Locals Can Wear White, Raise Funds For Book Drive At United Way Emerging Leaders’ Winter Social
Fundraiser to benefit United Way’s STAR Readers Book Drive in March

News Release

February 10, 2014 – The Elks Tower Ballroom in Sacramento will be a sea of white on Feb. 27 as local residents come dressed in winter white to raise funds for United Way’s upcoming STAR Readers Book Drive. United Way Emerging Leaders’ winter social will feature performances by CORE Contemporary Dance, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, dancing, networking, photo booth and a drawing for an iPad Mini. Guests must be at least 21 years old to attend. Tickets are $30. For tickets: yourlocalunitedway.org/whiteparty.

            “This is a great opportunity for people to come meet some new people and enjoy food and entertainment while raising funds to help local kids improve their reading,” said Rocky Regino, United Way Emerging Leaders chair.

United Way’s 3rd Annual STAR Readers Book Drive will take place March 2-21. The drive benefits the group’s STAR Readers project that is working to increase graduation rates by improving early reading skills. The online book drive gives donors the chance to choose from four age-appropriate books for 650 children in kindergarten through third grade. Those who purchase books will receive a promotional code for a discounted admission to Runaway Stage Productions’ upcoming “Seussical the Musical.” United Way is partnering with Scholastic and Clear Channel Radio for the drive. To purchase books, visit www.yourlocalunitedway.org.

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.

United Way Emerging Leaders are young professionals under 40 who join together across varying backgrounds and industries to create lasting change in our community through philanthropy, networking and leadership. For more information, visit www.yourlocalunitedway.org/el.