Early on a cold, rainy Thanksgiving morning, 100+ amazing volunteers showed up to hand out a truckload of 200 hygiene kits, 50 sleeping bags, 50 backpacks, 60 beanies, 30 pairs of new shoes and dozens of jackets, blankets and sweatshirts from your donations (that came from 100 more!). Add to that literally hundreds more items brought by the volunteers along with a warm breakfast that was served.
Whether you donated money or clothing, helped shop or spread the word, or showed up to help – you made a difference. Because of you over 150+ people will have dry, warm clothes, sleeping bags, new shoes and hygiene supplies to help them for the coming winter.
Here’s a quick thank you video from our founders, River & Ryder.
Our ability to help more people was due in large part to our partnership with the Rock Creek Elementary School WE Club. With the help of 70 students, their parents and staff they collected enough supplies to build all 200 of our hygiene kits. This allowed us to allocate all of our fundraising to purchasing new clothing to hand out. You can check out the Good Day Sacramento segments below.
Speaking of Good Day Sacramento, we’d like to thank them for once again covering our project. For the 5th year in a row they have come out to share the story with their viewers to help promote niceness and shed light on the homeless challenges so many in our community face.
THANK YOU NICENESS NATION!
To everyone that supported this project, big or small, we just want to say Thank you. Thank you for caring, for contributing and making time on your Thanksgiving morning to help provide niceness for those in need. We are humbled and inspired by your support.
It’s time for the Tower Toy Drive and this year we’re looking to support more kids than ever! We’re raising money (and collecting toys) to provide gifts that will be delivered to local children’s hospitals and homeless shelters in time for Christmas.
Your support will help put a smile on dozens of kids’ faces as they wake up to an unexpected gift (which makes their parents pretty happy too). We also provide gifts for the Child Life programs that provide support for the families staying in the hospital year round.
As always, 100% of your tax deductible donation will be use for our project which will include purchases of toys, games, books, movies, gift cards, tablets and a whole lot more! Want to do your own shopping? This year you can purchase and ship toys for our team to deliver using our Amazon Shopping List.
With a combination of funds raised from the Night of Niceness, our General Fund and the 2019 Furry Friends Fundraiser we were able to donate over $4,000 this year to benefit four different organizations!
All of these volunteer led groups are doing amazing work helping animals that have been abandoned, displaced, or retired from duty. Your support will help pay for medical costs and adoption fees for each of these causes. That means dozens or even hundreds of animals will be better off because of YOU!
All three of these organizations do amazing work throughout the greater Sacramento Region with little funding lots of volunteers.Our fundraiser will provide much needed food, supplies, medicine and also help cover adoption fees and medical costs as well.
As always, 100% of your generous donation will be used for this project. If you are interested in learning more you can watch our video or visit our donation page. Thank you for your niceness!
This year was our largest turnout ever for both volunteers and those that needed our help. We’re learning as we go, but we couldn’t be happier with how things went. Over 100 volunteers jumped in to help from the welcome station to those helping guests to our outreach team bring supplies to those in surrounding areas – they all were amazing. Special thanks to our coordinators: Ian Tipton, Brandon Miller, Holly Cable, Cyndie French, Cindy Pratt, Paul Stephan and Margaret Campana.
Together with your kind donations, we handed out over 2,300 items including hygiene kits, sleeping bags, backpacks, blankets, shoes, jackets and more. Plus hundreds more clothing items purchased and bought by many of our volunteers. It’s easy to see how great the need is and why we need everyone’s help to bring clothing and supplies.
Our favorite part of the day were the stories of friendships made among volunteers and our guests. Watching so many of our team just spending one on one time with our guests making them feel special and heard. That’s what the day was all about.
Thank you all for supporting this project and helping it become such a success over the years! There’s already discussion of expanding to a 2nd city next year so stay tuned for that. To learn how you can volunteer and support the Tower of Niceness, visit us at https://towerofniceness.org .