Do you love the Portland Thorns? Do you love UCP? Do you love cool free stuff?
Then you'll be excited to here that the first 200 people to register for UCP's upcoming Portland Thorns/UCP fundraiser will receive a FREE, one-of-a-kind bandana!
We have a couple of exciting announcements about the 2018 UCP Friends Breakfast.
EVENT THEME: "Pursuing Passionate Purpose"
First of all, the theme will be “Pursuing Passionate Purpose.” This theme is inspired by the life and legacy of Bill Porter (1932-2013) – a Portlander who experienced cerebral palsy. He was an award-winning salesman, son, and friend… and an accidental icon.
Despite being told he was unemployable, Bill was one of The Watkin’s Company’s most successful door-to-door salesman. Bill’s determination to just go to work, pay his bills, and take care of his family caught the attention of a writer at The Oregonian. Next, he appeared on ABC’s 20/20 and TNT released a made for television movie about him (Door to Door).
Bill wasn’t looking for attention; instead, he was pursuing his purpose and in doing so, he created a legacy that will benefit others in our community for years to come.
We will also be sharing other stories of people in our community who are passionately pursuing their purpose.
Keynote Speaker: UCP Mom and City Commissioner, Chloe Eudaly
Guess what! UCP is excited to announce that Neighborhood Waves is coming back!
Here’s the lowdown… Every few months, UCP spends two months focusing on a particular neighborhood, encouraging the people we support, our staff, and our supporters to explore that neighborhood. It's an awesome chance for our customers to get to know new neighborhoods--and for companies to get to know our customers!
In February and March of 2018, we’re exploring Sellwood/Westmoreland. See more here.
You’re also encouraged to check out UCP’s booth at the Stars & Splendid antique mall. Thanks to a very generous anonymous donor, we’re selling a 100-year-old doll collection, with all of the proceeds going to UCP. The event runs now through February 20th, 11am to 6pm every day at Stars & Splendid, 7030 SE Milwaukie Avenue Portland, OR 97214. Learn more here or here http://starsantique.com/UCPOregon.
Contact UCP’s Development Coordinator, Kerry Pinney, at email@example.com.
Did you know that a very generous anonymous donor gave UCP a one-hundred-year-old doll collection? Well, she did! And thanks to her generosity, UCP supporters have the chance to purchase vintage and antique dolls to raise funds for UCP, at two different Portland-area venues.
And thank you again to the anonymous donor for sharing your amazing doll collection with UCP!
This October, UCP held our first-ever “Mini” Family Conference—a one-day conference designed for families who experience cerebral palsy.
We’re pleased to report that the Mini Conference was a hit! Attendees said that it was, “absolutely wonderful and extremely informative,” “just the right size,” and that they “felt very included and together.”
Thank you to the sponsors, participants, and supporters of this year's Walk, Roll 'n' Run! Together we raised more than $90,000 for UCP Family Support.
Fundraising is open through September 30, so if you haven't donated yet, please help us reach our $100,000 goal! To donate, visit the event's website.
Do you like to eat? So do we! We also like to raise money to support UCP's awesome services. You get to do both during a very cool fundraiser being sponsored by Chipotle.
On September 22nd, 50% of the proceeds from 11am-8pm at the Happy Valley Chipotle will be donated to UCP! Hope to see you there.
105.1 The Buzz posted a great video about this year's Walk, Roll 'n' Run.
Check it out!