3-Day Virtual Event Brings Women Together

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SACRAMENTO (3/9/21) – United Way California Capital Region’s Women United action group is inviting community members to its three-day virtual event during Women’s History Month to raise awareness of the needs of local foster youth and to celebrate the local women who are making a difference for foster youth in the community.

The virtual celebration will take place March 23-25 beginning at 10 a.m. and will include live online presentations, videos, events and prize drawings each day. On March 23, the group will hold an evening online networking event that includes breakout sessions, prizes and more. To learn more about the three-day virtual celebration or to register for the online networking event, visit YourLocalUnitedWay.org/WomenUnited2021.

“This is a chance for us to come together to celebrate some brilliant local women and to learn how we each can make a difference in the lives of foster youth in our community,” said Stephanie McLemore Bray, president and CEO, United Way California Capital Region. “Guests will meet some amazing women and hear how our Women United action group has helped local foster youth transition into adulthood. All guests will come away with simple things they can do to help foster youth successfully enter this next chapter in their lives. ”

Participants will have the opportunity to join United Way’s Women United action group and make a donation. All new dollars donated to Women United this year will be matched until the group reaches $35,000.

United Way’s Women United action group recognizes women as a powerful philanthropic force. A network of more than 250 women, the group leverages members’ passions, ideas, expertise and resources to ensure foster youth are prepared for a successful transition to independence and ready for success in life. To learn more about Women United, visit YourLocalUnitedWay.org/WomenUnited.

For nearly 100 years, United Way California Capital Region has brought local people together to make community change happen. Today, the nonprofit is bringing people together across Amador, El Dorado, Sacramento, Placer and Yolo counties for its Square One Project, a 20-year promise to significantly increase the number of students in our region who graduate from high school ready for success in college and beyond. United Way believes ending poverty starts in school and is working to ensure kids meet important milestones and their families receive support and resources. To learn more and make a donation, visit YourLocalUnitedWay.org.