In the weeks and months ahead, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to present enormous challenges to the personal and professional lives of all who call the Sacramento region home. What has become clear during this national health emergency is that some of us are better positioned to manage these unprecedented changes than others. We know the crisis is having an even more challenging impact on small businesses, lower-wage workers and their families, and nonprofit organizations.
“We are grateful for the support to help maintain the ability to serve our community and look out for our staff and their families.”-Leo Hickman, owner of Classy Hippie Tea Co., Oak Park.
Public, private, labor and nonprofit leaders throughout the Sacramento region have joined forces to raise both awareness of what we as a community are confronting and resources that are dedicated to help vulnerable populations and small businesses.
Our goal is to raise $1.5 million in private contributions to support the City of Sacramento’s $1.5 million investment. Our mission is to ensure families, individuals and businesses receive assistance for essential supplies, food, rent, utilities and other needs. In short, we plan to do what Sacramentans always do in times of crisis – pull together and demonstrate the incredible power of a community that cares for all of its members.