If you’re living on a budget, you might have done the unthinkable to get by in these tough times: switched to cheap toilet paper. Going from soft to scratchy is the ultimate fiscal sacrifice.
So imagine how local nonprofits must feel. These budget-savvy agencies (they don’t call them “non” profit for nothing!) have been penny-pinching on their toilet paper budgets all along. In these tough times, there’s really nowhere else to cut back. So when cuts have to be made, agencies look to their life-saving programs.
â€œItâ€™s amazing the number of expenses nonprofits face that people donâ€™t think about,â€ said Steve Heath, president of United Way California Capital Region. â€œNonprofits work magic with their budgets to make a positive difference in countless lives in our region, but thereâ€™s only so much they can do. Donating toilet paper is a great way to join together… ensuring more money goes toward vital programs that change peopleâ€™s lives.â€
Save a life with your toilet paper! (Did you ever think you’d hear that phrase uttered?) The local United Way chapter is hosting its second annual toilet paper drive starting this Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on June 18 at Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Boulevard in Sacramento, and The Golden 1 Credit Union Operations Center, 8945 Cal Center Drive in Sacramento.
Come on, SacRag-ers! United Way is hoping to raise 50,000 rolls and will distribute them to their 142 nonprofit partners in Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties. Let’s TP United Way like it’s Halloween night!