At the end of a year that has been dark for many communities across the country, you can join United Way’s Shine Your Light holiday campaign and brighten your community by contributing to our nonprofit partners’ gift drives, volunteering safely and making financial donations this holiday season. We have gathered the needs of nearly 50 local nonprofits across the region on our website, including which need clothing, blankets, shelf-stable food, hygiene items, winter items, holiday gifts, gift cards and volunteers this holiday season. You also can make a financial donation to United Way California Capital Region to help lift up neighbors who are struggling, including children, foster youth, students impacted by COVID-19 and families trying to make ends meet. United Way’s Women United action group that supports local foster youth is matching new donations to the group until they reach $35,000, giving you the opportunity to double your gift. Visit YourLocalUnitedWay.org/Holiday-Giving.
For nearly 100 years, United Way California Capital Region has brought local people together to make community change happen. Today, the nonprofit is bringing people together across Amador, El Dorado, Sacramento, Placer and Yolo counties for its Square One Project, a 20-year promise to significantly increase the number of students in our region who graduate from high school ready for success in college and beyond. United Way believes ending poverty starts in school and is working to ensure kids meet important milestones and their families receive support and resources. To learn more and make a donation, visit YourLocalUnitedWay.org.