to two organizations each quarter.  The total will be split evenly between the two.  The first two organizations to benefit from the Program are Amethyst Place and Lead to Read KC.

“We are honored to be one of the first benefactors of UCB’s Give Back Program,” said Pauly Hart, Executive Director of Lead to Read KC.  “The Hoffman and Carlton families have been so supportive of our mission – to inspire kids, especially those in the urban core, to love to read and improve third grade literacy.”

The UCB Give Back Program was developed to provide a fundraising avenue to organizations who are committed to helping at-risk individuals and families succeed and who are fulfilling their mission on shoe-string budgets.

“It’s really a no-brainer – helping those who help others,” said UCB co-owner Lance Carlton.  “These organizations are providing tools and resources to improve the Kansas City community and they’re doing so with a very small budget.”

“Every dollar makes a huge difference for the 100 women and children that we serve each day,” Amethyst Place Executive Director Kimberly Davis said.  “We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with John and Lance to raise additional funds, which will help us to achieve our goal of providing housing and individualized services to homeless families.”

For more information on UC-B Properties, their mission of blending diverse communities, and current and future projects, visit: www.UC-BProperties.com.

About UC-B Properties

UCB Properties’ prides itself on creating ongoing growth and revival opportunities to attract individuals and families of all backgrounds to the Urban Core.  They are visionaries who are committed to blending modern design with historical concepts and dedicating to revitalizing and highlighting Kansas City’s hidden gems.

About Amethyst Place

Amethyst Place provides care and support to some of most vulnerable women and children in Kansas City. The Mission of Amethyst Place is to support women recovering from drug and alcohol addiction and their children by providing safe, drug-free housing and individualized services to promote healthy families. We help families overcome significant trauma and develop essential life skills. We are a campus of 38 fully furnished apartments, serving between 50-60 families per year including over 100 children, more than half of whom are preschool age. 

About Lead to Read KC

Lead to Read KC is a Kansas City non-profit dedicated to improving the basic literacy skills of children in the urban core. Our mission is to improve third grade literacy by mobilizing community volunteers to read one-on-one with children in Kansas City-area classrooms on a weekly basis. Launched in 2011, we connect more than 1,100 elementary students with an adult reading mentor in more than 50 classrooms across the metro.