Spring towel, toiletry and luggage drive
Benefiting local foster youth


United Way’s Women in Philanthropy has partnered with Sacramento County to help collect items needed for the Foster Youth Emancipation Basket program. Many foster youth emancipating from the system do not have necessary household items to get started on their own, and we want to help make that transition a little bit easier.

Please join us by donating towel sets, toiletries and new or like new luggage for more than 260 foster youth. Items collected will be included in baskets with other items donated by community groups.

How to donate:

1. VISIT OUR AMAZON WISHLIST (Enjoy the convenience of shipping directly to United Way on your behalf).


2. Purchase items on your own and drop off at United Way (10389 Old Placerville Road, Sacramento, 95827) through April 26. 

Join us for a volunteer event on April 20 to prepare the items to be dropped off with local foster youth.

Preferred donation items

Donations of bulk toiletry items are welcomed or complete kits described below.

Towel set: 

  • 1 bath towel
  • 1 hand towel
  • 1 wash cloth

Toiletry kit:

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body wash
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Emergency kit
  • Grooming kit

Luggage (new or like-new):

  • Carry-on size bags
  • Duffle bags

See more from last year’s record-breaking drive here.

We need your help putting these baskets together for the foster youth!

Volunteer Details:
Thursday, April 20
5 – 7:30 p.m.
United Way California Capital Region Offices
10389 Old Placerville Road, Sacramento

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