On May 10, as they deliver mail, the nation’s 175,000 letter
carriers will collect the donations that residents leave near
their mail boxes. People are encouraged to leave a sturdy bag
containing non-perishable foods, such as canned soup, canned
vegetables, canned meats and fish, pasta, rice or cereal next to
their mailbox before the regular mail delivery on Saturday.
The 2014 KCRA 3 A-List is officially open for your votes. Over
the next few weeks, you’ll have the chance to fill out your
ballot with the things that make Sacramento great, and we hope
we’re one of them!
It’s true! The Young Professionals movement is growing rapidly as
our region’s future leaders come together to help influence and
improve our communities. Now, more than ever is the time to stand
out. United Way Emerging Leaders take action to lead the movement
and make a direct impact to your local community so you don’t get
lost in the crowd.
April 14, 2014Kristina RicciProgram Officer, United Way Fit Kids
We all need physical activity to be a part of our daily routines
to enjoy the health benefits of exercise. With over one-third of
children and adolescents being overweight or obese, this couldn’t
be more true for America’s youth today. The epidemic of childhood
obesity is one of the major health challenges that United Way is
committed to facing and improving to advance the common good.
Initiatives like United Way Fit Kids are
giving children in our region the knowledge, tools, and
inspiration that they need to live healthier lives. Being healthy
is not just about eating a nutritious diet. Exercise is essential
for fighting obesity and improving overall well-being.
Here are my top 5 reasons why kids (and adults too) should get
1. Improves Confidence
Exercise builds self-confidence. Kids who are physically
fit feel good about their body image. They are more confident
when it is time for gym class or sports tryouts. Encouraging
children to play outside and join local teams is a great way to
help them stay in shape and feel good about themselves.
Umpqua Bank recently named Women’s Empowerment a Connect
Volunteer of the Year award winner, which included a $5,000
donation. Women’s Empowerment received the award for its work
with Umpqua volunteers. The nonprofit is the most comprehensive
job-readiness program in the Sacramento area designed
specifically for women who are homeless and their children.
United Way’s certified nonprofit partner Yolo Hospice is offering
two free workshops. These groups, led by a qualified facilitator,
are available to anyone experiencing grief and provide support
through mutual understanding and education. Registration
is required so call today (530) 601-5756 or (800)
United Way’s certified nonprofit partner Women’s
Empowerment received the inaugural Women’s Appreciation Award for
Organization of the Year at a ceremony on Friday at the
California Museum hosted by Congresswoman Doris Matsui, Senate
President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Assemblymember Roger
Dickinson. The Sacramento nonprofit received the award for its
work empowering women who are homeless to make the changes needed
to obtain jobs, stable housing and healthy living choices for
themselves and their children.
Tanya Arambula (left) LIVES UNITED by focusing on God and being
my brother’s keeper and Mary Beth Pilon LIVES UNITED by helping
to improve and enrich the lives of children who have lost a loved
one by supporting them in their everyday lives
Rick Jennings LIVES UNITED by teaching boys manhood development
principles, by teaching men to be responsible, loving and caring
fathers and husbands as well as being an overall positive role
model in the community.
Jim McDaniel LIVES UNITED by volunteering on United Way’s Impact
Council, leading the United Way campaign at Allied and making
financial contributions to other nonprofits that make a
difference in the lives of people in our community.
Genevieve Shiroma LIVES UNITED by donating through United Way to
help those in need, volunteering on the Capital Unity Council to
reduce violence in schools and supporting health care for those
who otherwise have none by supporting Planned Parenthood.
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