Local Residents Can Make Holiday Dreams Come True For Loomis Foster Youth
United Way’s Women in Philanthropy seeks holiday stockings and gifts

News Release

November 8, 2013 – As Loomis foster youth spend the holidays away from home, local residents can ensure they have stockings to open through United Way’s Women in Philanthropy holiday drive for foster youth. Koinonia Homes for Teens, a partner in United Way’s $en$e-Ability project for foster youth, will distribute the stockings to Loomis foster youth.

“The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year because they give us a chance to make sure everyone in our community feels loved,” said Lorrie Wilson, co-chair of United Way’s Women in Philanthropy. “Foster youth can feel quite forgotten this time of year, so we are excited to make sure they feel special this holiday season.”

Visit www.yourlocalunitedway.org  to provide a $30 donation to purchase a holiday stocking for a foster youth in United Way’s $en$e-Ability project. United Way is collecting 200 stockings for foster youth across the region and will fill them with a Target gift card, hat, blanket, first aid kit, yearly planner, socks, snacks and personal notes. The group also is collecting specific gifts for 75 children in Sacramento County’s Child Protective Services. All items must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 2 at United Way’s office, 10389 Old Placerville Road, Sacramento. For more information, contact Leslie Ortiz at leslie.ortiz@uwccr.org  or (916) 856-3977.

United Way’s Women in Philanthropy brings women together to foster the future, preparing foster youth for a successful adulthood. A dynamic group of businesswomen, homemakers and community leaders, Women in Philanthropy members raise funds, hold drives and provide trainings focused on helping foster youth rise to their dreams. The group also is a partner in United Way’s $en$e-Ability project, helping foster youth become financially self-sufficient through financial literacy courses and individual development accounts that provide a matched savings program. For more information, visit www.yourlocalunitedway.org/wip.