Sacramento Association of Health Underwriters (SAHU) Delivers Holiday Joy with Successful Completion of donating to the River Oak Center for Children Toy Drive

SACRAMENTO, December 19, 2023 — After weeks of anticipation and community engagement, the Sacramento Association of Health Underwriters (SAHU) is pleased to share the success of its collaboration with the River Oak Center for Children for the annual toy drive. The initiative aimed to bring holiday cheer to 100 children of all ages, and thanks to the unwavering support of the community, it exceeded expectations.

The streamlined donation process through the Amazon shopping link proved to be a resounding success, allowing community members to effortlessly contribute and make a meaningful difference in a child’s Christmas morning. SAHU extends its deepest gratitude to everyone who clicked, shopped, and shared in the spirit of giving.

In addition to online contributions, SAHU members took part in a special in-person volunteer opportunity at the ‘Santa Workshop,’ hosted by the River Oak Center for Children on Thursday, December 14th, 2023. This unique event transformed SAHU members into Santa’s elves, as they dedicated their time to wrapping gifts that will create enchanting moments for parents and children on Christmas morning.

“Once again, the Sacramento Community has come together to bring joy to the families who need it the most this holiday season. said Andrew Garnett, Community Services Chair.  The Toy Drive was a huge success! Members of SAHU were able to meet many of the families that will be receiving the toys on behalf their children.  The gratitude these mothers, fathers, and grandparents had as we wrapped up their toys for them was unbelievable. It’s an experience I will never forget.  I am very grateful to be a small part of the kindhearted community that we are.   Thank you for all your support! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at SAHU.”

As SAHU wraps up this year’s toy drive, the organization remains committed to its mission of making a positive impact in the community. The success of this initiative reinforces SAHU’s dedication to serving and uplifting those in need, and the association looks forward to continuing its meaningful contributions in the future.

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For over 30 years, SAHU has worked to improve our members’ ability to meet the health, financial and retirement security needs of all Californians and Americans through education, advocacy, and professional development. For more information, please visit: sahu-ca.com.

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SAHU Teams Up with River Oak Center for Children to Support Their Annual Christmas Toy Drive

Sacramento, CA – The Sacramento Association of Health Underwriters (SAHU) is thrilled to announce its collaboration with the River Oak Center for Children for their much-anticipated annual toy drive. With a goal to bring holiday cheer to 100 children of all ages, SAHU invites the community to join in the festive spirit of giving.

This year, River Oak has streamlined the donation process, making it easier than ever to contribute. Simply click on the Amazon shopping link and choose a gift to make a meaningful difference in a child’s Christmas morning.

For those looking for a hands-on experience, SAHU invites you to join a special in-person volunteer opportunity at the ‘Santa Workshop’ hosted by the River Oak Center for Children. Be part of the magic on Thursday, December 14th, 2023, as we become Santa’s elves, wrapping gifts to help create enchanting moments for parents and children on Christmas morning.

Volunteer sign-ups are available on our SAHU Event Page here.  This is a fantastic chance to donate your time, spread the festive spirit, and assist families in preparing for their Christmas morning.

“We all know that it’s not about what’s under the tree at Christmas, it’s about who’s around it. Join us in coming together to embrace those families who need it the most and spread the magic of Christmas,” says Andrew Garnett, Community Service Chair at SAHU.

How to Get Involved:

Donate Online: https://sahu-ca.com/event/river-oak-center-for-children-holiday-gift-drive-2023/.  You will find a helpful Shopping list and link to shop!

 ‘Santa’s Workshop’ Volunteer Sign-up:  Volunteer days are being held at the River Oak Center on December 14th, with various time slots available to select.  This year, River Oak is looking for volunteers to checkout items, wrap gifts, replenish items, and lend a helping to support this event.  Click this sign-up form to register.

To learn more about this event, visit our SAHU Events Page.

We hope you can join us in the spirit of giving back this season to bless 100 kids with a special gift this Christmas. The SAHU community wishes everyone a joyful and magical holiday season!

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For over 30 years, SAHU has worked to improve our members’ ability to meet the health, financial and retirement security needs of all Californians and Americans through education, advocacy, and professional development. For more information, please visit: sahu-ca.com. 

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River Oak Center for Children Holiday Gift Drive 2023

December 14, 2023 @ 8:30 am 12:00 pm

SAHU is teaming up once again with River Oak Center for Children to assist in their Holiday Gift Drive! Last year at this event over 1,000 children and youth received Christmas gifts due to the generosity of our community. In December River Oak Center will hold their annual Santa’s Workshop event and serve children and youth from birth through age 21.

River Oak is one of the area’s largest providers of behavioral and mental health services for financially disadvantaged children and youth. It serves over 1000 children and youth on any given day with a wide array of innovative and evidence based practices to meet the individual needs of the youth and family with the highest quality of care. With the holidays approaching, which can be a stressful time, River Oak strives to provide a gift to each child and their siblings in order to help brighten the season for families who are already facing challenges.

An Amazon link has been created to help gift-givers easily donate this year! Scan the QR Code below or click this link to donate: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1Q80T9KAYZW5W/ref=hz_ls_biz_ex


Deadline to donate is December 11th, 2023.
You may also drop off your gift to River Oak Center for Children located at 5445 Laurel Hills Drive, Sacramento, CA 95841.



916-284-2744

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SAHU and River Oak Center for Children Partner Once Again to feed 25 families this Thanksgiving!

Sacramento, CA – River Oak, in partnership with the Sacramento Health Underwriters Association (SAHU), is thrilled to announce the launch of its annual Turkey Drive, aimed at providing Thanksgiving meals for 25 local families in need.  With the holiday season approaching, River Oak and SAHU are dedicated to giving back to as many families in the community as possible, ensuring that everyone can partake in the joy of Thanksgiving festivities.

This year, River Oak has streamlined the donation process, making it easier for everyone to contribute to this meaningful cause. By clicking the DONATE button on our website, you can support our mission and help us reach our goal of providing nutritious and delicious Thanksgiving meals for 25 deserving families.

Donations will be accepted through Friday, November 17th, 2023, allowing ample time for community members and organizations to participate and make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate during the holiday season.

We cordially invite you to join us on November 20th from 10:00 AM to 10:15 AM at 5445 Laurel Hills Dr., Sacramento, CA 95841, for a special photo opportunity as we celebrate and share in the success of our Turkey Drive initiative. RSVP now to secure your spot for this heartwarming event and witness the impact of your generosity firsthand.

Andrew Garnett, SAHU’s Community Services Chair, expressed his optimism for the project, stating, “When we extend a helping hand, we create a community of giving.” Let’s come together and build a stronger, more compassionate community by ensuring that every family possible can enjoy a Thanksgiving feast this year. For further information and to RSVP, please visit our website at https://sahu-ca.com/event/2023-river-oak-center-for-childrens-turkey-dinner-drive/.



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For over 30 years, SAHU has worked to improve our members’ ability to meet the health, financial and retirement security needs of all Californians and Americans through education, advocacy, and professional development. For more information, please visit: sahu-ca.com. 

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