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17th Annual Women United Luncheon

 When women come together for a collective purpose, powerful things can happen. Join United Way for the 17th Annual Women United Luncheon on March 21.

United Way’s Women United are focused on making a positive impact in the lives of local foster youth. This event is one of the most unique opportunities in our region, offering the chance to network with other caring philanthropists, and hear first-hand about the issues faced by foster youth and what United Way and its partners are doing to make an impact.

Proceeds from the event will benefit programs that support local foster youth. 

Event Details:

Thursday, March 21
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sheraton Grand Downtown 

1230 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814


If you would like more information please email events@uwccr.org.

Read about last year’s luncheon and see photos.



Questions? Please contact events@uwccr.org.


2019 Brews & Brains Trivia Night
Young Leaders Society Winter Social - Feb 8

Join United Way’s Young Leaders Society for a night of networking, fun and trivia. 

Brush up on your useless knowledge! Trivia questions will cover a variety of topics from the early 2000s, or the naughtys, and teams will be capped at 6 participants per team. Register with your friends or co-workers as a team, or come solo and we’ll place you on an awesome team. Either way, you’ll play for some great prizes!


2018 Annual Holiday Give Guide
Ways to give back to your local community this holiday season

2018 Holiday Giving Guide
Help us make the holidays a little brighter for those in need.
Looking for the perfect gift? Spread some holidays cheer this season and give back to your local community through United Way. Make a difference in the life of a foster youth and donate to a stocking by December 17!

Here are a few ways you can make a difference:


Success Story Stephanie McLemore Bray

The Power of Partnerships

Published August 15, 2018

Back-to-school time was always bittersweet for me. My daughters are in college now, but I remember how it felt to drop them off on the first day of school. Each new school year was an opportunity for them to learn and grow. Central to their academic achievement was, and still is, the commitment that schools make to provide all kids with the quality education they need to reach and even exceed milestones on the path to high school graduation and beyond. However, for far too many from low-income families, success in school is a struggle.

Success Story

More Than Just Free Meals
Nurse Scholars teach kids about nutrition and wellness at free summer meal program sites.

United Way’s Summer Meals Program provides free and nutritious meals for children who may otherwise not have access during the summer months when they are out of school. This year, we have continued a partnership with Samuel Merritt University and their Nurse Scholars for a second summer. This partnership is also made possible with the support of UC Cooperative Extension and 2-1-1 Sacramento.

United Way Hero

A Retiree’s Guide to Giving Back

Bill Kessler is an AARP Experience Corp volunteer through United Way California Capital Region. After volunteering with the group for two years, he has been recognized as the first Volunteer of the Month.  He grins, eyes lighting up, excited to begin, and he warns me that once he starts, he just can’t stop.  While he had a full head of silver hair, something about him reminds me of a kid that was about to make a new friend on the playground.

Get your taxes done for FREE
In-person or online options available

See if you qualify for valuable state and federal tax credits by using one of these two FREE tax return filing services before Tuesday, April 17, this year’s tax filing deadline.

  1. In person at a Sacramento area tax preparation site (if your household income was $54K or less in 2017). See tax preparation site locations and dates listed below.
  2. Online at MyFreeTaxes.com (if your household income was $66K or less in 2017). The website sponsored by United Way and powered by H&R Block software saves users an average of $200 in tax preparation fees. All you need is a valid email address, your adjusted gross income (AGI) from the previous year, and your income forms such as a W2, 1099, 1098, etc.

To schedule your free tax preparation appointment, call 2-1-1 (for Sacramento county residents only) or (916) 498-1000 or visit www.freetaxhelp.usIf there is a specific phone number listed with a site below, please call that number directly to schedule an appointment.

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