Orlando, Florida (PressExposure) June 13, 2012 -- Circle K Florida, the largest national supporter of United Cerebral Palsy (UCP), presented UCP's nine Florida affiliates with a check for $552,837 last month at the company's FishStix 2012, an annual conference and golf/fishing tournament at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa in Fort Myers, Florida. The contribution represents proceeds raised through Circle K's tournament, annual canister donations, and other in-store promotions.
Circle K's "Adopt a Child/Adopt a Life" campaign, which features local children, celebrates and promotes the tremendous difference that Circle K and its customers has made within our community and the state of Florida. Canisters positioned at store registers feature a child's success story, and photograph, allowing Circle K patrons to view the impact of their donation.
"Circle K Florida cares deeply about the communities where we have stores and operate," explained Darrell Davis, Vice President of Circle K Florida. "It is paramount for Circle K Florida to give back to the people that we serve, and our decades-long partnership with UCP will continue to raise funds that serve local people with disabilities, making Florida communities stronger and inclusive of everyone."
"UCP is grateful to Circle K for its unwavering support of our organization serving children with and without disabilities," said Dr. Ilene Wilkins, UCP of Central Florida President & CEO. "Circle K Florida has made fundraising for UCP a part of the company culture for thousands of employees and customers, and the results are visible throughout our six area campuses which serve more than 2,400 children and families."
Circle K customers within the Central Florida region can stop by any store location, approximately 90 within the area, to contribute to the "Adopt a Child/Adopt a Life" campaign. UCP of Central Florida anticipates donations will reach $50,000 or more to impact support, education and therapy implemented at the six Metro Orlando campuses which serve children with and without disabilities. For more information about UCP of Central Florida, visit http://www.ucpcfl.org.
About UCP of Central Florida: UCP of Central Florida is the experts for children with special needs and provides support, education, and therapy services for children, with and without disabilities, ages birth through 21. Services are offered at six locations throughout Central Florida: downtown Orlando, East Orlando near UCF, Kissimmee, Lake Mary, Pine Hills and Winter Garden. More than 2,400 children and their families received services provided by UCP last year. For more information about programs and services, visit http://www.ucpcfl.org or call (407) 852-3300.