Happy Spring to One and All!
With our first few warm days now under our belts, we are so excited to be entering into the spring season!  Spring is a time of rebirth, renewal and new life - all acts of wonder that we are fortunate to experience here at Saint John's, each and every day.   
We have some exciting events coming up, and hope to see you in person soon!  Our April 4 Guest Chef Dinner is just around the corner, a very special evening where  we will celebrate the graduation of 24 women from our Employment Training Program, followed by our Big Day of Giving and Guest Chef Dinner on May 2.  And if you haven't been to our big springtime Polo for Change event, a truly unique and exciting afternoon of an exhilarating  polo match, great food, lively music, big hats, auctions and prizes, please consider joining us on June 8. Details for all of these events are included in this newsletter!
Spring forward, and read all about it!
Michele Steeb

Silver Belle

 "I needed something long-term, and that's when I heard about Saint John's. I called every day for three months until I finally got in. I didn't know what to expect, but what I found was my salvation. Saint John's brought me back to life and made me whole again."

Prepping for Polo

Planning is in full swing for our third annual Polo for Change event, to be held June 8, 2019 at Chamberlain Ranch in Wilton. You won't want to miss out on this spectacular day of fun, which combines the excitement of a polo match with the society event of the season!

Guests will enjoy an afternoon of polo, delicious food and drink, live music, shopping, raffles and prizes, equine demonstrations, a fabulous hat contest and the traditional champagne divot stomp! VIP $200, Club $150, Lawn $35.
To learn more about sponsorships and tickets, contact Sasha Wirth or
Pomp and Circumstance!
Don't miss our   April Guest Chef Dinner at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 4th for a very special celebration as we honor 24 graduates of our Employment Training Program! Guest Chef Andrea Reiter from  The Gate RestaurantMurieta Inn & Spa, assisted by our Volunteer Learners from  Plates Cafe, will be serving up delicious German fare, with music provided by  Darbytown.  The evening, emceed by   Rob Stewart, will fill your heart with love and inspiration as you bear witness to the amazing lives that have been transformed, and the promising future each one of these ladies has worked so hard to create for herself.  Our graduations are our most popular Guest Chef Dinners, so reserve your seat(s) early for this very special evening!

Tickets are $50 for dinner and wine tasting, $700 for a table sponsorship, or $700 to join the Guest Chef Dinner Club (two ticket to each of eight guest chef dinners - four tickets each to two of the remaining six dinners, an $800 value!), plus a client painting of your choice.
Many thanks to our spring graduation sponsor, Volt Workforce Solutions for your support in creating real change!

Snow Day!

Some 13 of our school-aged kids were treated to a snow day last weekend, thanks to the Sierra Club's Inspiring Connections Outdoors Program! Sleds were raced, snowballs molded and launched, and a wet and wild time was had by all!  
We are so grateful to our community partner the Sierra Club, which treats our kids to four outings per year including this winter escape to the snow, a spring trip to the river, a summer trip to the ocean and a fall trip to the pumpkin patch. For some of our kids, this was their first time seeing snow!

Congratulations to January's Employee of the Month:  
Anthony Moreno 

Every month, Saint John's staff and the women in the program highlight a program value. This month's value is GROWTH, which means Attempting new things, recognizing what works & does not work, and continually learning
We honor an employee each month, and this month our Employee of the Month, awarded to the employee that truly exemplifies "Growth," went to Anthony Moreno from Childcare. Anthony has made such a big impact with our kids. He has created an incentive program that has provided such motivation and engagement, helping them to grow to their potential with love and encouragement - he is loved by the kids, the moms and the staff, and we are so grateful for his contributions to Saint John's!
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Reach 15,000 of Sacramento's most influential decision-makers and establish recognition within the community as a charitable and social issues-minded company, all while financially and philanthropically supporting Saint John's Program for Real Change

ONE80 Magazine is a bi-annual publication dedicated to featuring stories of real people who have experience real and dramatic change in their lives. Only five pages will be dedicated to advertising, and for $1500 for a full page color advertisement to reach an extremely desirable and targeted audience, your advertising dollar works that much harder, and won't be wasted on unintended readers. No ad? No problem! Misfit, our advertising partner, will donate the development of your ad if needed.  

Contact Sasha Wirth , swirth@saintjohnsprogram.org,
916-453-1482 for additional information.
  • Diapers (Sizes 4, 5, 6) and Wipes
  • Twin Bed-in-a-Bag Sets
  • Gift Cards (Walmart, Target, Safeway)
  • Flash Drives

T o make a donation, or to find out more, please contact our Director of Development, Sasha Wirth at swirth@saintjohnsprogram.org  



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Today is the perfect day for a new beginning.  Together, we will give more women and children the opportunity to start a new life - a life filled with hope, joy and endless opportunities. With your  gift  today, you will provide a family at Saint John's not only a safe home, but also a hand up through an educational program that empowers mothers to provide for themselves and their families.

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