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By Niles Dookie on August 3, 2018

Thanks PAL!

The Coral Gables PAL program demonstrates the true meaning of friendship!

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 Dedicated Volunteer on November 22, 2017

Giving Thanks to Tomorrow's Leaders

​With the help of the Coral Gables Police Athletic League (PAL), and at the direction of Sunrise employees, the cleanup of Sunrise group homes after Hurricane Irma was a success! A group of teenagers led by Detective Jose Flores of the Coral Gables Police Department took the initiative to help out the weekend after that unforgettable experience

By Dedicated Volunteer on October 27, 2017

My First Hurricane Experience: Hector Valencia

Hurricane Irma hit South Florida in mid-September. While some families decided to stay in Miami for the hurricane, others decided to go outside the state of Florida. Hector Valencia, our guest blogger, shared his experience of what he and his family did during Hurricane Irma.

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 November 14, 2016

Inclusive Voices: Volunteer, Self-Advocate & Soccer Fan Celebrates #InclusionWorks

2016 marked 70 years of celebrating Disability Inclusion in the workplace. This year's theme was #InclusionWorks. Inclusion works because accommodations help employers realize the contributions of workers of all abilities.. Sunrise's newest volunteer, Hector Leonardo shares his story about his first week working at National Corporate Headquarters. Welcome aboard Hector!

By Sunrise Group on July 8, 2016

Coral Gables PALS "Giving Back" & Learning About South Florida Fauna

Coral Gables PALS have been loyal, dedicated volunteers on Sunrise beautification projects since 2012. They have contributed time, labor and skills to various Sunrise locations throughout Miami-Dade county from Miami Beach down to Homestead. In addition to our mission, Sunrise volunteers keep coming back because they learn a lot while giving back to their local community. No project was too big or too small for this dedicated team of volunteers. The end results of their work was breath-taking! Check out their photo album.

By Sunrise Group on July 6, 2016

Coral Gables PALS Show Up & Paint The Town... Errr, ADT

Kicking off a busy summer of beautification projects for Sunrise, Coral Gables PALs started in Doral. On Wednesday, July 6th, the Adult Day Training Center received updates from the inside out (literally)! Student volunteers started with interior painting on classrooms in the pre-vocational skills area; then spread out to clean the parking lot and finished the day by giving a fresh coat of paint to the asphalt and parking spaces alike. Without the generous support and hands-on engagement of community partners like Coral Gables’ PALs, Sunrise would not be able to serve so many individuals and families across the East Coast. Our deepest appreciation to our PAL teen volunteers!!

By Sunrise Group on June 15, 2016

Thank you to all Sunrise #Volunteers!

Perhaps the first and biggest benefit people get from volunteering is the satisfaction of incorporating service into their lives and making a difference in their community and country. The intangible benefits alone—such as pride, satisfaction, and accomplishment—are worthwhile reasons to serve. At Sunrise locations from Homestead to Hartford, much of what we do is accomplished with the help of dedicated volunteers who provide service hours, donations and labor to help ensure that people with developmental disabilities live valued lives in the community. Thank you for all you do!

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 12, 2016

It’s National Volunteer Appreciation Week!

Happy National Volunteer Week! President Richard Nixon established National Volunteer Week with an executive order in 1974, as a way to recognize and celebrate the efforts of volunteers. Every sitting U.S. president since Nixon has issued a proclamation during National Volunteer Week (as have many U.S. mayors and governors). Here at Sunrise, we are celebrating #NVW2016 by honoring our volunteers and the people who make our mission possible. Thank you for all that you do to strengthen our community — your work is truly extraordinary!

By Sunrise Group on February 22, 2016

UCP on the Potomac: 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.