Home Depot and UPS transform UCP homes
United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Palm Beach & Mid-Coast Counties joined forces with volunteers from Home Depot and UPS on August 9, to make over two group homes for children and young adults with cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities.
Over 100 community volunteers collaborated on the project, including volunteers from Home Depot stores in Lake Worth and Lantana, volunteers from UPS, and community volunteers. Teams assembled to paint interior walls, relocate belongings, landscape and beautify outdoor areas, mend fences, and make other home improvements to the Lake Worth area group homes. In addition, Home Depot donated a swing set for one of the homes.
“Home Depot has donated over $1,500 dollars worth of supplies, including paint, tools, and the swing set”, said Pat Murphy, Associate Director of United Cerebral Palsy of Palm Beach & Mid-Coast Counties, “We really could not have done this without Home Depot and UPS.”
Companies from the Treasure Coast to the Palm Beaches also joined to help out. Jenkins Landscaping, of Hobe Sound, generously donated plants and landscaping supplies, including a beautiful triple stalk Robellini palm tree. Nurserymen’s Exchange, of Lake Worth, also donated shrubbery and plants. Lunch was donated by Greenacres Pizza and Home Run Sports Bar.
The finishing touch is still to come. The homes are eagerly awaiting brand new kitchen cabinetry and energy efficient appliances that will complete the home makeover project.
For more information, call 561-357-7779 ext.15 or visit www.ucpsouthflorida.org.