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North Sacramento nonprofits make up the heart and soul of our community. They touch the lives of every resident and provide vital resources, services, education and employment for our region. At the Chamber, we think it’s important to recognize all the nonprofits across the Sacramento region, and especially our own nonprofit members. And yes, since the mid 1990’s our Chamber has had a special non-profit member (discounted) rate, just one way we value our non-profit community.

hp-logoDid you know that you give through the Chamber? The Chamber Board invests about 10% of our annual budget in sponsorships, contributions and scholarships directly to area youth, the Arts, and non-profits serving our communities. Additionally, we hope that you will help support the North Sacramento nonprofit community directly. The Chamber aims to connect nonprofits with resources and leaders from the business community so that we can all help each other and thrive as a community.. It’s why we call our members Leading Businesses, Building Community. That’s why we are the first Chamber in our region to launch a Chamber for Good Site.

Join us by recognizing and supporting the Chamber nonprofit community. Give, volunteer, lend your talent. The chamber proudly supports and recommends these organizations to you as worthy investments in an improving future – they each work to give folks skills, training and ambition to make a positive lasting change in their lives by offering a “hand up, not a hand out.”

American River Parkway Preservation Society (ARPPS)

Description: A nonprofit advocacy and policy development organization founded by David H. Lukenbill in 2003 to address issues regarding the Parkway such as: ineffective management, lack of dedicated funding, illegal camping, and public safety, other Parkway organizations were not addressing. Since then ARPPS has attracted over three hundred members agreeing with its strategy, calling for designation of the Parkway as a National Heritage Area, management by an independent nonprofit conservancy, and dedicated funding supplemented by a financial endowment. Contact David H. Lukenbill at Dlukenbill@msn.com

Phone: (916) 486-3856
Website: www.arpps.org
Blog: http://parkwayblog.blogspot.com/

Dream Project

Description: The DREAM Project (Developing Resiliency through Education, the Arts and Mentoring) was established in September 2004 to bring enrichment programs into the North Sacramento School District.  Students in this area are faced with many challenges that can lead to dropping out of school or not setting goals for the future.  The DREAM Project is committed to bringing activities to our students to combat the pull of negative influences in our area.

This project started with the generous donation of $10,000 by Susan Welch who had become interested in the needs of NSSD students through our annual Holiday Backpack Drive.  Through this donation and additional fundraising efforts, the DREAM Project helped send 6th graders to science camp for a week, took students to the ocean and Redwoods, assisted with dramatic performances and will be actively seeking mentors for students in the near future. The DREAM Project is looking for community members and parents who want to see more arts, sports and enrichment activities for NSSD students.

Phone: (916) 263-8348 Kate Bishop, Dream Co-Chair
Email: kbishop@nssd.k12.ca.us

Iceland Ice Skating Rink

Description: We promote, advance, and sponsor ice sports, primarily figure and hockey skating on a recreational basis, by providing lessons and ice rink facilities. We operate in one of the most socioeconomically disadvantaged communities in Sacramento. We focus on programs for youth, including disabled and disadvantaged children, by offering our community a safe, family-friendly environment, free of adverse influences common in a community such as ours. Sacramento Iceland is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.

1430 Del Paso Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95815
Phone
: (916) 925-3121
Emailinfo@skatesacramento.com
Websitewww.skatesacramento.com

McClellan Holiday Baskets

The McClellan CARE (Children Are Reason Enough) Program is an annual fundraising event established in 2003 to help brighten the holidays, and help feed local school children living at or below poverty level. The holidays should be a magical time for all children, but sadly that is not the case for children living in poverty. For many of these children, the only meal they receive is the one they receive at school. During lengthy holiday breaks, school meals are simply not available. McClellan CARE Holiday Food Baskets help sustain these families during that two week winter break.

Each basket contains food for a festive holiday meal, a grocery gift card for perishable items, and additional food to help feed the family during the two week school break. We also include a board game as a special gift for the entire family, and is typically the only gift they receive during the holidays. Volunteers fill and deliver the baskets to each partner school, and the schools distribute to their neediest families.

For more information on volunteer opportunities or how you can donate, please contact Magee Duke at (916) 965-7100.

Mutual Assistance Network

Description: Mutual Assistance Network of Del Paso Heights is a non-profit community development corporation that utilizes the skills and talents of the residents for Del Paso Heights to carry out the following mission: Expand commercial. financial, and employment opportunities for neighborhood residents; Improve physical, public safety, educational, and social conditions in the neighborhood; Stimulate and build self-help with mutual assistance programs that enable residents to work together to achieve good health and successful lives; Promote, conduct and operate and programs, businesses, or other activities necessary to achieve these purposes.

Mutual Assistance Network of Del Paso Heights (MAN) works in collaboration with residents and service providers to improve the economic, physical, and social conditions of the neighborhood. MAN’s staff is made up of 60% to 80% neighborhood residents. MAN offers a number of programs to support the revitalization of Del Paso Heights and the opportunity for the residents to excel within their own lives. MAN currently operates several programs captured within three departments: Economic Development, Youth Services, and Family Services. Each Department works in an integrated manner, with case plans for families including components from the other program areas.

811 Grand Avenue, Suite #A-3
Sacramento, CA 95838
Phone: (916) 927-7694

Roberts Family Development Center

Description: A non-profit organization providing services which help to strengthen families in North Sacramento, South Natomas and the Del Paso Heights communities. Providing a quality and credentialed childcare center, creative after school programming and an innovative all-day summer camp. Contact Derrell & Tina Roberts, email robertsfdc@aol.com.

770 Darina Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95815
Phone Number: 916-646-6631
Website: http://www.robertsfdc.com

Robla Educational Foundation

Description: “Robla Education Foundation, in partnership with home, school, community, and business provides resources to support and enrich safe and effective education and social opportunities for children and families in our diverse Robla community.”  At the beginning of each school year, the Robla Education Foundation makes available two $500.00 grants to each of the six school sites in the Robla School District.

c/o Robla School District
5248 Rose Street
Sacramento, CA 95838
Website: http://www.robla.k12.ca.us/ref/district.htm

Sacramento Valley Conservancy

Description: The Sacramento Valley Conservancy’s mission is to preserve the beauty, character and biodiversity of the Sacramento Valley landscape by protecting and stewarding natural and working lands, and scenic open spaces for the benefit of current and future generations. Founded in 1990, the Sacramento Valley Conservancy (SVC) was the first local land trust in Sacramento County, California. SVC is an accredited land trust and nonprofit organization, with a record of excellence in preserving more than 18,000 acres in Sacramento, Amador, and Yolo counties. Here in North Sacramento, SVC manages Camp Pollock, an 11-acre former Boy Scout camp on the lower American River Parkway. The first acre was donated in 1922 by the North Sacramento Land Company. SVC keeps this special gem open to the public every day from sunrise to sunset.

Phone: (916) 974-4326
Mail: PO Box 163351, Sacramento, CA 95816
Emailinfo@sacramentovalleyconservancy.org
Web: www.SacramentoValleyConservancy.org

Stanford Settlement Neighborhood Center

Description: Stanford Settlement Neighborhood Center is a not-for-profit social service organization serving the North Sacramento and Natomas area neighborhoods where opportunities are limited. The mission of the agency is to help build healthy communities through individual, family and neighborhood services. Its goal is to provide programs, services and opportunities that will enhance the lives of disadvantaged and disenfranchised individuals and families. The five main programs are the Children’s Program, Teen Center, Senior Center, Emergency Assistance and Community Development.

450 West El Camino Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95833-2299
Phone: (916) 927-1303
Fax: (916) 922-1694
Website: www.stanfordsettlement.org

TLC Soup Kitchen

Description: Mary Watts is the founder of the TLC Soup Kitchen, located in the Del Paso Heights section of Sacramento, California.  She is a long-time advocate and community organizer who works tirelessly to feed and assist the homeless and under-served families in her community.  TLC produces a big annual Thanksgiving dinner free of charge at area community centers, does stocking and food baskets at Christmas, and does weekly food give-aways and family training referrals.

3904 High Street
Sacramento, CA 95838

Phone: (916) 759-1806
Email: mwtlc@earthlink.net

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