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It seems like only a few months ago when we were all filled with hope that 2021 would usher in normalcy. While we have been able to enjoy a few in-person events in the recent weeks, things are not yet normal for us and the organizations Chicas Latinas de Sacramento regularly partners and volunteers with.

We had many exciting plans for 2020 and 2021. These plans were mostly canceled or postponed — which we’ll touch on later in the post. But first, let’s talk about what we ARE doing and how YOU can join us!

Chicas Latinas Book Club:

The #CLBookClub November will be Furia by Yamile Saied Méndez.

Join us every Thursday during the month of November (excluding Thanksgiving Day) at 7pm PST to discuss Furia. Registration closes on Nov. 1! Book Club members are encouraged to shop local, whatever local means to them. Registrants from Sacramento are invited to purchase from Wild Sisters Book Co., which is giving members 10% off bookclub purchases.

*Participants are also invited to join us for our in-person book pick-up. Details available upon registration.

Chicas Latinas’ book club was started as a result of the pandemic, and has been a gift to us all! Thank you to all who have joined us, community members and authors alike. And if you haven’t had a chance to join us yet, we hope to see you at a meeting soon.

 #TeamChicas at Run to Feed the Hungry:

#TeamChicas is excited to join the 27th annual Run to Feed the Hungry benefiting Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services.

All team members MUST register by Nov. 11, 2021

Sacramento’s annual run is the largest Thanksgiving Day run in the country, and we can’t wait to be a part of it — again!

View #TeamChicas page: https://bit.ly/ChicasRTFTH2021  (donate, join, invite, share…!)

For details about team benefits, pricing, and more view our Facebook event!

Holiday Drive for Sutter Cancer Patients

Chicas Latinas’ Holiday Drive this year is benefiting patients at the Sutter Cancer Center. With the help of our community members, we will provide stockings filled with self-care items for patients at the Sutter Cancer Center.

We have a goal of donating 100 “care packages” to 100 patients and are collecting NEW donated items from the list below (100 of each). View our Facebook event to share with your friends and family members!

  • Stocking or a nylon backpack to hold the items
  • Non-scratchy knit hat
  • Fuzzy socks
  • Antibacterial gel
  • Earbuds
  • Coloring books for adults
  • Coloring pencils
  • A deck of cards
  • Individually wrapped crackers & protein bars
  • Handwritten note/card of hope

Donations must be made by Nov. 22, 2021

Drop-off Locations:

Capsity Oakpark

3810 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95817
Drop-off hours: 9am-5pm
Closed: Saturday & Sunday

Wild Sisters Book Co.

3960 60th St, Sacramento, CA 95820
Drop-off hours: 10am-6pm
Closed: Sunday & Monday

St. Mark’s Methodist Church

2391 St. Mark’s Way, Sacramento, CA 95864
Drop-off by appointment only.
Please call Elizabeth @ 916-963-7885

UPDATE: “Starting Off on the Right Foot” Shoe Drive

Thank you to everyone who has donated to our shoe drive benefiting Woodridge Elementary. Due to COVID-19 we canceled a number of our 2020 shoe drive fundraiser events and the elementary school sponsored has been busy navigating digital-education and keeping their students and staff safe.

We’re all looking forward to a successful “Starting Off on the Right Foot” shoe drive and distribution event in 2022. Please stay tuned for future fundraiser events, which will benefit the students of Woodridge Elementary, and join us in volunteering for our distribution event in the fall, where we’ll provide each student at the school with a NEW pair of shoes for the 2022-23 school year!

More details to come.

In-person, in 2021…

#CLBookClub book pick-up / Hispanic Heritage Month Social / Latinos Run: Hispanic Heritage Month 5K