Cole Forstedt

2013: 90 service projects for 90 years of service

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Wait, 90 projects? In one year? You must be joking…

As the volunteer services manager, when I brought up the idea of accomplishing 90 volunteer projects for the 90th anniversary of United Way California Capital Region, everybody loved the idea but also thought I was little bit crazy for trying to take on such a huge task. But you know what? WE can do this. What better reason for individuals in our communities who together make up so many companies, unions and groups to make such a difference in one year? A difference not only for so many of our nonprofit partners as a whole but also for the thousands of people they serve each year. I am confident in YOU, our community members.

That’s right, 90 years of service!

United Way California Capital Region is celebrating 90 years of service in our community by bringing volunteers together to accomplish 90 projects throughout 2013. Volunteer projects range from helping directly with the United Way’s STAR Readers, $en$e-ability and Fit Kids projects to helping certified United Way partner organizations with painting and other facility improvements, distributing food and supplies at a food bank, helping with arts and crafts in a children’s program, providing support for program leaders, preparing supply baskets for people in need and so much more. See what other groups have recently accomplished here! Or you can get involved as an individual or team in a large scale United Way project such as the STAR Readers book drive February 18th – March 8th, Run or Dye 5k Color Run on March 16th or the 5th Annual LIVE UNITED Toilet Paper Drive in June.

So what are you waiting for?

What could be better than bringing your team closer together while giving back to the community and having fun at the same time? We have projects available almost every day of the week at various times and in all five counties we serve: Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, and Yolo. Let’s see, have I addressed any possible excuses you may have? Seriously though, let’s get started today! Please join us and get your company or group involved in our celebration of 90 years by making a difference. Visit the volunteer webpage or you can get in touch with me directly at volunteer@uwccr.org. I sincerely look forward to hearing from you and together WE will reach 90 projects before the end of the year!

Cole Forstedt is the volunteer services manager in Community Impact at United Way California Capital Region. He doesn’t just talk the talk, but also walks the walk by proudly volunteering for several local organizations regularly.

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