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Mark your calendars for Sacramento Young Professionals of Color‘s upcoming November Happy Hour mixer, which will be held in partnership with Chicas Latinas de Sacramento.

November 15, 5:30-7:30pm at Azul Mexican Food & Tequila Bar! 🍺🍸

 Click Here to RSVP and Invite via Facebook!

The event will officially launch Chicas Latinas’ 2018 “Starting Off on the Right Foot” Shoe Drive. We’re getting a head start this year and hope you can join us at SYPOC’s event and help kick-off our drive on the right foot! At SYPOC’s November Happy Hour, we will be collecting NEW shoes and monetary donations for Chicas Latinas signature shoe drive event.

“Starting Off on the Right Foot” provides NEW shoes to elementary students in need. The children who attend our sponsored Sacramento schools live in underserved communities and the schools and students often lack basic back-to-school supplies. Shoes are often overlooked when finances are limited, yet they are essential to a student’s self-esteem and child development. Shoes that fit properly, are free of holes, and have intact soles, are considered a luxury item for some Sacramento families and children. It is our goal to see to it that EVERY child, at our sponsored school is able to start the new year on the right foot!

“Starting​ ​Off​ ​on​ ​the​ ​Right​ ​Foot”​ ​History:
2014 – Hagginwood Elementary: Collected 100+ pairs
2015 – Woodbine Elementary: Collected 400+ pairs
2016 – Del Paso Heights Elementary: Collected 500+ pairs

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D. W. Babcock Elementary has be chosen as Chicas Latinas’ 2018 shoe drive beneficiary! Babcock Elementary School serves approximately 400 Pre-K through 6th grade students. Over 90% of the students are considered socioeconomically disadvantaged.

One hundred percent of all shoe and monetary donations will be used to provide a NEW pair of shoes for the children at D. W. Babcock Elementary, part of Twin Rivers Unified School District. All donations are tax-deductible (Tax ID: 46-1048619).

Look out for a future “Starting Off on the Right Foot” shoe drive event, benefiting the students of D.W. Babcock, near you!

Want more? Check out videos from some of our previous shoe drives:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXuO00CrA7A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHn4TanzPHM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24eB50yT__Q

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