Notice any fun pictures of parents and kids with mustache photo props on your social media newsfeed with the hashtag #lovemylilladu recently? While it may have seemed a great way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day fun, you may not have realized there was a deeper meaning behind those mustaches. The #lovemylilladu mustache photo prop pictures were part of the Art of Care in Los Angeles on March 11th where United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties (UCPLA) kicked off National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month (NDDAM) for March.
UCPLA operates over 40 program sites throughout four counties in Southern California and has extended its mission to serve all people with developmental disabilities. These programs include adult day activity centers, advocacy programs and resources for children and families, community living support services, group homes and independent living apartments. UCPLA provides services to more than 1,000 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families each day.
Started by President Reagan in 1987, NDDAM gives a breathtaking and powerful reason to celebrate in March beyond the ‘luck o’ the Irish’, by encouraging awareness and inclusion for those with developmental disabilities. Wonderful organizations such as UCPLA, ADAPT Community Network (UCP’s New York Affiliate), and UCP Affiliates nationwide dedicate their services and resources to spreading this message on a daily basis and because of their passion and commitment, Lilladu Exchange formed an alliance with UCPLA last year as it aligned with the company’s pledge to give back to the community at large.
The event kicked off with a photo-op with the mustache props in front of one of the accessible vans the UCPLA program relies heavily on for transportation. These vans require space to fit 4 passengers in wheelchairs as well as a wheelchair lift and transport clients to and from medical appointments, activities and programs that allow clients to live independent and fulfilling lives. For every dollar UCPLA raises, 87 cents go directly to programs, service sites, and maintenance and replacement of these vans. At the event, UCPLA honored Micah Fowler, the star of the hit television series Speechless, as the Trailblazer Honoree. The event was unforgettable and you saw first-hand the people whose lives have been positively impacted because of UCPLA. The co-founders of Lilladu Exchange made it a priority to be in attendance for the Art of Care, and to show their commitment towards the UCP community, Lilladu Exchange is having a St. Patrick's Day promotion that benefits UCPLA, ADAPT Community Network (NY) and participating affiliates. For 72 hours, Lilladu will be increasing their current donation and giving $25 from each Retail Collection package sold during St Patrick's 3-Day Weekend (March 16th, Mach 17 and March 18th). Customers who use code UCPLA10OFF will also save 10 % off their purchase and shipping will be free (Order Retail Collection here)
So this St. Patrick's Day, support UCPLA, ADAPT Community Network and National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Purchase a Retail Collection package and have your children celebrate in style with #lovemylillladu.
Lilladu Exchange is an online consignment children's clothing service focusing on ease, quality and affordability. Lilladu is a unique online thrift store involving a personal stylist who hand selects quality brand name children's consignment clothing. Lilladu Exchange's personal stylists interact with customers in addition to the stylist survey to ensure Lilladu Exchange meets your child’s fit and needs. It's the only one of its kind where you can mix and match sizes, genders, seasons and styles. The best part is there is no subscription required and free shipping for all Retail Collection packages purchased!