Women in Philanthropy spring drive was a huge success
Hundreds of towels, toiletries, luggage collected for foster youth

Success Story

United Way’s Women in Philanthropy spring drive was quite the success! Our Women in Philanthropy members and community donated 360 towel sets (one bath towel, hand towel and wash cloth), 100 pieces of luggage, and hundreds of toiletries for local foster youth preparing to emancipate from the system.

The towels and toiletries will be included in baskets that Sacramento County prepares as part of its Foster Youth Emancipation Basket program. United Way’s Women in Philanthropy brings local women together to end poverty for local foster youth by helping them become financially prepared for life after foster care. This focus is part of the Square One Project, United Way’s 20-year promise to significantly increase the number of local students who graduate from high school ready for success in college and beyond. Through nine decades of work and research across Amador, El Dorado, Sacramento, Placer and Yolo counties, the local United Way believes ending poverty starts in school and is working to ensure kids meet important milestones to prepare for success in college or career.

A big thank you to everyone who supported the drive and who came to the event.

See photos from the event here.

If you would like more information about Women in Philanthropy, please contact wip@uwccr.org or 916-856-3956.