UCP-OC | End of Year Update

Greetings Bloggers! Well, the end of our fiscal year is coming up quickly! (June 30th, 2012) This means a few things to me (Elizabeth): A new year is beginning! – New ideas, new events, new budgets, ENDLESS possibilities! I have almost reached my annual giving goal, and UCP-OC has almost reached our organization wide goal. – Annual …

Better Speech and Hearing Month!

Better Hearing and Speech month is here! For those of you that did not know, May is Better Hearing and Speech Month! UCP-OC will be celebrating by highlighting our special needs programs that tailor to kids with speech-language disabilities. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association has been celebrating Better Hearing and Speech Month every May since 1927; …

Kodak Moment!

For the month of April, we are having a very special Facebook Photo Contest! During April, Autism Awareness Month, UCP-OC is partnering with Grandma Lucy’s premier pet food and will be raffling off a basket filled with Grandma Lucy’s all organic pet food and treats. Here’s how you can enter: 1.      Post a …

Get the running shoes on!

The OC Marathon is coming soon!! When: Sunday, May 6, 2012 What: OC Marathon; 5K, full, or half marathon Where: Newport Beach, Fashion Island Hi Families, If you haven’t heard yet UCP-OC will be participating in the OC Marathon yet again! This year Team UCP-OC Families will be running/walking alongside Team Jake’s 300+ runners. At …

DealGooder

Here’s a great new way to help support the families at UCP-OC! DealGooder.com is a website that is devoted to great savings and supporting local charities! They host amazing deals on anything from local concerts and salons to discounts at the best restaurants in town! Every week they sponsor a different charity and this week …

Life’s a Journey with CP and Me

Hello friends at UCP-OC! I hope you have enjoyed the holidays are starting 2012 off right! There are many things I would like to accomplish this year, but most importantly I am just focusing on staying healthy and doing well in my second semester of college. I hope to continue to spread awareness about cerebral …

Child of the Month: December

Granden Granden, like many of our children, is thriving due to UCP-OC’s Early Intervention. As the video says, Granden has Jeune Syndrome. Juene Syndrome affects the growth of long bones, your limbs and ribs, resulting with a dwarfism in the limbs. With daunting odds, there was a point in time his parents feared that they would not see …

October Child of the Month: Alexa

Alexa Alexa is an 18 month-old with the cutest pony-tails on the top of her head. Her smile melts your heart and you cannot help but smile back! Even better, Alexa knows exactly what to do when a camera is present. Lights, camera, action…she’s a star! Alexa even knows how to perform behind a camera too! …

Shop For A Cause!

Shop For A Cause Saturday, August 27th 2011 Since 2006, Macy’s Shop For A Cause Event has partnered with non-profit organizations nationwide to raise more than $38 million for their ongoing charitable efforts. This is your chance to be part of this monumental event on Saturday, August 27, 2011. Shop For A Cause gives you …

What is all the talk about the Debt Ceiling?

I don’t know about you, but this whole budget crisis is difficult to keep track of! I have been trying to remain diligent (as I’m sure you have) on what conversations have been going on and how this remains to be relevant to UCP-OC  and our families here. That being said, I thought I would …