Fill the Tank for #GivingTuesday!
We have Thanksgiving Thursday, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and now Giving Tuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back.
On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
At UCP of Sacramento and Northern California, we want to give the gift of transportation to the 4,775 clients we serve each month. Our buses provide more than 16,000 passenger trips each month. These buses pick up our clients at their homes and take them to their adult day programs, where they develop independence, participate in daily activities, and strengthen communications skills. Without the UCP buses, our clients would be isolated from the community.
On Tuesday, December 2, UCP will participate in #GivingTuesday by holding a “Fill the Tank” fundraiser. It costs $147.60 to fill the gas tank on one of our buses. Won’t you donate a tank of gas, or a portion, to support and empower people with developmental disabilities? Our goal is to fill each bus in our fleet – that’s 60 buses!
Right now, someone needs a ride. You don’t have to wait until December 2 to give the gift of transportation.
Fill the Tank!
Here’s how many buses we have filled so far!
Tank of Gas = $147.60
Buses in our fleet = 60
Our Buses Change Lives
You’ve seen our buses around town. You recognize our logo. But did you know that lives are being changed inside that UCP bus as you drive by?
Every weekday, UCP provides transportation on a curb-to-curb, fixed-route service where our clients can ride the bus to their adult day programs. For people with developmental disabilities such as autism, epilepsy, intellectual disability, Down syndrome or cerebral palsy, the UCP bus is their lifeline to the community.
Right now, someone needs a ride. And you can be the fuel that keeps this program on wheels out on the road. Help Fill the Tank!
UCP Drivers Make a Difference!
On our buses, people who are often invisible are seen. Our drivers know that each person is a unique individual with his/her own likes, fears, joys and pain. Here are just a few things our clients have said about their UCP Drivers.
- “My driver was very courteous, kind, and provided me with outstanding service.”
- “My UCP driver has excellent customer service skills, made sure all her passengers where comfortable and assisted them well!”
- “My driver kept professional and courteous no matter what came his way. He did such a wonderful job, and I had a wonderful experience.”