Our towel/toiletry/luggage drive for local foster youth was
a huge success! We collected 448 towel sets, hundreds
of toiletry items and 41 pieces of luggage. Thank you to
everyone who participated!
See pictures from the event.
This Father’s Day, celebrate the man in your life by giving the
gift that keeps on building. Donate a tool for Sacramento Habitat
for Humanity in your dad’s name. Help fill Sacramento Habitat’s
toolbox, so they can build more homes for families in need.
United Way California Capital Region certified nonprofit partner
YMCA Superior California is hosting their annual Project 500 Work
Party. They are seeking to complete 500 hours of volunteer
service in one day. This is a fun day in the High Sierra with
fresh air, fellowship, great food and helping the Y!
United Way California Capital Region is excited to host the 5th
annual LIVE UNITED Toilet Paper Drive! In effort to create
awareness of the growing demand for services faced by many local
nonprofits, we are cutting their toilet paper costs. On Thursday,
June 13 we will be at Cal Expo collecting toilet paper from
7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Choose your roll to help us hit our
DONATE toilet paper, toilet paper, and
more toilet paper. Roll this news out to your friends, family,
co-workers and get them to donate toilet paper. It’s fun and a
simple way to give back. You
can also donate online!
VOLUNTEER to work a three-hour shift at
Cal Expo the day of the drive. There’s truly something for
everyone and all ages are welcome! Simply submit the volunteer
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.
East side and West side! Team members from both Target East
Sacramento and Target West Sacramento joined forces to volunteer
with Food Bank of Yolo County at an elementary school in West
Sacramento to help with the Kids Farmers Market program.
The program is a mock farmers market done at elementary schools
where the kids get “funny money” to shop in the market, stop by
the nutrition resource table and play in the physical activity
area. The purpose of the market is to teach kids the importance
of making smart healthy choices and staying active. Volunteers
distributed produce, shared nutrition and played a game with the
kids in the physical activity area.
Volunteers from Target Citrus Heights recently visited the
& Girls Club of Greater Sacramento Foothill Oaks
Elementary school site to help out with students in the United
Way STAR Readers program.
Volunteers from Allied/Nationwide recently went to the Health
Education Council site of United Way’s Fit Kids program.
Volunteers took a tour of the Grant High School garden and
demonstration kitchen before helping high school students lead
activities with a group of elementary school age Fit Kids who
were on a field trip to visit the garden.
The Fit Kids were 4th and 5th after school youth from Garden
Valley Elementary School on a visit to Grant Garden to learn
about eating healthy in the kitchen. United Way’s volunteers from
Allied/Nationwide were a big help to the students in the kitchen
as they made turkey burgers and smoothies, as well as providing a
positive influence on the students in the program.
United Way California Capital Region certified nonprofit partner
Sacramento Area Emergency Housing Center (SAEHC) is celebrating
41 years of serving homeless families in the region. They
are proud to be one of two shelters in the area that accepts
single fathers and boys over the age of fourteen.
The United Way California Capital Region is proud to award the
Golden 1 Credit Union with an Outstanding Community Partner
award! Each year, the partnership between Golden 1 and United Way
grows, and we are so thankful for the amount of support we
receive from Golden 1.
The amount of passion Golden 1 has for this community comes
without question. Golden 1 is always generous in sponsoring our
events such as our Toilet Paper Drive, Women in Philanthropy
Luncheon, United Way Day of Caring, and don’t forget about our
California State Employees Charitable campaign events!
On April 25th, members of the United Way Emerging
Leaders visited the Boys
& Girls Club of Greater Sacramento Hillsdale Elementary
school site to volunteer with students in the United Way STAR
Readers program. The group received a tour and overview from
program staff before jumping in to help the students with
activities designed to make reading fun.
United Way STAR Readers is working to
ensure every student will graduate high school on time, ready to
be contributing community members. The project funds local
nonprofits who work with school to locate K-3 students with
significant reading challenges to help them read at grade level
by the time they take the STAR test. Boys and Girls Club of
Greater Sacramento works to inspire and enable all young people
especially those that need help most to reach their full
potential as productive caring responsible citizens.
On Friday April 26th, members of the local team of Alcon
Laboratories employees volunteered their time at United Way
certified nonprofit partner Placer Food Bank. The
group arrived motivated to help tackle some of the problems with
hunger in Placer County.
In 2012 alone, Placer Food Bank has distributed 5.9 million
pounds of food. Together, the volunteers from Alcon sorted
through boxes and boxes of donated food, organizing the food by
type. This is just one step in the process to ensure that the
food is distributed appropriately to those who need it. The few
hours spent helping to sort food will touch many lives for days
and weeks to come.
AT&T has been a dedicated, long time partner with United Way
California Capital Region. Each year AT&T Headquarters
proudly launches their campaign of giving back to the community
with a bang. Locally, the leadership of AT&T has been a model
for the great partnership that can exist between labor and
management to come together to help those in need. Last year,
AT&T employees in the United States and beyond contributed
$40 million to United Ways and non-profit agencies throughout the
world. This year alone, AT&T employees contributed over
$400,000 to those in need through their community giving
This year alone, the local Union Pacific campaign increased by 37
percent in employee giving! Thanks to the committed and
community-minded employees at Union Pacific for demonstration
that when we LIVE UNITED, we can make a big difference. During
their month long campaign, Union Pacific offered employees the
chance to learn more about United Way California Capital Region
and our Community Impact projects during a campaign blitz.
United Way was lucky to partner up with Placer County Water
Authority (PCWA) this year for their very first United Way
campaign. Serving Placer County, PCWA has been actively
involved in a wide variety of water and energy issues in its
1,500 square mile service area. As a pillar in the Placer
County community, PCWA has stepped up their game when it comes to
community involvement and support.
Nordstrom’s commitment to United Way and the community started 60
years ago and built a long tradition of giving back. When
the partnership began, Nordstrom wanted to give their employees
the best opportunity to give their hard-earned dollars and know
that, as a team, they could make a difference.
SMUD is one of our community’s biggest supporters when it comes
to giving back. SMUD’s campaign committee is known for planning
phenomenal special events and this year was no different! In
addition to many smaller scale events, SMUD kicked off their
campaign with various breakfasts and presentations, hosted a golf
tournament and successfully held the largest carnival yet! The
amount of detail that goes into each event does not go
unrecognized, as all events are well attended by fellow SMUD
Sleep Train volunteers recently rallied together to help the
United Way STAR Readers program by sorting the books from the
recent STAR Readers book drive and helping us get the books to
our nonprofit partners. Next, the nonprofit partners working to
help 660 kindergarten through third grade students read at grade
level will distribute the books to STAR Readers in the program.
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