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Thanking and honoring United Way’s donors and volunteers
2017 United Way California Capital Region Impact Awards

We had an exciting 2017 as we built upon the Square One Project that launched in 2016 with the goal to significantly increase the number of kids who graduate from high school ready for success in college and beyond. Our goals could not be achieved without the help of our generous supporters, donors, and volunteers.

United Way honored these individuals and companies who are making a lasting impact in our communities at our recent donor celebration.


YLS Volunteer Day
Join YLS for a volunteer day at Taylor Street Elementary on Jan. 20

YLS is helping to spruce up Taylor Street Elementary School! 

Taylor Street Elementary needs your help making their painted lines pop! Join us for fun work doing various painting projects during this YLS exclusive volunteer opportunity.

You should bring/wear:

• Sturdy shoes (please NO sandals or open-toed shoes of any kind)
• Comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting paint on (layers are great for indoor/outdoor work)
• If possible, bring an extra paintbrush or paint roller with your name on it

Success Story

Bringing Holiday Cheer to Foster Youth
Annual Holiday Gift & Stocking Drive a Success!

On November 30, more than 30 volunteers gathered at United Way to stuff stockings and wrap gifts for children in Sacramento County Child Protective Services and foster youth in United Way’s program. The holiday wrap party was a wonderful way to kick off the holidays and unite women and young professionals around the needs of local foster youth during the holiday season.


Holiday Gift and Stocking Collection Event

This volunteer opportunity is now full. If you’d like to contribute to the Holiday Gift and Stocking drive, you can purchase a gift or make a donation to fill a stocking with cheer. Click here to learn more.

Join us on Thursday, November 30 to help us stuff stockings with goodies, wrap presents, organize gifts and write personal notes for foster youth in our community. We couldn’t accomplish this important task without the help of people like you – thank you in advance!

Volunteer Project details:

Thursday, November 30
5:30 – 8 p.m.
United Way Office
10389 Old Placerville Rd.
Sacramento, CA 95827

Appetizers and refreshments will be provided. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

For questions about this event, please contact


2016 Annual Holiday Gift & Stocking Drive
Support local foster youth this holiday season

Thank you to all of the Santas out there who purchased a gift and donated to provide stockings for local foster youth. All gifts have been spoken for and we’ve reached our fundraising goal to provide special stockings for all 120 foster teens in our programs! Your thoughtfulness and generosity will make an impact on these kids lives for years to come. A big THANK YOU!

If you purchased a gift, please deliver to United Way’s office (10389 Old Placerville Road, Sacramento, CA 95827) no later than 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 30. You can drop off the gifts at the office anytime between 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  We are also hosting a wrapping party (tag and organize gifts and stockings) on December 1. Gifts will be picked up by Sacramento County after the event.

Missed out? You can still make impact on the Sacramento area this holiday season. By making a donation to United Way, you will help to end poverty in the Sacramento area by helping kids succeed in school. Help change our region for all children and families. Donate now.


16th Annual Women United Luncheon
Featuring special guest Simone Biles

We have another entertaining and heartfelt program planned for this year including stories from foster youth, successes from the program, a fashion show, and Olympic gold medalist and world champion gymnast Simone Biles, who will share her experience with foster care.

We are officially SOLD OUT!

Event Details:

Thursday, October 26
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Memorial Auditorium
1515 J Street, Sacramento, 95814


We are officially SOLD OUT! If you’d like to be put on a waitlist, please email


Interested in sponsoring this event? Click here for more information on how your company or organization can be part of this event.

Read about last year’s luncheon and see photos.

Questions? Please contact