HandsOn Sacramento’s Annual Holiday Giving Program is Back!
SACRAMENTO – HandsOn Sacramento celebrated Family Volunteer Day last Saturday, November 23rd, 2019. Family Volunteer Day is a global day of service that celebrates the power of families who work together to support their communities and neighborhoods. Powered by generationOn, the youth division of Points of Light, and sponsored by The Walt Disney Company, Family Volunteer Day is a great way for families to make a mark on the communities they support.
Over 50 volunteers participated in this event. This includes families, high school youth groups, individuals, and nonprofit partners. Our volunteers, from toddlers to seniors, made a difference at three of City of Refuge Sacramento’s locations in Oak Park. City of Refuge Sacramento is a nonprofit organization that supports people living in marginalized communities in Sacramento and empowers their ability to create a personal transformation that will lead to a healthy and thriving community.
Our Goodwill Family also participated in this event. We’re glad to see team members from the stores, including supporters from the corporate office, Next Move Family Services, and Francis House.
Volunteers helped create City of Refuge’s locations a safe haven and ready for the holidays. They assembled bunk beds, painted bedrooms, the hallway, and the bathroom, decorated the house with Christmas decors and adding their own creations for a personal touch, created rocks of encouragement for the backyard, planted winter vegetables, cleaned windows, removed cobwebs, decluttered old toys and installed new locks on bedroom doors.
We’re grateful for our volunteers for making Family Volunteer Day a success! We also thank City of Refuge Sacramento for partnering with us and for giving us the opportunity to make a mark in Oak Park’s community.
Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates
Sacramento Area Bicycles Advocates seek to improve the quality of life in the Sacramento region by enabling more residents to make more and safer trips by bicycle. They are in need of volunteers who can help expand their reach by helping provide valet bike parking at public events, count bike-riders at key intersections, organize and assist with SABA events and rides and more.
Rebuilding Together Sacramento
Rebuilding Together Sacramento provides home repairs and accessibility modifications to preserve homes and help seniors, disabled individuals, and families live independently in comfort and safety.
Crime Victims Assistance Network (I-CAN) Foundation
I-CAN Foundation’s mission is to support, educate and empower those impacted by crime. They provide services, free of charge, to victims of crime in Sacramento, throughout the state of California and across the country that include information, advocacy, accompaniment to parole hearings and resources and referrals.
HandsOn Sacramento’s Annual Holiday Giving Program is Back!
Once again, HandsOn Sacramento is looking for agencies who are looking for volunteers and donations for the upcoming holiday season. Agencies will be featured in our annual Holiday Giving Program mini-site that will contain details of their featured holiday volunteer opportunities and donation drives. Agencies do not have to be an Agency Partner with us to be included in the list.
If you are interested in adding your program to HandsOn Sacramento’s Holiday Giving Program, please email Mika Guevarra at email@example.com or call (916) 447-7063 ext. 105.
Make-A-Wish® Northeastern California and Northern Nevada’s mission is to grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions and to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
Last July 30th, Sacramento Region VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) was honored to present on Disaster Preparedness and Emergency management at the NorCal World Trade Center before a delegation of Disaster Management professionals from University of Muhammadiyah Malang, Indonesia. Thank you to fellow VOAD members Dawn Dwyer with CA Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Ministries CSB Disaster Relief Ministries, Mary Lynn Perry from the City of Sacramento, Patricia Davis with the American Red Cross Gold County Region and Amy Mefford from The Salvation Army for sharing the good work that you do!
HandsOn Sacramento celebrates Independence Day! What better way to celebrate our freedom than by volunteering?
This month, our partner agencies have a lot in store for you! Two new agency partners just joined the HandsOn Sacramento family. We have exciting new opportunities this month such as The Salvation Army’s Shopping for Operation Backpack and a celebrity fashion show fundraiser, so sign-up and be part of these event’s success.
There are so many opportunities to choose from! Check out our Volunteer Calendar for more ways to volunteer.
Mended Little Hearts is a support program for parents of children with heart defects and heart disease, and is dedicated to inspiring hope in those who care for the littlest heart patients of all. Mended Little Hearts offers resources and a caring support network as families find answers and move forward to find healing and hope.
Since 1985, NorCal Poodle Rescue is dedicated to rescuing and rehoming poodles and poodle mixes while enriching the lives of people who adopt them.
Established in 1850, the California State Library is the oldest continuously operated public library in the American West and is the central reference and research library for state government and the Legislature. The library collection includes more than 4 million titles, 6,000 maps, and 250,000 photographs. It has an extensive collection of documents from and about the state’s rich history and is one of the major genealogical reference libraries on the West Coast. It also holds significant collections from Mexico, the United Kingdom and Europe, with manuscripts dating back to the 13th and 14th centuries. The State Library is both a State and Federal Depository Library, providing free and open access to government information, and is a U.S. Patent and Trademark Resource Center. It is home to the Bernard E. Witkin State Law Library and the Braille and Talking Book Library. It also directs state and federal funds to support local public libraries and statewide library programs and services.
Sacramento Region VOAD is now on Social Media!
On June 5th, Sacramento Region VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) launched their online presence in Facebook and Twitter. These social media handles will help promote our platform on disaster preparedness, donating responsibly, long-term recovery and more helpful information about how VOAD can serve the community by responding to their needs in times of disaster.