I was thrilled to be the volunteer ambassador for this event in my town of Sacramento, and even happier to see the number of volunteers we enlisted, not only from SAP, but also from one of our key customers at the State of California – the Department of Water Resources.
Next Move Sacramento’s helps homeless people find self-sufficiency. They are unique in Sacramento as the only shelter that takes families. Their services include providing individual success plans, self-sufficiency workshops and groups on living skills, parenting, budgeting, housing, health and mental health care, housing relocation assistance, employment readiness and community support services. Next Move’s shelters, temporary housing and permanent housing, bolstered by an ever-growing list of services, continue to make visible and measurable changes in people’s lives.
Our group of volunteers built an outdoor chalkboard with shade structure, a covered and fenced-in sandbox, and several ground-beautifying structures[SS1] .
This was a great opportunity to make an immediate and visible difference to a space used by people everyday, offering them a better experience. Working through the day outdoors also helped us come together as a team that would not be possible in office space.
Everyone is already talking about how they look forward to contributing in next year’s Day of Service in Sacramento!