RALEIGH, N.C. - - The Easter Seals UCP board of directors announced today that Luanne K. Welch has been named president and CEO of Easter Seals UCP North Carolina & Virginia. Welch comes to the affiliate from Easter Seals South Florida where she served as president and CEO.
RALEIGH, NC - - Penn Station restaurants in Raleigh will raise money for Easter Seals UCP during the month of June and generate awareness of the organization’s upcoming Ride Without Limits 2-day cycling event. In exchange for donations to the nonprofit, Penn Station will offer customers free menu items. Customers who make a $1 donation will receive a free small lemonade; a $5 donation receives a free small soda and small fries; a $10 donation receives a free six inch sub sandwich.
CHARLOTTE, NC - - During the month of March, Chima Brazilian Steakhouse donated 100 percent of the sales of its signature and most popular drink - Chima Caipirinhas, the national cocktail of Brazil, to Easter Seals UCP. As a result, Chima Brazilian Steakhouse employees recently presented local Easter Seals UCP staff with a check for $7,884 that will be used to support local programs and services for individuals living with disabilities.
NEW CASTLE, V.A. - - Camp Easter Seals UCP, located in Craig County, Virginia and specializing in quality recreational and therapeutic camp programs for children and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities, has just received a $10,000 grant from State Farm that will benefit the more than 500 campers who participate in camp activities. The grant will go towards operating costs of Camp Easter Seals UCP.
RALEIGH, NC - - The children who attend the Easter Seals UCP Charlie Gaddy Children’s Center are enjoying the opportunity to play creatively together outside, thanks to a new wheelchair-accessible playhouse. The playhouse was built and donated by NetApp employees in Research Triangle Park in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Durham, as part of NetApp’s Playhouse Project. Easter Seals UCP is currently raising money to update its playground equipment at the Raleigh Children’s Center, and the playhouse makes a significant contribution to the playground update.