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37th Annual Golf Classic Scores Big

On Monday, August 19th, the 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 over $60,000 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, Otay Mesa Sales, Enterprise Truck Rental, An-Wil Erosion Control, Bob Stall Chevrolet – La Mesa and DPC Productions.

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:


UCP Earns Gold Seal of Transparency

UCP San Diego has earned a 2019 Gold Seal by adding information to our Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar. Now our community members as well as 10+ million GuideStar users can find in-depth information about our goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress. We’re shining a spotlight on the difference we help make for people with disabilities.

Plus we’ve provided fresh information to 200+ charitable websites and applications that use GuideStar data, such as AmazonSmile, Facebook, and Network for Good.

Check out our GuideStar Profile here. GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. Foundation Center and GuideStar have joined forces to become a new nonprofit called Candid. Learn more at candid.org. 

Make a donation to UCP here.


New Van Provides More Independence

A grant was approved from Las Patronas for UCP to purchase a vangently used wheelchair accessible van. Together with a most generous donation from Mr. & Mrs. R. Jefferies, it enabled us to purchase a 2016 Dodge Caravan Conversion. We can now get our participants out and further afield in the community.

For many of the participants in the North County ADC (Adult Developmental Center) Program, this is the only means of socialization, education, vocational and community integration stimulation they get.  It has already enabled us to get them to the San Diego Fair four times this summer, something many of the individuals would not have been able to do.

Thank you to Las Patronas and to Mr. & Mrs. Jefferies!


Living with Cerebral Palsy

Your support makes it possible for UCP to provide over a dozen programs and services to the disabled community in San Diego County. This video highlights three people in San Diego “Living with Cerebral Palsy."

Imagine a world filled with dreams, choice and freedom, and the promise of a community where each person belongs and contributes. That’s the mission of UCP San Diego. DONATE


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.



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: UCPSD — plus 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.


Regale in the Ranch Benefits UCP

A huge thank you to the Beach & Country Guild for producing the 7th Annual Regale in the Ranch to benefit people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. Here's a look:


UCP Honors Zimmerman, Gaspar

UCP San Diego was proud to honor Shelley Zimmerman (Retired Chief, awardsSan Diego Police Department) and Kristin Gaspar (Third District, San Diego County Board of Supervisors) at our annual "Life Without Limits" Awards, for their professional success and the work they have done to make our community a better place and improve the lives of people with disabilities.

The fast-paced program, hosted by KUSI-TV News Anchor Lauren Phinney, included testimonials to the honorees from those in the San Diego business and philanthropic community and a live auction of art, sports, travel and collectors items.

Following the event, Gaspar said, "I’m honored and humbled to be recognized by UCP San Diego with the “Life Without Limits” award. Poway Mayor Steve Vaus and James Floros, CEO of the San Diego Food Bank, thank you for the kind words. I appreciate your support."

"I am very honored," said Zimmerman. "Every day I am reminded our life’s journey is really about the people who touch us and life is not a solo adventure. We all must share in the responsibility to help others to live a life without limits."

UCP is grateful to event sponsors DLM Properties, Whitaker Investment Corporation, and Chicago Title and all the people and businesses that supported and attended the event, which raised nearly $100,000 for UCP's programs and services.

Click here for photos from the event.


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:


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.

Cars, Trucks, Boats, Trailers and more.

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

More Ways To Help

September 20
Celebrity Waiters Luncheon
Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa
Treat yourself to a gourmet lunch served bayside by local and Hollywood stars and San Diego City Fire Fighters. Click here for information and tickets.

October 12
No Linits Walk & Roll
De Anza Cove

Everything you’re looking for to start off a great fall day, including music, food, fun and friends. Click here for information and registration.

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More


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