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)

 

 

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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.

TBD Scholarship Committee Mtg. (contact)

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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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• 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

Chicas Latinas de Sacramento Kicks Butt, You Can Too! Learn how This August

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The back-to-School countdown has officially begun… and Chicas Latinas de Sacramento is working hard to provide EVERY child at our sponsored elementary school with a new pair of shoes for the 2018-19 school year. Only ONE MONTH LEFT TO DONATE to 2018 “Starting Off on the Right Foot” Shoe Drive, benefiting D.W. Babcock School!!! 

We’re halfway to our goal of collecting 600 NEW pairs of shoes! 

Kicking-butt is a community effort ~ Help Spread the Word and/or Donate

Why we do what we do… 

“When I first learned of our 2018 sponsored school, my stomach dropped. The selected school fit our criteria and was deserving of our sponsorship and support, but there was something my board members didn’t know — D.W. Babcock was my elementary school. Chicas Latinas’ board and committee members justified their selection by sharing stats and painting the portrait of a school and children in need of community support… and I found myself transported back to a time when I was a child, in need of support, and feeling incredibly small because of it. Needless to say, this year’s selection hit close to home. That was my school, and I was that kid.” – Read more: http://bit.ly/ShoeDriveNewHope

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ATTEND:

Join us for Chicas Latinas night with Sac Republic FC on Saturday, Aug. 4! The price is $20 per ticket, contact us via email/social media to purchase tickets.

ANNOUNCING: Chicas Latinas’ Self-Defense Workshop, benefiting “Starting Off on the Right Foot” Shoe Drive: Aug. 26 at 10am ~ Tickets are only $15! Register

DONATE:

Donate online: https://clshoedrive2018.eventbrite.com

Check donations can be mailed to Capsity, 2572 21st St.
Sacramento, California 95818, Attn: Chicas Latinas de Sacramento.

Drop-off NEW shoes at the below sponsors’ locations:

Thank you to everyone who supported in July… we had a blast dancing with Bachata on the Edge, hanging-out with Sacramento Republic FC players, and shopping at Heart Boutique 

August Dates:

Every other Sunday at 8 a.m., 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.

TBD Scholarship Committee Mtg. (contact)

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Give, while you shop:

Chicas Latinas is linked to #amazonsmile! Shop for your
“Starting Off on the Right Foot” Shoe Drive donations 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: Julio/Star of the Month: July!

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 Julio/July!

Chicas Latinas’ Estrella del Mes: Julio/Star of the Month: July!

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Kenya Corona – Director of Member Relations at the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and prior member of Chicas Latinas de Sacramento. 

How long have you been a part of Chicas? 

I joined Chicas in 2014 [when I was a full-time business marketing major at California State University, Sacramento].

Why did you join Chicas?

When I first moved to Sacramento I was longing to meet a community of likeminded Latinas who shared a passion for serving, which is exactly what I found in the group. I love how open the group is to new ideas that can impact our community. I truly believe I have amigas por vida [friends for life] from the friendships I’ve developed with the chicas. I would love to see Chicas Latinas expand to other cities.

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Chicas celebrating Chicas Latinas’ 5-year Anniversary at Zocalo restaurant in Sacramento, CA.

What do you love about Sacramento?

Coming from Los Angeles, I was shocked at how multiethnic Sacramento is — I truly love that! As the years have gone by, I continue to see a diverse community and I hope for this same type of representation in Sacramento’s leadership. And, of course, I love the trees!

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Chicas supporting the California Latino Capitol Association mixer, which provides support, a positive community for Capitol staff, and advocates for more than four decades! (Kenya Corona and Angela Rosas).

What is the most fun/memorable experience since volunteering with Chicas?

Hands down the annual shoe-drive! I love all aspects of this event: from fundraising to the shopping, to the day of the event. Last year, two weeks from the distribution day, we had not reached our fundraising goal and came to the devastating conclusion that we would not be able to give every child at the school a new pair of shoes. However, we all came together as a group determined to do whatever we had to do. We reached out to every person we knew and were on the mission to find the best deals on shoes! Well, to everyone’s surprise, not only did we reach our goal, but we surpassed it! It’s amazing to see how these well deserving kids’ face light up from something so basic as a pair of shoes.

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Kenya demonstrating her public speaking skills during an interview with a local news station.

What are your interests and hobbies? 

I absolutely love traveling, movies, and working out. I recently purchased a sewing machine, because as a petite woman, I constantly have issues finding clothes that fit perfectly, so I decided to try to make my own — wish me luck!

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Chicas Latinas’ first Zumba shoe drive: promoting health and fitness while raising funds for a prior shoe drive.

 

What motto do you live by?

One of my favorite mottos to live by is “Experiences over Things.” Many of us get so caught up living for temporary things instead of investing our time and resources into experiences that create lasting memories and stories to share.

Who is your favorite person to follow on social media? Why?

Right now, my favorite person to follow is Will Smith. He is the familiar face that many of us remember so vividly from our childhood watching the Fresh Prince of BelAir; he has super creative content, is inspirational, and I can’t get enough of his goofy, charismatic charm. If you aren’t following him, go do it now!

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

Ah, this is a tough question because every place I’ve traveled to has a special place in my heart. When I travel I love to immerse myself in the culture, dine with the locals, learn the history, and of course, enjoy the scenery. Every place I’ve been is memorable. I’m currently looking forward to my trip to Colombia this week!

What’s your most favorite family tradition?

Would you consider getting a phone call from your mami every day a family tradition? Haha! Yea, let’s call it a family tradition. No matter how old I get, or how far, or close I live, I can always count on her phone call; it used to bug me when I was younger, but now, I look forward to hearing her voice.

Sacramento Events and Giving Goals: Join Chicas Latinas This July!

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Chicas Latinas’ 2018 “Starting Off on the Right Foot” Shoe Drive, benefiting D.W. Babcock School is underway!!! We have a goal this year to provide EVERY child at the elementary school with a new pair of shoes for the 2018-19 school year.

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Thank you to our 2018 “Starting Off on the Right Foot” Sponsors and Donors:

  • Northwestern Mutual
  • River City Phoenix
  • Sutter Roseville
  • Hugs Alternative Care: Collecting NEW shoe donations at their 2 locations!
  • Sacramento Republic FC: Collecting NEW shoe donations at Sac Republic Offices!
  • Heart Boutique: Collecting NEW shoe donations July 8-14!

Join us for Chicas Latinas night with Sac Republic FC on Saturday, Aug. 4! The price is $20 per ticket and is sure to sell out FAST! We’ll have tickets on hand to sell at our upcoming July event, or contact us via email/social to purchase tickets.

Proceeds benefit our Shoe Drive! 

Can’t attend, but want to give? Donate online: https://clshoedrive2018.eventbrite.com

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Please help us reach our goal of providing EVERY child at D. W. Babcock Elementary with a new pair of shoes for the school year (600 pairs)! July fundraiser events below, please join us and share!

July Dates, Sacramento:

Every other Sunday at 8 a.m., 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.

TBD Scholarship Committee Mtg. (contact)

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Give, while you shop:

Chicas Latinas is linked to #amazonsmile! Shop for your
“Starting Off on the Right Foot” Shoe Drive donations at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Chicas Latinas De Sacramento!