The Directors of Volunteers in Agencies (DOVIA) celebrate
volunteerism on Thursday, July 17th from 5-6:30 with a reception
to honor the Volunteer Coordinator of the Year and the Margaret
Einspahr Youth Volunteer of the Year. The reception will be held
at Wellspring Women’s Center, 3414 4th Avenue, Sacramento.
More than 500 community members recently mingled with 100
graduates of the program at the 13th Annual Celebration of
Independence Gala, raising $160,000 for Women’s Empowerment, a
local nonprofit helping women who are homeless find homes and
jobs so they can support their families. Graduates attended the
program in ball gowns, and many of the women were sponsored by
community members to attend the event.
We are excited to welcome back a bigger and better version of
United Way’s Nonprofit Leadership Summit! The Summit is designed
to provide strategies for a sustainable future, guide
organizations toward greater impact and develop all levels of
nonprofit industry professionals in our region.
A small but mighty team of volunteers from Target came together
recently to help out United Way certified partner Sacramento
Food Bank & Family Services in the food program. The
group had fun together as a team and learned more about the
organization and met some wonderful people along the way.
So many people are responsible for making our Annual Toilet Paper
Drive happen once again! We are very grateful for the endless
support from Fox40, Sac-Val, Senior Gleaners, Clear Channel, The
Sacramento Bee, Cal Expo, our 175+ volunteers, our donors, our
company partners and our event partners who helped in many
Another hardworking team of employees from Allied/Nationwide
recently volunteered their time at United Way certified nonprofit
partner Placer Food
Bank. Allied/Nationwide supports the Feeding America
initiative, which Placer Food Bank participates in. Last year
alone, the food bank distributed food to nearly 50 hunger-relief
agencies and charitable organizations in Placer, Nevada and El
Dorado Counties. Volunteers worked hard to sort and box food that
will distributed to those who need it.
Our towel/toiletry/luggage drive for local foster youth was
a huge success! We collected 357 towel sets, hundreds
of toiletry items and 42 pieces of luggage. Thank you to
everyone who participated!
See pictures from the event.
More than 500 Sacramento-area residents will soar through Maidu
Park in Roseville for the Sacramento Stork Walk on May 17, which
will raise funds for free pregnancy services at the Sacramento
Life Center, Alternatives Pregnancy Center and New Life Pregnancy
Center, benefiting low-income pregnant women and teens. The
family-friendly event will include bounce houses, face painting,
balloons and local food trucks.
Local Nationwide associates live and breathe community
engagement. This past year, Nationwide helped us through
support of our 1st annual Day of Caring for the community.
In the past decade, Nationwide employees, agents and retirees
have contributed more than $88 million to United Way.
Additionally, the Nationwide Foundation matches employee
contributions dollar for dollar to United Way!
AT&T continues to be a dedicated, long time partner of 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 continues to
serve as a model for the great partnership that can exist between
labor and management to come together to help those in need.
For Enterprise Rent-a-Car employees, community involvement is a
part of their DNA. From participation in their annual United Way
campaign that regionally raises over $180,000, to supporting
United Way through their Toilet Paper drive efforts, Enterprise
employees know how to have fun. As our resident TP Drive
champion, Enterprise surprises us every year with fun ways to
promote the TP drive. Additionally, Enterprise employees
personally donated close to 22,000 rolls of toilet paper to be
distributed to nonprofit organizations in need.
Enterprise employees also show their commitment to United Way and
their community by participating as members in both United Way’s
Women in Philanthropy and Emerging Leaders program.
For the past 3 years, Dr PepperSnapple has increased its employee
campaign through the tremendous efforts of its staff and
employees. The creativity and dedication of their United Way
Campaign team have inspired people to give and volunteer. DPS
volunteers have given hundreds of hours of their time to serve
nonprofits throughout the Sacramento Region.
Every October, Costco’s around the country are gearing up for
another fun United Way campaign. With support from senior
leadership, the Costco United Way campaign continues to thrive.
In 2013, Costco employees and the Costco Foundation raised over
$17 million through their United Way campaigns, with over
$173,000 being donated back to our local community.
Rob Lynch of VSP Global will be honored at UCP of Sacramento and
Northern California’s 21st Annual Humanitarian of the Year Award
Dinner 5:30-9 p.m., May 21, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel
Sacramento. The Humanitarian of the Year Award is given to
individuals who have displayed a passion for life and a desire to
work toward enhancing the lives of others. The event is UCP’s
largest fundraiser of the year and supports its programs that
empower people with developmental disabilities.
MillerCoors has provided great support over the past year for
many of our Emerging Leaders activities. Their contribution of
beverages have saved United Way hundreds of dollars and helped to
ensure the success of these events. They also run an employee
campaign and have seen a rise in contributions the past two
years. It is good to know that just by making a phone call
or sending an email, we have a partner in our community who will
stand beside us to help make a difference. Thank you Mille
UPS has gone through many changes in its 107 year history, but
maybe never more so than over the past few years. Yet, for all
the changes the company has experienced, one thing remains the
same, their commitment to the communities they live and work in.
That commitment, and partnership with United Way California
Capital Region, has now lasted for over 30 years. UPS has always
been and continues to be one of the largest givers in our five
“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they have the
heart.” –Elizabeth Andrew
A genuinely huge THANK YOU to all United Way California Capital
Region volunteers! When you volunteer, you are reaching out to
your community with your own two hands and making a tangible
difference. United Way California Capital Region and our 160
certified nonprofit partners rely on volunteers to help us
achieve the big audacious goals of our community. We can’t do it
alone. We need the heads, hands and hearts of committed people
like you to help us tackle the problems facing our communities.
Bank of America remains one of the region’s largest supporters of
the community and United Way California Capital Region is glad to
be an integral partner in this process. Since 2009, they have
given $700,000 alone from their United Way Giving Campaign.
Each year, during the United Way campaign associates are given
the opportunity to learn about United Way’s Community Impact
projects as well as gain knowledge about United Way’s non-profit
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