Dear Friends and Supporters of Saint John's:
Summer is Upon Us!

Our kids are out of school for the summer, and many are already enjoying YMCA summer camp, swim lessons, basketball and other activities that kids should be doing during the summer months, while their moms continue to work hard on their journeys toward achieving confidence and self-sufficiency. Saint John's is abuzz with activity, as it always is!

It was heart-warming to see so many of you on June 8 at our Polo for Change event, helping to support the women and children of Saint John's! Thank you! I'd also like to extend a giant "THANK YOU!" to our awesome staff, who really stepped up to make this event happen; everyone from Childcare, who entertained and supervised more than 70 kids until the wee hours of the night while their moms were working at the event, to Client Services who handled transportation getting the clients to and from Wilton, to the staff and Volunteer Learners at Plates Cafe, who did an amazing job preparing and serving a delicious dinner to the more than 1,000 attendees, and last but not least, to our hard-working Development team for their countless hours planning and implementing this wonderful event.

We've got lots of exciting things to come, including three women who will graduate from Highlands Community Charter School next week, the annual Scoop Scoot event on July 12, eight more clients placed in jobs, and more! Read all about it below!
Marc Cawdrey

Interim CEO, Saint John's Program for Real Change
Polo for Change Draws 1000+ Supporters

More than 1,000 fancifully-clad ladies, gents and kids soaked up the sun, the fun and an exciting polo match on Saturday, June 8, at the 3rd Annual Polo for Change event, held at the River Ranch Polo Fields at Chamberlain Ranch in Wilton. The spring fundraiser, presented by Steven and Gayle Campora and Catia Saraiva-Munoz and Marcus Munoz, raised more than $340,000 in support of our women and children! Guests also enjoyed equine demonstrations, delicious food catered by Plates Cafe and Catering, home to Saint John's Employment Training Program, live and silent auctions, a traditional Champagne Divot Stomp, a special presentation to honor Mary Teichert, Saint John's 2019 Community Mother of the Year, and an after-party with dancing and live music. KVIE's Rob Stewart from "Rob on the Road," and ABC10 News Anchor Keristen Holmes emceed, and attendee Elizabeth Iriarte was the the lucky Golden Ticket winner, earning her a fabulous vacation valued at $5,000. A giant THANK YOU to all of our amazing sponsors (detailed below), volunteers and community supporters for participating in our 3rd Annual Polo for Change event!

Scoop Scoot

Save the date! This year's Scoop Scoot is Friday, July 12 at 6:30 p.m., with Saint John's one of four of the event's beneficiaries! Starting at William Land Park, participants will "scoot" (walk, job, run) 1.5 miles to Vic's Ice Cream, where they will enjoy a scoop of ice cream before scooting back to the park for music, friends and a beer garden.

Thank you to California Family Fitness for sponsoring the event, and to Allstate's Zach Wandell, recipient of the 2018 Ray Lynch Community Service Award, for once again organizing the event, and for choosing Saint John's as one of its beneficiaries!
Congratulations to Erika E., Jennifer M. and Melissa C. for Earning their High School Diplomas!

Clients Erika E., Jennifer M. and Melissa C. will walk the stage on June 27 to collect their hard-earned high school diplomas from Highlands Community Charter School! Fifty percent of the women who come to Saint John's do not have a high school diploma, and through our partnership with Highlands, classes are offered here on-site at Saint John's for the ladies that need to complete the courses required to earn their diploma. Congratulations Erika, Jennifer and Melissa! We are so proud of you!
Save the Date!  
Party for Change Set for November 2!  
Please plan to join us on Saturday, November 2nd, for our 4th Annual 2019 Party for Change, to be held from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Mather Jet Center. This elegant, black tie event has quickly become one of Sacramento's premier events-of-the-season! You'll enjoy a gourmet meal-with-a-meaning, delicious varietals, exhilarating entertainment, live music and dancing, all in support of one of our region's most vulnerable communities: formerly homeless single-mother-led families. Mark your calendars now for this not-to-be-missed celebration.

For sponsorship opportunities , contact Sasha Wirth, Vice President, Chief Development Officer, , 916-453-1482.

Sacramento's Workforce Just Got
Eight Women Stronger!
Congratulations to Marissa E. on her new job at the Crest Theater, to Ansarel M. for being hired at Amazon, to Michelle N. for her new job as a cashier at Walmart, to Traci B., Allison C. and Paige A. for their new positions at Vitalant, to Ariel S. on her new job at SFE Energy, and to Sarah M. for being hired on at Villas Stanford Ranch, a retirement home. You ladies are an inspiration to all those that are following in your footsteps on their journeys to confidence and self-sustainability!
ONE80 is Hot off the Press

Our Spring/Summer 2019 issue of ONE80 magazine is hot off the press! The magazine features in-depth information about goings on at Saint John's, as well as articles relevant how change is affecting our community.

Check it out HERE.

Employee of the Month: Betty Jefferson!

Congratulations to Betty Jefferson, our Employee of the Month! "Ms. Betty" has served as a client services coordinator for Saint John's for 12 years, working the graveyard shift. Recognized for our core value "Community," Ms. Betty exemplifies what it means to be of service to all who are part of our Saint John's community, and encourages her fellow colleagues as well as our clients to "be our best." She has always shown the utmost respect to all of us; we are so grateful for her many years of devotion to Saint John's! Thank you for being YOU, Ms. Betty!
Midyear Grant Report
We are incredibly grateful to the following community partners who have awarded Saint John's a financial commitment in support of the women and children in our program who are on their journeys to creating Real Change. With much appreciation, we THANK YOU!
Thank you to our 2019 Polo for Change Sponsors!
  • Swimsuits                      (sizes 10 - 14)
  • Sunscreen
  • Towels
  • Handtowels
  • Diapers
    (sizes 4,5,6)
  • Pillows
  • Wipes
  • Gift Cards (Target, Walmart)
To make a donation, or to find out more, please contact our VP and Chief Development Officer, Sasha Wirth at or simply visit the   Saint John's Amazon Wish List to make your donation today.



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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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