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UCP offers curbside pick up

By From page A1 | July 18, 2012

SACRAMENTO — El Dorado County residents now can have their e-waste picked up curbside along with donations of household items, thanks to UCP of Sacramento and Northern California’s thrift store service.

All items benefit UCP’s programs that empower people with developmental disabilities to live life without limits. To schedule a pickup call (800) 860-0357 or look for the yellow postcard delivered throughout the year.

“There are countless e-waste collection events, but this is a great opportunity to properly dispose of e-waste without having to leave your home and it benefits people with disabilities. It’s a win-win,” said Doug Bergman, president and CEO, UCP of Sacramento and Northern California.

UCP’s thrift program also accepts household items, from clothing and kitchen items to collectibles and small furniture. Most items in good condition will be accepted, except for mattresses and large furniture.

“At UCP we’re making the word ‘regifting’ positive,” Bergman said. “When people give unused items to support children and adults with developmental disabilities, they’re giving people time on a horse in our adaptive horseback riding program, time playing basketball at our Autism Center for Excellence or time learning how to become independent.”

UCP also offers a vehicle donation program that includes cars, trucks, trailers, boats and RVs. For more information call toll-free (866) UCP-7212.

Each month UCP of Sacramento and Northern California serves 2,600 children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families in Butte, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Shasta, Sutter and Yolo counties. Programs include adaptive horseback riding, UCP’s Autism Center for Excellence at Sacramento State, adult day programs, independent living services, transportation and in-home respite care for families.

For more information visit ucpsacto.org.

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