Chicas Latinas’ Estrella del Mes: Abril/Star of the Month: April

Chicas Latinas de Sacramento has existed in the Sacramento community for nine years, thanks to the hard work and dedication of many amazing individuals. To celebrate Sacramento’s leaders, and our behind-the-scenes (s)heroes, we’re thrilled to highlight and introduce to the community our shining star for the month of Abril/April!

Chicas Latinas’ Estrella del Mes: Abril/Star of the Month: April

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Chicas Latinas de Sacramento’s #Network4Cause 2014

Terry J. Ward, Board Co-Chair & Scholarship Committee Member 

Assistant Vice President/Senior Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch.

How long have you been a part of Chicas Latinas de Sacramento?

I’ve been an active member for about four years now.

What’s your favorite aspect of being a Chicas member?

Opportunities for tackling regional community challenges with a team effort.

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What do you love about Sacramento?

I love the size and the diversity. The area is not too big, so as an organization we can have a large impact on local projects, yet there’s so much diversity in skill and thought here, that we can take advantage to build leadership and community.

What is one of your most fun or memorable experiences volunteering with Chicas?

I’ve had a lot of fun and memorable experiences while working with Chicas, but recently we went to Bishop Gallego Maternity Home. The program is sponsored by the church and it’s for moms with new babies. I love discovering new programs that I didn’t know existed as was the case with this program. We all met there, but I arrived straight from work with my nice suit still on. The other Chicas asked if I wanted to hold a baby and I jumped at the chance; of course, the little guy promptly threw up dinner leftovers all over my nice suit. I wiped it off and soldiered on. The Chicas handed out gift baskets to new moms that evening; we gave the moms a break for a bit and a good demonstration of unconditional love, which is sometimes hard to come by these days. This kind of grass roots activity can have a positive ripple effect in our community and I believe we all went to sleep that night better off for it (the moms, the babies, the Chicas group, the Church, and the community as well).

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Why did you join Chicas?

It seemed like a strong group of emerging community leaders worthy of support. So far, the Chicas have lived up to their potential and continue to amaze me with their leadership, efforts, and community enthusiasm.

What has been your biggest challenge in life?

So far, it was to complete my education. I had to fund and complete my college education on my own with little guidance.

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What are your interests and hobbies?

Running, traveling, and reading.

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Name one fun fact about yourself:

I once won some ribbons/awards at the California State Fair for my hand made jewelry exhibit.

What favorite quote do you live by?

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Gandhi

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“Starting Off on the Right Foot” Shoe Drive 2016

Where is the best place you’ve traveled and why?

Morocco because it has a lot of ancient history; it was occupied by Romans, Moors, Carthaginians, and now Islamic culture, so there’s an incredible amount of different architecture, etc. And, people were so welcoming, interesting, and passionate.

 

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Rebuilding Together Sacramento: Spring Rebuild with Chicas Latinas

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26904648_10155062693946821_5281354993157350962_nTwice a year Sacramento volunteers join together to help make repairs on homes, or a nonprofit facility, during Rebuild Days – which are action-packed, rewarding events. There are opportunities for everyone – skilled and unskilled participants, volunteer house captains and volunteer coordinators, and material and financial donors.

Chicas Latinas is asking our members, volunteers, and community members to join us in helping to rebuild homes in the Sacramento area for families in need on April 21. Morning and afternoon shifts available.

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*Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age to volunteer. All are welcomed to join Chicas Latinas‘ team, look for our group name in the drop-down menu! Those who register with Chicas Latinas will be assigned to the same house.

No experience required. A T-shirt, food, and refreshments will be provided.

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Follow the event on FacebookJoin #TeamChicas’ Rebuilding Together Sacramento, Rebuild Team! Or Register, here: select “Chicas Latinas” from team drop-down menu

NataliaChavezCongrats to our Chicas Latinas’ Estrella de Mes: Marzo / Star of the Month for March, Natalia Chavez!

Thank you for your contributions to Chicas Latinas and the Sacramento community. Check out Natalia’s Q&A here to learn about why she joined Chicas Latinas de Sacramento, her giving idea, and accomplishments!

April Dates, Sacramento:

  • April 3: Programs & Events Committee Mtg.
  • April 4: #TeamChicas Running Group
  • April 5: Marketing & Community Outreach Committee Mtg.
  • April 7: Chicas Latinas’ Shoe Drive Donation Event w/ Sac Roller Derby
  • April 10: Chicas Latinas Board Meeting
  • April 18: #TeamChicas Running Group
  • April 21:  Join #TeamChicas’ Rebuilding Together Sacramento, Rebuild Team!
  • April 28: April Showers bring May Flowers, Sac Crisis Nursery Volunteer Day
  • DATE TBA: Chicas Latinas Paint Night, Shoe Drive Fundraiser 

Every other Sunday at 8 am: Volunteer and Help Feed the Homeless with CAFFE at Cesar Chavez Plaza.

#TeamChicas meets every other Wednesday evening for run/walks.  Follow us on Facebook for timely updates.

TBD Scholarship Committee Mtg. (contact for meeting times).

Thank you to all who supported our “Starting Off on the Right Foot” Shoe Drive, benefiting D.W. Babcock Elementary School, by attending our yoga fundraiser at Casa de Espanol! Hope to see you all again for upcoming Paint Night fundraiser — details TBA.

Chicas Latinas’ Estrella del Mes: Marzo

Chicas Latinas de Sacramento has existed in the Sacramento community for 9 years, thanks to the hard work and dedication of many amazing individuals. To celebrate Sacramento’s Latina Leaders, and our behind-the-scenes (s)heroes, we’re thrilled to highlight and introduce to the community our shining star for the month of Marzo/March!

Chicas Latinas’ Estrella del Mes: Marzo/Star of the Month: March

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Natalia Chavez — Lead Coordinator of Chicas Latinas’ first Laptop Drive* 

How long have you been a part of Chicas Latinas de Sacramento?

I’ve been a part of Chicas since November 2016.

What’s your favorite aspect of being a Chicas member?

Meeting other women who have a desire to make an impact in the community.

What do you love about Sacramento?

I love midtown – there’s so many restaurants and bars within walking distance.

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Why did you join Chicas?

I joined Chicas because I had an idea that I wanted to pursue – collecting gently used laptops, refurbishing, and donating them to students who need computers at home. I pitched the idea to Chicas and they supported me and my idea!

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What are your interest and hobbies?

Salsa dancing, hiking, and traveling.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be and how would you use it?

The ability to touch a book and consume all the information in the book. I wish I were a faster reader and this superpower would allow me to read all the books I wanted in an instant!

Name one fun fact about yourself:

I was a co-captain of my salsa team in college.

What or who inspires you?

People who take risks and aren’t afraid to fail.

Where is the best place you’ve traveled and why?

There’s so many places, it’s hard to name one.  I would say Cuba because it was completely different from other places I’ve traveled; Cubans were very friendly and the music was amazing!

 

*Chicas Latinas Laptop Drive: Bridges the digital divide by supplying pre-owned laptops to students who lack access to computers in the Sacramento region. There were 200 applicants, but only the top eight and most deserving youth received gently used and refurbished laptops. Chicas Latinas de Sacramento aspires to receive more laptop donations from community partners in the near future.

Chicas Latinas de Sacramento’s March Schedule of Events

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Congrats to our Chicas Latinas’ Estrella de Mes: Febrero / Star of the Month for Febuary, Pamella Tejada!

Thank you for all you do. Check out her Q&A here and some action shots of her volunteer and leadership work with Chicas Latinas de Sacramento.

With the leadership provided by our Estrellas, Pamella and Susana, Chicas Latinas members are working hard to finalize sponsors for our 2018 “Starting Off on the Right Foot” shoe drive, benefiting D.W. Babcock Elementary SchoolContact us for more information and/or to join in on the fun — deadline is fast approaching!

We have some great (and creative) fundraiser and donation drive events coming together for the spring and summer, including our yoga event on March 24!

✨ Join us at Get Barefoot for Babcock! Yoga Fundraiser, benefiting “Starting Off on the Right Foot!” Purchase your tickets here:  http://bit.ly/Barefoot4Babcock2018

Learn more: How to Sponsor Our 2018 “Starting Off on the Right Foot” Shoe Drive

 

If you’re more of the hands-on type, sign up to help Chicas Latinas members rebuild homes in the Sacramento community on April 21, with Rebuilding Together Sacramento! Registration is now open, with morning and afternoon shifts available. No experience required. A T-shirt, food, and refreshments will be provided. Men and women are welcomed to register for our team.

Follow the event on FacebookJoin #TeamChicas’ Rebuilding Together Sacramento, Rebuild Team! Or Register, here: select “Chicas Latinas” from team drop-down menu

Registration is also open for Weave Inc.’s Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event and yes... Chicas Latinas will have a volunteer AND Hombre walking team! You’re not going to want to miss this ladies n’ gents. Chicas, sign up here to volunteer with us! Hombres, sign up here to walk with Los Hombres de Las Chicas!

Follow our team event on Facebook and share with the hombres in your life.

Help Wanted!

Do you love our Sacramento Crisis Nursery volunteer events as much as we do? — Consider hosting one! We host nursery visits every other month (on Saturdays) and are looking for a few Chicas’ who can lead one (or two) volunteer projects in 2018! Our next event will be in April. Email us to learn more: committees@chicaslatinasdesacramento.org

March Dates, Sacramento:

Every other Sunday at 8 am: Volunteer and Help Feed the Homeless with CAFFE at Cesar Chavez Plaza

#TeamChicas meets every other Wednesday evening for run/walks.  Follow us on Facebook for timely updates.

TBD Scholarship Committee Mtg. (contact for meeting times)

TBD Chicas Latinas Board Mtg. (contact for meeting times)

 

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Give, while you shop:

Chicas Latinas is now linked to #amazonsmile! Shop at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Chicas Latinas De Sacramento!

Chicas Latinas’ Estrella del Mes: Febrero

Chicas Latinas de Sacramento has existed in the Sacramento community for 9 years, thanks to the hard work and dedication of many amazing individuals. To celebrate Sacramento’s Latina Leaders, and our behind-the-scenes (s)heroes, we’re thrilled to highlight and introduce to the community our shining star for the month of Febrero/February!

Chicas Latinas’ Estrella del Mes: Febrero/Star of the Month: February

Pamella Tejada

Pamella Tejada — Programs & Events Committee Member, and Lead Coordinator of Chicas Latinas’ annual “Starting Off on the Right Foot” Shoe Drive

How long have you been a part of Chicas?     

Two years and counting!

What’s your favorite aspect of being a Chicas member?

I love how everyone is committed to making our community a better place for EVERYONE. There is such unity between the members and unlimited support when we want to expand our ideas into reality. Chicas Latinas de Sacramento accepted and invited me without hesitation, and has allowed me to explore and give back to my community.

 What do you love about Sacramento?

I am originally from the Bay Area, but moved to Sacramento seven years ago when my husband got accepted to Sac State. The plan was to move back, but here we are seven years later just loving how easy it is to find hundreds of events in Sacramento. We have everything here: Sports (Sacramento Republic FC, River Cats & the Kings), outdoor adventures (fishing, skiing, hiking, camping), and a vast amount of foods from all over the world. And, then there is the community – so many friendly, hard-working and talented individuals – they make it hard to leave, too!

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What is one of your most fun, or memorable experience volunteering with Chicas? 

I fell in love volunteering at the Crisis Nursery, so much that I now run the events every other month. There is nothing more rewarding than being able to help guide our youth and doing so with other Chicas y Chicos. It’s an amazing feeling to work side by side with strangers who just want to help make the world a better place, by starting with our youth. We visit the Crisis Nursery and expose the children to various projects, and since I have a background in science, I try to incorporate a crafty science project to help spark their interest in biology and chemistry. Then, we make a healthy meal, but we put a twist to it by making it artsy; let’s be honest, it’s hard to get kids to eat veggies and fruits!

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Why did you join Chicas?  

I have always volunteered, since I love helping others. When I was younger, I volunteered in dance class, then as a young adult, it was helping feral cats. So, when I moved to Sacramento, I wanted to explore my options when a friend of a friend mentioned Chicas Latinas to me. I researched the website and went to a donation drive they were having one night and just knew that its mission was something that I could be of assistance. Ever since joining, I have been able to help out at various events, but it’s the group that has helped me become less timid and push me into assisting an even broader range of individuals.

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What are your interest and hobbies?    

I love being active and have always played some type of sport growing up. About two years ago I decided to try roller derby. I fell in love with the sport and was amazed by all the strong women involved. I definitely want to see how far I can get in derby, but for now I am enjoying the wild rush I get from practicing on the track with my teammates.

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 What do you love about being a woman?

I love how us woman are naturally fierce-some and it’s our determination within ourselves that brings out this amazing strength to overcome some unimaginable obstacles. I have gone through highs and lots of lows in life, but I use each experience as a lesson learned and that helps me grow into a stronger woman each time.

Name one fun fact about yourself:

I was born in Santiago, Chile, and immigrated to the great United States when I was 3-years-old. My grandparents escaped the holocaust and it was my grandmother that eventually made her way to Chile.


Where is the best place you’ve traveled and why?

I have been fortunate to travel worldwide and so far my favorite place has been Chile. I know I am probably bias here, but it feels amazing to walk down the street and have all these amazing, aromatic, homemade foods within arm’s reach. Everyone is extremely friendly and willing to help complete strangers, which is so inviting and calming. And, then to sweeten the experience, I get to see the remaining part of my family; people who I unfortunately do not see enough, but still welcome me with an open heart. 

Chicas Latinas is Spreading the Love this February in Sacramento

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February is upon us and love is in the air for Chicas Latinas de Sacramento members, volunteers, and beneficiaries! Not feel’n the love? We have plenty to share…

Susana ProfileWe’ll start by showing some love to our Chicas Latinas’ Estrella de Mes: Enero / Star of the Month for January, Susana Becerra! Congrats Susana and thank you for all you do. Check out her Q&A here. 

Next, help us show some love to Sacramento area children! Sponsorship information has been released for our 2018 “Starting Off on the Right Foot” shoe drive, benefiting D.W. Babcock Elementary SchoolContact us for more information and/or to join in on the fun — planning is underway for 2018 drive events! Sponsorship deadline is fast approaching.

Learn more: How to Sponsor Our 2018 “Starting Off on the Right Foot” Shoe Drive

 

If you’re more the hands-on type, sign up to help Chicas Latinas members rebuild homes in the Sacramento community on April 21, with Rebuilding Together Sacramento! Registration is now open, with morning and afternoon shifts available. No experience required. Shirt and food/refreshments will be provided. Men and women are welcomed to register for our team.

Follow the event on FacebookJoin #TeamChicas’ Rebuilding Together Sacramento, Rebuild Team! Or Register, here: select “Chicas Latinas” from team drop-down menu

Registration is also open for Weave Inc.’s Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event and yes... Chicas Latinas will have a volunteer AND Hombre walking team! You’re not going to want to miss this ladies n’ gents. Chicas, sign up here to volunteer with us! Hombres, sign up here to walk with Los Hombres de Las Chicas! (be sure to select the correct team name).

Follow our team event on Facebook and share with the hombres in your life.

Help Wanted!

Do you love our Sacramento Crisis Nursery volunteer events as much as we do? — Consider hosting one! We host nursery visits every other month (on Saturdays) and are looking for a few Chicas’ who can lead one (or two) volunteer projects in 2018! Our next event will be in April. Email us to learn more: committees@chicaslatinasdesacramento.org

February Dates, Sacramento:

  • Feb 3: Steps to College 2018
  • Feb. 6: Marketing & Community Outreach Committee Mtg.
  • Feb. 7: #TeamChicas Running Group
  • Feb. 10: CL’s Valentine’s Crisis Nursery Volunteer Day (Canceled)
  • Feb. 11: Unity Ball
  • Feb. 12: Programs & Events Committee Mtg.
  • Feb. 21: #TeamChicas Running Group
  • Feb. 27: CL Informational Night, Open to Public (El Rey on K)

Every other Sunday, 8am: Volunteer and Help Feed the Homeless with CAFFE at Cesar Chavez Plaza

#TeamChicas meets every other Wednesday evening for run/walks.  Follow us on Facebook for timely updates.

TBD Scholarship Committee Mtg. (contact for meeting times)

TBD Chicas Latinas Board Mtg. (contact for meeting times)

CL Featured in the Community: 

Another View: Why I Didn’t March, via Girls on the Grid

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Give, while you shop:

Chicas Latinas is now linked to #amazonsmile! Shop at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Chicas Latinas De Sacramento!

How to Sponsor Our 2018 “Starting Off on the Right Foot” Shoe Drive

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Chicas Latinas de Sacramento’s Annual “Starting Off on the Right Foot” Shoe Drive is just around the corner! This year our drive will benefit the students at D.W. Babcock Elementary.

The students who attend our sponsored schools live in underserved communities and lack basic back-to-school supplies. An often overlooked and basic necessity — shoes. Shoes that fit, are free of holes, have intact soles, and are not a hand-me-down are a luxury item to many of the children who attend our sponsored schools. It is our goal to see that in 2018 EVERY child at D.W. Babcock Elementary School is able to start the new year on the right foot!

In order to provide every child at our sponsored school with a NEW pair of shoes this year, we’ll need to collect enough donations from the Sacramento community to provide over 600 pairs of shoes. You can help start US off on the right foot by sponsoring this great back-to-school donation drive!

Sponsorship Information, summary:

There are 3 levels of sponsorships available — all tax deductible with 100% donations benefiting the shoe drive.   

1) Shoe-Drive Sponsor: $1,000 Gold Star Sponsorship (1 available)

Become a  Shoe Drive Star-Supporter by covering the purchase of 40 pairs of NEW shoes!

  • This level comes with a promotional event, with support from Chicas Latinas, either in-real-life or via social media, plus many other perks. Contact us to learn more!

2) Shoe-Drive Sponsor: $250 Silver Star Sponsorship (5 available)

Become a  Shoe Drive Star-Supporter by covering the purchase of 10 pairs of NEW shoes!

  • Opportunity for your business and staff members to volunteer at our distribution day (media coverage!). Plus more perks. Contact us to learn more! 

3) Host a collection event: $50 (2 available)

  • Host your own drive event! Chicas Latinas will promote and provide a collection box. Contact us to learn more!

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Chicas Latinas de Sacramento _ ShoeDrive Letter 2018

Pictures from Chicas Latinas de Sacramento‘s 3rd Annual “Starting Off on the Right Foot” Shoe Drive at Del Paso Heights Elementary:

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Chicas Latinas’ Estrella del Mes: Enero

Chicas Latinas de Sacramento has existed in the community for 9 years, thanks to the hard work and dedication of some amazing individuals. To celebrate Sacramento’s Latina Leaders, and our behind-the-scenes (s)heroes, we’re starting “Estrella del Mes” in 2018 to introduce the Sacramento community to our shinning stars!

Chicas Latinas’ Estrella de Mes: Enero / Star of the Month: January

Susana Becerra

Susana Becerra – Board of Directors, Secretary and Chair of Programs & Events Committee

How long have you been a part of Chicas Latinas?

5 years this year!

What’s your favorite aspect of being a Chicas Latinas member?

Being around like minded people who believe that a person can make a difference in their community by volunteering.

What do you love about Sacramento?

It continues to have a “small town” feel with the benefits of a city such as diversity, cultural events, great restaurants, fun bars, wonderful bike trail and parks for enjoying the outdoors. Plus we are conveniently located a couple of hours from the ocean or the mountains.

What is one of your most fun or memorable experience volunteering with Chicas?

Most fun is watching Los Hombres de las Chicas walk a mile in women’s high heel shoes to raise funds and increase awareness about domestic violence. Men in heels…how could that not be fun?

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Most memorable is our annual “Starting Off on the Right Foot” Shoe Drive, specifically the day we distribute shoes to the elementary school children. Seeing their eyes light up when they get individual attention from community volunteers to help pick out their new shoes is priceless.

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Why did you join Chicas?

I strongly believe in helping those that are in need and Chicas focuses on volunteering and serving those in our community that are often disenfranchised. It’s inspiring to be surrounded by Latinas that use their skills/talents/time to selflessly help others.

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What are your interest and hobbies?

Traveling, hiking, going to festivals, going to cultural events, movies.

What or who inspires you?

To be honest, regular every day people, like those that join Chicas. It reminds me that you don’t have to be a super star, rich or famous to do great things for people. Regular people doing good things gives me hope.

Favorite quote to live by:

“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Where is the best place you’ve traveled and why? 

Each place I’ve been to has been great for different reasons. Cuba is beautiful with such kind people who seemed to always have a smile regardless of their circumstances. It felt like a time warp because their cars and buildings are of the era when the U.S. embargo started. It was very interesting to see their anti-US signs and propaganda. China was also quite an experience because it’s so different than the Latin American and European countries I’ve been. It was fun to experience a place where I absolutely did not know the language and no way I could “get by.” Both places had such rich history!

What is your most favorite family tradition?

During the Christmas holidays making tamales with my mom and sister. My sister and I always whine and gripe about having to help, my mom usually makes some sort of comment about putting in work in order to eat, then we and other family members laugh and join in the tamale making. Whining is part of the tradition, there has to be whining or it doesn’t quite feel the same☺

Read more from Susana, check out her guest Blog Post from 2015:  There’s a first for everything, backpacking with Chicas Latinas and Latino Outdoors

Save the Date(s)! Chicas Latinas Looks Forward to a 2018 of Giving & Community

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Thank you Sacramento for a 2017 full of support and encouragement. Our members took it “slow” this year in order to strengthen and update our foundation, vision, and goals. However, 2017 proved to be anything but slow for our members, volunteers, and community!

Aside from our many regular volunteer and drive activities this year, Chicas Latinas de Sacramento launched our annual Scholarship Awards. We awarded a deserving young Latina in our community with funds to use towards her college education.

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We also launched a laptop drive. With your donations we provided eight refurbished laptops to local middle school students in need.

Chicas Latinas has officially launched our 2018 “Starting Off on the Right Foot” shoe drive, benefiting D.W. Babcock Elementary School. Flyers and sponsorship information to be released in January. Contact us for more information and/or to join in on the fun — planning is underway for 2018 drive events!

CL Featured in the Community: 

SAVE THE DATES:

April 21: Rebuilding Together Sacramento — Chicas Latinas will have a volunteer team to help rebuild homes in our community. Morning and afternoon shifts will be available, look for volunteer info to come!

May 20: Weave Inc. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes — Chicas Latinas will have a volunteer AND Hombre walking team! You’re not going to want to miss this ladies n’ gents. Stay tuned for team registration and volunteer info!

Help Wanted!

Do you love our Sacramento Crisis Nursery volunteer events as much as we do? — Consider hosting one! We host nursery visits every other month (on Saturdays) and are looking for a few Chicas’ who can lead one (or two) volunteer projects in 2018! Our next event will be in February. Email us to learn more: committees@chicaslatinasdesacramento.org

Coming Up in Sacramento:

  • Jan. 2: Marketing & Community Outreach Committee Mtg.
  • Jan 3: #TeamChicas Running Group
  • Jan. 8 Programs & Events Committee Mtg.
  • Jan 15: Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday, Day of Service
  • Jan 17: #TeamChicas Running Group
  • Jan 20: Women’s March Sacramento 2018
  • Feb 3: Steps to College 2018

Every other Sunday, 8am: Volunteer and Help Feed the Homeless with CAFFE at Cesar Chavez Plaza

#TeamChicas will continue our Wednesday evening runs, until further notice (stay tuned for Zumba!).

TBD Scholarship Committee Mtg. (contact for meeting times)

TBD Chicas Latinas Board Mtg. (contact for meeting times)

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Give, while you shop:

Chicas Latinas is now linked to #amazonsmile! Shop at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Chicas Latinas De Sacramento!

Chicas Latinas’ December Sacramento Volunteer and Social Activities

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Chicas Latinas de Sacramento had a blast in November and we are excited to close out 2017 with a giving December. But first, a recap:

Chicas Latinas joined Sacramento Young Professionals of Color at their November Happy Hour event to officially launch our 2018 “Starting Off on the Right Foot” shoe drive, benefiting D.W. Babcock Elementary School. We packed the house and raised over $1,000 for our shoe drive! Stay tuned for future events and ways you (or your business) can give in 2018.

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Thank you to everyone who joined #TeamChicas on Thanksgiving morning at Run To Feed The Hungry, benefiting Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services!

#TeamChicas will continue our Wednesday evening runs, until further notice (stay tuned for winter Zumba!).

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Chicas Latinas’ Holiday Drive:

For the Holidays, Chicas Latinas is supporting Sacramento Crisis Nursery by sponsoring an Arts and Crafts supply drive! Deadline for donations is Dec. 15. View wish-list here. To learn more and/or donate, email: committees@chicaslatinasdesacramento.org

Join us on Dec. 11, 5-7pm, at Ten Ten Room in downtown Sacramento for Mistletoe & Martinis, a Holiday Social with Chicas Latinas + Sac Crisis Nursery Donation Drop-Off. This happy hour social will be co-ed, come one and come all!

Announcing:

Chicas Latinas is now linked to #amazonsmile! Shop at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Chicas Latinas de Sacramento!

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Chicas Latinas’ December Meetings:

Dec. 6: Marketing & Community Outreach Committee Mtg.

Dec. 11: Mistletoe & Martinis, Holiday Social with Chicas Latinas + Sac Crisis Nursery Donation Drop-Off 

Dec. 12: Programs & Events Committee Mtg.

TBA: Scholarship Committee Mtg.

Interested in joining a Chicas Latinas committee, email us at: committees@chicaslatinasdesacramento.org

Coming Up in Sacramento:

Nov. 30: Posada Navideña 2017

Dec. 4: WEAVE Inc. Volunteer Orientation

Dec. 7:  La Pastorela de Sacramento

Dec. 9: Chicas Latinas’ Volunteer Day at Sac Crisis Nursery

Dec. 11: Chicas Latinas’ Social, Mistletoe & Martinis

Dec. 15: Deadline, Arts & Crafts Donations for Sac Crisis Nursery

Dec. 25: Merry Christmas! Volunteer, help feed the homeless on Christmas morning with CAFFE at Cesar Chavez Plaza