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Marina from Koinonia Homes for Teens

Marina learned the hard way that the old saying is true: Sometimes you can’t go home. Marina’s childhood was marked by addiction – her parents’ addiction and her own. Fortunately, her probation officer saw her perseverance and determination and sent her to Koinonia Homes for Teens.

As a foster youth at Koinonia, Marina turned her life around, due in part to Koinonia’s participation in United Way’s financial stability initiative, which includes our $en$e-Ability project that helps foster youth become financially literate and build savings accounts for when they move out on their own.

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Holiday Gift and Stocking Collection Event – Volunteer Opportunities are Full!
Hosted by United Way's Women in Philanthropy & Emerging Leaders Programs

Thank you to our wonderful volunteers and supporters! Due to an overwhelming response, this event is now full!

In true holiday tradition, United Way’s Women in Philanthropy program is collecting holiday gifts and stockings for foster youth, and this year we are teaming up with United Way’s Emerging Leaders program!

We are hosting a heartwarming wrapping and stuffing party on December 5. We will stuff stockings with goodies, wrap presents, organize gifts and write personal notes for foster youth.

This will be the first time Women in Philanthropy and Emerging Leaders are co-hosting an event, so don’t miss out on a great opportunity to network with members from each group!

Complimentary appetizers and refreshments will be provided.

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Day of Caring Event Details

What’s next: When you arrive at Cal Expo you will check-in by last name to receive the location, directions to the project and your Day of Caring t-shirt. Enjoy the rally & power breakfast before you head out to your project.

Rally & Power Breakfast
Friday, September 13, 2013
Cal Expo – The Cove (enter at Main Gate – See map)
1600 Exposition Blvd.
Sacramento, 95816
8 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Schedule
8 a.m.          Check-in @ Cal Expo for Rally & Power Breakfast
                    Pick-up Volunteer packet*/ Day of Caring T-Shirt
8:20 a.m.     Program kicks-off
9 a.m.          Breakfast ends/Head to volunteer projects
10 a.m.        Volunteer projects begin

Article Placer Food Bank

Placer Food Bank Project

Project Description: Volunteers will help build raised garden beds in the community garden and other various tasks at the off-site garden that provides fresh produce for the food bank.

Article Sacramento Loaves & Fishes

Sacramento Loaves & Fishes Project

Project Description: Friendship Park at Loaves & Fishes has 75 park benches for people to rest their weary soles, but with 600-800 people coming through every day the benches get worn out fast. Help with the painting and refurbishing all of 75 park benches, something it would take staff weeks or months do on their own.

Article Salvation Army SAC Metro

Salvation Army Sacramento County Project
Project sponsored by Nationwide

Project Description: Spruce up the Transitional Living Center Playground and Garden! In 2012,  a new playground and five raised bed vegetable gardens were added so that the 34 families living in this program could have a safe place to play and enjoy growing fresh fruits and vegetables. The organization takes pride in this area and want to keep it looking good. Help with some minor repairs including garden and playground maintenance, edging, pruning, touching up, weeding, raking, and planting new shrubs and winter vegetables.