Optime ONE CAUSE focuses on creating goodwill initiatives to empower our community. Through its 5K and other events, Optime supports non-profit groups through fundraising activities that encourage healthy choices, active lifestyles, learning, and team building. Energizing community and corporate citizenship, the program spreads a message of optimism to build a brighter future.
Optime Consulting CEO Maria Merce Martin, with her team in the new state of the art innovation room
Fort Lauderdale (November 6, 2017) - Marketing group Optime Consulting pays it forward by developing and funding the children and adults Innovation classroom for United Community Options, formerly known as United Cerebral Palsy.
Weston-based Optime Consulting, allocated contributions raised from their annual social responsibility event from 2015, 2016 and 2017, the Optime 5K Run, to re-design and re-build two classrooms at United Community Options of Broward and transform it into a state of the art space for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. The ultimate goal is to provide a nurturing environment where those served can learn, share and grow.
The Children Innovation Classroom was born, designed and aligned with Optime’s expertise in marketing and human centric strategies, enabling educators, parents and children to define behavioral goals that show progress, recognition, and ultimately a sense of pride that becomes contagious.
“We're proud to make a difference in the lives of those at United Community Options of South Florida,” said Maria Martin, CEO of Optime Consulting. “To be able to see a tangible change through our social responsibility efforts is remarkable. Now is the time to begin working for the UCO adults new room and bring productivity and pride to the next level. We are excited to use our knowledge and expertise to make their working-day the most enjoyable”Mayor of Fort Lauderdale, John P. Siler and United Community Options Executive Board, officiated the Children Innovation Room’s grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony, calling the room “incredibly impressive.”
“Together we are making a difference in our community and in the lives of adults and children with developmental disabilities. We are extremely grateful for the Optime Consulting continued support.” said Pat Murphy, United Community Options of Broward’s Executive Director. The Optime One Cause social responsibility program has drawn more than 6,000 supporters since its inception in 2013 and has raised over $125,000.
United Community Options of South Florida (UCO) serves more than 1,800 infants, children and adults with developmental disabilities at over 60 locations in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach & Mid-Coast Counties. Children and adults with conditions such as down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, spina bifida, prematurity, hearing, intellectual disabilities and speech delay are enrolled in programs at UCO of South Florida. UCO’s programs and services are designed to meet the special needs of each individual and family served, with a common goal: to enable people with disabilities to reach their greatest potential, and achieve rewarding and productive lives as fully participating members of their communities.
We aim to spread optimism in the community and inspire others in the industry to be better and do better, all while raising funds for those who need it the most. We welcome you to join the cause and help us make the world a better place. Looking to learn more, be involved or donate? Feel free to contact us directly.