United Way’s Young Leaders Society is lead by a dedicated group of volunteer leaders. Get to know YLS Leadership Council member, Christine Endres.
Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where do you work? What do you do for fun? I am the mother of a kick butt nine year old boy who makes me the happiest mom on earth! I work for LifeSTEPS (Skills training & Educational Programs) and love everything about baseball.
United Way California Capital Region had a great 2015 as we made big strides to accomplish our goals in the areas of financial stability, health, and education. We cannot achieve these goals without the help of our generous supporters, donors, and volunteers.
United Way was very excited to honor these individuals and companies who’ve made it their mission to make a lasting impact in our local communities.
In true holiday tradition, United Way’s Women in Philanthropy hosted their annual Holiday Gift & Stocking Drive to benefit local foster youth.
Women in Philanthropy supporters purchased holiday gifts for 50 foster youth in Sacramento, as United Way partnered with Sacramento County’s Gifts from the Heart program once again. Women also donated more than $5,000 to give a stocking to each foster teen in United Way’s Foster Youth program. Stockings included hats, gloves, notebooks, a Target gift card, and more. More than 180 teens at Koinonia Family Services, Child Abuse Prevention Center, New Morning Youth Services, and Amador Tuolumne Community Resources, Inc. will receive the stockings.
During this season of Thanksgiving, we have a lot to be thankful for! Children at risk of falling behind in school are reading at grade-level. Low income families are becoming more financial stable. Hungry children in afterschool programs in low income communities are being fed. We could not do this work without the support of donors and volunteers like you.
We are especially thankful for those we are honoring this year for outstanding service and support of our United Way.
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.