Thank you Sacramento for a 2017 full of support and encouragement. Our members took it “slow” this year in order to strengthen and update our foundation, vision, and goals. However, 2017 proved to be anything but slow for our members, volunteers, and community!
Aside from our many regular volunteer and drive activities this year, Chicas Latinas de Sacramento launched our annual Scholarship Awards. We awarded a deserving young Latina in our community with funds to use towards her college education.
We also launched a laptop drive. With your donations we provided eight refurbished laptops to local middle school students in need.
Chicas Latinas has officially launched our 2018 “Starting Off on the Right Foot” shoe drive, benefiting D.W. Babcock Elementary School. Flyers and sponsorship information to be released in January. Contact us for more information and/or to join in on the fun — planning is underway for 2018 drive events!
CL Featured in the Community:
- Alumna’s nonprofit focuses on getting Latinas engaged with their community, via Sacramento State
- Episode 140: Chicas Latinas de Sacramento, via Serious Talk. Seriously
SAVE THE DATES:
April 21: Rebuilding Together Sacramento — Chicas Latinas will have a volunteer team to help rebuild homes in our community. Morning and afternoon shifts will be available, look for volunteer info to come!
May 20: Weave Inc. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes — Chicas Latinas will have a volunteer AND Hombre walking team! You’re not going to want to miss this ladies n’ gents. Stay tuned for team registration and volunteer info!
Do you love our Sacramento Crisis Nursery volunteer events as much as we do? — Consider hosting one! We host nursery visits every other month (on Saturdays) and are looking for a few Chicas’ who can lead one (or two) volunteer projects in 2018! Our next event will be in February. Email us to learn more: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coming Up in Sacramento:
- Jan. 2: Marketing & Community Outreach Committee Mtg.
- Jan 3: #TeamChicas Running Group
- Jan. 8 Programs & Events Committee Mtg.
- Jan 15: Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday, Day of Service
- Jan 17: #TeamChicas Running Group
- Jan 20: Women’s March Sacramento 2018
- Feb 3: Steps to College 2018
Every other Sunday, 8am: Volunteer and Help Feed the Homeless with CAFFE at Cesar Chavez Plaza
#TeamChicas will continue our Wednesday evening runs, until further notice (stay tuned for Zumba!).
TBD Scholarship Committee Mtg. (contact for meeting times)
TBD Chicas Latinas Board Mtg. (contact for meeting times)
Give, while you shop:
Chicas Latinas is now linked to #amazonsmile! Shop at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Chicas Latinas De Sacramento!