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Food Trucks for UCP

Bring all your friends for lunch!!! TODAY (Thurs May 31) at Centennial Park from around 11:00 to 1:00 near the train — across from HCA! Food Trucks from Riffs Fine Street Food will be donating 10% of their lunch proceeds to UCP. The trucks are owned by Mr. B. J. Loffback, president of the Nashville Mobile Food Vendors Association. Greeting everyone at the trucks tomorrow will be Anthony Savankham and his mom, Tricia, along with UCP staff, by the SumYumYum truck. Also, please retweet and repost. Thanks, @riffstruck


May 31, 2012 at 2:26 pm Leave a comment

Casual Day 2009


Become a Casual Day Coordinator at your business or within another group and get your Casual Day t-shirt, art print, and goody bag FREE!

2009 Casual Day is in full swing. (Thanks to Pete Weber: Listen to our great PSA!) Over 300 area businesses and organizations participate in this annual event. Casual Day (or Casual Friday) has become such an accepted part of the business landscape that few people remember where it came from. Believe it or not, United Cerebral Palsy developed the original Casual Day in the early 90’s! In Middle Tennessee, we have celebrated UCP Casual Day since 1992. At the seventeen year mark, Casual Day has netted over half a million dollars to UCP throughout the years. 100% of these dollars have been used to provide direct services to persons with all types of disabilities in our community.

Each year, coordinators and participants at area businesses await the specially designed “Tennessee Heritage” theme, which is displayed on the t-shirts and art prints. The 2009 theme is “Tennessee Wildlife” and it features the artwork of UCP Development Director Diane Dietrich.

Click Here to become involved or place your order.

Our thanks to this year’s Casual Day Sponsors:
Circle K
Colliers Turley Martin Tucker
Banana Boat
Titan’s Radio
Midtown Printing
Road Runner Courier
ImpactHealth Executives
Southeast Financial
104.5 The Zone
Pete Weber & Terry Crisp
The Nashville Zoo
Jack Hamer
RJ Young
Nashville Parent
103 WKDF
Tennessee State Parks

June 4, 2009 at 9:24 pm 2 comments

How is the Economy Affecting UCP?

Or How Do I Give? Let me Count the Ways . . .

Because the State of Tennessee offers few dedicated services to many of the populations that UCP serves, we rely heavily on contributions from our generous donors. While the number of individual donors who are giving to UCP has increased over the past year, overall funding has decreased because of cuts in one of UCP’s major state contracts, the Family Support Program. (A new website details the statewide impact of this reduction. Go to:

The economic downturn is especially hard on families served by the agency. According to Executive Director Deana Claiborne, “Some of the families who were previously making monetary contributions to UCP are now coming to us asking for help.” The number of requests for services has increased by over 10% in the past twelve months. The agency has waiting lists for most of the programs of service.

“We are asking our donors to take stock, and if they can give substantially, now is the time to make a gift,” says Claiborne. “Our families are in trouble. It is fortunate that there are so many ways to give easily from your desktop. Donors can make direct contributions to UCP through many online portals, including:

Giving Matters
Active Giving
Facebook Causes
Network for Good

June 4, 2009 at 9:01 pm Leave a comment

How to Give to United Cerebral Palsy of Middle Tennessee

Click Here to go to UCP’s secure giving link on Active Giving.

Send personalized UCP messages to family and friends
Create Your Own UCP Website and track your donations
See Example: Rob’s page
To create your own UCP site, you will need to set up an account – no charge. Once you have established your account, you can set up your own customized web page under the “Customize My Webpage” tab. Then, follow the instructions under the “My ActiveGiving HQ” tab

December 16, 2008 at 11:16 pm 1 comment

About Our Finances

Let’s face it. In an economy like this, it is hard to raise resources to keep a non-profit in business. That is why it is all the more amazing that United Cerebral Palsy’s NUMBER 1 source of contributions comes from the families we serve. During the 2007-08 Fiscal Year, UCP families contributed $572,338 in durable medical and adaptive equipment alone. The families we serve are not wealthy — far from it — but they know that we all have to share what we have and work together, especially when times are difficult.

December 8, 2008 at 7:01 am Leave a comment

Why Give to UCP of Middle Tennessee?

Supports available to people with disabilities through private insurance programs are limited. Eligibility for government programs is complicated, and frankly, our current government systems have problems, and they don’t always help the people who have the greatest needs.

UCP of Middle Tennessee is committed to serving disability populations who don’t have access to extensive government services. These include persons with severe developmental disabilities, such as cerebral palsy. If you want to know more about issues facing persons with cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities in Tennessee, go to:

December 8, 2008 at 6:45 am Leave a comment


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