Happy Holidays and Thank You for supporting United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego County this year.
We are grateful to the individuals and businesses who attended our events, supported our programs and services, patronized our Thrift Stores and provided financial support to our fundraising efforts.
For over 5 decades, UCP has made the commitment to assist each person who comes through our doors, whether young or old, in reaching their goal of living life to its fullest. We have been able to accomplish this because of the support and generosity of people like you.
We hope you will consider making a year-end gift to UCP. It's tax-deductible and you'll help us continue serving people with disabilities and their families with many vital and innovative services.
Shop Small is a movement encouraging people to shop at small businesses. Millions of individuals, businesses, and communities have embraced it nationwide. As a consumer, you are a key part in helping small businesses thrive. By shopping or dining at small businesses throughout the year, you're showing your support for the small businesses in your neighborhood in the community you call home.
Small Business Saturday is celebrated on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year that is November 28th.
One of UCP San Diego's small buinesses is Ready Stamps, a unique full service business that can help with stamps, engraving and printing needs. Ready Stamps has been providing job training and employment for persons with disabilities since 1982. As a manufacturer, Ready Stamps can provide quicker, more reliable service at a better price than those who are simply "supplying" marking devices.
Come join the San Diego Enforcer Girls for their Annual Swimsuit Calendar Release Party. The event takes place on Wednesday, December 2 at 7:00pm at the South Mission Draft (3015 Ocean Front Walk, San Diego, 92109).
Meet the Enforcer Girls and get their autographs when you purchase the 2016 Swimsuit Calendar. The calendar sales raise funds for United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego County and the San Diego Enforcers.
The 2016 calendar will feature the gorgeous new Pier South Resort in Imperial Beach as well as scenes throughout the iconic beach town. In-kind sponsorship by Pier South Resort and the Sea180 Restaurant made the calendar shoot possible and 20-plus year local San Diego photographer Richard Pecjak led the photography and video team.
The Enforcer Girls are the professional cheerleading team for the San Diego Enforcers football team, a charitable organization comprised of public safety personnel from throughout San Diego County (firefighters, police, EMTs, and other first responders). They play semi-pro football to raise money for charity.
The 33rd Annual 5K No Limits Walk, held at De Anza Cove on Saturday, October 17, was a great day of music, food, fun & friends — and a resounding success!
Walkers enjoyed a continental breakfast, arts & crafts, face-painting and other activities followed by the 5K and topped off with a delicious lunch from Casa SolyMar and Casa De Bandini. All while helping raise funds for United Cerebral Palsy through raffle and incentive prizes like passes for four to Disneyland.
The day was also filled with many colorful t-shirts, as team walkers went the distance to support their children with disabilities.
Thanks to all this year's attendees! Funds raised from the No Limits Walk go to support our local programs and your generous support allows UCP to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of close to 10,000 people in San Diego County affected by Cerebral Palsy and other disabilities.
This year’s sponsors were GEICO and the CUBIC Corporation.
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For the 32nd consecutive year, San Diego City Fire Fighters graciously donated their financial
support as “Title Sponsor “ of the always-wild and crazy Fire Fighters and Friends “Celebrity Waiters Luncheon” benefiting UCP.
This year’s edition was held on a very sunny work day in late September and patrons were treated to gourmet food, local and Hollywood stars and the high energy of San Diego City Fire Fighters — all bayside at the Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa.
A very special thanks to Chairperson Kimberly King and her committee of hard working folks. UCP also thanks our company sponsors and individuals for their support: Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies, Misty Morgan Thompson and Melody Morgan, KyXy FM 95.5, Energy 103.7 FM, San Diego Community Newspaper Group, Location Edit and Platinum Event Rentals.
Thanks again for making the Waiters Luncheon an afternoon of “fun in the sun!”
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The 33rd Annual UCP Golf Classic took place on Monday, August 17th at The El Camino Country Club. Golfers hit the links in bright sunshine and did their best to conquer a challenging course, while raising $60,000 for United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego County.
After an afternoon of play, golfers were treated to dinner, a live auction and the awards banquet hosted by comedian Russ T. Nailz.
Title sponsor for this year’s event was Rancho Mesa Insurance. Associate sponsors included Kilroy Realty, Rose Munns and Chin, Pacific Coast Iron and Location Edit.
UCP gives a heartfelt thank you to El Camino CC General Manager Gary Glaser, his excellent staff and all the participants and supporters that came out to this annual event.
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Zachary Adler has cerebral palsy, but that doesn't stop him from holding a job, volunteering in the community and enjoying a round of golf.
A participant in UCP's Networks program, he played in our 33rd Annual Golf Classic on August 17th at the El Camino Country Club.
Marc Carucci, UCP San Diego's Director of Fund Development and Public Relations said, “Zach’s positive attitude, his sense of humor, his love of sports and his desire to enjoy a full life make him an individual that best represents UCP’s vision of a life without limits.”
Read Zach's story in the San Diego Union-Tribune, reported by the U-T's Pam Kragen and photographed by Charlie Newman.
At work, it's what people CAN do that matters.
United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego County is proud to partner with The U.S. Department of Labor to launch a new public service announcement as part of the Campaign for Disability Employment. The campaign encourages employers to look beyond individual disabilities to the potential in each candidate.
“Who I Am” features our Celebrity Ambassador, actor R. J. Mitte, along with eight other people from all walks of life. Mitte, featured in the hit series “Breaking Bad," has cerebral palsy.
Rather than being defined solely by their disability, each of these individuals is the sum of their many life roles—which includes working in jobs they love.
The Campaign for Disability Employment is a collaborative effort to promote positive employment outcomes for people with disabilities by encouraging employers and others to recognize the value and talent they bring to the workplace.
UCP partners with San Diego County employers to offer jobs to people with disabilities. If you have a job available, call us at (858) 571-7803 or contact David Drazenovich (San Diego) at firstname.lastname@example.org or Gill Hennessey (North County) at email@example.com.
Our mission is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people affected by cerebral palsy and other disabilities.
After a great season, coming in a close second in the NPSFL Championship game, Enforcers representatives, John (L) and Brianne (C) Buckley present a check for $12,000 to UCP’s Director of Fund Development/Marketing, (R) Marc Carucci at their post-season awards dinner on Saturday, July 11.
The Enforcers continue to be champions in everyone’s book at UCP. Our thanks to the Board, Players, Coaches, Dance Team and their fans for another great year!
The San Diego Enforcers Public Safety Football Team, composed of firefighters, paramedics and law enforcement personnel, competes against other public safety football teams across the country to raise money for their chosen charities.
We rallied today with advocates across the state who have organized a campaign to tell Governor Brown to support the budget and reform proposals for developmental services.
The Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Act is a promise. It’s a California law that guarantees people with developmental disabilities receive the quality services they deserve to help them reach their full developmental potential, while empowering them to live as independently as possible in integrated communities of their choice.
Long-term funding shortfalls that were exacerbated by more than $1 billion in cuts during the Great Recession have left the Lanterman Act severely underfunded. Many services have been decimated and community based providers across California are being forced to lower standards, slash programs and shut their doors.
While much of the economy has recovered from the deep recession, the state’s system of care under the Lanterman Act remains in real jeopardy.
Sign this petition to support a 10% across the board increase for regional centers and community providers. Learn more and call your State Senate and Assembly representatives and tell them to support the budget and reform proposals for developmental services. Click here to find your representative.
Thanks to the Beach and Country Guild, the 3rd Annual Regale in the Ranch was a huge success. The event benefits UCP of San Diego County. Take a look:
UCP San Diego is sending a huge "Thank You" to the members of Las Patronas!
The organization provided a grant of $19,900 for the purchase of a 2014 Ford Utility Van for use by UCP's clients at our Precision Assembly division in Escondido.
Precision Assembly is a full service mail house, employing people with disabilities since 1983. This unique business offers quality services to the business community and is a training ground/first time employment setting for people with disabilities.
Las Patronas is a philanthropic organization with a long history of giving.
Since its inception in 1946, Las Patronas has donated more than $17 million to over a thousand charitable institutions in San Diego.
Las Patronas is committed to providing financial assistance to non-profit organizations in San Diego County that provide valuable community services in the areas of health, education, social services, and cultural arts — and to continuing its tradition of service to enhance the quality of life in the community.
There were plenty of belly laughs for everyone at the 1st Annual UCP Comedy Night on March 13th at The Comedy Palace and the event raised $6,500 for United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego County.
UCP is grateful to comedians Russ T. Nailz, Zoltan and Matin Atrushi, special guest Susan DeVincent, the management and staff of The Comedy Palace and a fantastic audience for making the night a huge success!
Now The Comedy Palace has offered to keep the laughs coming to benefit UCP. Here's the deal:
Buy your tickets online for any Friday or Saturday night performance, use the promo code "UCP" at checkout and The Comedy Palace will donate $10 per ticket to UCP! The offer is not valid for special events and holiday performances.
The Comedy Palace is located at 8878 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. and offers great comedy and an excellent dinner buffet. Your support will help assure independence, productivity, and citizenship to our friends and neighbors living with disabilities.
Clean out that junk drawer and help United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego County at the same time. UCP has partnered with SecondWave Recycling to provide you with an EASY and FREE way to donate your old cell phones, PDAs and tablets.
SecondWave Recycling is an environmentally and socially responsible organization that partners with non-profits to support their fundraising efforts. Old phones may seem useless but they contain valuable, renewable materials that can be used in the next generation of phones.
You can drop off your old cell phones, PDAs and tablets at a UCP Thrift Store in City Heights, Pacific Beach or Chula Vista. You can also click here to print a free USPS pre-paid shipping label or request a free pre-paid envelope. Be sure to type in "UCP" as your charity.
Properly disposing of your old devices will keep them out of landfills and help people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities by funding UCP's programs and services.
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego County every time you shop, at no cost to you.
When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to UCP.
To shop at AmazonSmile simply click here from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to AmazonSmile to make it even easier to return and start your shopping.
Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages.
You use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.
Click Here to start shopping. Please tell your friends and family about this easy (and free) way to support UCP San Diego.
Your dollars make a huge difference in the lives of people with Cerebral Palsy and other disabilities.
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Our success depends on the skills, talents, time and energy of our many volunteers.
UCP Thrift Stores offer a unique shopping experience for our customers. We offer gently used products from vintage clothing and accessories to everyday fashions, household items, furniture, and antiques.
Our stores are conveniently located in Pacific Beach, City Heights and Chula Vista.
Serving San Diego County since 1983, Precision Assembly is a unique business that can help with your bulk mail and assembly needs.
A division of United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego County, Precision Assembly offers quality service to customers and training and employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
The team of instructors and physically-challenged employees are dedicated to putting your needs first.
Ready Stamps is a unique full service business that can help with stamps, engraving and printing needs.
A division of United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego County, Ready Stamps has been providing job training and employment for persons with disabilities since 1982.
As a manufacturer, we can provide quicker, more reliable service at a better price than those who are simply "supplying" marking devices.