We are excited to announce a collaboration with Kamere, a local media start-up, to identify and recognize the Capital Region’s 10 most inspiring stories from the region’s nonprofits. The winning stories will be included in our 2015 edition of Capital Region Cares.
“With over 10,000 nonprofits, the Capital Region is overflowing with charities and philanthropists who are making our region a better place to live and work. We want to share those inspirational stories,” says Kamere President and CEO Kim Box. “By showcasing the impact these nonprofits are having, we will raise awareness about all the good that is happening in our communities and draw support to these valuable organizations.”
Capital Region Cares, Comstock’s annual guide to philanthropy, highlights the numerous ways in which nonprofits are meeting our region’s diverse needs, from hunger and housing to performing arts and animal welfare. “Part of being a responsible citizen is giving back. It encourages businesses to get more involved, and it helps create needed funds for our neighbors who are less fortunate,” says Comstock’s publisher Winnie Comstock-Carlson.
Starting October 1, nonprofits in Amador, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties are invited to submit a short inspirational story or video at kamere.com/nonprofit/. Submissions should highlight how the nonprofit or charitable organization has changed a life and is making a difference in the community.The deadline for submissions is December 1, after which a team of judges will review the submissions and announce the Capital Region’s 10 most inspirational stories. The winning stories will be professionally documented by Comstock’s writers and will appear in Comstock’s 20th Annual Capital Region Cares, to be published this summer.
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Women in Philanthropy, a program of the United Way California Capital Region, supports foster teens in the community who are turning 18 and facing emancipation. The group coordinates workshops and social programs and organizes a holiday stocking and gift event. Last year, volunteers collected nearly 500 towel sets and 50 luggage sets, along with toiletries and household goods to give to those making the transition to independence.
Though a new rapid rehousing initiative may stymy the troubling trend locally, some providers remain concerned that a lack of mandatory supportive services and intensive case management may cause the program to exacerbate, not eliminate, the problem.
In 2004, 28-year-old Kimberly Kaufman learned she had congestive heart failure.
A twice-convicted felon, Ronita Iulio thought she had blown her last chance to salvage her life and family. After being released from prison in 2008, Iulio was anxious to reunite with her three children, but instead she faced an unsympathetic court that granted full custody to her ex-husband.