6th Annual "Starting Off on the Right Foot" Shoe Drive (virtual) Sacramento Kick-Off

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During the spring and summer months, Chicas Latinas de Sacramento holds an annual community donation-drive “Starting Off on the Right Foot,” which collects NEW shoes for the children at our sponsored school. 

Announcing our 2020 sponsored school: Woodridge Elementary School! 

TYPICALLY, we host community fundraisers and drive events to reach our NEW shoe goal, but 2020 has proven to be anything but typical. Which is why we, and Woodridge Elementary School, need our community more than ever! Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, our scheduled shoe drive fundraising events have been either canceled or postponed. We are in uncharted territory. 

Unfortunately, instead of hosting fun in-person fundraisers, this year Chicas Latinas de Sacramento will rely on online giving to meet our goal of providing every child at Woodridge elementary school with a new pair of shoes.  

We need to raise enough funds (online!) to collect  over 800 pairs of NEW shoes. This is our largest shoe drive goal yet, and there is no way we’ll be able to provide for these children without your help.  

Please support Chicas Latinas’ 6th Annual “Starting Off on the Right Foot” shoe drive, and help send Sacramento area children back-to-school on the right foot. Every little bit helps! 


Learn more about “Starting Off on the Right Foot” shoe drive

ANNOUNCING: 2020 “Starting Off on the Right Foot” Sacramento Elementary School Recipient

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Help a child “Start Off on the Right Foot”!  You’re invited to participate in our 6th annual “Starting Off on the Right Foot” shoe drive and help us in our goal of providing every child at Woodridge Elementary School in Foothill Farms with a new pair of shoes, for the new school year! 

Sacramento — we have our work cut out for us this year. To provide EVERY CHILD at Woodridge with a new pair of shoes for the 20/21 school year, we’ll need to collect over 800 NEW PAIRS OF SHOES! This is our largest undertaking yet, and we won’t be able to accomplish our goal without community donors, sponsors, and partners!

It is our goal to see to it that EVERY child, at Woodridge Elementary School, is able to start the new year on the right foot!

WHY SHOES? 
When we asked school staff what students are most in need of when starting the new school year, we were simply told “shoes” . Shoes that fit and shoes in working condition… free of holes and torn soles. Back-to-school shoes, a basic need to most, are a luxury item to the children who attend our sponsored schools.

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OUR 2020 GOAL IS 800 PAIRS OF NEW SHOES!HOW YOU CAN HELP…
Sponsor: Sponsor our 6th Annual “Starting Off on the Right Foot” Shoe Drive! FACT: 100% of your sponsorship will be used to provide NEW SHOES to the children at our sponsored school. We take out zero admin or over-head costs. Learn more about available Sponsorships here!

Partner: We’re also looking for fundraising partners! Become a partner and host a fund or shoe-raiser… we’re here to help make your efforts a success.

Attend: Join our events this spring and summer! Many of our upcoming events will be fundraisers for our 6th Annual “Starting Off on the Right Foot” Shoe Drive! Can’t join? Share with your friends and family!

Donate: Stay tuned to learn about how individuals can give both monetary and NEW SHOE donations! Most of our fund/shoe-raiser events will also serve as donation drop-off events.

Click to learn about 2020 Sponsorship Opportunities

Keep an eye on our Social Media accounts for real-time updates!
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Have an idea you don’t see… contact us! We’re open to working with our community to make our 6th Annual “Starting Off on the Right Foot” a great success!

Last year, Chicas Latinas de Sacramento donated over 500 pairs of new shoes to students at Glenwood Elementary School — providing EVERY student with a new pair of shoes!!!

  • 2014 – Hagginwood Elementary: Distributed 100+ pairs
  • 2015 – Woodbine Elementary: Distributed 400+ pairs
  • 2016 – Del Paso Heights Elementary: Distributed 500+ pairs
  • 2018  – D.W. Babcock Elementary: Distributed 500+ pairs
  • 2019  – Glenwood Elementary School: Distributed 500+ pairs
*100% of Monetary donations will be used to provide new shoes for students at Woodridge Elementary School. Tax ID: 46-1048619

Chicas Latinas’ 2020 Spring Community Events

Chicas Latinas de Sacramento’s FIRST Paint Night Fundraiser of 2020, benefiting “Starting Off on the Right Foot” Shoe Drive, is on February 12! It will be led by local Latina artist Sacred Yoli Designs and funds raised will go toward the purchase of NEW shoes for the students at our 2020 sponsored elementary school!

Tickets have sold quickly, but if you act quickly you may be able to snag a spot: Noche de Corazón Paint Night in Oak Park

Keep a lookout for future Chicas Latinas’ Paint Night events!


Celebrate our Founder’s Birthday!

… by donating new or used bras! Bra donations will benefit Women’s Empowerment, a program that educates and empowers women, who are homeless, with the skills and confidence necessary to secure a job, create a healthy lifestyle, and regain a home for themselves and their children.

Bring new or gently-used bra donations to our “Brews & Bras” social at Twin Peaks Restaurants on Feb. 18 ~ and be entered to win a raffle prize!

Check out our event on Facebook, RSVP and share: Brews & Bras! A Bra Drive & (Birthday) Social

And happy birthday to our founder! (Cake?)

Can’t join us, but want to donate? Email us at: committees@chicaslatinasdesacramento.org to arrange a pick-up or drop-off. (Sports bras are welcomed.)


STUFF NEEDED: For Chicas Latinas’ Yard Sale Fundraiser

Chicas Latinas de Sacramento will host a yard sale on May 2nd. All proceeds will be used to help fund our Annual “Starting Off on the Right Foot” Shoe Drive drive, which provides local children with new pairs of shoes.

WE NEED YOUR STUFF!

Have you already started your spring cleaning? Looking to clear some items out of your home? Bring them to us, DONATE items starting now!

Examples of what to donate:

  • Old Games (video/board)
  • Picture frames
  • Artwork
  • Furniture (small/medium)
  • Vintage dishes
  • Costume jewelry
  • Hobby items (fishing, scrapbooking etc.)
  • Camping gear
  • Tools
  • Exercise equipment
  • Kitchen appliances

How to Donate:
Donate NOW through April 25! Contact us via Email to arrange pick-up/drop-off: Committees@ChicasLatinasdeSacramento.org

Share Facebook event: Donate New/Used Items for Yard Sale Fundraiser!


Chicas Latinas de Sacramento’s Program & Events Committee meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of every month.

We’re currently planning fundraisers for our Annual “Starting Off on the Right Foot” Shoe Drive.

We also have a Marketing & Community Outreach and Scholarship Committees. If you’re interested in helping our efforts, contact us!

Latinas, Envision Your 2020: Free Worksheet

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Thank you to all the Chicas Latinas de Sacramento members who joined us at our “Tacos n’ Chill(ed Margaritas): Bienvenidos 2020” dinner! It was great celebrating a successful 2019 and welcoming the new year with both new and familiar faces.

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Chicas Latinas My 2020 Vision

Members left with “My 2020 Vision” worksheets (get it, 20/20 vision) to help each of us envision a 2020 of goals and growth.

We want to make sure this tool is available to all our Chicas Latinas, supporters, and community members. Click below to download your own copy of the empowering worksheet.

Download your “2020 Vision” worksheet here

Volunteer for 2019 “Starting Off on the Right Foot” – Distribution Day

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Chicas Latinas de Sacramento‘s 5th Annual “Starting Off on the Right Foot” Shoe Drive is coming to an end — and on Oct. 22 Chicas Latinas members and community volunteers will distribute NEW shoe donations to the students at our 2019 sponsored school!

Be a part of Chicas Latinas / Sacramento giving history… as we give away our 2,000th new pair of shoes. 

Volunteer for “Starting Off on the Right Foot” Shoe Drive Distribution Day, Oct. 22

Distro Day Save the Date 2019

Two volunteer shifts available: 
Shift 1: 7am-10am
Shift 2: 9am-12pm

Deadline to signup is Oct. 15! 

Interested? Email…
– Your full name
– Phone number
– Org. or business you’re representing (if any)
– Indicate preferred shift(s)

To: committees@chicaslatinasdesacramento.org

Thank you Sacramento for your support! Once again, with your help, we will be able to PROVIDE EVERY CHILD at our sponsored school, Glenwood Elementary, with a NEW pair of shoes for the school year. To date, Chicas Latinas de Sacramento has successfully collected over 2,000 pairs of new shoes for children in Sacramento county. Thank you!


Want to do more…?

Join a Chicas Latinas de Sacramento’s committee!

CL Committee Mtg. (1)Chicas Latinas’ Programs & Events Committee meeting is Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 at 6pm. Everyone is welcomed to participate (regardless of age, sex, ethnicity), let’s work together to inspire a culture of Latina philanthropy and leadership to Sacramento.

On Oct. 14, committee members will be putting the finishing touches on our “Starting Off on the Right Foot” distribution day, prepping for Join #TeamChicas at Run to Feed the Hungry! and finalizing our holiday giving activities.

 

Other committees: Scholarship, and Marketing and Community Outreach. 

Email for more info: committees@chicaslatinasdesacramento.org


Join #TeamChicas at Run to Feed the Hungry!

#TeamChicas is excited to join the 26th annual Run To Feed The Hungry benefiting Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services. Deadline to Register is Nov. 1. 

View #TeamChicas Pledge page: http://bit.ly/ChicasRTFTH2019 (donate, join, invite, share…!)

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Chicas Latinas Celebrates 10 Years in Sacramento with Fiesta de Pastel

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You’re invited to Diez Años de Dulzura: Fiesta de Pastel on Thursday September 12, from 5:30-8pm at Mayahuel’s COA room in downtown Sacramento.

  • $20 in advance
  • $25 at the door

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Join Chicas Latinas de Sacramento in celebrating our Diez Años de Dulzura… also known as our 10 Year Anniversary! 🎉🎂🎉

Fiesta de Pastel event guests will be treated to delicious hors d’oeuvres and a variety of yummy “Latino themed” cakes to taste and enjoy, and enjoy some more ~ because what’s a milestone birthday without sharing multiple delicious cakes with our members, friends, and supporters?!?!

🍰 Queremos pastel, pastel, pastel! 🍰

Diez Años de Dulzura: Fiesta de Pastel will also be the LAST CHANCE to donate a NEW pair of shoes to our annual “Starting Off on the Right Foot” shoe drive ~ bring your NEW shoe donations!

🌹 Thank you Chicas Latinas de Sacramento for… 🌹
10 years of giving,
10 years of inspiring,
10 years of empowering,
10 years of building Latina leaders in Sacramento!

Let’s celebrate 10 years of Sacramento’s premier Latina volunteer cultivation 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and just in time to ring in Hispanic Heritage Month! We can’t wait to share this milestone and share a bit of “dulce cultura” with our community members.

* Limited advanced tickets available, register at:
https://chicaslatinasdiezanos.eventbrite.com
* Price increases at door.


Can’t attend, but want to give? Check out our new donation campaign

It’s now easy to donate to Chicas Latinas de Sacramento and support our mission with one-time or reoccurring donations via DonorBox.

 

Attn: Sacramento Yogis and Fair-Goers, give doing what you love!

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Chicas Latinas de Sacramento is in full-swing hosting 2019 fundraisers and drives to collect new shoes for our annual “Starting Off on the Right Foot” shoe drive, benefiting Glenwood Elementary.

During our 2019 fundraiser and donation-drive, 100% of all new shoe and monetary donations collected will be used to provide a NEW pair of shoes for the children at Glenwood Elementary, part of the Robla Elementary School District. It is our goal to see to it that EVERY child (500) at our sponsored school is able to start the new year on the right foot!


How to give to “Starting Off on the Right Foot” in July!

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Yoga en el Capitolio!

All ages, genders, bodies, and abilities ~ no experience is required. Bring your mat, water, sunscreen, and your new shoe donations! You’ll leave knowing you provided a child with the opportunity to Start Off on the Right Foot and have enjoyed a great yoga class in nature, surrounded by a supportive community. Give to others and give to your self… an amazing start to any day!

Event check-in/registration is at 9AM | Yoga starts at 9:30AM | 12th & L Street, Capitol lawn

Register in Advance: $12  https://chicascapitolyoga.eventbrite.com

Register at Event: $15 – or – Donate a NEW pair of shoes

166th California State Fair!

Purchase your CA State Fair tickets in advance at bit.ly/CAStateFair2019 (rates start at $8 children/ $12 adults) – and – $1 of your purchase will benefit our “Starting Off on the Right Foot” Shoe Drive.

StateJuly 12-28, 2019, advance tickets available include: 

  • California State Fair Fun Pack
  • California State Fair Discount Tickets
  • California State Fair Season Passes

Can’t attend, but want to give?

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Donate directly to “Starting Off on the Right Foot” via Eventbrite Donation Page. Donate in increments of $5 ~ any amount helps us reach the goal of providing every child at Glenwood Elementary School with a NEW shoes for the 2019-2020 school year!

Interested in joining, helping, sponsoring… learning more? Shoot us an email: committees@chicaslatinasdesacramento.org or visit us at ChicasLatinasdeSacramento.org

All donations are tax-deductible (Tax ID: 46-1048619).

Donate at: https://clshoedrive2019.eventbrite.com


Join Chicas Latinas de Sacramento’s Leadership

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Our working committees are always open to new members! If you’re interested in joining and supporting Chicas Latinas de Sacramento’s mission to make a positive impact in both the Latin and Sacramento community by improving, connecting and embracing our culture and the community in which we call our home, send us a note and/or join our next Programs & Events Meeting. Our Latina-powered 501(c)3 organization gives back to the community by utilizing our people and our culture to educate, inspire, and lead.

Join Chicas Latinas July Programs & Events Committee Meeting on July 8 at 6pm. Email for info: Committees@ChicasLatinasdeSacramento.org 


#TeamChicas’ Weekly Running & Walking Group

Get active, get social, and get outside with Chicas Latinas de Sacramento!

Join #TeamChicas’ every Wednesday at 6:30pm for a group run, jog, or walk ~ at your own pace. Friends and family are welcomed… furry ones included. Connect with us on Facebook or Instagram for timely updates.

 

Chicas Latinas’ June Sacramento Events, Volunteer Opportunities & “Starting Off on the Right Foot” Fundraisers

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Chicas Latinas de Sacramento is excited to announce Glenwood Elementary has been chosen as our 2019 shoe drive beneficiary! Glenwood Elementary School serves approximately 500 K-6th grade students. Over 60% of the students identify as hispanic/Latino and 93% of the entire student-body are considered socioeconomically disadvantaged.

CL Glenwood 2019During our 2019 fundraiser and donation-drive, 100% of all shoe and monetary donations collected will be used to provide a NEW pair of shoes for the children at Glenwood Elementary, part of Robla Elementary School District.

Chicas Latinas’ Annual “Starting Off on the Right Foot” Shoe Drive provides NEW shoes to local elementary students in need. Shoes that fit properly, are free of holes, and have intact soles, are unfortunately considered a luxury item for some Sacramento families and children. It is our goal to see to it that EVERY child (500) at our sponsored 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 athletic shoes this year, we’ll need to collect enough donations from the Sacramento community to provide over 500 pairs of shoes. Donate directly via the link below or join us at one of our exciting fundraising events (such as our two recent sell-out paint nights, pics below)!

 

Eventbrite Donation Link: https://clshoedrive2019.eventbrite.com

Interested in joining, helping, sponsoring… learning more? Shoot us an email: committees@chicaslatinasdesacramento.org | All donations are tax-deductible (Tax ID: 46-1048619).


June “Starting Off on the Right Foot” Fundraiser

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Handmade Mexican Candy Graduation Leis! Perfect for your graduates – and – proceeds benefit “Starting Off on the Right Foot.” When you order your Mexican Candy Lei ~ your $10 donation will be used to provide a child at Glenwood Elementary School with a NEW pair of shoes. Leis are made to order, using all the traditional Mexican-candy favorites.

Necklaces and bracelets are available, order online by 6/9: https://chicaslatinas.ecrater.com/ 

*Stayed tuned for July 2019 “Starting Off on the Right Foot” Shoe Drive fundraising events! 


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Chicas Latinas’ June 2019 Announcements and Events:

Join Chicas Latinas de Sacramento’s Leadership

Our working committees are always open to new members! If you’re interested in joining and supporting Chicas Latinas de Sacramento’s mission to make a positive impact in both the Latin and Sacramento community by improving, connecting and embracing our culture and the community in which we call our home, send us a note and/or join our next Programs & Events Meeting. Our Latina-powered 501(c)3 organization gives back to the community by utilizing our people and our culture to educate, inspire, and lead.

Join Chicas Latinas June Programs & Events Committee Meeting on June 3 at 6pm. Email for info: Committees@ChicasLatinasdeSacramento.org 


#TeamChicas’ Weekly Running (sometimes Walking) Group

Get active, get social, and get outside with Chicas Latinas de Sacramento!

Join #TeamChicas’ every Wednesday at 6:30pm for a group run, jog, or walk ~ at your own pace. Friends and family are welcomed… furry ones included. Connect with us on Facebook or Instagram for timely updates.

 


June Volunteer Opportunities, Fundraisers, and Community Events

Sacramento: Free Team Registration, Prizes, and Improved Health with #TeamChicas!

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#TeamChicas is back! Join us for our weekly run/jog/walks on Wednesday evenings in downtown/east Sacramento.

Want to take it a step further? During the month of April bring a NEW pair of closed-toe shoes to donate to our Annual “Starting Off on the Right Foot” shoe drive, and you could win a prize!!! New prize every week and prizes not claimed roll over to the next week (hint, hint, nudge… double-prize week 4/10).

Want to take it ANOTHER step further?!?! To kick-off our #TeamChicas’ season, we’ll be participating in 2019 NAMIWalks on May 4 — to help increase mental health awareness. Registration is FREE, walkers are encouraged, and there are multiple distances to choose from. To register to walk/run with our team, visit:
https://www.namiwalks.org/team/28507

NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

#TeamChicas is a group of fun health-minded women (and yes, a few men) dedicated to making a positive impact by participating in events that give back to our community. By joining our weekly walk/jog/runs you’re taking (literal) steps towards physical and mental health in a supportive and social environment. All levels are welcomed. We meet every Wednesday at 6:30pm during the spring/summer and 6pm during the fall.

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*Please check our FB/Instagram for timely updates
*Meet in front of Mckinley Park Library
*Bring your running shoes (and maybe a pair to donate)
*Bring water
*Bring a friend (furry friends ok)
*Let’s get moving! (All walking/running levels welcomed)

 

 

Chicas Latinas is 10 Years Old: Join our 2019 Giving Celebrations!

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In April 2009 Chicas Latinas was founded in an effort to increase Latina volunteerism and philanthropy in the Sacramento community. Our founder believed that in order to truly reach and serve our Hispanic and Latino brothers and sisters… those serving needed to understand our culture, traditions, and barriers. We needed to step-up, serve our community members, and do our part in lifting up and helping our people.

In 2012, in the kitchen of a studio apartment and with the backing of a 20-something-year-old’s modest bank account, Chicas Latinas de Sacramento became a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Our nonprofit organization now has a volunteer roster of over 300 local Latinas, a board of directors, multiple committees, and annual programming… which continues to grow every year.

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Our 10 Year Anniversary Celebration began with a call for leadership volunteers!

Our members get so busy planning, implementing, and making magic happen in Sacramento… that sometimes we forgot to share the love. This year we’re making it a point to share the Chicas Latinas leadership love and extend invites to our community members, of all ages and background, to join our committees (Programming, Marketing, Scholarship, etc.). Our 2019 call for committee volunteers has already proven successful and we’re excited about the new faces, ideas, and energy that has came into our organization!

Thank you to our newcomers ~ and our future newcomers.

Join Chicas Latinas April Programs & Events Committee Meeting on April 8 at 6pm. Email for info: Committees@ChicasLatinasdeSacramento.org 


Chicas Latinas April 2019 Announcements and Events:

April 3rd — #TeamChicas returns!

Join #TeamChicas’ every Wednesday at 6:30pm for a group run and/or walk ~ at your own pace.

During the month of April, bring a NEW pair of closed-toed shoes for our “Starting Off on the Right Foot” shoe drive ~ and be entered to win a prize ~ EVERY WEEK!

Look forward to: Joining #TeamChicas NAMIWalks on May 4th (registration is free, walkers and runners welcomed, multiple distances available).


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Chicas Latinas Annual Scholarship Award: Application is Open!

  • Application Open: March 15, 2019
  • Application Deadline: May 1, 2019
  • 2019-2020 Award = $1500

High school & College Students, Apply Here!


Join Chicas Latinas Volunteer Team on April 27 for Rebuilding Together Sacramento

Chicas Latinas is excited to have a volunteer team at Rebuilding Together Sacramento spring Rebuild Day on April 27th, to help rebuild homes for families in need in our community. Morning, afternoon, and all-day shifts are available. No experience required. Shirt and food/refreshments will be provided. Men and women are welcomed to register for our team ~ invite your friends and family members!

Deadline to Register is April 12: Chicas Latinas Rebuild Day

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Register online with Chicas Latinas’ team to join our house! Deadline is 4/12

Join Chicas Latinas’ Rebuild Team ~ Share / Invite on Facebook


Chicas Latinas Paint Night, benefiting “Starting Off on the Right Foot”

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You’re invited to Chicas Latinas de Sacramento’s Paint Night Fundraiser benefiting our 2019 “Starting Off on the Right Foot” Shoe Drive, led by local Latina artist Yoli Manzo!

Space is limited, deadline to register is April 15 ~ funds raised will go toward the purchase of NEW shoes for the students at our 2019 sponsored elementary school!

 

Tickets are going fast. ¿Entiendes?

Chicas Latinas’ Paint Night ~ Share / Invite on Facebook

 

*Stayed tuned for May events ~ and the announcement of our 2019 “Starting Off on the Right Foot” Shoe Drive beneficiary! 

Interested in joining, helping, sponsoring… learning more? Shoot us an email: info@chicaslatinasdesacramento.org