BIG Day of Giving on May 6th was a powerful day in the Sacramento
region. In just 24 hours, $3.02 million was raised for nearly 400
nonprofits in our region. It was truly inspiring to see what kind
of impact can be made in just a short amount of time thanks to
our community foundations, generous donors, community-minded
corporate partners and nonprofits.
At United Way, we were so excited to be part of the excitement of
BIG Day of Giving and we decided to do something BIG with the
funds we raised and build community gardens in our neighborhoods
to cultivate healthy children, families and communities.
As United Way’s Program Officer for our Fit Kids project, I was
so excited about this new endeavor. Across our region, we are
working with nonprofit partners to increase the number of
children who are living a healthy and active lifestyle – and
adding more community gardens to promote healthy eating aligns so
well with the work we are doing in Fit Kids!
We asked for donors to make a promise for a healthier community
and oh my, did our community respond! United Way raised
$10,870 to build community gardens in just one day. Thank you to
all of our generous donors!
The Health and Wellness Team of Sacramento Chinese Community
Service Center invites you to attend the Mack Road-Valley Hi
Farmers’ Market. Come get the freshest local fruits and veggies
at a fantastic price.
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.
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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