Women in Philanthropy spring drive breaks records
Hundreds of towels, toiletries, luggage collected for foster youth

Success Story

United Way’s Women in Philanthropy spring event was quite the success! Our Women in Philanthropy members and community donated 497 towel sets (one bath towel, hand towel and wash cloth), 92 pieces of luggage, and hundreds of toiletries for local foster youth preparing to emancipate from the system – a new record for this drive. Last year, the group collected 253 towel sets and 48 pieces of luggage.

The towels and toiletries will be included in baskets that Sacramento County prepares as part of its Foster Youth Emancipation Basket program. The donated luggage is given to foster youth in United Way’s financial stability initiative that is working to ensure more households in the region, including foster youth living on their own, are financially literate and able to save for the future.

A big thank you to everyone who supported the drive and who came to the event.

See photos from the event here.

If you would like more information about Women in Philanthropy, please contact wip@uwccr.org or 916-856-3956.