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Big Day of Giving 2017
24 hours to give to end poverty starting in school

Join us on Thursday, May 4 at Square One. When you donate to United Way on BIG Day of Giving, you will support our Square One Project – our 20-year promise to help end poverty starting in school. We know that higher education breaks the cycle of poverty. United Way is making sure students get there and succeed by: 

•    Keeping kids in school 
•    Keeping them on track
•    Setting high expectations
•    Ensuring strong support 

Our plan: We are want to raise $25,000 on BIG Day of Giving to end poverty starting in schools. 

Our hope: For more kids in our region to graduate from high school ready for success in college and beyond.

Your role: By making a donation on May 4 you’re contributing to the change you want to see in your community and the world. 

We hope you’ll join us on BIG Day of Giving to make a lasting impact in our community. In the meantime, please like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and like us on Instagram.


Spring towel, toiletry and luggage drive
Benefiting local foster youth

United Way’s Women in Philanthropy has partnered with Sacramento County to help collect items needed for the Foster Youth Emancipation Basket program. Many foster youth emancipating from the system do not have necessary household items to get started on their own, and we want to help make that transition a little bit easier.


YLS Coffee Morning Mixer
Calling all YPs! United Way's Young Leaders Society invites you to enjoy a cup of coffee on us.

Have you recently been inspired to take action and get more involved in your community? Calling all YPs – United Way’s Young Leaders Society is your chance to get involved with great people and a meaningful cause that helps local kids and families.

Start your morning with coffee at this YLS event at Insight Coffee (1615 16th St., Sacramento). You’ll have a chance to mix and mingle with other members and find out more about getting involved in the work YLS is doing in the Sacramento region with the K2C College Savings Program.

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