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Central Arizona Community News Volume 3 - Spring 2014 Sponsored by United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona Give to UCP on Arizona Gives Day – April 9th!


On April 9, 2014 you have the opportunity to make a profound difference in your community and to the children we serve at United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona.


Arizona Gives Day is a day for Arizonans and folks just like you, to come together to show support for the state’s nonprofits in 24 hours. On April 9th from 12:00 am to 11:59 pm, supporters of Arizona’s nonprofits will go online, connect with causes they care about and make a tax-deductible donation. Arizona Gives Day donation’s stay local and help our nonprofits provide much needed services and support for people throughout the state of Arizona. To donate on Arizona Gives Day go online to azgives. razoo.com scroll through the list of participating non-profits , click on United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona and make your donation! It’s that simple and your donation, no matter how big or small, will


WHAT’S INSIDE


In this edition of the Community News look for important news and information about UCP Services:


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help to unlock a child’s potential by providing much needed funds for UCP therapy services, scholarships, afterschool programs and more.


Join thousands of Arizonan’s on Arizona Gives Day by making a donation. The need to provide services for children and adults with disabilities in Arizona is vital. The disabilities community needs your help, so gather a group of family and friends and make Arizona Gives Day fun. Be a part of “the day our state unites to build a better tomorrow”.


Arizona Gives Day is also a time when you can contribute to UCP through the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit Program where you can donate up to $400 to UCP ($400 for a couple filing jointly, $200 for an individual) reducing the amount you owe the State ...dollar for dollar.. Have you already given a tax credit donation to a school? That’s great! You can give to both UCP and the school of your choice and receive the full tax credit for both contributions. Call UCP today at 602/943-5472 for more information. Happy Giving!


- Featured Story: Ethan’s Story - Board Spotlight: Brett Heising - Your Small Change Page 3 - UCP is Hiring - About our Home and Community Based Services


- UCP Ambassador Jodi Page 4 - 10th Annual Bondurant Cup - Community Spotlight: St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance


Important Contact Information: - UCP Mainline: 602-943-5472 - UCP Toll-Free: 1-888-943-5472 - Early Intervention Referrals - Online: www.azdes.gov/azeip - By Phone: 602-635-9799 - Email: Azeip.info@raisingspecialkids.org


Gila River Indian Community Awards Funds to the City of Mesa for UCP Programs


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For more information on UCP of Central Arizona, please contact: 602-943-5472 or Info@ucpofcentralaz.org.


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www.ucpofcentralaz.org/give-now UCP of Central Arizona


In 2002 with the passage of Proposition 202 Arizona voters approved a new Gaming Compact between the State of Arizona and 17 of the state’s 21 Indian Tribes including the Gila River Indian Community. A provision of the Gaming Compact is a 12 percent State Shared Revenue retained by each Tribe for distribution to cities, towns, or counties for government services that benefit the general public. The Gila River Indian Community as an exercise of the Community’s sovereignty decides the manner in which the 12 percent State Shared Revenue is distributed and uses a competitive grant process where non-profits may apply for State Shared Revenue funds through a local government sponsor.


In 2013, the Gila River Indian Community awarded the City of


Mesa $225,000 for United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona. These funds will be used over a three- year period to serve special needs children and adults who participate in afterschool and summer programs.


UCP is fortunate that our programs align with the Gila River Indian Community’s mutual interest of providing quality educational opportunities, promoting health and helping individuals have a better future and we are grateful to the Community for their generous support. State-Shared Revenue funding will not only improve our programs but will also afford the opportunity for many more children and young adults to achieve their potential, participate in physical activities, field trips, specialized classes and more.


UCP of Central Arizona 1802 W. Parkside Lane Phoenix, AZ 85027


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