Hands On Sacramento creates, manages and leads several signature volunteer Days of Service in the greater Sacramento region. These events align volunteers and corporations with millions of volunteers across the United States.
This nationally recognized day of citizen action and volunteer service honors MLK’s legacy of unity, peace, and equality by making the holiday “A DAY ON, NOT A DAY OFF.” Each year, approximately 800 Sacramento Region community members come together and participate in as many as ten high-impact, hands-on service projects that strengthen communities, alleviate poverty, and acknowledge dignity and respect for all human beings.
Thank you to our MLK Weekend Sponsor
More than 300 volunteers will be needed for the bi-annual Sacramento Homeless Street Count event in January (odd years). For this event, mapped areas throughout Sacramento County that need to be addressed. Volunteers are placed into teams with a trained Team Leader, other community volunteers and the assistance of local law enforcement. Each team will be assigned to a designated map area to survey the number of homeless individuals in that specific area.
The Homeless Street Count helps to better understand and serve our homeless population! Information collected from the night of the count is used to learn about the size of the homeless population, refine existing programs to better engage and serve this population, develop new programs where gaps exist, and make policy decisions on homeless issues in Sacramento. The Event also provides funding for vital services, including federal funding for emergency shelter operations and transitional and permanent supportive housing projects.