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By Niles Dookie on August 12, 2019

Raise a Glass in Support!

Sunrise’s 3rd Annual Sundown Soirée is just around the corner. Get your tickets today!

By Niles Dookie on April 19, 2018

Let’s Yap About Y.A.P.P!

Give Day Tampa Bay has begun! Start giving today to show your support for our Young Adventurers over at UCP of Tampa Bay!

By Niles Dookie on April 3, 2018

Thanks for Attending our 2018 Spring Art Show!

We had a blast this past weekend at the 2018 Spring art show held in the Eureka ADT center in Miami. Check out some of the highlights!

By Niles Dookie on March 26, 2018

Join UCP of Southwest Florida for a Classic Car show!

Saturday, March 31st come out to Jet Blue park to enjoy a day of classic cars, good food, and a chance to support a great cause!

By Franz Weibezahn on February 22, 2018

Join Us This Weekend at Arts in the Park!

This Saturday is the Neighbors of Schenley Park “Arts in the Park” event, a free-to-attend celebration of the artistic talents right here in our community. There will be food, music, special performances and more.

By Franz Weibezahn on November 16, 2017

GIVE MIAMI DAY - WE HAVE A FEW HOURS LEFT!

Our thanks to everyone for your generous contributions to the Adopt-A-Group Home Project. We are a few hours away from midnight so you still have time to " Make a Difference!". https://givemiamiday.org/npo/sunrise-community

By Margaret Feldman on October 26, 2017

The Largest Car Show in Southwest Florida - Saturday, October 28, 2017 in Ft. Myers, Florida

The Southwest Florida Fall Nationals is the largest automotive event in the area. With well over 700+ show cars and 5,000 spectators, this is a car show you don't want to miss!!! All net proceeds will be donated to United Cerebral Palsy of Southwest Florida in Naples.

By Rebecca McGuire on April 5, 2017

Life without Limits 5 K in Connection

Mark your calendars -- lace up your sneakers -- register to run

By Sunrise Group on January 23, 2017

Tampa's Table To Farm Benefit Postponed

Sunrise Community of Hillsborough's Table to Farm Fundraiser scheduled for Sunday, January 29, 2017 has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstance. While it is not the blizzard of 1977, this weekend Tampa is expecting rain, wind and temperatures dropping into the 50's. To ensure a better outdoor dining experience, the event will be re-scheduled for April or May in coordination with The Craft Bar Kitchen and Old Micky's Farm. And for all of our foodies, the Chef has assured us that new date will still offer a culinary experience like no other! Hope to see you there.

By Sunrise Group on January 12, 2017

UCP of Southwest Florida's Second Annual Car Show Is Coming To Fort Myers

If you missed United Cerebral Palsy of Southwest Florida's Car Show last summer, you will want to clear March 18th and 19th on your 2017 calendar for Southwest Florida's ONLY car show and classic car auction! Weekend festivities kick off at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 18th and run through 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 19th, 2017. Hosted by Road House Promotions, awards include $3,500 for club participation. As always, active military and children under 12 will be admitted free. Proceeds from the two day celebration of "everything auto" will benefit adults with intellectual and physical challenges in Fort Myers and Cape Coral. Hope to see you there!

By Sunrise Group on January 11, 2017

Save-the-Date: Sunday, January 29th Farm To Table Will Benefit Sunrise

Save-the-Date! Sunday, January 29th 2017, Farm To Table will host a fundraiser in Tampa benefiting Sunrise Community of Hillsborough. If your New Year's Resolution was to eat healthier, get more involved in your local community or you are just a foodie that appreciates well-prepared food, then this is for you! Tickets are $75 per person and a portion of the event's proceeds will go back to Sunrise Community of Hillsborough's Knight Group Home for Adults.

By Sunrise Group on December 16, 2016

Sunrise aKtion Club Helps The Salvation Army

Sunrise Community of Central Florida has been actively engaged with its local Kiwanis for more than a decade. This holiday season various members of Lakeland's club have been supporting the Salvation Army by helping them raise funds at a local Publix. The Kiwanis' Aktion Club is the only service club for adults with disabilities. It has more than 12,000 members worldwide. aKtion is club aligned with Sunrise's mission to "ensure that people of all abilities have the assistance and support necessary to enable them to live valued lives in the community."

By Sunrise Group on December 12, 2016

Lakeland's Adult Day Center Continues Its Tradition of Giving Back

In the spirit of inspiring even more Americans to increase their charitable giving this holiday season, the Lakeland Sunrise aKtion Club participated in the “Adopt an Angel” project through the Salvation Army. Funds for the gifts were raised by aKtion Club Members via a Pancake Breakfast on November 30, 2016. All the proceeds were used to buy everything on the angel wish list. Thanks to the generosity of Sunrise self-advocates, Christmas morning will be bright for children in Lakeland! We are very proud of our aKtion club for their hard work, warm hearts, and dedication to our community!

By Sunrise Group on December 2, 2016

Sunrise Appreciates Esserman International's Generosity On #GivingTuesday

After watching the progress of the #GivingTuesday movement since its inception in 2012, Sunrise decided to go “all out” in 2016 and we kicked off 15 local initiatives across five of our seven states. Projects ranged from an Early Literacy Library in the Greater Tampa Bay area to sensory integration rooms and assistive technology as well as funds for warm winter clothes for Eastern Tennessee. Unfortunately, fires in the Great Smoky Mountains interrupted three projects in Tennessee on Tuesday as we re-directed efforts to support victims of the natural disaster. That is when Esserman International in Miami swept in with an unexpected donation to Sunrise! Thanks to Esserman's generosity and an online campaign, Sunrise received funds to help with emergency funding. On behalf of all those we serve, our deepest appreciate to Esserman International.

By Sunrise Group on November 22, 2016

COUNTDOWN To #GIvingTuesday: Global Day of Giving Takes Place this Year on November 29

Less than a week until #GivingTuesday kicks off on November 29th! ​Sunrise is planning a series of local initiatives. No matter where you are, there will be a project in your local community to touch the lives of those we serve. Local goals include everything from the latest in assistive technology to an Early Education library for our preschool in Tampa. As we head into the holiday season remember the words of Charles Dickens, "“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” On behalf of those we serve and our staff, Sunrise thanks you in advance for your generosity and support!

By Sunrise Group on November 14, 2016

TWO DAYS AWAY!! Help Us Reach 25 Homes

#GIveMiamiDay kicks off at MIDNIGHT on Thursday, November 17th. As on of the inaugural participating charities, Sunrise is very proud to join in the fifth annual event. Please support us early! South Florida donors have an opportunity to make a direct impact on those we serve. Our goal is to reach 25 homes, making them hurricane resistant during storm season. For Sunrise, these unrestricted dollars represent the ability to protect people with developmental and acquired disabilities. Help us #KeepThemCovered..

By Sunrise Group on July 26, 2016

Phi Gamma Delta Raised $3.5K for UCP of Southwest Florida in Naples

This past Saturday, Phi Gamma Delta hosted its First Annual Car Show benefiting United Cerebral Palsy of Southwest Florida in Naples. The family friendly event featured antiques, exotics and street racers. The done-in-a-day event focused on “driving up” awareness about community inclusion for people with disabilities and educating the general public about services for adults and children with intellectual disabilities. Naples residents and visitors enjoyed at day the Naples Jet Center in Hangar 6 with car enthusiasts who like to give back to others in the Naples area. The inaugural event raised $3,500.00 for UCP of Southwest Florida in Naples.

By Sunrise Group on July 14, 2016

REMINDER: One Week Away From the UCP Naples Car Show!

The unique car show is scheduled for Saturday July 23, 2016 at the Naples Jet Center which is located at 377 Citation Point, Naples, FL 34104. There will be three (3) categories for show: modified, antiques and exotics. The goal of the event is to raise money to assist people with disabilities in the Naples area. With your help and support from the local media, we can make a difference in the lives of children and families. All of our work focuses around helping families and doing what we love. We hope that you will join us in our adventure and help us help children and adult with disabilities. See you there!

By Sunrise Group on June 20, 2016

Naples: Sponsorship Opportunity for UCP of Southwest Florida’s Inaugural Car Show

Phi Gamma Delta FIJI, United Cerebral Palsy of Southwest Florida and Sunrise Community, Inc. would like to request your support and/or sponsorship for our inaugural charity car show. UCP of Southwest Florida provides services to people with intellectual and physical disabilities in Collier county. Please help us make this THE car event of the year for Naples Florida. The unique car show is scheduled for Saturday July 23, 2016 at the Naples Municipal Airport, which is located at 160 Aviation Drive North Naples, FL 34103. There are still sponsorship opportunities available! Hope to see you there…

By Sunrise Group on June 13, 2016

6th Annual UCP Hartford 5K Race: Wheelchairs Are Made For Racing

Wow! Another great Walk, Roll ‘n’ Run has passed, and once again, UCP of Greater Hartford was delighted with the turnout and support for people with developmental disabilities. We wish to extend a special “thank you” to all the employees and other volunteers who served on the planning committee, volunteered to help at the event, and who formed team, joined teams, and did fundraising. We extend our deepest appreciation to this year’s sponors: Cigna; Siegel, O’Connor, O’Donnell, & Beck, Harvey & Lewis Opticians, Medical Pharmacy, and Lessard Heating & AC ffor helping to make this event possible.

By Sunrise Group on May 10, 2016

Countdown to Tallahassee’s 20th Annual UCP 5K!

The countdown is well under and we are less than a week away from UCP of Tallahassee’s 20th Annual Run, Walk or Roll 5K benefitting Sunrise Community, Inc.. Event organizer, Rebecca Hurst said, “We are very excited about this year’s event. and online registration is still open. The platinum anniversary event has been described “An Inclusive Fun Run” where people of all abilities, all ages, and all fitness levels can come out and have fun while helping to raise money for a great cause! If you and your family have not yet registered to attend the event and/or participate in the competitive fun, it is not too late. See you on Saturday, May 14th in Tally!

By Sunrise Group on April 28, 2016

Save-the-Date: UCP of Tallahassee’s 20th Annual Walk, Roll or Run is May 14th!

Spring is in the air…. and summer is just around the corner. You know what that means? Running season!!! That’s right, United Cerebral Palsy of Tallahassee is hosting its 20th Annual 5K Run, Walk & Roll on May 14, 2016. All proceeds stay in Tallahassee to further our mission which is to advance the independence, productivity, and full citizenship of people with disabilities. Walkers, runners, teams, and individuals of all ages and capabilities are welcome. This unique event allows participants to push a wheelchair or stroller……fun for the whole family!

By Sunrise Group on April 15, 2016

Representative Matt Hudson Serves As Keynote Speaker at the 8th Annual “Celebrating The Stars”

One of Florida’s Legislative Champions for People with Disabilities and Keynote Speaker Representative Matt Hudson (R-80) addressed attendees at the United Cerebral Palsy of Southwest Florida – Naples’ 8th Annual “Celebrating the Stars” awards dinner. Hudson has demonstrated his hands-on engagement and personal commitment to children and adults with intellectual and physical disabilities for more than a decade. He was first introduced to United Cerebral Palsy of Southwest Florida via his involvement with the Boundless playground in 2007. “Since his first involvement, Representative Hudson has been a champion for the rights of people with disabilities including protecting accessibility for public places like playgrounds as well as expanding services and addressing Florida’s Wait List for children with disabilities. We are honored to have him join as keynote speaker tonight,” said Rebecca McGuire, Chief Philanthropy Officer.

By Sunrise Group on April 11, 2016

Sunrise Announced As an Award Recipient of Publix’s Food for All Campaign

Sunrise is honored to have been among the 2015 recipients receiving awards from Publix “Food for All” campaign. The South Florida awards were held on Wednesday, April 6th. Sunrise President & CEO, Les Leech accepted $7,500 from Publix’s campaign. Leech said, “Many people do not consider the connection between disability and hunger. Unfortunately, disability is a direct contributor to poverty and hunger, People with intellectual and physical disabilities are marginalized, they are not considered economically active and this leads them very often into the hunger trap.” Sunrise is committed to helping people with physical and intellectual challenges lead valued lives in the community. Supports and training allow people to live their lives as independently as possible based upon their varying levels of ability. We are extremely grateful to Publix for their support of our mission and their continued commitment to people with disabilities!

By Sunrise Group on April 8, 2016

UCP of Southwest Florida: Volunteers with Disabilities Are Giving Back

Including volunteers with disabilities in charity activities is good for everyone! Through their service, volunteers with physical and mental challenges often change the perspectives of the communities in which they work. A diverse volunteer pool provides benefits such as improved public image, increased access to talented groups, diminished volunteer turnover, and improved overall financial operation. In addition to this, organizations that engage volunteers with disabilities are often more representative of society. As a result, charities are able to attract a greater number of service users, and appear more welcoming to patients, customers, donors, the general public, and even other volunteers. It is literally a win-win for all involved.

By Sunrise Group on March 21, 2016

CBS4’s Ted Scouten To Emcee Sunrise’s 10th Annual Magnolia Gala

Sunrise announced that CBS4’s Ted Scouten will Emcee the festivities at its upcoming 10th Annual Magnolia Gala. “We are so pleased continue our working partnership with CBS4’s talent pool. We believe that Ted’s personal connection to the greater disabilities community is perfectly aligned with Sunrise’s mission,” said Les Leech, Sunrise President & CEO. Scouten is the youngest of five adopted children, the oldest two of which are developmentally disabled. As a sibling, Ted is a strong advocate for adoption, diversity and for the inclusion of people with intellectual and physical disabilities. ” This makes him the perfect emcee for a night celebrating people of all abilities… plus, he is a lot of fun!” added Leech. Get your tickets early!

By Sunrise Group on February 24, 2016

#Save-The-Date: Chocolate Sundae & Food Festival on March 13th in Sarasota

United Cerebral Palsy of Southwest Florida is hosting it's 15th Annual Chocolate Sundae & Food Festival on Sunday, March 13, 2016. Proceeds from this event benefit the programs and services UCP offers to the developmentally disabled in Sarasota and Manatee counties through group homes and day programs. Over 1000 people attended last year and enjoyed samples of beer, wine, pizza, sandwiches, seafood, desserts and OF COURSE....CHOCOLATE for one low ticket price that benefits UCP! March is also Cerebral Palsy Awareness month so bring the ENTIRE family and help bring awareness to this worthwhile cause.

By Sunrise Group on January 6, 2016

Save-the-Date & Buy Your Tickets Now!!! … Sarasota Exotic Car Fest Set for February 19-21, 2016

One of the more eclectic festivals in Florida is back for another exciting event as the Sarasota’s Exotic Car Festival celebrates beauty, power and speed. Car enthusiasts, exotic car owners and adrenaline-jockeys with a “need for speed” are counting down the minutes until Southwest Florida’s signature luxury automobile event opens. For the fourth year, the 2016 Festival will benefit United Cerebral Palsy of Southwest Florida in Sarasota and Manatee counties. The 2016 event will kick-off with a Luxury Lifestyle Jet Port Reception on Friday, February 19th and runs through Sunday, February 21, 2016.