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CUP All Saints' Day Essay Contest

CUP is proud to sponsor its eleventh annual All Saints' Day Essay contest for students in sixth through ninth grades. The theme of the essay contest is "Discuss a Saint who inspires you and how they might be serving today."

There will be one overall contest winner and one winner in each grade level. The prize for the overall winner is a $50 gift card and a pizza party for his/her classroom. The winner in each grade level will receive a $25 gift card.

Entries must be postmarked by October 14, 2016 and winners will be notified by October 28. Check the following for complete details:


CUP "True Meaning of Christmas" Coloring Contest

CUP is proud to sponsor its eighth annual The True Meaning of Christmas coloring contest to provide students an opportunity to illustrate what the true meaning of Christmas is to them. The contest is open to students in first through fifth grades.

There will be one overall contest winner and one winner in each grade level. The overall winner will receive four tickets to the Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens and ten Christmas cards featuring their drawing. The winners in each grade level will receive ten Christmas cards featuring their drawing.

Entries must be postmarked by December 9, 2016 and winners will be notified by December 16. Check the following for complete details:




About Us

Catholics United for the Poor (CUP) is a coalition of six non-profit agencies with a history of direct services to the poor.

Member Agencies

Bethany House Services
Housing, Education and Assistance for Homeless and Disadvantaged Women and Children

Mary Magdalen House
Showers, Toilets, Clean Clothes and Telephones

Our Daily Bread
Hot Meals, Kidís Club, Social Worker and Lunch on Legs

Over-the-Rhine Kitchen / Walnut Hills Kitchen / Walnut Hills Pantry
Groceries, Meals, Care and Hospitality

Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Rent, Food, Clothing, Home Visits, Pharmacy, Wellness and Vision Programs

Tender Mercies
Housing, Security, Community and Supporting Services for Homeless Mentally Ill

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