Women in Philanthropy Brings Holiday Cheer to Foster Youth
Annual Holiday Gift & Stocking Drive a Success!
In true holiday tradition, United Way’s Women in Philanthropy hosted their annual Holiday Gift & Stocking Drive to benefit local foster youth.
Women in Philanthropy supporters purchased holiday gifts for 50 foster youth in Sacramento, as United Way partnered with Sacramento County’s Gifts from the Heart program once again. Women also donated more than $5,000 to give a stocking to each foster teen in United Way’s Foster Youth program. Stockings included hats, gloves, notebooks, a Target gift card, and more. More than 180 teens at Koinonia Family Services, Child Abuse Prevention Center, New Morning Youth Services, and Amador Tuolumne Community Resources, Inc. will receive the stockings.
Almost 50 volunteers helped wrap the donated gifts and package the stockings. The Holiday Wrap Party was a wonderful way to end Women in Philanthropy’s holiday efforts, and unite women around the needs of local foster youth during the holiday season.
Thank you to all of the Women in Philanthropy members, gift and stocking donors, and volunteers who participated in making the holidays brighter for our local foster youth!