The Sacramento County Board of Education has adopted a resolution proclaiming October 2005 as United Way Campaign Month, urging all community minded citizens to give the United Way their full support through financial and/or other voluntary means.
The United Way Community Care Fund supports more than 160 local programs which focus on assuring that children enter school ready to learn, that children develop in order to achieve life's goals and that parents, families and caregivers have the necessary support to meet the ongoing needs of their children.
"We are very proud to support the efforts of the United Way," said Sacramento County Board of Education President Sylvia Ruiz. "The educational successes that many of our local school children have enjoyed are due, in part, to the wonderful resources that the United Way provides."
Sacramento County benefits greatly from the work of United Way agencies. The county has the fourth highest population of needy students in the State of California. Nearly 30-percent of school-age students in Sacramento County are from households receiving public assistance.