Congratulations to April 2018 
Employment Training Graduates
Thank you to everyone who attended our April Guest Chef Dinner and Graduation ceremony with  The Sutter ClubIt was a night to remember, as nine women donned their cap and gowns!

Twice a year, we have the very special honor of celebrating the completion of our Employment Training Program, moving women from abuse, dependence and poverty to independence and self-sufficiency. 

In order to graduate from the Employment Training at Saint John's, participants must successfully complete at least 360 hours of vocational training, have passed all 12 vocational training modules and five phases of job readiness, and be working for a minimum of 90 days in unsubsidized employment. 

Keynote Speaker, and Former WNBA Guard, Ruthie Bolton,  honored our graduates by serenading them with the song, "What a Difference You Have Made in My Life". 

Many thanks to  Chef Jack Kalustian and The Sutter Club,   Heringer Family Winery & Estates , Darbytown , Table Sponsors  Sierra Capital Mortgage & Real Estate , Ameriprise Financial , and Henri Santos-Coy & Bill Bennett, our emcee for the evening, Rob Stewart,  and of course our Guest Chef Dinner Series Sponsor for 2018, Wells Fargo

To see more images from the evening's celebration, please visit our Facebook page
Please join us  Saturday, June 2nd for our Second Annual Polo for Change

Tickets and table sponsorship's are going fast!  This unforgettable event will be held at the beautiful Chamberlain Ranch in Wilton and begins at  3 pm with an after party starting at 8 pm.

Join your friends for a one-of-a-kind Polo match, Champagne Divot Stomp, fine wines, live music, an incredible auction, a hat contest and gourmet dining!

To learn more, please contact Sasha Wirth or Olivia Woods by phone at 916-453-1482 or email info@saintjohnsprogram.org
or visit our website:


Thank you to our 2018 Polo for Change Sponsors! 

We are incredibly g rateful  to  the following supporters, who have proudly partnered with Saint John's as a sponsor for Polo for Change, and who are committed to creating a better future for formerly homeless women and children in the community we all share. 

Thank You Sponsors!

National Volunteer Week - April 15th to 21st

We could not do this great work without the amazing support of our many talented volunteers! 

THANK YOU! 

Your time,  talents and resources truly make a difference in the lives of the women and children here at Saint John's, as well as in the day to day operations for our program. 

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all that you do!

 Please visit our  Volunteers of Saint John's Program for Real Change group page  to learn more about how you can get involved!

Erika's SUCCESS STORY

The cycle of abuse started early for Erika, and she is making sure that it ends at Saint John's... 

A  woman at church told Erika about Saint John's Program for Real Change and she prayed that it would be the answer to reclaiming her life. 
Nine months into the program, Erika has already accomplished so much...
To read more about Erika's story, and see how her journey at Saint John's has helped her become a positive role model for her daughter, visit our blog:
Big Day of Giving - Thursday, May 3rd

Mark Your Calendar!

Get ready for the most inspiring day of the year! On May 3rd, YOU, our amazing Sacramento community, will come together for one 24-hour stretch to support local non-profits. Your donations on Big Day of Giving strengthen the Sacramento Region every day. Please remember to give  on May 3, 2018 to your favorite Sacramento non-profits (we hope we're on your list!).

Since its inception, thousands of donors have helped over 600 local nonprofits raise more than $23 million during this annual 24-hour day of giving. Join the movement on May 3 and help our Saint John's community to flourish! 

New this year! Give ahead of the game and schedule your Big Day of Giving donation! Visit www.bigdayofgiving.org/SJP and schedule your donation today! 

On the morning of May 3rd, all scheduled donations will be added to the leader board on the Big Day of Giving website!

Making Memories This Easter
Thank you Fremont Presbyterian Church for a memorable 
Easter egg hunt and celebration!
 

Join us May 3rd for a Special Guest Chef Dinner!

Join us at Plates Cafe for an outdoor Mexican Fiesta featuring our very own Plates Cafe & Catering team as our Guest Chefs for the evening! As we gear up for Cinco de Mayo next month, this is one special meal-with-a meaning you won't want to miss!

Don't forget that the women serving are part of the Employment Training Program. There is a wonderful opportunity to get to know each one during dinner.  Each women helping serve or prep in the kitchen is s imultaneously taking classes  in parenting, finance, computer literacy and perhaps completing the requirements needed to earn her high school diploma. She's playing an active role in her children's education, attending counseling sessions and working to improve her health and the health of her children. 

We hope you'll join us on May 3rd!

HOW YOU CAN HELP
Our current needs: 
- Twin Sheet Sets (extra-long)
- Twin Blankets
- Twin Comforters
- Bath Towel Sets
- Diapers and Baby Wipes
- Feminine Hygiene Products

Donate to Saint John's by making a purchase through Amazon Smile and they'll ship the products directly to us!  Please visit the  Saint John's Amazon Wish-list!
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