In the past year, more than 700 volunteers donated a collective 5,300+ hours of service to support and enhance UCP Central PA’s programs, services, mission, and above all, the people who benefit from those programs and services.
Our volunteers are ordinary people with extraordinary hearts, who give of their time and talents to make life without limits a reality for thousands of individuals with disabilities and the families who care for them. Whether they share their time and talents at our centers and group homes in the community, serve on our boards or committees, assist with special events, or work as advocates in the community, UCP’s volunteers make a difference in the lives of our neighbors.
Some people are simply cut out to serve as volunteers. Retired from the orthopedic care industry since June of last year, Susan “Sue” Ribble is one of those rare individuals who are wired to “give back.” For the mother of two adult sons (and four grandchildren), volunteering is nothing new. She served in various capacities throughout her sons’ lives as cub scout leader, boy scout leader, and team “mom” for several sports, among other activities. Once her sons were grown and out on their own, Sue continued to volunteer in support of various causes.
Three of UCP’s most popular annual fundraising events are celebrating 30 years in 2016. That’s a remarkable testament to the character and commitment of the volunteers who have made such a milestone possible.
While we extend a warm thank you to all who have given their time and talents over the past three decades, we especially want to pay tribute to a handful of vital volunteers who have gone above and beyond to support UCP with passion, purpose, and panache... in addition to their generous financial contributions through the years.
Marisa Tokarsky, a Consultant for Deloitte, first learned of UCP through Deloitte’s 2010 “Impact Day”--the company’s annual day of volunteer service.
As a volunteer at UCP’s Adult Day program picnic, Marisa met UCP consumers and staff and learned of UCP’s work supporting individuals with all types of disabilities, as well as their families. Each year since, Marisa has been the site lead for this picnic at Adventure Park in Mechanicsburg.
William R. “Bill” Schultz has been intertwined with that of UCP
Central PA for nearly the entirety of our existence. Not only did Bill receive services from UCP as a young boy, he has spent his adult life giving back by volunteering his time, talents, and energy to UCP. Schultz has served on
the board of directors of UCP for eight terms, for a total of 24 years of service. He started his ninth term at the 60th Annual Celebration and Meeting in November 2013. Bill has also been a member of the UCP Operations and Finance Committee throughout his tenure.
UCP Consumer Volunteers
Jill Herman, Julie Ann McCardle, and Francis McKendrick are three individuals who not only receive services from UCP, but also give back by volunteering their time and energy to the agency. All are popular participants in UCP’s Links
to Independence supported living program who have been performing a variety of administrative tasks at various UCP locations in the Camp Hill area.