Give to local charities

For those looking to give to local charities this holiday season (or any other time), the following list is a good place to start. More information on nonprofits is available at

Loaves & Fishes
1321 North C St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
· needs money, gifts, volunteers
· a complete list of needs is available at

Sacramento Food Bank
3333 3rd Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95817
· needs volunteers for grocery sorting, as well as donations of food and money

Sacramento Children’s Home
2750 Sutterville Road
Sacramento, CA 95820
· money is easiest, but they also take gifts and non-perishable food

United Way, Sacramento Area
8912 Volunteer Lane
· identifies families who need food baskets for Thanksgiving and Christmas

Make A Wish Foundation Inc.
1401 Halyard Drive, Suite 130
West Sacramento, CA 95691
372-2995, (800) 722-9474
· grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses
· needs money, computers (new), office equipment, occasionally specific gifts
· Winter Wine & Food Fest is a fundraiser that takes place February 2 at the Convention Center, and features California wineries

Francis House
1422 C St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
· needs volunteers for resource counseling and reception, as well as sleeping bags and blankets

St. John’s Shelter for Women & Children
1321 North C St.
Sacramento, CA
· needs cash, blankets, has a holiday wish list for current guests, call for details

California Emergency Foodlink
5800 Foodlink St.
Sacramento, CA 95828
· needs money and/or food

Salvation Army
2550 Alhambra Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
· needs volunteers, gifts, food and especially money for food and toys during the holidays