Polo for Change, June 2nd, 2018 

On Saturday, June 2nd, Saint John's Program 2nd Annual Polo for Change Event, presented by Steven and Gayle Campora & Catia Saraiva Munoz & Marcus Munoz, was hosted at Chamberlain Ranch in Wilton where over 900 people came together for an amazing, fun-filled event, featuring delicious food catered by Plates Café and Catering, a fabulous live and silent auction, California Cowgirls and Sacramento International Horse Show demonstrations, an amazing Polo match, a fabulous hat competition, a dapper gentleman's contest, live music by Darbytown, and a Champagne Divot Stomp! 

Thanks to generous sponsors, donors, volunteers, and a FABULOUS committee, $340,000 was raised to benefit women and children who are working hard to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness once and for all! 

We are already looking forward to next year! 

Save the Date for June 8th, 2019


Photo L to R: Sasha Wirth ~ Saint John's Director of Development, Steve Campora & Catia Saraiva Munoz ~ Presenting Sponsors,  Michele Steeb ~ Saint John's CEO
  (Photo courtesy of Tia Gemmell)

Thank you to Steve Chamberlain (pictured above) for hosting Polo for Change 2018 at Chamberlain Ranch, Wilton, CA.

It was a beautiful day for Polo! A huge thank you to everyone who attended and helped to support Saint John's Program for Real Change and the women and children we serve. We are so grateful to each and every one of you and hope to see you again next year!

This year guests enjoyed a fabulous VIP tent sponsored by Hanson McClain Advisors! 

( Photo courtesy of Tia Gemmell)

To see more photos from the event, click here!
Guest Chef Dinner - June 7th

Chef Patrick Mulvaney and our wonderful MC Michele Kane.

Thank you Sue Harrington and Sean Minor Wines for providing the wine tasting!

It was all smiles in the kitchen!

Thank you to Patrick and Bobbin Mulvaney and the Mulvaney's B&L Team for an amazing Guest Chef Dinner and to Kaiser Permanente for sponsoring three tables that evening!

Thank you to our amazing supporters
Michelle Odell, Kaiser (left),  Bobbin Mulvaney, Mulvaney's B & L (center), and Trish Rodriguez, Kaiser (right), for all that you do for Saint John's! We are so grateful for you!

It was a beautiful evening on the outdoor patio as we dined on a delicious menu and enjoyed the musical stylings of The Outliers! Thank you to our Wine Sponsor,  Sean Minor Wines and to our 2018 Guest Chef Dinner Series Sponsor,

Join us in August when our featured Guest Chef is Zocalo! Delicious elegant dishes with a modern Mexican twist!

Thank you to our amazing Employment Partner, 
Capital Staffing!

Our Career Education and Placement Center (CEPC) works closely with our Employment Partners, like Capital Staffing, to ensure that its a great fit for both employer and employee.

Career Education and Placement Center provides critical training in three areas: Education, Job Readiness and Hand-on Employment training at one of our three social enterprises - Plates Café and Catering, Plates Midtown, and First Steps Child Development Center, with a job coach and placement assistance.
To learn more about how your company can become an Employment Partner with us, please contact Karen O'Hara, Career Education and Placement Center manager at KOhara@saintjohnsprogram.org

Congratulations to Erika!

Almost exactly a year ago - June 20, 2017 - Erika was living in her car with her daughter when she got the call telling her that she was invited to walk through the red doors. "It was like winning the lottery! We were down to our last dime and our last gallon of gas."  Erika has now completed the Job Readiness part of the program and just this month has started a new job at Bloodsource, where she was placed by Capital Staffing. "Saint John's saved my life...I believe in this program because it works. It's made me a better me."
Our Needs...Your Help!

Summertime is here and we need to make sure that all of our kiddos are set up to beat the heat!


Bathing suits
Beach towels
Art supplies
Bike helmets
Reusable water bottles
Soccer balls

Women's underwear (size 4-10)
Kids underwear (size 4-12)

Twin sheet sets
Bath towels

Diapers (size 4-6) & Wipes

Flash Drives
Computer Paper

To make a donation, or to find out more, please contact our Development Team at development@saintjohnsprogram.org 
Thank You to our 2018
Polo For Change  Event Committee!

Molly Wiese & Scott Sadler
Committee Members: Katherine Bardis, Jennifer Barrera,
Rhonda Butcher, Steve Chamberlain, Alison Corfee, Brenda Deary,
Mark Demetre, Tracy Demetre, Betty Diepenbrock, Leslie Donald,
Angela Gianulias, Jan Geremia, Chris Holben, MaryAlice Keaton,
Martha Lake, Diane McLaughlin, Sam Mellor, Wendy Miller,
Robin Miotke, David Nybo, Anne Sadler, Stephanie Shimada,
Phoebe Verkouw, Stacia Wickland

7/16-Mikuni Scoop Scoot at William Land Park
Join your friends and neighbors for a fun Friday evening in July, enjoying beautiful William Land Park and  Vic's Ice Cream while raising funds for local nonprofits, including Saint John's!
Participants will start in William Land Park and scoot 1.5 miles to Vic's Ice Cream. At Vic's, enjoy a scoop of Vanilla, Chocolate, or Strawberry ice cream before scooting back to the park. Back in the park, enjoy a warm Sacramento summer eve with music, friends, and a courtesy beer garden for those 21 and older. Register here:  https://raceroster.com/events/2018/18211/mikuni-scoop-scoot-2018
8/2 Zocalo Guest Chef Dinner at Plates Cafe
Join Saint John's on Thursday, August 2, for Guest Chef Dinner featuring  Zocalo!  Spoil your taste buds with delicious and elegant dishes with a modern Mexican twist!
Support the employment training of our mothers by enjoying an exceptional, fine dining experience. Plates Cafe will host an unforgettable night of live music, wine varietals, and a delicious four-course meal.
Purchase tickets here:

9/14 Monte Carlo Night, Tsakopoulos Library Galleria
Transport yourself to Monte Carlo without ever leaving Sacramento! Guests will enjoy an unforgettable evening of Monte-Carlo style gaming, appetizers and drinks, live music, silent auction, and prizes. Gaming includes Texas Hold'em, Black Jack, Roulette, and Craps. There will be a high roller table to enjoy as well!
Purchase tickets and/or sponsor here: www.saintjohnsprogram.org/montecarlo 

11/2 Party for Change, Mather Jet Center

Saint John's Program for Real Change invites you to attend Party for Change, presented by Allstate Insurance Foundation! This elegant black tie/red sock soiree provides critical support for formerly homeless families in crisis to move from homelessness to self-sustainability while offering an unforgettable experience at the intersection of local farm-fresh food, art, wine and music!
Sponsorships available now. Find out more here: www.saintjohnsprogram.org/partyforchange

Prepare and serve a meal in our kitchen, assist in our administrative offices, mentor a mother, help in our donation center or spend time rocking babies in our child development center.

Saint John's relies heavily on donations from our community. Your financial support of Saint John's crucial. We also need your support in providing clothing for school and/or for job interviews, diapers or feminine hygiene products, and/or an unused vehicle. These are all donations that will make an enormous impact on a woman or child's life. 

The Saint John's Circle is a fundraising and awareness-building auxiliary group for Saint John's. Members are active volunteers committed to the growth of Saint John's. They organize special events and provide essential support. All they're missing is you!

By dining at Plates Midtown or Plates Cafe, or by choosing Plates to cater your next event, you are not only eating fresh and locally sourced food, you are also supporting the employment training of Saint John's women, contributing to the success of the program as a whole. 100% of proceeds directly support women working to recuperate and reengineer their lives. 

When you donate money, goods, and/or time, you are opening the doors to nearly 1,000 women and children annually so that they can live in a safe, structured environment while they develop the tools to make lasting change in their lives. Every cent and every second you give supports them in this effort. You can rest assured that your contributions will be put to uncommonly good use. 

For more information, please contact info@saintjohnsprogram.org

Saint John's Program for Real Change
Nonprofit, 501(c)(3)
Tax ID: 68-0132934