Name: Towels, Toiletries and Luggage Needed for Foster Youth
Date: March 20, 2018 - April 17, 2018
Donate new towels, toiletries and luggage for local foster youth through United Way’s Women United Spring Drive happening now through April 17. Items will be donated through Sacramento County’s Foster Youth Emancipation Basket program to more than 260 local foster youth preparing to leave the system and live on their own for the first time. Donations can be purchased from the Amazon wishlist at http://www.yourlocalunitedway.org/event/spring-towel-toiletry-and-luggage-drive or can be dropped off at United Way’s office at 10389 Old Placerville Road in Sacramento. Volunteers are needed on April 17 from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at United Way’s office to package the donations. United Way’s Women United action group in the California Capital Region is a powerful force of 350 local women and supporters making sure local foster youth are prepared for success in college or career when they leave foster care. This focus is part of the Square One Project, the local United Way’s 20-year promise to significantly increase the number of 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. Formerly known as Women in Philanthropy, the local Women United group is now part of the global Women United network of more than 70,000 women leaders taking action in their communities. For more information or to make a donation, visit www.yourlocalunitedway.org/WomenUnited.