Santas needed to fill holiday stockings for formerly homeless women and children
Women’s Empowerment hopes to collect 250 filled holiday stockings

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Local residents can bring smiles to formerly homeless women and children this holiday season by contributing to Women’s Empowerment’s annual Holiday Stocking Drive. The group is seeking 250 stockings and specific fillers for local infants and toddlers, children, teens and adult women.For the list of items needed, visit www.womens-empowerment.org. Those interested also can donate $30 to have a volunteer elf fill a stocking.  Items are needed by Dec. 6 and can be dropped off at 1590 North A Street in Sacramento.  For more information, contact Kate Towson at kate@womens-empowerment.org or (916) 669-2307.

“These remarkable women and children have worked tirelessly to break the cycle of homelessness, and these stockings bring immeasurable holiday cheer to their hearts and their new homes,” said Lisa Culp, executive director.

Women’s Empowerment offers the most comprehensive job-readiness program in the Sacramento area designed specifically for women who are homeless and their children. The 2009 Nonprofit of the Year has graduated 1,086 homeless women and their more than 2,000 children. Last year, 90 percent of graduates found homes and nearly 80 percent found jobs or enrolled in school or training. The program combines self-esteem courses, job training, health classes and support services to help homeless women across diverse ages, races and cultures. Women’s Empowerment is funded solely through private donations from the community. To donate online: www.womens-empowerment.org .