Archive for May 31st, 2011
Supporting those that Support Others! Will your company be participating in this year’s annual Casual Day 2011?
UCP’s Annual Casual Day 2011
CELEBRATING SUMMER FUN IN TENNESSEE
to benefit United Cerebral Palsy
June 24, 2011 (or the date of your choice)
Casual Day. Casual Day is a unique and successful annual event mainly because all of the donations stay in Tennessee and are used to serve people with ALL disabilities who have no other resources. UCP builds wheelchair ramps across the entire state; provides recycled wheelchairs, walkers, bath aids, strollers, car seats, standers, etc.; provides home modifications (like widening doorways or raising countertops); offers educational seminars; hosts a free weekly recreation program; provides holiday food boxes for the most needy families; offers assistance for “Inclusive Summer Programs” for children.
Our Tennessee. Each year, a rendering is created that is unique to Tennessee and the artwork is dedicated for the use of UCP’s Casual Day. The artwork is normally used on the Casual Day T-shirt and a small poster. This year’s Casual Day theme features “Summer Fun in Tennessee”.
How will your donation be used? Casual Day donations are used for the following: wheelchair ramps, home modifications, education, medical equipment, recreation, information and referral, summer activities and other programs.
Who does UCP help? People of all ages throughout Tennessee with: cerebral palsy, arthritis, spina bifida, diabetes, autism, strokes, brain injuries, heart disease, kidney diseases, epilepsy, muscular dystrophy, and a long list of other types of disabilities.
About UCP. United Cerebral Palsy’s mission is to advance the independence, productivity, and full citizenship of people with disabilities and to provide support to family members.
UCP serves individuals with all types of disabilities. Our expertise is generally in service to individuals with physical disabilities which affect mobility. UCP also serves as the area clearinghouse for information about the condition known as cerebral palsy. At present, approximately 40% of UCP consumers have cerebral palsy, the second largest lifetime disability in the U.S. (mental retardation is the largest). 60% of the people UCP serves have physical disabilities other than cerebral palsy. These include such conditions as spina bifida, M.S., disability resulting from head and spinal cord injury, ALS, amputations, strokes, and heart attacks, and many lesser known physical disabilities. Visit website
Company Participation. If your company has interest to participate in this worthy cause, I invite you to contact my friend and long time Director of Middle Tennessee’s United Cerebral Palsy, Ms. Diane Dietrich. Diane can be reached at (615) 242-4091 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make a donation to United Cerebral Palsy and make a difference in someone’s life! Participating companies allow their employees to donate $5 or $20 and receive some great items that are donated from sponsors to go into the packets. The employees are allowed to where their T-shirt on Casual Day and this year’s date is dedicated on June 24, 2011.