Celebrate United Way’s 90th Anniversary At The Day Of Caring Volunteer Extravaganza
United Way’s Day of Caring to include 26 volunteer projects across region

News Release

August 19, 2013 – Local residents can spend one day caring for the community on Sept. 13 by signing up for one of 26 volunteer projects happening across the region on United Way’s Day of Caring, sponsored by Nationwide. The volunteer extravaganza, which celebrates the local United Way’s 90th anniversary and kicks off the fall fundraising campaign, will help United Way reach its goal of completing 90 volunteer projects with its certified nonprofit partners across the region in 2013. United Way’s Day of Caring will start at 8 a.m.with a breakfast and rally at Cal Expo.Volunteer projects will begin at 10 a.m.

United Way is seeking more than 350 volunteers for 26 projects across five counties: Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties. Sign up at: http://www.yourlocalunitedway.org/dayofcaring.

“We’re excited to watch companies, volunteers and nonprofits come together for an amazing day transforming our community through volunteer projects,” said Victoria Kosha, interim United Way president and CEO. “We can’t think of a better way to celebrate 90 years of service in this community than to keep doing what we do best – joining hands with people across the region to make a tangible difference.”

For 90 years, United Way California Capital Region has actively worked to address the community’s most pressing issues, now focusing on innovative solutions related to high school graduation rates, household financial stability and obesity. United Way’s team of nonprofits, businesses, donors and volunteers are working together to provide positive, measurable results on these issues through United Way projects: STAR Readers, $en$e-Ability and Fit Kids. Community members can give, volunteer and advocate in support of the causes they care most about, benefiting United Way and hundreds of nonprofits in Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties. United Way is an independent, local affiliate of United Way Worldwide. For more information, visit www.yourlocalunitedway.org .