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The Magical Holiday Tradition Continues in Old Sacramento with 7th Annual “Macy’s Theatre of Lights"

The Magical Holiday Tradition Continues in Old Sacramento with 7th Annual “Macy’s Theatre of Lights"

Known as a magical, electrifying and family-friendly holiday tradition in Old Sacramento, the ever-popular and FREE “Macy’s Theatre of Lights” performances return on Wednesday evening, November 25, 2015, and continue through New Year’s Eve.   In addition to Macy’s, the spectacular annual event is also proudly presented by the Downtown Sacramento Partnership (DSP) in cooperation with Downtown Commons, the City of Sacramento Department of Convention and Cultural Services, the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau, Embassy Suites, Evangeline’s and Old Sacramento merchants and small business owners.  

Sacramento History Museum is Proudly Committed to Hiring Military Veterans

Sacramento History Museum is Proudly Committed to Hiring Military Veterans

With a staff comprised of more than 25 percent military veterans, the Sacramento History Museum is dedicated to seeking out, hiring and retaining capable and dedicated military veterans whenever possible.  Currently, the Museum employs eight military veterans who proudly served in the U.S. Armed Forces as follows: two from the Army, three from the Navy, and one from each of the Air Force, Marines and National Guard.

Interestingly, the vast majority of the military veterans employed at the Sacramento History Museum are tour guides who had no previous related experience but excel in working with the public.

Community Volunteer Fairs in Davis and West Sacramento

Community Volunteer Fairs in Davis and West Sacramento

Have you ever wanted to volunteer but didn’t know where to go or how to start? Come join the Yolo County Library at one, or both, of the Community Volunteer Fairs being held on October 7 in Davis or October 22 in West Sacramento to learn how you can get connected to your community.

Community Volunteer Fairs will be held on the following days from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.:

  • October 7 at the Davis Arts Center, located at 1919 F Street in Davis
  • October 22 at the Civic Center Galleria, located at 1110 West Capitol Avenue in West Sacramento

Find volunteer opportunities in your area, network with local organizations and learn how to support great efforts in your community.  Organizations participating in the Community Volunteer Fairs include:

Help Community Business Bank Give Away $10,000 to Benefit Local Non-Profit

Help Community Business Bank Give Away $10,000 to Benefit Local Non-Profit

There’s no fancy party planned to celebrate Community Business Bank’s 10th anniversary. Instead, the West Sacramento-headquartered community bank plans to give away $10,000 to one lucky not-for-profit making a difference in Sacramento, Yolo, San Joaquin or Solano counties.

“For the past decade, it’s been our honor to help meet the needs of small businesses and not-for-profits in our communities,” said John DiMichele, CEO, Community Business Bank. “Our $10,000 give away contest is the perfect opportunity to express our gratitude to a local not-for-profit that is working hard every day to help those in need.” In addition to the cash prize, the winner will receive a full-page ad in thePartners in Philanthropyedition of the Sacramento Business Journal.

Entry period for all nominations is September 1-30, 2015. Here are two ways to nominate your favorite not-for-profit:

Cheer Sacramento donates $1,500 to Sacramento LGBT Community Center

Cheer Sacramento donates $1,500 to Sacramento LGBT Community Center

Cheer Sacramento, Sacramento’s original “Charitable Cheerleaders,” has donated $1,500 to the Sacramento LGBT Community Center (1927 L Street, Sacramento).

Cheer Sacramento has been actively involved in the Sacramento community since 1999.  Cheer Sacramento performs and fundraises at various community events, including Sacramento Pride, the Susan G. Komen “Race for the Cure” and the California International Marathon.  The team also provides scholarships to both high school and college cheerleaders.  Most recently, the team helped raise over $1500 for the Mustard Seed School. The team has even been in a Coca-Cola commercial as well as this years America’s Got Talent Season 10 commercial.  Click here for more information about Cheer Sacramento.

Kaiser Permanente awards nearly $140,000 to nonprofit organizations serving the Elk Grove area

Kaiser Permanente awards nearly $140,000 to nonprofit organizations serving the Elk Grove area

Kaiser Permanente has awarded 56 grants totaling nearly $1.5 million to 54 local not-for-profit organizations, schools and government entities serving the greater Sacramento community. That includes $140,000 in funds to organizations serving the Elk Grove area.

The Community Benefit grants – which range in individual amounts from $5,000 to $97,304 – are part of a longstanding practice for Kaiser Permanente, the region’s leading integrated health-care provider, which works to improve the health of the communities it serves in Sacramento, Yolo, Placer and El Dorado counties. Overall, the grants seek to improve access to medical care, support mental health services, reduce violence, develop the workforce and promote healthy eating and active living.

The largest allocation of funding will help the uninsured and underinsured access health care programs and services at various community clinics and organizations.