The Council for Giving combines the efforts of 100 men to give back to local nonprofits.
The organization meets quarterly to hear pitches from three local nonprofits and vote on the best presentation. One of the winners, Shoulder to Shoulder, walked away with $10,000.
More than 200,000 children in the Sacramento region are growing up without fathers. Many teens who are fatherless can turn to such things as substance abuse or suicide, explains Carrington. The nonprofit provides long term, one-on-one mentoring for boys and young men who do not have a prominent male figure in their lives. Single mothers and grandmothers are also given a hand through the organization with the help of trained volunteers.
The Council's next meeting is Tuesday at Mulvaney's Building & Loan. For more information, visit their site.