Both of my children have received services from UCP Central PA and their help has been invaluable to our family. The providers and staff are generous with their time and they truly care about the children (and families!) they are helping!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.