Happy (Socially Distanced) Holidays, Sacramento!

Happy holiday’s to Chicas Latinas members, volunteers, friends and family! We miss our community dearly and are working hard to identify opportunities to give and stay engaged with the Sacramento Latino community. We’ve been in contact with many of the local organizations we regularly work with and are working to identify safe ways Chicas Latinas can volunteer and continue making a difference in our community this holiday season, and beyond — virtually or at a safe 6-foot distance. Here’s hoping in-person gatherings are in our near future. In the meantime…

Here’s how you can give in Sacramento, this holiday season:

  • Volunteer: Chicas Latinas is looking for 2-3 volunteers to help wrap gifts for WEAVE’s “Winter Wonderland” on Friday Dec. 18, from 1-4pm — for Sacramento area families. Can you help? Email us: info@chicaslatinasdesacramento.org
  • Donate to The Sacramento Children’s home via its Holiday Giving Program, adopt a child (family from the nursery) or donate gift cards.
  • Donate to Sacramento Loaves & Fishes and follow them on social media, where they often post urgent/timely needs.
  • Join our Program & Events Committee, and help us start planning for a reemerging in 2021! Meetings are evenings via zoom, all are welcomed. Email for more info: committees@chicaslatinasdesacramento.org

Here’s where you can find some holiday cheer:

Join La Familia Counseling Center, Inc. on Friday, December 11th at their Maple Neighborhood Center from 3-5pm for our Annual Posada Navideña. It will be a safe drive-thru event, following social distance guidelines. Sacramento families will be able to enjoy Christmas decorations, goodie bags, raffles and even an appearance from Santa!

  • On Dec. 20, check out The Latino Center of Art and Culture’s LA PASTORELA DE SACRAMENTO.” Expect a modern (Zoom) version of Mexico’s traditional Christmas pageant, registration is free!

And lastly, we’d be honored if you become a Chicas Latinas donor. Chicas Latinas’ has done ZERO fundraising for its own costs this year. Whether you’re able to contribute a one-time donation or a reoccurring donation — every donation adds up and helps us reach and stay active in the Sacramento community. Can’t donate? Share our efforts with your network and/or join us as a volunteer! (Extra points if you’re the digital type.)

Happy Holiday’s from Chicas Latinas de Sacramento!

Chicas Latinas’ Reemerging from 2020

Chicas, it has been a year. Our in-person events were canceled, including our shoe drive fundraisers, in-person volunteering became obsolete, and our meetings have became a mix of strategies to fulfill our shoe drive fundraising goals and plan for an uncertain future.

Here’s Where We’re At:

  • We have not met our 2020 “Starting Off on the Right Foot” fundraising goal. Thank you to everyone who has donated (both money and items for yard sale fundraiser, to everyone who shopped at our yard sale, and to our volunteer! We’re still a bit shy from our shoe drive goal, but the good news is that we have some time. Just as we’re trying to navigate these odd times, so are area schools. If you’re able to, please consider donating.
  • We started a virtual book club! In April we started Chicas Latinas’ virtual book club. In eight months, we’ve read 8 books — all by Latina authors. We even had an author join us once!
  • We gave away money! We awarded a local high school student with a $2,000 scholarship to use towards college, through Chicas Latinas’ annual scholarship award program.
  • All is not lost. We’ve been in contact with many of the local organizations we regularly work with and are working together to identify safe ways Chicas Latinas can volunteer and continue making a difference in our community — either virtually or at a safe 6-foot distance. Stay tuned! (If you’re interested in helping us shape what our 2021 might look like, consider joining our Programs & Event Committee)

What you can do NOW:

Join our December / January Book Club. Discussions are weekly on Thursday evenings, reading schedule will be sent to everyone who registers via zoom: https://bit.ly/CLBookClubDecJan

  • Next month, #CLBookClub will start “Clap When You Land,” by Elizabeth Acevedo, and the readings will be spread across two months.
  • Purchase your book from a Latinx retailer, here are a few in California: Tia Chuchas, Other Books LA, Booklandia. And if you want to keep it local to Sacramento, check out Underground Books.

Join our December 9th Program & Events Committee meeting, and help us start planning for a reemerging in 2021! Meetings are evenings via zoom. Email for more info: committees@chicaslatinasdesacramento.org

Check out Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Estrella Awards! SACHCC will be hosting “Estrellas Week” from Dec. 7 to 11.

Learn about the different ways you can give in Sacramento this holiday season!

  • You can give multiple ways to The Sacramento Children’s home via its Holiday Giving Program, adopt a child (family from the nursery) or donate gift cards.
  • Consider donating to Sacramento Loaves & Fishes and follow them on social media, where they often post urgent/timely needs.
  • Stay connected and support our local cultural organizations ~ we hear there will be some holiday posadas coming to town!

And lastly, we’d be honored if you become a Chicas Latinas donor. Chicas Latinas’ has done ZERO fundraising for its own costs this year. Whether you’re able to contribute a one-time donation or a reoccurring donation — every donation adds up and helps us reach and stay active in the Sacramento community. Can’t donate? Share our efforts with your network and/or join us as a volunteer! (Extra points if you’re the digital type.)

Chicas Latinas’ shoe drive partnership with Fleet Feet.

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.

Students from Woodbine Elementary excited about showing off their new kicks (2015)

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