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2018 YLS Brews & Brains Huge Success
YPs raise more than $5,000 for students' savings accounts

Trivia, beer, and philanthropy made for a great night at United Way’s Young Leaders Society Brews & Brains fundraiser that was SOLD OUT! More than 130 young professionals came out in support of the United Way’s Kindergarten 2 College Savings Program – K2C is part of United Way’s Square One Project – our 20-year promise that will significantly increase the number of students who graduate from high school prepared for success in college and beyond. The Young Leaders Society is working with the founders of Sacramento K2C, California Assemblymember Kevin McCarty and SAFE Credit Union, to grow this program in our region. We know that education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty in the Sacramento region.

Thanks to passionate YPs, we raised $5,160 for the Kindergarten 2 College Savings Program! The money will be used to fund college savings accounts for kindergarteners in the Robla School District.

Thank you for supporting United Way’s Young Leaders Society and for creating the expectation, very early in a child’s life, that higher education is both a desirable and – more importantly – an achievable goal. The K2C program recognizes that early intervention and continued parental involvement will dramatically increase the probability that their children will realize the goal of higher education achievement.

View event photos here!

Questions? Want to join the Young Leaders Society? Email YLS@uwccr.org

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United Way volunteers honored
2015 United Way California Capital Region Impact Awards

United Way California Capital Region's Impact Awards.

United Way California Capital Region had a great 2015 as we made big strides to accomplish our goals in the areas of financial stability, health, and education. We cannot achieve these goals without the help of our generous supporters, donors, and volunteers.

United Way was very excited to honor these individuals and companies who’ve made it their mission to make a lasting impact in our local communities.

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Women in Philanthropy spring drive breaks records
Hundreds of towels, toiletries, luggage collected for foster youth

United Way’s Women in Philanthropy spring event was quite the success! Our Women in Philanthropy members and community donated 497 towel sets (one bath towel, hand towel and wash cloth), 92 pieces of luggage, and hundreds of toiletries for local foster youth preparing to emancipate from the system – a new record for this drive. Last year, the group collected 253 towel sets and 48 pieces of luggage.

The towels and toiletries will be included in baskets that Sacramento County prepares as part of its Foster Youth Emancipation Basket program. The donated luggage is given to foster youth in United Way’s financial stability initiative that is working to ensure more households in the region, including foster youth living on their own, are financially literate and able to save for the future.

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