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UCP To Honor Zimmerman, Gaspar

UCP San Diego is proud to honor Shelley Zimmerman (Retired Chief, awardsSan Diego Police Department) and Kristin Gaspar (Third District, San Diego County Board of Supervisors) for their professional success and the work they have done to make our community a better place and improve the lives of our friends, neighbors, and their families across San Diego County.

This annual "Life Without Limits" Awards event, which honors individuals in San Diego who embody leadership and community service, will take place at 6 p.m. on April 25 at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina.

A fast-paced program will include short testimonials to the honorees from those in the San Diego business and philanthropic community. As part of the program, miscellaneous art, sports, travel and collectors items will be auctioned.

The emcee for the event is KUSI-TV News Anchor Lauren Phinney.

Click here for information and tickets.


Papa John's San Diego Helps UCP

UCP is proud to welcome Papa John's Pizza San Diego to our family of sponsors that support people with disabilities.

Papa John's is offering 30% off your online order with the code: ucpsdAND they will donate an additional 20% to UCP!  Order here

Share the code with friends & family in San Diego. Everyone can support UCP!

Offer good online only for regular menu price items for a limited time at participating Papa John’s Restaurants. Not valid with any other coupons or discounts. Limited delivery area. Delivery fee may apply and is not subject to discount offer. Customer responsible for all applicable taxes.



Serving San Diego County Since 1958!

UCP has been serving people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities — and their families — since 1958.

Whether assisting someone in finding their first job, helping a child express him or herself through technology, connecting parents and individuals to support one another, or breaking down architectural and attitudinal barriers so all people can fully participate in our community, UCP helps create a world where dreams guide – lives are fulfilled and anything is possible.

As we begin our 61st year, this video highlights our commitment:


Find Bargains at UCP Thrift Stores! 

UCP Thrift Stores in City Heights, Chula Vista and Pacific Beach offer a unique shopping experience for customers — from vintage clothing and accessories to everyday fashions, household items, furniture and antiques.

When you shop at UCP Thrift Stores, you're directly benefiting thousands of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities in San Diego County. You're helping your neighbors become independent, find employment and become full members of society.



thank you

We are grateful to everyone that attended our events, supported our programs and services, patronized our Thrift Stores, lent their time and talent, and provided financial support to our fundraising efforts throughout 2018 — our 60th anniversary. Here's a look back.

It's not too late to donate.

A huge thank you to the Beach & Country Guild for producing the 6th Annual Regale in the Ranch to benefit UCP San Diego. Here's a look:


Thank you to our UCP Day 2018 participants! We had another great year and our “Rocket the Raccoon” theme was very popular! 

A huge thanks goes out to all the company coordinators who did a wonderful job organizing and processing all of the UCP Day orders.  ucp dayWe’ve said it before and we’ll say it again — UCP cannot do this without your help and support! 

We deeply appreciate all of the dedicated companies who have supported UCP for so many years in San Diego County — and a life without limits for people with disabilities! 

Our top 5 companies this year were:

Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd    $3,785
Higgs, Fletcher, Mack LLP    $2,220
UCP North County    $2,126
Nan-McKay & Associates    $1,460
Sheraton La Jolla    $740

On Monday, August 20th, the 36th Annual UCP Golf Classic took place at The El Camino Country Club in Oceanside. golf classicGolfers hit the links in bright sunshine and did their best to conquer a challenging course, while raising $57,000 for United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego County.

Following 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: The Land StewardsRose Munns and Chin, Location Edit, Enterprise Truck Rental, An-Wil Erosion Control, El Camino Rental, Herc Rentals and Bob Stall Chevrolet – La Mesa.

UCP also thanks General Manager Gary Glaser from the El Camino Country Club, his excellent staff and all the participants and supporters that came out to this signature event. 

View the photo album. Here's the video:


For the 35th year in a row, the San Diego City Fire Fighters graciously donated their financial support as “Title Sponsor” to the always-wild and crazy “Fire Fighters and Friends” Celebrity Waiters Luncheon. cwl 17This year’s edition was held on a sunny work day in late September and patrons were treated to good food, lots of local and Hollywood stars and the high energy of many San Diego City Fire Fighters, bayside at the Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa.

Susan DeVincent from KyXy- FM 96.5 and Comedian Russ T. Nailz co-hosted the event and kept the festivities going at a lively pace. Tips were given freely and with special live auctions, over $58,000 was raised for the cause.

UCP would like to thank our local media partners KyXy 96.5 FM, Location Edit, KUSI News and the San Diego Community Newspaper Group for their promotional efforts. We salute our Hollywood and local celebrities that included such personalities as actor Christopher Knight, also known as "Peter Brady" on The Brady Bunch, actor Shawn Christian ("Dr. Daniel Jonas" on Days Of Our Lives"), actress Debbe Dunning, known as the "Tool Time Girl" on Home Improvement, Shotgun Tom Kelly, renowned disc jockey and Hollywood Walk of Fame Star recipient, actor Peter Kwong ("Rain" in Big Trouble in Little China), actor JC Valleroy, who played "Young Louie" in the film UNBROKEN, plus Leonardo DiCaprio & Austin Powers look-a-likes, just to name a few.

UCP also thanks the staff of the Coronado Marriott Resort & Spa for their assistance and cooperation and the following organizations, companies and individuals for their support: Berkshire Hathaway HC, Misty Thompson & Melody Morgan and the San Diego Enforcers.

Thanks again for making the Celebrity Waiters luncheon an afternoon of “fun in the sun!” Here's the video:

Dia del Sol 2018, held at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar, was a huge success. Thank you to the Beach & Country Guild for producing this awesome event to benefit UCP San Diego and people with disabilities.

It was an incredible day of fun, food, friends and fashion! Here's the video:


UCP thanks everyone who participated in the 36th Annual 5K “No Limits” Walk & Roll, which took place at De Anza Cove on Mission Bay. walkThe title sponsor was MobilityWorks.

Signature sponsors were Cubic and BB&T/ John Burnham Insurance.

Around 350 walkers enjoyed a continental breakfast, and a delicious lunch from event sponsors Casa SolyMar and Casa De Bandini at the completion of the Walk & Roll, while helping raise over $50,000 for United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego County.

Fundraisers were eligible for raffle and incentive prizes, like a day 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.

Special thanks to our emcees, Kimberly Taylor King and 10News Team 10 Reporter  Jennifer Kastner  for guiding our 2018 No Limits Walk & Roll to success!

All funds raised from the “No Limits” Walk & Roll go to support UCP’s local programs. View the photo album. Here's the video:



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.


UCP Overview: Life Without Limits

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

To our thrift stores in Pacific Beach, City Heights and Chula Vista.

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

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April 25
"Life Without Limits" Awards
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina
6:00 pm

Join us as we honor honor Shelley Zimmerman, Retired Chief, San Diego Police Department, and Supervisor Kristin Gaspar, Third District, San Diego County Board of Supervisors, for their professional success and the work they do to make our community a better place. Click here for information and tickets.

May 18
7th Annual Regale in the Ranch

Indulge your senses with delectable bites, fine spirits, wine and music at a private estate in Rancho Santa Fe. Presented by Beach & Country Guild. Click here for information and tickets.

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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