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End of Year Donation 2019

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Dear Friends:

Thank you so much for your support of Yuba-Sutter-Colusa United Way and for your deep concern for your community.  This letter provides a rundown of a very strong year for your United Way and to ask you for your financial support as we close out 2019. Your donation stays local!

Perhaps you know tens of thousands of your neighbors in Yuba, Sutter and Colusa Counties struggle to get by in their daily lives.  25% of households are considered to be “food insecure,” with most not getting nutritious foods. Many don’t get proper medical care and many just fight to make ends meet.

In 2019, your Yuba-Sutter-Colusa United Way has strengthened its efforts to fight alongside those people in need and to be of help to them.  We do this with direct programs and with our financial support of 27 local non-profit “Partner Agencies,” who assist more than 16,000 local individuals each month.

In addition, our “Community Impact Grant” program provided $65,000 in support to local non-profit groups for our community’s children and to provide services for the aging and homeless populations.

Also, in 2019, we increased our focus on providing nutritious foods to our area residents. Each year, we oversee the FEMA Emergency Food and Shelter Program for Yuba and Sutter Counties. We received $122,632 in funding for local food closets and the Yuba-Sutter Food Bank and funds for emergency housing going to Casa de Esperanza, Habitat for Humanity and the Yuba-Sutter Salvation Army.  We also applied for and received an additional $35,000 in FEMA funding. The grand total: $157,632!

Our local food programs also had record years.  Our summertime “Cash for Food Drive” raised more than $18,930 for area food closets and the November “Yuba-Sutter-Colusa Turkey Drive” has garnered 550 turkeys and hams and nearly $11,000 in cash.  100% of these monies go to assist some 8,000 of your neighbors in need!  That brings the total raised through FEMA grants and local fundraising to more than $187,562!

But, Yuba-Sutter-Colusa United Way plays a much bigger role in the community, providing an annual “Community Resource Fair” in August, which brought together 79 local non-profit and government agencies to meet with more than 650 local residents to provide information on low-cost and no-cost programs and services and a free barbeque lunch.


We also are a daily major source for people calling for information on where to get food, shelter, help with utility payments and a myriad of other questions to provide vital information to improve their lives and those of their families. Some 600 calls are received during the year!

With your generous tax-deductible donation, we know we will continue to set records in assisting your neighbors in need in 2020.  We really enjoy our work and helping people in need is our daily mission.

With your continuing support, together we will change the lives of a growing number of our local community’s women, men and children.


Bob Harlan

Executive Director, Yuba-Sutter-Colusa United Way


    Here is a listing of local non-profit agencies supported in 2015-2019 by our Community Impact Grants:

Butchie’s Pool

Casa de Esperanza

Children's Home Society of CA

Children's Hope Foster Family Agency

Family SOUP

FREED Center for Independent Living

Friends of Yuba City Parks and Rec

Girl Scouts Heart of Central California

Girls on the Run

Habitat for Humanity

Hands of Hope

Harmony Health

Iles Academy of Golf

Live Oak Child Development Center

Marysville Youth and Civic Center


Punjabi American Heritage Society

Regional Emergency Shelter Team

Rideout Health Foundation

Shady Creek Outdoor Education Foundation

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church

St. Isidore Catholic School

Sutter Care at Home Children’s Bereavement Program

Sutter Yuba Homeless Consortium

The Salvation Army

Yuba Sutter Veterans Stand Down

Yuba-Sutter Food Bank

Yuba-Sutter Stand for the Silent




January 15th, 2020 11:59 PM
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Yuba City, CA 95993
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