To advance the independence, productivity, and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.
Supporting Our Troops This Holiday Season
The United Cerebral Palsy of Suffolk Red Cross Volunteer Group, the first in the country to be comprised of individuals with disabilities, joined the American Red Cross in a national holiday greeting card drive for our for service men and women, which was called Holiday Mail for Heroes. Mail boxes were strategically placed throughout the Marcus building, and staff and participants were invited to make or fill out a greeting card to be sent to veterans and oversees troops during the holiday season.
The Red Cross Volunteer Group collected, made and signed almost 500 cards from UCP of Suffolk alone, which were then forwarded to the local Red Cross chapter for distribution. The cards and personal messages provide a welcome "touch of home" for our troops during the holiday season and will be sent to veterans, military families and active-duty service members at hospitals and installations around the world.
"I was glad to help. This is our second time doing this project. The troops do so much to protect our freedoms, the least we can do is make them smile and feel good during this time of year," said Vicki, a member of the United Cerebral Palsy Red Cross Volunteer Group.