United Way Rolls Out 6th Annual Toilet Paper Drive To Help Nonprofits Offset Costs, Focus On Programs
United Way seeks 240,000 rolls of toilet paper to cover nonprofit costs for this staple item

News Release

May 9, 2014 – United Way California Capital Region is asking the community to spare a square by donating to its 6th Annual Toilet Paper Drive on June 12 that helps local nonprofits offset the cost for this staple item. Local nonprofits spend anywhere from a few hundred to thousands of dollars a year on toilet paper – money that could be invested in programs changing lives. Last year’s drive raised 229,485 rolls of toilet paper and this year’s goal is 240,000 rolls.

The drive will take place 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on June 12 at the Cal Expo main entrance, 1600 Exposition Boulevard in Sacramento. Residents also can donate toilet paper online at www.yourlocalunitedway.org/tp-drive. For updates, visit facebook.com/uwccr or follow @unitedwayccr and #tpdrive on Twitter. Senior Gleaners, a Sacramento nonprofit, will store the toilet paper and help distribute it the following week to many of United Way’s 148 certified nonprofit partners in Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties.

“We all take toilet paper for granted, but our nonprofit partners sure don’t,” said Stephanie McLemore Bray, United Way president and CEO. “At a dollar a roll, this drive will help more than a hundred local nonprofits save $240,000. Every dollar counts, and so does every roll. Together, we can make sure nonprofits have the resources to do what they do best – change people lives.”