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Brighten up the holidays for local kids
Three ways to give back

Every child should have a bright future. That’s why we are working to end poverty starting in school. Through the Square One Project, our local United Way is committed to helping more kids in our region graduate high school ready for college or career. 

Will you join us in making a difference this holiday season?


Ensure all kids have a bright future with a donation to support United Way’s Square One Project.

Donate a gift through our annual holiday drive for a local child in the Robla community, Woodland area or foster care. 

Give the gift of your time at a United Way holiday market for local families in need in Woodland or Robla. 

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Bringing the Play

October 21, 2019

Last week, we were joined by 20 of our friends from Principal for a volunteer activity at Bell Elementary School.

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United Way Annual Report 18-19

The Square One Philosophy

August 2019 Blog Post

In 2016, United Way California Capital Region made a promise to children and families in this region that we would end poverty, starting at school. Behind this audacious goal is the philosophy that by bringing together funders, nonprofit organizations, government, and the business community, we can remove barriers to opportunity for low-income families. Since adopting this philosophy, we have not only served more individuals, but we have also seen promising outcomes.

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Woodland Bayer Grant Presentation

United Way receives $10,000 Bayer Fund Grant For Woodland KinderCamp Program

Bayer Fund has awarded a $10,000 grant to Woodland United Way to support KinderCamp, a free summer program for incoming kindergarteners in Woodland who have not had the opportunity to attend preschool. Bayer Woodland employees nominated United Way for the grant from Bayer Fund, the philanthropic arm of Bayer that is focused on strengthening the communities where Bayer customers and employees live and work by providing funding for food and nutrition, education and community development projects.

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Woodland Advisory Committee

United Way introduces Woodland Advisory Committee
July 2019

United Way California Capital Region’s board has established the Woodland Community Advisory Committee to help guide the merger transition.

The committee is chaired by Woodland resident, former Woodland United Way board member and longtime United Way California Capital Region board member Ruth Miller.

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United Way California Capital Region Merges with Woodland United Way
Merger will increase community impact throughout the region

After a year of exploration, community meetings and preparation, Woodland United Way and United Way California Capital Region have officially merged.
The new organization operates under the United Way California Capital Region name. Both groups’ boards of directors unanimously approved the merger earlier this month. The merged United Way California Capital Region maintains offices in Woodland and Sacramento. Woodland United Way executive director Lori Ross is now a staff member at United Way California Capital Region directing its Yolo County programs from the Woodland office.    

“Our organizations have a long history of collaboration and shared common goals. We approached United Way California Capital Region nearly a year ago to discuss a potential merger as a way to enhance our ability to serve our community,” said Mike Jansen, board chair, Woodland United Way. “Together, as one local United Way we are stronger and better equipped to improve the lives of residents throughout our region.”

“We are thrilled that our longtime partnership with Woodland United Way takes on an even stronger form today,” said Stephanie Bray, president and CEO, United Way California Capital Region. “This merger ensures we are using our resources wisely and efficiently as we work to increase the number of kids across our region who graduate from high school ready for success in college or career.”

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