July 2016
A monthly update from UCP Central PA

Christmas in July
There's no time like the presents...
Many UCP programs have needs for which there is no funding source. The good news is: you can help make every day merrier and brighter, beginning today, by:
  • Making a tax deductible donation of items from the program wish list
  • Donating your time and talents to provide a much needed service (such as painting a room or assisting with an art project)
  • Hosting a "wish list drive" to benefit UCP
If you're willing and able to spread the spirit of Christmas throughout the year, contact: Anna at  aspiess@ucpcentralpa.org  or 717.975.0611 to find out more.

And speaking of presents...
We encourage individuals and groups of all ages to join us. This is a terrific group activity!
whether it's your holiday tradition to donate your time as a wrapper...
or bring your gifts to be wrapped...
or both...

UCP's Holiday Gift Wrap at Capital City Mall (outside of Macy's) is a surefire way to get into the giving spirit. The best part is... every package we wrap represents a measure of hope for people with disabilities in our community.

Click here to learn more and sign up to wrap or contact Anna at aspiess@ucpcentralpa.org or 717.975.0611.

UCP/Harrisburg Senators Sports Auction
Our supporters knocked it out of the park!
The 2016 UCP/Harrisburg Senators Sports Auction was a great success thanks to more than 150 people who spent Saturday, June 18 at the Carousel Pavilion on City Island. The live and silent auctions featured memorabilia representing sports teams throughout the country. In less than 5 hours, the event generated a net revenue in excess of $20,000 that represents an investment in a life without limits for people with disabilities in Central PA. For that, we thank you!

Our event chair, Billy Kaldes, extends special thanks to Event Sponsors: Harrisburg Senators and Ollie's Bargain Outlet; and Display Sponsor: Shops of Strawberry Square. The support of our sponsors allows us to channel more money directly to our programs. We would also like to thank the dozens of volunteers who took time out of their busy schedules to help make this event a success - we couldn't do it without you!

Click here to view photos from the event.
Impact Day 2016
A special thanks to Deloitte volunteers
Thanks to the amazing leadership of UCP volunteer extraordinaire Marisa Tokarsky--and the collective efforts of some 35 Deloitte volunteers--June 10 proved to be another spectacular day for the folks in several of UCP's adult day programs and community homes. 

The fun-loving Deloitte employees spent the day alongside UCP consumers and staff, offering companionship and undertaking a full day's worth of activities at Adventure Zone Park in Mechanicsburg, including: arts & crafts, face/body painting, variety of games and sports activities, dance party (with DJ), water games & bubbles, and picnic lunch.

Another 30+ Deloitte volunteers spent the day cleaning, painting, and otherwise improving/beautifying the playground and surrounding grounds of Adventure Zone Park.

Click here to view photos from the event.
Help us maintain our Top-rated Nonprofit status!
Help us spread the word!
The review website GreatNonprofits is currently running their 2016 campaign to recognize highly reviewed nonprofits on their website with a 2016 Top-Rated Badge and a spot on this year's  Top-Rated List . You can help raise visibility for our good work by posting a review of your experience with us online.
To meet our goal of at least 10 positive reviews by October 31, we are relying on YOUR individual personal testimonials and success stories. If you're a program participant, family member, volunteer, or donor who has an affinity and affection for UCP Central PA, we are asking you to just speak from the heart about your experience with us. Your submission doesn't have to be long... it just has to be in your own words! Your story could help raise funds, recruit volunteers, and generate awareness for an organization that is making a difference in the lives of more than 4,000 individuals with disabilities each year.
Click here to get started!
Upcoming Events

Golfers 2015

UCP/SchmidtKramer 30th Annual Golf Tournament
August 1, 2016
Carlisle Country Club

Free Family Movie Night
August 6, 2016 
6:30 - 10:00PM
(rain or shine)
Adventure Park
Mechanicsburg, PA

Family Pool Party
August 9, 2016 
5:30 - 8:30PM
Bongiorno Conference Center
Carlisle, PA

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