Shine Your Light

Let's brighten our community this holiday season

It's been a dark year for many, so let's shine some light this holiday season by coming together to volunteer with local nonprofits, contribute to gift drives and make donations.  Together, we can brighten our communities across the region.



The United Way California Capital Region gathered the needs of almost 50 local nonprofits this holiday season, so you can see exactly what your favorite nonprofit wants. Click an icon for a link to Amazon Wish Lists for easy and safe purchasing during the pandemic.



Adult Clothing

Children Clothing

Throw Blankets

Shelf-Stable Food

Hygiene Items

Winter Items

Holiday Gifts

Gift Cards

Volunteer Oportunities

Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Sacramento Area









Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento







Center for Fathers and Families



Child Action, Inc.







Child Advocates of Placer County


Children's Receiving Home of Sacramento


Community Housing Opportunities Corporation






Davis Community Meals & Housing






Elk Grove Food Bank 






Empower Yolo


Feed Sacramento Homeless





Folsom Cordova Community Partnership







Food Literacy Center








Foster Hope Sacramento


Gifts From The Heart (Sacramento County)








La Familia Counseling Center



Lao Family Community Development, Inc



Latino Leadership Council









Lilliput Families






Live Violence Free

Lutheran Social Services of Northern California







Move America Forward








Mutual Housing


PRO Youth & Families









Project DREAM







ReIMAGINE Mack Road Foundation



Ridings for Tidings (Paratransit)








Robla School District


Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services


Sacramento LGBT Community Center





Sacramento Life Center





Sacramento Loaves & Fishes



Sacramento Native American Health Center






Saint John's Program For Real Change








Sierra Nevada Journeys







Snowline Hospice of El Dorado County







Society For The Blind









South County Services




Stand Up Placer


Stanford Settlement Neighborhood Center






Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services 








The Salvation Army

Volunteers of America NCNN






Wellspring Women's Center







Wind Youth Services


Winters Healthcare









Women's Empowerment







Yolo County Children's Alliance






Yolo County Food Bank










In the interest of public safety, remember to follow local guidelines by wearing protective personal equipment, such as face masks, and keeping 6 feet of physical distance during any in-person volunteer activities. For more information on public health guidance, visit: