UNCS is celebrating 15 years by hosting its annual Christmas drive to help under-served youth.


Staff Report

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – ‘Tis the Season to give back and the United National Consumer Suppliers (UNCS) is doing its part.

The leading Fort Lauderdale-based wholesale distribution company will host its annual Bicycle and Toy Drive from 7-11 p.m. on Dec. 2.

Located at 2404 East Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, this year, UNCS will donate to two charities:

1. Kids In Distress (KID) of Broward and Palm Beach counties, a licensed nationally accredited non-profit agency working for the prevention of child abuse, preservation of the family and the treatment of abused and neglected children.

2. Recyclable Bicycle Exchange, a nonprofit volunteer bicycle exchange whose goal is to help provide quality and safe bikes to the kids of South Florida.

Each year, UNCS employees, families and friends come together with a grateful heart to celebrate successfully giving back to children who would otherwise be without for the season.

Invitees will join UNCS in a night filled with food, drinks and entertainment and are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy or bicycle or a donation of $125 to cover the cost of a bicycle and helmet to help ensure children have a happy holiday.

“We are grateful for 15 years of successfully partnering with the community to donate thousands of bicycles and toys to such impactful organizations,” said Brett Rose, Chief Executive Officer of UNCS. “We look forward to celebrating with those who partner with us to give to children in need as we continue to lend a helping hand within our (community) locally and beyond.”

Since the inception of the Bicycle and Toy Drive program in 2007, UNCS, along with the help of donors, has provided more than 5,000 bicycles to South Florida-based organizations with programs that fill the gaps and meet the needs of at-risk children and families in the community.

“Kids In Distress has been blessed by the generosity that UNCS has shown us over the past five years,” said Mark Dhooge, President and CEO of Kids In Distress. “With the annual bike drive, UNCS has invested resources and valuable time to provide smiles to so many of our children. Thank you for partnering with us the way you have as we continue to love on our community.”