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.

 

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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

Chicas Latinas Requests Your Leadership!

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Welcome 2019!

This is an exciting year for Chicas Latinas de Sacramento, because we turn 10 years old in April!!! (That’s right, our lil’ ol’ Latina nonprofit organization has made it to double digits.)

To celebrate, we’re doing a call for committee members. We have a powerful leadership team who, year after year, organizes amazing community events, volunteer teams and activities for Sacramento ~ and as we enter into our next decade it’s time to invite new people and ideas to join the giving fun. We believe in the power of Latina leadership, and providing a path to leadership roles. 

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2019 At A Glance:

  • Sacramento Crisis Nursery Volunteer Events (next one is 2/2/2019… one spot left!)
  • Chicas Latinas de Sacramento’s 10 Year Anniversary Part-ay (help us plan!)
  • Chicas Latinas’ Annual Scholarship Awards and Fundraiser Events (we have some exciting fundraising events in the works)
  • Chicas Latinas’ Annual “Starting Off on the Right Foot” Shoe Drive (we love this event, and know you will too!)
  • YOUR IDEAS! (seriously, if we build it… they will come.) 

Aside from giving in the community, being part of something inspiring and powerful, and learning how to create movements, committee members become part of the Chicas Latinas family ~ and have access to Latina mentorship, support, and leadership! Joining our planning committee is an opportunity to learn, grow, network, and add some serious sparkle to any resume.

Curious? Send us an email committees@chicaslatinasdesacramento.org and/or join us at our next meeting on Monday February 11, 2019.

High School and College students encouraged to join!

 

Chicas Latinas de Sacramento Hosts Holiday Drive for Crisis Nursery: Learn More!

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Chicas Latinas de Sacramento has volunteered consistently at the Sacramento Children’s Home Crisis Nursery Program for the past few years. The Crisis Nursery does wonderful work with limited resources, providing emergency shelter services for the children of Sacramento County children, ages 0-6.

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This holiday season, your tax-deductible Chicas Latinas drive-donation will help supply the Crisis Nursery with the items on their Wish List.

Chicas Latinas will use 100% of the proceeds to purchase the wish list items the Crisis Nursery needs throughout the year to care for our community’s children.

* Donations must be made by Dec 14, 2018 

GIVE:

  • Donate online: bit.ly/ChicasHolidayDrive
  • Donate Gift cards: Walmart, Target, Raley’s, Costco & Safeway
  • Contact us via email: committees@chicaslatinasdesacramento.org

ATTEND:

Join us on Dec. 11, 5-8pm, at Ten Ten Room in downtown Sacramento for Mistletoe & Martinis: Chicas Latinas Mixer & Donation Drop-Off! 

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!

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December Dates:

Every Sunday at 8 a.m., and major holidays, volunteer to 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.

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Give, while you shop:

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

Fall into Community Giving with Chicas Latinas de Sacramento

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Starting Off on the Right Foot ~ Distro-Day Announced!

We are excited to announce that our “Starting Off on the Right Foot” distribution day at our sponsored Sacramento elementary school, D.W. Babcock, has been announced!

Volunteers, join us on November 1, when we’ll provide EVERY child at D.W. Babcock Elementary School with a NEW pair of shoes for the 2018-2019 school year.

You’re not going to want to miss this amazing morning of giving to children in our community. ❤️

 

Thank you to everyone who sponsored, held donation drives, donated, and supported with your shares and words of encouragement. With your help Chicas Latinas de Sacramento was able to (once again) provide a whole student-body with the joy of new shoes — shoes that fit and are free of holes — so that they can focus on their education. (Read about our founder’s story.)

Interested in volunteering? Shoot us a DM or email: committees@chicaslatinasdesacramento.org

Media Inquiries, email: info@chicaslatinasdesacramento.org

2018 Run to Feed the Hungry

November 1st is a big day for Chicas Latinas de Sacramento… because it is also DEADLINE to register and join #TeamChicas at The 25th annual Run to Feed the Hungry benefiting Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services!

To join #TeamChicas: 
• Create an account on RaceRoster
• Register yourself using the Adult Team Option
• Select team name: #TeamChicas
• Complete registration process
• Invite your friends & family to join our team — all are welcomed: any age, any fitness level! 

Visit and share our Facebook Event page
* * * All team members must register by November 1, 2018 * * *
The team registration fee is $55 per adult and $35 per youth.
Team registration includes a team shirt, team picture, access to VIP area… and more! 

* The deadline for team registration is November 1, 2018. Team team shirts will be available TBD.
View #TeamChicas Pledge page, here: bit.ly/ChicasRTFTH2018

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Sacramento Crisis Nursery

Last, but certainly not least, Chicas Latinas de Sacramento will be hosting a *spooky* Sacramento Crisis Nursery event on Oct. 27, complete with ghoulish treats and activities. There’s only 4 spots left ~ RSVP to secure your spot!

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Estrella del Mes: Agosto/Star of the Month: August!

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 Agosto/August!

Chicas Latinas’ Estrella del Mes: Agosto/Star of the Month: August!

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Lilia Stone – Member of Chicas Latinas de Sacramento and serves on Chicas Latinas’ Scholarship Committee

How long have you been a part of Chicas?     

I have been a part of Chicas Latinas since 2016.

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

I love the members of Chicas Latinas and their passion for helping others in the community. The committee volunteers are all extremely dedicated and donate hours of their time on a monthly basis to support our mission and to help others.

 What do you love about Sacramento?      

I love the Sacramento community. I’ve met so many individuals that want to better their surroundings, either through advocating for fair and equitable public policies or through volunteerism.   

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

My most memorable experience with Chicas Latinas is the award dinner with the Scholarship Committee that we had for our first Scholarship recipient last year. Celebrating the recipient’s academic accomplishments and success with her and her family was incredibly uplifting. Her parents were so proud and her younger siblings were inquiring as to how they could serve the community and what they could do academically to win scholarships when they reached her age. The dinner served as a reminder as to why I volunteer in the community, which is to invest in our youth.

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Why did you join Chicas?      

I moved to Sacramento from San Diego and wanted to feel more connected to my new community and invest in it, which is why when I met the CEO [of Chicas Latinas], I immediately knew that I wanted to volunteer with the organization.

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

If I had a superpower, it would be the ability to stop time. Sometimes it feels like there aren’t enough hours in the day to do everything I want to do!

 What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?      

The craziest thing I have ever done is bungee jumping at the San Diego County Fair to [try to] get rid of my fear of heights. It’s safe to say that I’m still fearful of heights.

Name one fun fact about yourself.      

I grew up in very dissimilar environments. I lived eight years in Sonora, Mexico; lived in three towns in Massachusetts, then lived in San Diego, and Pennsylvania by the time I was 16.

What is your favorite quote to live by?

“I am not lucky. You know what I am? I am smart, I am talented, I take advantage of the opportunities that come my way and I work really, really hard. Don’t call me lucky. Call me a badass,” by Shonda Rhimes.

What is your most favorite family tradition?

My [annual] family reunion in Mexico on New Year’s Eve, in which we all dress up, have a formal dinner, rent a karaoke machine, and ring in the New Year together (often ending well into the morning). I normally don’t get to see all of my relatives often, and this is a great way to get us all together in one place.

 

#TeamChicas Celebrates 5 Years of Run to Feed the Hungry in Sacramento, Join us!

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#TeamChicas is excited to join the 25th annual Run to Feed the Hungry benefiting Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services, for our 5th year participating! Sacramento’s annual run is the largest Thanksgiving Day run in the country, and we invite you to be a part of it, by joining #TeamChicas in our Sacramento Thanksgiving Day Tradition!

View #TeamChicas Pledge page, here: bit.ly/ChicasRTFTH2018 (where you can donate, join, invite, share…!)

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23755186_10154928903861821_3636897428264217439_nTo join #TeamChicas: 
• Create an account on RaceRoster
• Register yourself using the Adult Team Option
• Select team name: #TeamChicas
• Complete registration process
• Invite your friends & family to join our team — all are welcomed: any age, any fitness level! 

Visit and share our Facebook Event page
* * * All team members must register by November 1, 2018 * * *
The team registration fee is $55 per adult and $35 per youth.
Team registration includes a team shirt, team picture, access to VIP area… and more! 

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ABOUT RUN TO FEED THE HUNGRY 
WHAT: 10K Run & 5K Run/Walk to support Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services

WHEN: Thanksgiving morning – Thursday, November 22, 2018 — Rain or Shine!
10K – 8:15 a.m. • 5K – 9 a.m.

WHERE:  The race starts on J Street just west of the entrance to the Sacramento State campus and runs through the beautiful tree lined streets of East Sacramento.
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📢✨ HOW TO GET CHICAS LATINAS DE SACRAMENTO TO COVER YOUR RTFTH REGISTRATION FEE 📢

Join #TeamChicas for SIX Wednesday runs (between Aug. 1 – Nov. 1) and we’ll cover the RTFTH Registration fee for 5 participants. 😲😲

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* The deadline for team registration is November 1, 2018. Team registration and accompanying team shirts will not be available TBD.
View #TeamChicas Pledge page, here: bit.ly/ChicasRTFTH2018