July 31, 2010 — Five community leaders have been elected to United Way California Capital Region’s board of directors. Leo Hamill with Wells Fargo Bank, Lupe Mercado with Communications Workers of America Local 9421, Terry Myrrdin in the Secretary of State’s office, Vanessa Sheared with California State University Sacramento and Joyce Stone with Amador Child Care Council will help govern the organization.
In addition, five directors were elected to new terms: John Johnson recently retired from Intel Corporation, Bob O’Hollearn of Allied/Nationwide Insurance, Richard Pan with UC Davis Children’s Hospital, Kathie Sowa with Bank of America and Velma Sykes of Deon Taylor Enterprises.
It was a site to be seen when more than 200 Allied/Nationwide employees marched their way up the Cal Expo main entrance carrying the 3,306 rolls of toilet paper they collected. It was a perfect display of how they LIVE UNITED. Thank you Allied/Nationwide!
As the second largest contributor to the 2nd Annual Toilet Paper Drive with a grand total of 7,314 rolls donated. United Way California Capital Region and our 142 nonprofit partners thank you! As if that grand donation wasn’t enough, last Thursday employees from Intel Sacramento Site participated in the distribution day and delivered a truckload of toilet paper to the Kiwanis Family House and the Children’s Receiving home. Upon arrival at Kiwani’s House they were greeted warmly and given a full tour. It was a heartwarming experience for all.
LIVE UNITED Street Teams took Roseville and Sacramento by storm spreading the word about the 2nd Annual Toilet Paper Drive. Loads of volunteers participated by holding signs on street corners, handing out fliers to passerby’s and waving toilet paper in the air. FOX40 News and KCRA 3 brought crews out to the farmers market in Sacramento yesterday and caught us in action. Thank you to each volunteer to who took time out of their day to LIVE UNITED! We’re on a ROLL and we’re not slowing down until next Friday, June 18! Drop off your toilet paper donation 6:30 a.m.- 6:30 p.m.
The greater Sacramento community rolled out the white carpet for local nonprofits, donating more than 47,000 rolls of toilet paper to help more than 100 nonprofits offset costs for this important staple and allocate more dollars toward programs. The 2nd Annual LIVE UNITED Toilet Paper Drive sponsored by AT&T raised 12,000 more rolls than last year’s inaugural drive.
Impressively The Golden 1 Credit Union donated 15,989 rolls of toilet paper ranking them the top donor for their second year running! They played a big roll in the 2nd Annual Toilet Paper Drive not only with their donation, but by sponsoring the event and hosting a drop-off location at their Operations Center in Sacramento. Their generosity and enthusiasm combined with their interest to make the event a success makes United Way California Capital Region proud to announce them as the top donor. Thank you for all your contributions!
It’s time to acknowledge the top donors that were so generous to contribute more than 300 rolls of toilet paper! Our two top donors reached high into the thousands with Golden 1 Credit Union donating 15,989 rolls and Intel Sacramento Site donating 7,314 rolls! Did you make the list?
Our final collection was 47,440 rolls of toilet paper! All toilet paper has successfully been distributed to local nonprofits. Many thanks have been coming in from the recipients and it’s because of those who played a part and chose to LIVE UNITED. We will continue to update this article over the next few weeks with more media and pictures as they come in so don’t forget to take a look.
Our Toilet Paper Drive media partner FOX40 News brilliantly
created promotions and shot live coverage from Cal Expo during
the eventIf you missed out on any of the TP Drive action you can
view the clips here!
5:30 p.m. News Coverage Watch clip!