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.
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.
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.
SFBFS began teaching gardening classes in 2012 with the
introduction of the new Demonstration Garden. Families of all
experience levels are welcome to attend free classes that cover
building a backyard garden, composting, irrigation, container
gardening, composting, backyard chickens and much more.
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.
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.
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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