Hands On Sacramento creates, manages and leads several signature volunteer Days of Service in the greater Sacramento region. These events align volunteers and corporations with millions of volunteers across the United States.
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR., WEEKEND OF SERVICE (January)
This nationally recognized day of citizen action and volunteer service honors MLK’s legacy of unity, peace, and equality by making the holiday “A DAY ON, NOT A DAY OFF.” Each year, approximately 800 Sacramento Region community members come together and participate in as many as ten high-impact, hands-on service projects that strengthen communities, alleviate poverty, and acknowledge dignity and respect for all human beings.
HOMELESS COUNT 2013 (January)
Volunteers are needed for the Sacramento Homeless Street Count event on January 24, 2013. There will be 50+ map areas throughout Sacramento County that need to be addressed. Volunteers will be placed into teams with a trained Team Leader, other community volunteers and the assistance of local law enforcement. Each team will be assigned to a designated map area to survey the number of homeless individuals in that specific area.
Be a part of this exciting and critical event! The Homeless Street Count helps us better understand and serve our homeless population! Information collected from the night of the count is used to learn about the size of the homeless population, refine existing programs to better engage and serve this population, develop new programs where gaps exist, and make policy decisions on homeless issues in Sacramento. The Event also provides funding for vital services, including federal funding for emergency shelter operations and transitional and permanent supportive housing projects.