Happy New Year UCP-OC families!
I hope you all had a relaxing holiday that was filled with copious amounts of food and fantastic memories with family and friends. After spending time with my family, I returned to our office only to be humbled by the response of our holiday letter.
This holiday season we were blessed to work with an incredible family with a very special 2 year-old boy named Granden. Many of you that come to our facility have had the pleasure of meeting this dynamic boy running around our lobby. Even after meeting with the family, seeing Granden on a daily basis and working countless hours on the video and letter I am still touched every time I run into him and he yells “hi!” at me. He, and so many of the children that come to UCP-OC, have made my time as the Marketing and Development Coordinator here so memorable and special. I am so thankful for the daily reminder of the big picture of why we are here. UCP-OC exists so that children can reach their full potential and live the quality of life that every parent hopes for their child. The overwhelming response to our Holiday Letter about Granden shows that others believe in our cause as well and are ready to support us.
So, with no further ado, I have the pleasure of sharing the wonderful news of the outcome of our Holiday Fundraising! Thanks to the generosity of our many supportive families, staff and donors we were able to bring in a record-breaking:
This has brought us so much closer to our Annual Giving goal of $40,000 and our Organization’s goal of $1.3 million to continue serving the children in Orange County.
Thank you for your continued support of UCP-OC.
Elizabeth Wylie, and the entire UCP-OC Staff
If you did not have the opportunity to see the video of Granden that spoke to the hearts of our many families and donors you can view it below or on our website www.ucp-oc.org/getinvolved/granden.