What Happens When You Donate to UCP

Home » UCP Blog Having the ability to give to a cause can be empowering. By donating to something you believe in, you can positively impact the lives of others. Let’s be honest – it’s a great feeling to know you’ve helped someone in need. But sometimes, when you give...

Meet Arlen Orchard

Home » UCP Blog Meet Arlen OrchardChief Executive Officer and General Manager, SMUDUCP’s 2020 Humanitarian of the YearArlen Orchard, who previously served as SMUD’s General Counsel, was named Chief Executive Officer and General Manager in April, 2014. He reports...

#GiveMomABreak on Giving Tuesday

Home » UCP Blog “We do all the same things that other parents do, but everything is just a little tweaked, a little bigger, a little more thinking ten steps down the road… The Respite has been so helpful for us because let’s be honest, there’s a high divorce rate for...

Racing To Success

Home » UCP Blog “This is John. He just ran the Boston Marathon.”That’s how Vanessa Bieker, mother of John Almeda and founder of Fly Brave, prefers to introduce her son. “Yes, John has nonverbal autism, but that’s not all that he is. John is first and foremost a...

Future Humanitarian in the Making

Home » UCP Blog Meet a teenager who works to better the lives of people with cerebral palsy.Allow us to introduce you to Hayes, a high school freshman. Hayes has been inspired to fundraise to support people with cerebral palsy since he was a child.His desire to donate...

“I give my heart out to you as a card”

Home » UCP Blog While you were searching for your perfect career, Kiki and Emily were busy turning their passion for art into a business – Bluem Prints. Bluem Prints defines itself as a company that offers “special cards collaboratively created and printed with...