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A Disability Can't Stop Zachary Adler

Zachary Adler has cerebral palsy, but that doesn't stop him from holding a job, adlervolunteering 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.

 

“Who I Am” Disability Employment Awareness

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. mitteDepartment 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 ddrazenovich@ucpsd.org or Gill Hennessey (North County) at ghennessey@ucpsd.org.

Our mission is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people affected by cerebral palsy and other disabilities.

 

Thank You, San Diego Enforcers!

After a great season, coming in a close second in the NPSFL enforcersChampionship 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.

 

Rally Tells Gov. Brown: Keep The Promise!

June 17, 2015

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.rally 1

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.

rally 2While 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.

 

Regale In The Ranch

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:

 

Special Thanks To Las Patronas

UCP San Diego is sending a huge "Thank You" to the members of Las Patronas!

las patronasThe 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.

 

The Laughs Keep Coming For UCP

There were plenty of belly laughs for everyone at the comedy night1st 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:

TCPBuy 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.

 

New Phone? Donate Your Old One To UCP!

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 secondwaveand 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.

 

UCP Overview: Life Without Limits

 

Shop AmazonSmile and Support UCP

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 logofrom 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.

DONATE MONEY
Your dollars make a huge difference in the lives of people with Cerebral Palsy and other disabilities.

DONATE ITEMS
to our thrift stores in Pacific Beach, City Heights and Chula Vista.

DONATE YOUR TIME
Our success depends on the skills, talents, time and energy of our many volunteers.

More Ways To Help

September 2-29
Steptember!
Steptember is an exciting 4-week team activity that lets you improve your health, fitness and well-being, while raising awareness and much needed funds for people with cerebral palsy. Click here to sign up for Steptember.

Celebrity Waiters Luncheon
September 25

32nd Annual Event at The Coronado Marriott Resort and Spa. Diners are served a fabulous lunch by a host of San Diego City Firefighters plus Local and National Celebrities. Click here for more information and tickets.

October 17
No Limits 5K Walk

Held annually at De Anza Cove, this gentle 5K walk/roll around beautiful Mission Bay Park includes music, food, fun and friends. Sign up here. Click here to view pictures from the 2014 Walk.

All-Year
Small Change Makes A Big Difference

Look for our coin canisters at your favorite Coco’s, Carrow’s and Original Pancake House locations.

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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.

Locations and Information

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.

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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.

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