San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
On Thursday, October 20, 2016, Unique People Services, Inc. will celebrate our 25th Anniversary Gala at the Marina Del Ray Catering Hall in the Throggs Neck Area of the Bronx. This milestone event, our principle fundraiser supporting our mission of providing homes and comprehensive support service to people with special needs, attracts hundreds of business owners and friends of UPS who understand the purpose and importance of our work. This year’s theme, “A Celebration of Unique People” says it all as it encapsulates everything that UPS represents.
Proceeds from this year’s event will support the scheduled 2017 opening of UPS’ first mixed use affordable housing project which will afford individuals with a mental illness and those in the community at the very low income level. Some of the proceeds will also help to support some of the programs that UPS does not receive government funding for but provides a vital service to the people we serve. Two such programs are our Art Program which is run by a staff volunteered from our supporter Beacon Therapy Services. The program requires art supplies in order to provide people with developmental disabilities the opportunity to express themselves through art.
Another such program that would be benefitting from this year’s donations is our Stipend Program which is currently funded by the Office of Mental Health. UPS would like to expand this program and offer it to other individuals we serve and be able to provide them with a work stipend for working in a job of interest for a limited period of 9 months where they can develop skills to move on to gaining employment. These are just 2 examples of areas UPS would like to expand their services but do not have the monetary resources to do so
Your donations to programs such as these will help to further our reach for people to be provided support both within our programs and within the community. We appreciate your partnership in supporting those we are able to serve.
Please be advised, this is a 21+ event.
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Unique People Services
Unique People Services, Inc. (UPS) is a New York City-based non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded by the late Lynn Wonsang in 1991. Our mission is to serve--holistically and without judgment--those who may have been denied compassionate and considerate treatment elsewhere due to their race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, developmental level, health status, criminal or substance use history. We are dedicated to providing homes and supportive services to persons with special and challenging needs.