We realize that there are many local organizations and charities who depend on donations to keep functioning. While we wish we could help more, we have decided to focus on 5 local organizations in the Folsom/Sacramento and one in Mexico. If you would like your organization considered for next year, please let us know.
Sacramento Sheriff's Toy Project: The program provides a character building environment for offenders, who work with law enforcement officers and community volunteers to build dollhouses, rocking horses, rocking motorcycles and refurbish bicycles to nearly new condition. Deputy Sheriff's and Sheriff volunteers distribute these items to the less fortunate community.
Sierra Forever Families: Sierra Forever Families is a private, non-profit agency that focuses on finding and nurturing permanent homes for children. It was founded in 1983 by adoptive parents who saw that traditional adoption procedures stood in the way of placement of many children. Today, the agency has placed over 2,500 children in permanent homes. Sierra believes that every child deserves a loving home. Sierra serves children considered more difficult to place, and has become known for advocating and finding homes for older children and large sibling groups.
Powerhouse Transition Center: Powerhouse Ministries Transition Center for Women and Children offers food, shelter and foods necessary to build a brighter future for those ready to seize the opportunity for change in their lives. They offer them an opportunity to leave addiction and homelessness behind forever and embark on a transition back to society, through a two year, no-cost residential recovery program.
Friends of the Folsom Library: Friends of the Folsom Public Library is a volunteer non-profit organization advocating and promoting the library as a vital community service.
P.A.R.T.Y. (Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma In Youth): Their mission is to promote injury prevention through reality education, enabling youth to recognize risk and make informed choices about activities and behaviors. P.A.R.T.Y. programs teach high school freshmen and sophomores, before they get their Driver’s License, about the risk of driving and other activities while texting/calling/drinking/drugs, running stop signs, tailgating and more. Teen driver crashes are the leading cause of death for our nation’s youth and this program is changing those statistics and keeping them out of jail for causing fatalities/injuries.
The Mexican Orphan Mission: Established by Capitol Adventure, 100% of money and donations are used to purchase food and supplies for several different organizations in Northern Mexico that receive no financial support from the Mexican government. Doors of Faith Orphanage, currently cares for 100 children. About 90% of the children there are brought to them from Mexican Social Services and have been abandon or come from abusive homes. The Breakfast Club, provides breakfast to 300 children per day before school. For many of these kids it will be the only meal they have for the day. Many of these families live in extreme poverty as this community was just a landfill several years ago. Both of these organizations rely on volunteers as well as private donations to serve these very needy populations.
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