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  • The More You Give, the More You Receive

    Do you remember the moment you began your journey toward philanthropy? For some, the path presents itself because of faith, good fortune, or circumstance. But for Doug Kleinsmith, giving was a natural way to extend his experiences at Volunteers of America.

  • Life Reclaimed

    Mike is thankful for the new beginning you helped him reclaim. “I have so much gratitude for my life,” he says with a bright, almost musical optimism.

  • Vietnam Veteran, John lived on the river for 34 years and is now housed

    After 34 years of living on the river, John is thriving! Today, he has a home of his own, he is taking care of his health and he volunteers daily at our shelters.

  • Thanks to You I was Reunited with My Family

    Because of your unwavering support, you are supporting programs that help individuals on their journey to achieving self-worth and well-being. You are helping our community and individuals thrive. People like Maurice.

  • Because of COVID-19 children at the shelter are...

    Distance learning, these two words are familiar to all of us. It is the way most students are learning. As a parent, grandparent, guardian, or older sibling you might be helping someone navigate distance learning today. Thank you for the time you are investing in them.

  • You gave Susan hope and courage

    Justin is five years old and tonight he and his brother Bryan have a warm bed to sleep in. A bed can be a small thing, but to them it is a miracle. This story has your handprints all over it, because you cared enough to help Justin, Bryan and their family find a home.

  • Thanks to you I won't be embarrassed anymore about presenting myself to an employer

    This Labor Day, Edwin wanted to share a sincere sentiment with you because he is so grateful for your continued support. Although you have faced your own set of challenges, you have not given up on your neighbors in need. Thank you!

  • The Village on Sage Street Bridges the Gap for Reno’s Low Income Neighbors

    For many individuals, veterans and seniors living on fixed incomes, finding stable housing is tremendously challenging. Having affordable housing means there is some money left over for other necessitates like food, transportation and health care.

  • Your compassion helped Greg quarantine safely in his own apartment

    Greg’s life began with many disadvantages. As the child of an alcoholic and abusive father, Greg witnessed things no child should ever see. Not only was his home life unstable, but Greg also experienced unspeakable harm at the hands of his uncle.

  • 5 lives changed because of you

    Five men from different walks of life with one thing in common – their paths all crossed at Capitol Park Shelter in downtown Sacramento.