United Way Response to COVID-19 Health Crisis
How We're Responding and Helping


United Way California Capital Region (UWCCR) is responding to the Coronavirus COVID-19 health crisis in a variety of ways to ensure the health and safety of our staff and community programs. Below is an update of how we’ve been able to ensure continuity of operations and vital community programs as well as the announcement of our UWCCR COVID-19 Local Relief Fund. 

UWCCR COVID-19 LOCAL RELIEF FUND:  As the nation responds to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, United Way California Capital Region (UWCCR) has announced the creation of the United Way California Capital Region (UWCCR) COVID-19 Local Relief Fund to provide essential resources for low-income households whose lives have been disrupted by the outbreak. Read more

FREE TAX PREP SITES: The Franchise Tax Board (FTB) today announced special tax relief for California taxpayers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Affected taxpayers are granted an extension to file 2019 California tax returns and make certain payments until July 15, 2020. As part of this decision, UWCCR will be suspending all support services for the free tax prep events at this time. Read more

SCHOOL MEAL SITES: UWCCR partners with multiple community partners on after school meals. Most school districts are unable to offer meals due to school closures. We are in partnership with local nonprofits and community centers to provide grab and go meals for children under 18 years of age. Various Sacramento County school districts are distributing free meals for kids on different days and during different time frames. Use this interactive map to discover meal programs near you.

SUPPORT SERVICES FOR PARENTS/TEACHERS: Multiple online learning platforms are offering free educational subscriptions for families. We have also partnered with Reading A to Z where teachers can create logins for their students and provide online curriculum free of charge. 

OPERATIONS: The UWCCR staff is working remotely and our office is closed. Contact us if you have questions or concerns.

VOLUNTEERING: If you are interested in various volunteer opportunities that also include remote participation, please visit our volunteer page.

For more resources during this crisis, please call: Dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-500-4931 or 916-498-1000. Email:info@211sacramento.org

If you are hard of hearing, please call 7-1-1 and ask to be connected to 2-1-1.