Women United’s successful spring drive inspires hope for future youth
Hundreds of towels, toiletries, luggage collected for foster youth

Success Story

Women United’s annual spring drive collected a striking 315 towel sets (one bath towel, hand towel, and washcloth) and hundreds of luggage and toiletry items benefiting local foster youth who are preparing to emancipate from the system. Members and community members from all over the region came together to support this cause. 

During the packing event, volunteers heard from local foster youth, Crystal, a beneficiary of a few of the group’s programs.  Her story shared themes of perseverance and hope, inspiring all not to forget their self-worth. Thanks to programs like the life skills workshops provided by Women United, she is a few units away from graduating high school is excited to study business and cosmetology.  United Way’s Women United steps in to help provide foster youth skills that help youth transition from high school to succeed in college and the workforce. These items, ones that we may take for granted, become necessities and the building blocks of independence for these young adults.

Thank you to everyone who supported the drive and came to packing event. 

See photos from the event here.

If you would like more information about Women United and how you can get involved, please contact Paula Mumm at paula.mumm@uwccr.org or 916-856-3954.