2840 El Centro Road, Suite 111

Sacramento, CA 95833

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SACRAMENTO CENTRAL

LABOR COUNCIL

Tel: 916-927-9772

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© 2017 by the Sacramento Central Labor Council TAD:OPEIU29/AFL-CIO

 

Community Impact Programs

Since 1946, the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) and United Way have enjoyed a cooperative relationship through which they and state and local United Ways to positively impact the members of organized labor, their families and their communities. Organized labor is also part of the decision-making process at United Way, with AFL-CIO representatives serving on the Board of Trustees.

Join your Union Brothers and Sisters in promoting your local union, while helping to build better communities in the Sacramento Region.

 

The Community Impact AFL-CIO/United Way partnership works to engage members of organized labor to become active in the community through volunteerism and leadership by providing a variety of community service opportunities throughout the year, such as: Week of Caring, CA State Fair booth, Golf Tournament in support of our Tom’s Food Closet for working families, Holiday Canned Food Drive, Toilet Paper Drive for local nonprofits, Resource services for struggling union members and partnering with allied community organizations on projects.

January 17, 2019

Join the Sacramento Central Labor Council, our friends, allies & affiliates for the 2019 Sacramento MLK Day March from Sacramento City College to the Convention Center. This annual event brings our brothers and sisters together from far & wide to celebrate the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King.

Monday, Jan. 21st

Meet-up at Sacramento City College 8:30am

March to the Diversity Expo at the Convention Center 9am-11:15am

(REGIONAL TRANSIT BUSES: Buses will be available to shuttle walkers back to their points of origin.)

Bring your banners, and wear your union colors!

December 21, 2018

I walked down a hallway lined with festive, holiday wrapped barrels filled with a bounty of different food donations and as I turned the corner I was surprised to see the line of barrels continued down the next hallway. The hall where community members would soon gather in merriment, and where I was to represent Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS) to receive a check donation, was decorated from floor to ceiling, corner to corner in holiday cheer. As people trickled in the room filled with joyful conversations, music and the delicious scent of holiday treats brought to share.....Click here to Read Full Article

October 18, 2017

The AFL-CIO honors and respects those who serve our country in the military. We vow to honor our veterans every day, and we invite them to share the knowledge and skills they learned during their service years with us. We encourage all military veterans to join a union! On Veterans Day Weekend, we pay special homage to our vets with a weekend full of volunteer service projects that benefit veteran's groups and associations.

Last year (See pics below) we had over 70 Organized Labor Volunteers join us in our Veteran’s Day festivities at the VFW Post 67 on Stockton Boulevard, as we undertook the process of repainting their very large assembly hall! This year we will need lots of volunteers as we take on projects at 2 different Veterans facilities on Saturday November 11th.

Can you organize a team of your fellow Union Members to help us honor our Region’s Veterans by assisting with numerous tasks at these two facilities?

Both of these Veterans Day Weekend Volunteer Projects are in the North a...

August 1, 2017

Every year, our local community non-profit agencies divert thousands of dollars to purchase toilet paper for their facilities from vital programs that assist our members and others who use their services. So, to lift the burden of those costs off of the nonprofit service agencies, our union members and the community get together to donate tens-of-thousands of rolls of toilet paper!

The 9th annual Toilet Paper Drive will benefit many Non-Profit Agencies in the Sacramento Region, by “wiping out” there facilities toilet paper costs!

Every year, our local community non-profit agencies spend thousands of dollars on toilet paper, rather than the services to assist our members and the public.

Last year Local Union’s across the region donated more than 38,408 rolls of toilet paper, that was then distributed to our local Non-Profit Agencies!

With your assistance, we hope to collect over 50,000 rolls of toilet paper this year!

Please consider setting up a Toilet Paper Collection site in your Local Un...

June 2, 2017

Join us for our annual Tom Lawson Community Impact Golf Tournament on Friday, October 6th.

Wild Horse Golf Course

2323 Rockwell Drive

Davis, CA

7:30am Registration

8:00am Shotgun Start

Individual Player- $150

Community Visitor $50

Sponsorships:

GRAND: $5,000 Includes unlimited foursomes, Green & Tee Signage

REGIONAL BUILDER: $3,000 Includes 3 foursomes, Green & Tee Signage

COMMUNITY BUILDER: $1,800 Includes 2 foursomes, Green & Tee Signage

COMMUNITY PARTNER: $1,200 Includes 1 foursome & Tee Signage

COMMUNITY MENTOR: $800 2 Players & Tee Signage

COMMUNITY BENEFACTOR: $500 Tee Signage

Registration Fees include: Greens fees, cart, range balls, tee prizes, buffet breakfast & lunch. Lunch includes: Italian Sausages, Hot Links, Bloody Mary's, Margaritas, Beer & Sodas!

Contact Greg Larkins, our Community Services Liaison via email for more details: GLarkins@SacramentoLabor.org

June 1, 2017

Every Year on Labor Day, Our Union Brothers and Sisters prepare and serve lunch to our homeless neighbors. Every one of us is well aware that without our good union wage jobs, we too could find ourselves in need of a free meal and shelter. We are proud to spend our Labor Day giving back to the Sacramento community. If you would like to volunteer with us at Loaves and Fishes on Labor Day, please contact Greg Larkins early as the shifts fill up early with volunteers eager to help out!

Email: GLarkins@SacramentoLabor.org to reserve your shift today!

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Year-Round Programs
Tom's Closet

 

Tom's Closet is a Sacramento Central Labor Food Bank established to assist union families who were in need of food to feed their families.

 

Union members who are in need of food assistance, should reach out to their Local Union Representative, and they will contact the Community Services Liaison to facilitate filling the food needs of your family.

 

Food donations are accepted throughout the year for Tom's Food Closet.

Union Team Donate

Join the Sacramento Labor community in raising vital financial resources for the AFL-CIO Community Services Programs & the United Way’s Community Impact Fund by joining the UNION TEAM DONATE monthly giving campaign!

Travel Toiletry Collection Program

Set-up a “Travel Toiletry Program” collection bin at your local union office, and ask your fellow Brothers & Sisters to donate leftover toiletry items from their travels!

 

On Labor Day, the Sacramento Central Labor Council & Community Services Volunteers hand out these toiletry items to the houseless guests being served lunch at Sacramento Loaves & Fishes. The guests of Loaves & Fishes are overjoyed to receive these free toiletry items, and the opportunity to “freshen up”!

 

 

January

Dr. Martin Luther King Day March

Our affiliated unions and their members are encouraged to join the Sacramento Central Labor Council at this annual march from Sacramento City College to the Sacramento Convention Center in honor of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King.

January-April

Free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program is free help to people who make a limited income (under $64K per yr.) and are in need of help preparing their tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic tax return preparation with electronic filing.

February

Sac CLC Crab Feed

Join us for this annual fun and crab-filled evening with your Brothers and Sisters to raise money to sustain all our Sacramento Central Labor Council Programs and Services!  The food is great, the company is even better and on top of it all you're contributing to supporting all our great work!

March

Cesar Chavez Day March

Our affiliated unions and their members are encouraged to join the Sacramento Central Labor Council at this annual march from South Side Park to the Capitol in honor of the legacy of Cesar Chavez.

April

Annual Community Services Breakfast
Join us for our annual Awards Breakfast recognizing our outstanding Community Services volunteers and generous union program donors!

May

Stamp Out Hunger- National Letter Carrier Union Food Drive

For the last quarter century, every second Saturday in May, letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect non-perishable food donations left by mailboxes and in post offices and deliver them to local community food banks, pantries and shelters. The National Association of Letter Carrier's Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive is the largest one-day food drive in the nation.

Volunteers are invited to help the Letter Carriers organize all the day's local donations in Sacramento.

August

AFL-CIO Toilet Paper Drive

Take up a Toilet Paper Collection

in your Union Facility! 

 

Every year, our local community non-profit agencies divert thousands of dollars to purchase toilet paper for their facilities, from vital programs that assist our members.

 

The 8th annual Toilet Paper Drive will benefit many local Non-Profit Agencies who assist the Community & our Members!

September

Labor Day at Loaves & Fishes
For over 30 years, our organized labor Brothers & Sisters have given back to the community on Labor Day by volunteering to prepare and serve a BBQ lunch at Loaves & Fishes for Sacramentans suffering homelessness.
This is one of our most rewarding and therefore popular volunteer events. Our Union members can volunteer for 1 of 2 shifts- the food-prep shift from 7am-10am, or the food service shift from 10am-1pm.
At the event, we also distribute all the travel toiletry donations we've collected throughout the year to our houseless guests. 
Volunteer shifts for this event are very limited, so if you'd like to volunteer this Labor Day, please contact our Community Services Liaison via email to sign up today! GLarkins@SacramentoLabor.org

October

Tom Lawson Community Impact Golf Tournament
This October 6th marks the 7th year for our annual Tom Lawson Community Impact Golf Tournament! Sign up to play, and/or sponsor this fun event . Contact Greg Larkins, our Community Services Liaison via email for more details: GLarkins@SacramentoLabor.org
November
Veterans Day Weekend Volunteer Projects

On Veterans Day Weekend, (Nov. 11th & 12th) we'll pay special homage to our vets with a weekend full of volunteer service projects that benefit veteran's groups and associations. If you would like to volunteer for the weekend, or for just a few hours, please contact our Community Services Liaison, Greg Larkins for a list of projects and times. GLarkins@SacramentoLabor.org

November-December

Holiday Canned Food Drive

Our Holiday Canned Food drive helps supplement our Operation Christmas Program & replenish Tom’s Food Closet.

 

Your Local Union's collection efforts go directly to assist your members who are struggling, by providing  them with food assistance over the holiday season and throughout the year.

 

We encourage each Local Union to start up a collection site at their Union Office, Hiring Hall or Apprenticeship Center.

 

The Community Services Department will assist Local Unions collection efforts, by providing them with a 55 gallon barrel, painted and decorated in Holiday colors, along with posters to hang-up and flyers to distribute among staff and members.

 

We will also set-up numerous collection barrels around the Labor Center, so when you and your members visit the Central Labor Council they can deposit their canned food donations in the bright holiday containers located around the building.

Please contact our Community Services Liaison, Greg Larkins for more information: GLarkins@SacramentoLabor.org

December

Operation Christmas Basket

Operation Christmas Basket is a program that provides Union Working Families who are struggling, with a complete holiday dinner & age-appropriate gifts for their children at Christmas.

Our Unions submit the names of our member families who are struggling to the Sacramento Central Labor Council, and then we coordinate with California Emergency Food Link to put together all of the fixings for a Christmas Dinner for these families. Donations are needed, and volunteers are appreciated to help sort donations and gifts. Please contact either our Community Services Liaison, Greg Larkins or our Office Manager, Teresa Villasenor to volunteer or donate to this wonderful program! GLarkins@SacramentoLabor.org or Teresa@SacramentoLabor.org

Starr King Elementary Holiday Program

Every Holiday Season, the Sacramento Central Labor Council throws a party for the students, dedicated teachers and staff of the Ralph Richardson Center at the Starr King Elementary School. The Ralph Richardson Center supports students most significantly impacted by their disabilities, so we are especially honored each year to visit with the children and make sure that our Sac Metro Firefighters can find their way to deliver Santa and Mrs. Clause to the party so they are able to join in the fun too!

 

The Sacramento Central Labor Council is gladly accepting monetary donations to help purchase a plush toy for each child, and provide cake and refreshments for the adults. Please contact our Office Manager Teresa Villasenor for more info: Teresa@SacramentoLabor.org

Community Impact Programs & Volunteer Opportunities