When donors research a nonprofit’s numbers – tax dollars saved, money raised and lives changed – they rarely look at an organization’s toilet paper budget.
Yet, this necessary staple costs local nonprofits thousands of dollars each year that they could be spending on programs. United Way California Capital Region is asking the community to participate in its 3rd annual LIVE UNITED Toilet Paper Drive on June 16 to help offset this cost. Last year’s drive raised 50,000 rolls of toilet paper, and this year’s goal is 60,000.
“It’s amazing the number of expenses nonprofits face that people don’t think about,” said Steve Heath, president and CEO, United Way California Capital Region. “Nonprofits work magic with their budgets to make a positive difference in countless lives in our region, but there’s only so much they can do. Donating toilet paper is a great way to join together and LIVE UNITED, ensuring more money goes toward vital programs that change people’s lives.”
The drive will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on June 16 at the Cal Expo main entrance, 1600 Exposition Boulevard in Sacramento. The rolls will be distributed the following week to many of United Way’s 142 certified partners in Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties. For more information, visit www.yourlocalunitedway.org/tp-drive.
United Way California Capital Region is the region’s leading provider of innovative solutions on the community’s most pressing issues, including high school graduation rates, household financial stability and obesity. Working with other nonprofits, businesses, donors and volunteers, United Way provides positive, measurable results on vital health and human services issues. Through new and traditional fundraising and mobilization programs, community members can give, volunteer and advocate in support of the causes they care most about, benefiting United Way and hundreds of nonprofits in Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties. United Way is an independent, local affiliate of United Way Worldwide. For more information, visit www.yourlocalunitedway.org.