We are proud to announce we had 363 regional volunteers
participate in 25 volunteer projects at certified nonprofit
partners across five counties logging in 1,716 volunteer
hours. If that isn’t great enough news, we also reached
and surpassed our goal of 90 volunteer
projects for 90 years! As we celebrate 90 years serving our
regional community we are glad to share this news and have you on
United Way’s Fit Kids project creates
opportunities for kids to create healthy habits that will last
into their adulthood. Youth and teens are engaged in programs and
1:1 group counseling to promote positive behavior, healthy eating
and physically active lifestyles all in effort to fight what this
video calls – bubble trouble.
United Way’s $en$e-Ability project
offers important tools and coaching to low-moderate income
households and foster youth to create money management plans.
With a plan in place, families can have a stable home and plan
for the future.
We are proud to announce we had 363 regional volunteers participate in 25 volunteer projects at certified nonprofit partners across five counties logging in 1,716 volunteer hours. If that isn’t great enough news, we also reached and surpassed our goal of 90 volunteer projects for 90 years! As we celebrate 90 years serving our regional community we are glad to share this news and have you on our side!
Thank you to our volunteers. Thank you to our nonprofit partners. Thank you to Nationwide. Thank you to Safelite. Thank you to Golden 1. Thank you to Cal Expo. Thank you to Comstock’s Magazine.Thank you to every one who joined us, came on board and made this a day one for the record books!
We are thrilled that our 5th annual LIVE UNITED Toilet Paper
Drive had a final count is229,485 rolls – far surpassing our goal of
190,000 rolls. Sac-Val Janitorial provided a 3:1 TP match, which
calculated to a whopping 39,841 rolls! THANK YOU to all who were
Thank you CSAC Excess Insurance Authority for rolling out this
year with14,080 rolls! We are continually grateful for your
increase in donations! What you do takes a lot of work and
dedication, and because of your large donation we were able to
give more rolls this year than ever before. You are a prime
example of how to LIVE UNITED!
When we started the United Way Toilet Paper Drive, we had no idea
it would be such a hit! In early 2009, we were trying to think of
some kind of drive to do that could support our local nonprofit
partners and the community. We struggled with trying to do
something different, yet useful. During this time, a nonprofit
executive mentioned to a United Way staff person how much they
spent on toilet paper every year. That’s when the idea sparked…we
would hold a toilet paper drive to benefit local nonprofits!
We did some research and found out that nonprofits were spending
thousands of dollars on TP every year! We knew that they could
provide more services to people in need if they didn’t have to
spend this money on TP. The first year, we collected 35,000 rolls
and this last year more than 229,000! It sounds like a silly
idea, but we’re able to save nonprofits thousands of dollars a
year so they can use that money for important services. The TP
drive has also become a fun, community event with support from
volunteers, local companies, nonprofits, the local media, etc.!
We can’t wait to see how many rolls we’ll collect next year!
Until then, we’ll keep rolling along… :)
With Enterprise Rent-A-Car we continue to be impressed with their
commitment to grow their TP collection with one of a kind
activities! This year their efforts landed them in second place
with 23,700 rolls! Also, we want to give them a round of applause
that they were the top donor from our local companies that
donated this year. United Way staff enjoyed the pre-drive TP
festivities they had this year. They built a fantastic baseball
field out of TP – complete with a taped up TP baseball! They also
had a TP cake contest and BBQ.
We think you are truly spectacular Enterprise Rent-A-Car!
Charmin has landed as our
top toilet paper donor! As a surprise donation the brand
generously gave us 70,000 rolls of toilet paper! This is the most
toilet paper any one donor has ever provided in all five years.
We were shocked and thrilled to be contacted by them and to learn
of such a hefty donation.
Thank you Charmin for your overwhelming generosity! We hope
you join us next year, and we’re sure all our nonprofits agree!
Since they will be delivering it separately we do not have
any pictures to share.
Every year Intel has increased their donation to the drive
and this year they had an outstanding donation of 18,174!
During the month of June they hoarded TP in different departments
all for a big reveal and castle building contest on the day of
the drive. All the rolls managed to fill up an entire UPS truck
without room to spare.
It’s not something that most people talk about. Yet, it’s a
necessity of life – more of a necessity if you have teenagers in
the house. Can’t tell you how many times we’ve looked out the
front window only to find a winter-like scene in the front yard -
the work of high school pranksters. It’s not fun spending the
morning picking it off the wet lawn and out of the tall trees.
And what a waste to find complete rolls left behind!
May 28, 2013Next Move Joseph RamosNext Move (Formerly Sacramento Area Emergency Housing Center)
What would you do with an extra $5000? Clearly this is not a
typical question, but certainly a question that generates quite
the discussion. I called my mother to get her take on the matter
and no sooner did I finish my sentence, the phrase “I’d go to
Reno!” greeted me on the other end of the phone. My mother was
candid and truthful in her answer and it got me thinking about
the instincts in all of us. Having an extra five grand would
lighten my stress load for sure. Between gas prices, student
loans, going out to dinner, and entertainment I could probably
spend that amount in my sleep. Then I got to thinking, what about
the people that I work for? The men, women, and children who
struggle to scrounge up enough money for a bus pass or who pinch
pennies to put food on the table… what about the families of Next
Formerly, Sacramento Area Emergency Housing Center, Next Move is
dedicated to ending homelessness and increasing self-reliance.
For over 40 years, it has been a leading force in supporting
families in crisis in the Greater Sacramento area and it is an
organization that today serves approximately 2000 people
annually. As many nonprofit agencies do, Next Move relies on
grant funding and donations to help us fulfill our mission. Like
many of the families that we serve, we too, are in the business
of being fiscally aware… So aware that we are incredibly grateful
to be a part of United Way’s 5th Annual LIVE UNITED Toilet Paper
Drive. As a partner agency for this drive, we may be able to save
– you guessed it… $5000, which is what we spent on toilet paper
for all of 2012!
CSAC Excess Insurance
The Golden 1 Credit
Bank of America
I’m the official mascot of the United Way Toilet Paper Drive! I’m
here to join your adventures. I can go anywhere! Take a picture
with me and share your photo on our Facebook page or tag us on
Twitter at @unitedwayccr. Don’t forget to mention #TPdrive!
I can’t wait to see where this year will take me. With your
support we can reach our goal of collecting 190,000 rolls to help
our local nonprofits spend money where it matters and NOT on
Download your very own T.P. mascot from the link below.
WellPoint hit the mark of 3,425 rolls with the help of a cake
walk held for employees who donated toilet paper.Their drive
lasted two weeks and included other fun prizes and
incentives. We enjoy hearing how workplaces find new ways to
inspire their employees to give. By WellPoint doing their cake
walk they make an impact to those in need. Due to their
efforts, they placed themselves in the top 10!
Congratulations to Genworth for landing in the Top 10 for the
first time with their donation of 2,216 rolls! It’s wonderful to
see new companies in our region get involved with this drive
since it makes such a difference to our certified nonprofit
partners. We are thrilled to say thank you to Genworth for LIVING
UNITED this year for their generous donation.
We recognize Allied/Nationwide for collecting a total of
3,994 rolls. Uniquely this year majority of
their donations came through our online donation
tool hosted on our website we arranged with our partner
Sac-Val Janitorial Supply. We’re glad they were able utilize
this tool to donate so many rolls.
Thank you Allied/Nationwide for your commitment to be a leader in
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