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RSVP Today and Donate Towels/Toiletries/Luggage for local foster youth
Join us at the Women in Philanthropy Spring Event

You are invited to United Way’s Women in Philanthropy Spring event! We will be collecting towel sets (one bath towel, one hand towel and one wash cloth), new toiletry items and new or gently used luggage and/or duffel bags for local foster youth at this event. This event is open to non-members.

Items will be donated to more than 300 foster youth through Sacramento County’s Emancipation Basket program.

How to donate:

  • Drop off items at United Way  (10389 Old Placerville Road, Sacramento, 95826)
  • Join us on May 21, 5:30-7 p.m. at United Way.

The event is open to the community and the towels, luggage and toiletries collected will be added to baskets filled with household supplies for foster youth aging out of the system.     Click here to RSVP today!

For more information please contact Crystal Richardson at Crystal.Richardson@uwccr.org.

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Lorrie Wilson, Volunteer
Find out why she inspires us to do more.

Lorrie Wilson is an outstanding person. She is a multitalented individual who is involved in several of United Way’s impact ventures. Lorrie keeps busy as a co-chair of Women in Philanthropy; She is also a community volunteer on the Financial Stability Impact Council; as well as becoming involved is the recently formed Retiree Giving Club. We were very honored to have Lorrie let us get to know her a little better and share with us her experiences with United Way and our affinity groups.

Practicing what we preach – Healthy Eating & Active Living

Practicing what we preach – Healthy Eating & Active Living
Maihnia Lee

I had the pleasure of attending the HEAL Collaborative Promising Practices Exchange 2015. More than 100 agencies came together at the beautiful Falls Event Center in Elk Grove to discuss promising practices and celebrate the work surrounding health policies, programs, and services within low-income and high-need communities.

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Westfield Village Elementary School
Cady's Book Club

For many low-income families, every dollar has to be stretched in order to put food on the table. Buying books for their children just may not be possible for some families. However, as studies show, nourishing children’s minds with literature greatly improves their performance in school. And there is no better place to start than at home. 

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