Looking back at 2016
See all we've accomplished with your help!
We officially launched United Way’s Square One Project! Over the next 20 years, we will make a significant increase in the number of local kids who graduate from high school ready for success in college and beyond. And we’ve already started!
Food for Stomach = Fuel for Brain
- 170,450 healthy meals were served at after-school and summer sites.
- 814% more families found free meal sites this summer through the No Kid Hungry text campaign, thanks to our Summer Meals Collaborative.
- $21,000 was raised to give 6 hydration stations and 2,500 water bottles to schools, thanks to United Way’s Young Leaders Society.
Success in Reading = Success in School
- 3,500 books were donated to schools to help kids read.
- 20 volunteer reading tutors ages 50+ descended on 4 school districts, thanks to AARP Experience Corps, which we lead locally.
Money in Savings = Investment in Kids
- $2,000 was raised for families of kindergarteners to receive help opening college savings accounts, thanks to United Way-sponsored Kindergarten 2 College Savings.
- $47,000 was raised for special savings accounts that help foster youth succeed after they leave care, thanks to 260 guests at the Women in Philanthropy Luncheon.
- 1,896 people received financial coaching, and 70% improved their financial stability.
More Hands on Deck = Support for Kids and Families
- 1,137 volunteers from 138 companies completed 46 projects at schools, nonprofits and parks during our first Week of Caring.
- 26 students at Sacramento State and UC Davis volunteered with Student United Way.
- 17 AmeriCorps VISTA members gave a year of service to our community through United Way and our partners.
- 227 exceptional donors committed $1,000+ to the Square One Project as Leadership Givers.