Catholic Daughters donate to UCP students

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas Rome chapter recently visited students from the Upstate Cerebral Palsy Rome Tradewinds Education Center with donations of various gift cards.

A reception was held so the women had an opportunity to distribute the gifts to the excited students.

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas organization has been making donations to the children of UCP for more than a decade as a part of its guiding principles of unity and charity

President of School Age Services, “Often a gift, no matter how small, is so appreciated and can make such a difference in our children’s lives,” said Patti Carey, UCP vice president of school age services. “The opportunity to eat at a restaurant or to go shopping for themselves helps our students foster a sense of confidence and builds independence, creating wonderful moments.”

Those interested can contact the communications and donor engagement department at 315-927-3468 for ways to volunteer time or to give to UCP.

UCP is a multi-faceted health and human services organization that provides a broad range of supports and programs for children and adults of all abilities and their families.