On December 12, United Way hosted a holiday market at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Woodland for local families in need. Parents were invited to shop the market for free and select from donated gifts for their children.
Due to the generosity of more than 25 local donors, a team of 20 United Way volunteers helped share over 300 holiday presents to 70 local kids.
United Way California Capital Region Merges with Woodland United Way
Merger will increase community impact throughout the region
“Our organizations have a long history of collaboration and shared common goals. We approached United Way California Capital Region nearly a year ago to discuss a potential merger as a way to enhance our ability to serve our community,” said Mike Jansen, board chair, Woodland United Way. “Together, as one local United Way we are stronger and better equipped to improve the lives of residents throughout our region.”
“We are thrilled that our longtime partnership with Woodland United Way takes on an even stronger form today,” said Stephanie Bray, president and CEO, United Way California Capital Region. “This merger ensures we are using our resources wisely and efficiently as we work to increase the number of kids across our region who graduate from high school ready for success in college or career.”
United Way’s Experience Corps program has completed its first school semester and is going strong! Experience Corps is a reading tutor program which matches volunteers ages 50+ with small groups of kindergarten through third grade students in local schools.