Women United Member Spotlight: Lisa Dalton
United Way California Capital Region is lucky to have dedicated local leaders, determined to make their home a place of opportunity to all. This month we salute Lisa Dalton, Women United member.
Lisa has been an active member of Women United since 2005 when her husband brought home a United Way brochure. “Reading about the mission of the group struck a chord immediately with me,” she said. She has been an active community volunteer focusing on youth in foster care ever since.
Since beginning with the action group, her favorite event has always been the Spring Towel, Toiletry and Luggage Drive. With the help of her neighbors and friends, she has been able to contribute between 20 to 25 towel sets annually. “Hearing from the foster youth about how meaningful the basket items are to them, makes it easy to share this opportunity.” She is grateful to have so many friends support and attend the spring event.
When asked for advice on how to get more involved with organizations like Women United, she says, “I believe that most things in life are more fun when you get a friend or family member to join too.” To celebrate her spring birthday last year, instead of gifts she asked her family and friends to support the towel drive. Her loved ones enjoyed wrapping the towel sets with bows.
She has also been able to tie in her passion to support former foster youth with Sacramento State’s Guardian Scholars Program. Through this group, she serves as a mentor as they work to earn a college degree. Lisa finds that her volunteering is mutually beneficial. She can support youth that might otherwise not have guidance of an adult in their lives and in turn she gets to learn from them.
Thank you, Lisa, for your many years of dedication to philanthropy and service!