Make It Happen for Yolo County has received a grant of $8,962 from 100+ Women Who Care Yolo County of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation to furnish homes for local transition age youth in need, mostly foster youth, moving out on their own for the first time in 2023.
“We are grateful to these phenomenal women who have given generously to support transition age youth in our county as they move into their first homes and begin their adult lives, often without many resources,” said Jan Judson, board president, Make It Happen for Yolo County. “The youth we work with are always floored to learn how many people in our community care about their well-being and are rooting for them.”
Make It Happen for Yolo County provides transition age youth (ages 18-24) in Yolo County with the furnishings, household goods and resources needed to move into their first apartments. The group receives furniture donations from the community and purchases new appliances and household items to help youth involved with the Yolo County child welfare, mental health and probation divisions, as well as the UC Davis Guardian Scholars program for students who have experienced foster care. The nonprofit works with clients to complete a wish list of desired household items and then select items at the group’s storage units. Since its founding in 2014, the nonprofit has served more than 190 youth. To make a financial or furniture donation, visit MIHYolo.org.
100+ Women Who Care Yolo County is a giving circle of local women who work together to magnify and focus individual philanthropy by pooling funds with others and making a collective decision. Each member contributes to the pool and members decide on the recipient. For more information, visit 100wwcyolo.org.