Big Day of Giving

We’re looking forward to May 4, 2023!

Mark your calendars for another 24 hours of fun and philanthropy!
This year’s Big Day of Giving will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2023, from midnight to midnight.

Here’s what you need to know:

  1. The next Big Day of Giving is Thursday, May 4, 2023, from midnight to 11:59 p.m. Donors who like to plan ahead can make early gifts beginning Thursday, April 20.
  2. To give, visit and search for local organizations working on causes that matter most to you and your loved ones. The website makes it easy to discover local nonprofits and to make multiple gifts in one simple, secure transaction. Then have fun watching the tallies rise!

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  3. The minimum gift is $15. Even small donations can make a big difference because each credit card gift has the chance to be boosted by prizes and match funds.
  4. The easiest way to donate is to make a credit card gift. All major credit cards are accepted, and each credit card gift counts toward Big Day of Giving tallies, goals, and matching funds that the organizations you support may have! Additional giving options include Donor Advised Fund or other managed account, and checks. For more information about these, please see Frequently Asked Questions.

Our Fundraising Focus

UCP of Sacramento and Northern California seeks unrestricted funding, which allows us the flexibility to meet the continuously changing needs of UCP’s clients with developmental disabilities. As we all learned in the last couple of years, the environment that organizations like UCP must navigate to reach the people we serve can change rapidly, without warning. Every one of UCP’s clients has their own unique needs and challenges to overcome. Unrestricted donations allow UCP to be able to quickly respond to new challenges and obstacles facing our clients, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, and to direct funding to the areas of greatest need for our clients. UCP is committed to using your donations exactly as they are intended – 90 cents of every dollar that UCP receives goes directly to programs and services for our clients.

UCP Adult Day Program:

The interactions and relationship building that Adult Day Program participants experience help them improve social and life skills, increase self-confidence and willingness to try new things, and reduce loneliness. These are critical to their emotional wellbeing and health.
Your support for this program will help UCP manage new programing that provides options for skill development opportunities. With the support of the community, they can utilize their teaching the skills to assist the adults as they grow and to conduct social events like Dance Parties and other fun activities in-person or online.

UCP Recreation:

UCP launched the Recreation Department in 2022, filling a much-needed community need. Often times, children and adults with developmental disabilities are excluded from activities because of a lack of understanding or a lack of accessibility. The UCP Recreation program provides no less than one community activity ranging from museum trips to a day in the mountains or a day white water rafting. The Recreation activities are open to all individuals, no matter their special abilities.
Your support for this program goes to ensuring that the cost to participate in an activity is not a limitation for families. Currently, UCP does not receive funding from the state for recreation activities and the programs are covered through individual or corporate donations or grants.