Home De­pot and UPS trans­form UCP homes

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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.

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