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October 27, 2010

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October 27, 2010

I have been a volunteer and Board Member for over a decade and have seen UCP Central Pa grow significantly over that time, without ever losing its focus on its misssion. Helping people with disabilities physically, emotionally, socially; helping the families of those with disabilities through support services -- improving the lives of the people and communities it serves -- that is what UCP Central Pa does all day, every day. The staff and volunteers are consistently wonderful and I am proud to say that I am affiliated with this wonderful organization.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing the difference it makes in the lives of its clients and volunteers.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find a way to ensure that its funding was not subject to the whim of state agencies/politicians.

October 27, 2010

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October 27, 2010

The reason I volunteer for UCP is due to the great service they offer persons with UCP. My daughter was diagnosed with UCP when she was an infant, and she was taken into the UCP center on 30th St. in Camp Hill - (a long tome ago)! where she was given physical therapy, speech therapy and learning experiences by loving professional staff. As an adult, she is currently residing in a UCP-run home where she receives all the care she needs PLUS. She attends Alternatives during the week, has outings to church, shopping and many more activities that would not be possible without UCP. I am thankful to UCP for giving my daughter a well-rounded life.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

UCP helping my daughter live a full life

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I don't know how I would change it - it works for me and my daughter

October 26, 2010

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October 26, 2010

I've been volunteering for UCP Central PA for a few years now for a variety of their fundraisers. The range of services available from this organization for people with ant type of special need is truly amazing - chil care, counseling, assistive technology - and the list goes on from there. It's a pleasure giving my time when needed to assist such a worthy organization.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the happiness that the simple pleasure of Family Fun Day brought to so many children with special needs.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get them more vo;unteers

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

October 26, 2010

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October 26, 2010

I've volunteered on UCP's Magic Night committee. Here I've gained access to what UCP stands for and their mission to helping others. The staff behind UCP is amazing and believes strongly in their mission. It is a group of people, who commit themselves day and night, to completing their goals and becoming an even better organization.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've experienced seeing others thrive from this organization and the good they bring to everyday lives of children and adults. From kids having a speech disability and learning how to overcome that disability to adults struggling with everyday chores, UCP is there to help them learn how to best deal with these obstacles; allowing them to become an even better individual.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would offer them more money so they could make even more changes that would help others succeed. From what I've seen there are programs for kids and teenagers, but once these kids reach a certain age the programs end. It would be wonderful if there was a way for these programs to continue into their early adulthood and thereafter.

October 26, 2010

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October 26, 2010

I have volunteered with UCP's Magic Night for 2 years now. I have learned so much about what UCP provides over my time spent volunteering. I am proud to be a part in such a worthy cause.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my mother has MS and recieves help from UCP

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

more advertisement. get the word out because people are unaware of all the things UCP does.

October 25, 2010

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October 25, 2010

I am a volunteer for the organization's annual golf fundraiser. As a member of the committee I help plan the details of the event and solicit for donations for the silent auction. I have donated goods and services to the annual golf and black tie fundraisers. UCP Central PA provides invaluable services to its community and I am proud to be a small part of helping make that happen. The organization was very understanding and flexible when I went through a career change and my availability for meetings changed.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

its inclusive day care program, Captial Area Children's Center, which my children attend.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I can't think of any changes I would make.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Introduced me to new friends and business contacts.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

October 25, 2010

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October 25, 2010

I have been volunteering for UCP Central PA for over 5 years. I am an active member of the Magic Night Committee, which supports UCP Central PA's annual black tie fundraising effort. Through my involvement with the committee I was able to learn of the wonderful services the organization provides to children and individuals in our community. When our children were born my husband and I signed them up immediately for UCP Central PA’s inclusive day care facility (Capital Area Children’s Center). CACC provides a stimulating and nurturing environment for all of the children it serves.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the organization respond to the needs of the local community.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

find a way to teach more people in the community about the efforts of the organization and the resources it makes available.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Introduced me to more people in the community.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

October 21, 2010

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October 21, 2010

We became involved with UCP when our middle son was born with CP. Our son, Daniel, started receiving services at 6mos. of age. The therapists and staff were professional and considerate with not only Danny, but with each member of our family. The guided us through some very difficult times and taught us the realities of what life was going to be like for and with Danny. The staff was instrumental in referring us to specialist such as feeding clinics, schools and doctors. More importantly, they were always there for us. When Danny was hospitalized several times during the first three years he was being treated at UCP the staff would call and visit to see how he and all of us were doing. Even during his school years they have kept in touch to check on his status. I became involved in volunteering with UCP over six years ago. I feel proud to represent such a deserved organization that has such strong ties in the community. I never have a problem asking for help or donations because they are very well respected. I enjoy coming into the center to help because it is so wonderful to see all the children around. It is also heartwarming to see the diverse mix of children who are able to take advantage of UCP's services, whether it be just in daycare of therapies. Now that our son is 18, I look to UCP for the same guidance and experience that they gave to us when he was younger. At this age, Danny needs them now just as much if not more than he did when he was an infant. I feel very blessed to be associated with UCP and find their services invaluable.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Our son Daniel

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help them set up more services around the area for teenagers and young adults

October 18, 2010

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October 18, 2010

I have been volunteering for UCP Central PA for the past six years in various capacities. I help with special event set-up, implementation, and clean-up, and with various maintenance or office projects as necessary. The volunteers at UCP are an essential part of being able to make a large impact with a limited budget for extra staff. The culture at UCP is such that once you become part of the UCP family as a volunteer, you will have a desire to work to further the mission in whatever way possible. I have had the opportunity for the last three years to serve on the UCP/SchmidtKramer Golf Committee, and as a result have met some great people, and learned how the community can rally together even in tough economic times. I highly recommend UCP for volunteer opportunities whether you have one hour to give or ten.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

needs of individuals with disabilities in the local community are met based on their own interests and desires.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

do more community outreach related to the specific volunteer needs of the organization.

More feedback...

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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