Volunteers of America Northern California and Northern Nevada is proud to bring excitement and fun of birthdays and family celebrations to children at our shelter programs through the Brightening Birthdays™ initiative. We hold birthday parties – complete with cake and presents – for children and families who have experienced homelessness. Those experiencing unstable housing issues so often miss out on the celebrations most American families experience together, especially birthdays, and Brightening Birthdays helps change that.
Since 1896, we have been dedicated to ending homelessness, serving the most vulnerable, and transforming our communities into safer, healthier places.
News & Features
Give Where You Live May 5th
On May 5th, 2015 Volunteers of America will be participating in Sacramento’s BIG Day of Giving, a 24 hour online region wide giving challenge with the goal to inspire and unite our community in supporting hundreds of local nonprofits. Starting at midnight, donations will be accepted through www.givelocalnow.org. Help give Sacramento families, veterans, and former foster youth the tools to leave poverty behind for good by choosing Volunteers of America on May 5th!
Individuals and families sleep under a Volunteers of America roof each night in Northern California and Nevada