Volunteer! United, a wholly owned subsidiary of Capital Area United Way, began celebrating St. Nicholas day eight years ago by providing backpacks filled with toys and books for children living in poverty enrolled in local schools.
Since 2002, over 24,000 backpacks have been distributed to children in Pre-K through 2nd grade. For many, this is the only gift they will receive during the holidays. Your support will help enable children in our community to have a happier and brighter holiday season and will help provide them with a backpack for the upcoming school year.
You can be a part of the magic for these children.
Regions Bank and participating Associated Grocers retail stores throughout our 10-parish community will offer their customers and clients the opportunity to support Sacks from St. Nick. Employees at participating establishments will ask their customers to make a $1 donation to support the Sacks from St. Nick program.
Individually sponsor any number of children at $25 per child. Give an "in-honor of" sponsorship as a gift to clients, teachers, friends, and loved ones. A special holiday card will be sent to your honoree announcing that a child has been sponsored in his or her name.