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Square One Project Stephanie McLemore Bray

Women United!
I am excited to announce that Women in Philanthropy is now Women United!

Our United Way has joined thousands of other women around the country in the next generation of a powerful movement. As leaders in that movement for nearly sixteen years, Women United in the Sacramento Region has invested over $1.9 million in support of emancipating foster youth, the most vulnerable among our children. That support includes matched savings accounts so that foster youth have a safety net when they exit the system. That is why I am a platinum member of Women United and I am humbled to be part of such a dynamic group of women.


16th Annual Women United Luncheon
Featuring special guest Simone Biles

We have another entertaining and heartfelt program planned for this year including stories from foster youth, successes from the program, a fashion show, and Olympic gold medalist and world champion gymnast Simone Biles, who will share her experience with foster care.

Event Details:

Thursday, October 26
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Memorial Auditorium
1515 J Street, Sacramento, 95814


Stay tuned for ticket information coming soon!


Welcome Women United!
United Way California Capital Region's Women in Philanthropy is now Women United

We are thrilled to announce United Way California Capital Region’s Women in Philanthropy group is now Women United. Women United joins the global Women United network of more than 70,000 women leaders taking action in their communities.

Our local Women United action group is a force of 350 local women and supporters making sure local foster youth are prepared for success in college or career as part of the Square One Project working to end poverty in school.


Free Summer Meals
When school is out for summer, healthy (FREE) summer meals are here

United Way’s Healthy Meals program serves nutritious and delicious lunches and snacks to children and teens 18 years and younger. 

All meals are made with high-quality ingredients, minimally processed and are filled with nutrients!

Our summer meals program kicks off on June 1st! Check out United Way’s summer meal sites listed below. 

Fuel up for summer with United Way!


Sacramento region claims more than $6 million during the 2017 tax season through free tax assistance programs

Nearly 6,000 households in the Sacramento area took advantage of United Way-led free tax programs for the 2016 tax year, resulting in more than $6 million in money claimed through the Earned Income Tax Credit, other credits and refunds, and lack of tax preparation fees. The in-person Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, led by United Way California Capital Region in this area, helped 4,863 local households, and United Way’s MyFreeTaxes.com helped 1,011 users file taxes with an average refund of $1,654.

Square One Project Stephanie McLemore Bray

Food for Thought
Showcasing the importance of nutritious meals and engagement during summer

When I was a child, every weekday at noon during the summer, a truck would lumber down the street where I lived and many of my friends would run behind it until it stopped at the end of the block. My friends would come back up the street with a tray that had a sandwich, a small container of apple juice or milk, and a piece of fruit or a fruit cup. For many, it was the only meal they would have that day. I was fortunate: I did not know what food insecurity was. It saddens me to know that after all these many years, there are far too many children who are food insecure.

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