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Help us spread hope and happiness this holiday season to those who need it most in our communities.
With the holiday season in full swing and the promise of a new year ahead, we invite you to support those in need living in the Sacramento region. Whether it’s giving a family a holiday meal, fulfilling a child’s wish list, donating to United Way’s Square One Project or spending a few hours volunteering—every donation gives a little bit of extra hope for the holidays.
Thanking and honoring United Way’s donors and volunteers
2017 United Way California Capital Region Impact Awards
We had an exciting 2017 as we built upon the Square One Project that launched in 2016 with the goal to significantly increase the number of kids who graduate from high school ready for success in college and beyond. Our goals could not be achieved without the help of our generous supporters, donors, and volunteers.
United Way honored these individuals and companies who are making a lasting impact in our communities at our recent donor celebration.
Learn about becoming a volunteer literacy tutor and see how you can help kids succeed in school. We are looking for volunteers age 50+ to help local schools turn their struggling students into successful, confident readers. With approximately 2 days per week, 2-3 hours per day, you can make a lasting impact in a child’s life.
To learn more about how you can get involved in the Experience Corps program, click here.
SOLD OUT 16th Annual Women United Luncheon was a BIG Success!
Members and guests raised over $75,000 in support of local foster youth
Last week, 450 Women United members and guests raised more than $75,000 at the 16th annual luncheon! The money raised will be used to support United Way’s foster youth program. Guests celebrated the amazing work that makes a difference in the lives of local foster youth and enjoyed hearing from special guest, Olympic gold medalist, Simone Biles. It was a real treat to see the teens in United programs walk with confidence down the runway during the fashion show.
VIDEO: Women United supports local foster youth
Learn more about the work Women United members do to support teens aging out of foster care
At the recent Women United Luncheon, we unveiled a video that illustrates the struggles foster youth go through as they approach adulthood and what United Way is doing to change the lives for these local teens. As you’ll see in the video, with your support, we CAN positively affect the outcomes for hundreds of youth in our region.
A special thank you to Light Media Productions for this wonderful video.
Students from the Robla District thank United Way for their support
Hear how your donations and time have a postive impact
To learn more about the Square One Project and to see how you can get involved, click here.
Your help is needed! Together we can make sure that working families throughout Sacramento are able to keep their hard-earned money.
Introducing the Square One Project
Find out what it is and how you can join us in changing our region.
We’ve kicked off our most ambitious project in our 90-year-history – a new approach to ending poverty and equipping schools with the resources to be a ground-level force for children’s success.