It was a day of family, food, laughter and lots of love! UCP of Long Island staff, participants and families united to celebrate Labor Day at the Teed Residence’s Second Annual BBQ and Car Show on September 2
Attendees enjoyed a variety of dishes made by UCP-LI staff, music and great company. Antique cars, which were driven in by staff members, were also on display to the delight of the guests.
“Everybody eat and make yourselves at home,” House Manager Barbara Grant said to a full house.
Jose Pacheco smiled as he fed his son, Jimmy, a UCP-LI resident. “Today is a beautiful day,” he declared. “UCP of Long Island is an excellent organization and we are so grateful that Jimmy is here.”
Jimmy’s mother,” Maria Pacheco, agreed. “I am so happy with the services that this organization provides,” she explained. “Jimmy gets all that he needs.”
Participant Mikey beamed as his family gathered around him. His grandmother, Joann Piccolo, who he affectionately refers to as ‘Mema,’” said that the staff and residents at Teed have become his second family. “The staff goes above and beyond for the people they serve,” she said. “The amount of love here is unbelievable.”
Barbara said that the event was a great success because everyone came together to support UCP of Long Island’s amazing participants. “UCP of Long Island is a family and we are all here for these wonderful individuals,” she affirmed.