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Charmin has landed as our
top toilet paper donor! As a surprise donation the brand
generously gave us 70,000 rolls of toilet paper! This is the most
toilet paper any one donor has ever provided in all five years.
We were shocked and thrilled to be contacted by them and to learn
of such a hefty donation.
Thank you Charmin for your overwhelming generosity! We hope
you join us next year, and we’re sure all our nonprofits agree!
Since they will be delivering it separately we do not have
any pictures to share.
It’s not something that most people talk about. Yet, it’s a
necessity of life – more of a necessity if you have teenagers in
the house. Can’t tell you how many times we’ve looked out the
front window only to find a winter-like scene in the front yard -
the work of high school pranksters. It’s not fun spending the
morning picking it off the wet lawn and out of the tall trees.
And what a waste to find complete rolls left behind!
May 28, 2013Next Move Joseph RamosNext Move (Formerly Sacramento Area Emergency Housing Center)
What would you do with an extra $5000? Clearly this is not a
typical question, but certainly a question that generates quite
the discussion. I called my mother to get her take on the matter
and no sooner did I finish my sentence, the phrase “I’d go to
Reno!” greeted me on the other end of the phone. My mother was
candid and truthful in her answer and it got me thinking about
the instincts in all of us. Having an extra five grand would
lighten my stress load for sure. Between gas prices, student
loans, going out to dinner, and entertainment I could probably
spend that amount in my sleep. Then I got to thinking, what about
the people that I work for? The men, women, and children who
struggle to scrounge up enough money for a bus pass or who pinch
pennies to put food on the table… what about the families of Next
Formerly, Sacramento Area Emergency Housing Center, Next Move is
dedicated to ending homelessness and increasing self-reliance.
For over 40 years, it has been a leading force in supporting
families in crisis in the Greater Sacramento area and it is an
organization that today serves approximately 2000 people
annually. As many nonprofit agencies do, Next Move relies on
grant funding and donations to help us fulfill our mission. Like
many of the families that we serve, we too, are in the business
of being fiscally aware… So aware that we are incredibly grateful
to be a part of United Way’s 5th Annual LIVE UNITED Toilet Paper
Drive. As a partner agency for this drive, we may be able to save
– you guessed it… $5000, which is what we spent on toilet paper
for all of 2012!
CSAC Excess Insurance
The Golden 1 Credit
Bank of America
Sac-Val Janitorial provided a 3:1 match which calculated to a
whopping 39,841 rolls! We are thrilled to announce our
final count is229,485 rolls -
far surpassing our goal of 190,000 rolls.
Thank you to FOX40 and all of our event sponsors. We can’t
express enough gratitude to our donors, volunteers and
supporters. Every year the Toilet Paper Drive exceeds our
expectations and we are so excited to wipe out those
nonprofit TP costs!
See all the fun we had on our Instagram (@unitedwayccr) or
HONOR ROLL: TOP 10
70,000 – Charmin
23,700 – Enterprise Rent-A-Car
18,174 – Intel Corporation
14,080 – CSAC Excess Insurance Authority
6,312 – The Golden 1 Credit Union
4,800 – Scott Brand
4,686 – Simplex Grinnell
4,180 – Bank of America
2,314 – International Association of Machinists Local 1946
I’m the official mascot of the United Way Toilet Paper Drive! I’m
here to join your adventures. I can go anywhere! Take a picture
with me and share your photo on our Facebook page or tag us on
Twitter at @unitedwayccr. Don’t forget to mention #TPdrive!
I can’t wait to see where this year will take me. With your
support we can reach our goal of collecting 190,000 rolls to help
our local nonprofits spend money where it matters and NOT on
Download your very own T.P. mascot from the link below.
WellPoint hit the mark of 3,425 rolls with the help of a cake
walk held for employees who donated toilet paper.Their drive
lasted two weeks and included other fun prizes and
incentives. We enjoy hearing how workplaces find new ways to
inspire their employees to give. By WellPoint doing their cake
walk they make an impact to those in need. Due to their
efforts, they placed themselves in the top 10!
Congratulations to Genworth for landing in the Top 10 for the
first time with their donation of 2,216 rolls! It’s wonderful to
see new companies in our region get involved with this drive
since it makes such a difference to our certified nonprofit
partners. We are thrilled to say thank you to Genworth for LIVING
UNITED this year for their generous donation.
We recognize Allied/Nationwide for collecting a total of
3,994 rolls. Uniquely this year majority of
their donations came through our online donation
tool hosted on our website we arranged with our partner
Sac-Val Janitorial Supply. We’re glad they were able utilize
this tool to donate so many rolls.
Thank you Allied/Nationwide for your commitment to be a leader in
Great work Bank of America! It’s not easy getting to that 5,000
roll mark and you surpassed it by donating a total of 5,331
rolls. Also, your volunteerism the day of the drive and
at distribution day means the world to us. Thank you
for your undeniable support to United Way, local nonprofits
and our community!
Thank you CSAC Excess Insurance Authority for rolling out this
year with 10,668 rolls! We are continually grateful for your
increase in donations, but you really topped it this year by
donating nearly 7,000 more rolls than you did last year! That
takes a lot of work and dedication, and because of the large
donation by we were able to give more rolls this year than ever
before. You are a prime example of how to LIVE UNITED!
Impressively The Golden 1 Credit Union donated 6,282 rolls
of toilet paper. They’ve landed in the Top TP donor list the past
four years. Their generosity and continued support since our
first drive has truly shown us their commitment to
the community and overall dedication to make this drive
a success. Thank you for all your contributions over
the past four years!
Every year Intel has increased their donation to the drive
and this year they had an outstanding donation
of 16,491 rolls! During the month of June they held TP games
to raise awareness. Their TP drive coordinator Nicole
England and Clair Audette-bauman hosted a TP Toss during lunch in
the FM 7 Café. Vying for the opportunity to win an Intel
solid state drive, employees tossed rolls into a makeshift toilet
all while learning about the cost of TP for nonprofits and
how those dollars could be used for valuable services
SEIU Local 1000 has landed as our top toilet paper donor two
years in a row! They more than doubled their donation last year
of 10,302 by donating 25,000+ rolls to our 4th annual LIVE
UNITED Toilet Paper Drive. The SEIU Local 1000 Toilet Paper
Drive campaign was led by Mel Stewart (pictured with thumbs up)
who coordinated with many of the SEIU Local 1000 District Labor
Council’s, and he hit the ground running with self made flyers,
posters and collection centers even before the “official” United
Way promotional tools were available!
Wow! You should pat yourself on the back. This year
volunteers logged about 450 volunteer hours and collected 177,451
rolls of toilet paper in just 12 hours! Way to LIVE
It’s because of people like you that we can have such success and
give back to our local nonprofits on a level that is truly
outstanding. Last Thursday the toilet
paper was distributed to our certified nonprofit partners
out at Foodlink and they received 1,500 rolls each, if not
We have been more than impressed with Enterprise Rent-A-Car as
they continue to grow their drive with unique
activities.This year they created an entire miniature golf course
out of toilet paper! United Way staff had a great time even
though they came in as highest score! In total they collected
18,592 rolls of toilet paper!
We think you are spectacular Enterprise Rent-A-Car!
CSAC Excess Insurance
The Golden 1 Credit
Bank of America
Intel Sac got a headstart on their TP collection since they will
be moving offices in the next couple of weeks. They collected
7,000 rolls last year and had a goal of 8,000 this year. Go Intel
A special thank you to Enterprise Rent-A-Car for providing
the van to pick up the TP!
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