HomeAid Sacramento News


May 2018

HomeAid Sacramento Joins with Sherman-Williams and KB Home to Paint a Better Tomorrow for Area Homeless.

What a big difference a simple coat of paint can make! As part of Sherwin-Williams’ National Painting Week HomeAid Sacramento facilitated a Painting a Better Tomorrow event held at Volunteers of America’s Mather Campus on May 30, 2018. Sherwin-Williams generously donated paint and supplies for the project and their employees joined volunteers from KB Home to give their time to refresh one of the classrooms on the Mather Campus. Volunteers of America works to prevent and end homelessness through a range of supportive services including eviction prevention, emergency services, transitional housing and permanent affordable housing. Sherwin-Williams, a national leader in the paints and coatings industry, recently joined HomeAid America as a Gold Level National Partner. “HomeAid is exactly the type of organization that Sherwin-Williams is proud to stand behind,” said John Morikis, Chairman, President and CEO of The Sherwin-Williams Company. “Their mission to connect homeless families and individuals with safe and accessible housing aligns with our Company’s values and philanthropic priorities.” Improving the lives of those who call a shelter “home” is what Painting a Better Tomorrow is all about. HomeAid Sacramento holds several Painting a Better Tomorrow events throughout the year—choosing a shelter partner in the Sacramento area who has a dire need for a fresh coat of paint. The one day events are an excellent opportunity for volunteers from the home building industry to use their skills, enjoy a great team building event, and give back to those in our community who need it most. Since its start in 2006, volunteers have given over 9200 hours of community service through the Painting a Better Tomorrow events. KB Home, an important building partner with HomeAid Sacramento, sent ten volunteers to join in the painting event on the Mather Campus. The volunteers were excited to spend their day with paintbrush in hand for this worthy cause. Everyone who participated in the event felt deeply satisfied as they stood back at the end of the day and viewed the newly refreshed classroom.

To join in the next Painting for a Better Tomorrow event or to make a donation to HomeAid
Sacramento please contact Vangelina Chang: vangelina@homeaidsac.org.

April 2018


An update of the appliances in model homes at Woodside Homes communities was a boon to local charitable groups that received the new, but previously installed appliances that had been in the model homes. In total, 28 new GE appliances, including 18 gas ranges, eight washing machines and two microwave ovens were donated to six charities. The donations were coordinated by HomeAid Sacramento, the charitable affiliate of the North State Building Industry Association.

“The generosity of homebuilders like Woodside Homes is invaluable to the work HomeAid does in our community,” said Beth Kang, executive director of HomeAid Sacramento. “Partnerships and support from the homebuilding industry make our projects a success.”

The donation of new appliances included a dishwasher, two ranges and two washing machines that went to Women Escaping a Violent Environment. The appliances are upgraded models, such as the GE Café series gas ranges with five burners. 

"The appliances are empowering survivors of domestic violence and sex trafficking to prepare healthy meals and care for their families as they work toward safety and self-sufficiency,” said Beth Hassett, chief executive officer of WEAVE. “Many victims have been forced to feed their families with a restricted budget or rely on fast food. All families arrive with limited clothing and must wash items frequently during their stay. The ranges and washers provided by Woodside Homes are enabling families to meet their basic needs while restoring a sense of normalcy through regular routines. We greatly appreciate the support."

Volunteers of America, which provides housing, employment assistance, substance abuse and recovery services to families, individuals, veterans, seniors and youth, received five new washing machines.

”We are so incredibly appreciative of the donations,” said Christie Holderegger, vice president and chief development officer of the Northern California division of Volunteers of America. Two of the machines will be used at the VOA’s newly renovated triplex that will house 12 veteran families.  Two of the other machines will be used at a VOA housing complex for homeless families and the last washing machine will be used at the organization’s Senior Safe House. 

“The donation of these machines will greatly enhance the operations of our housing programs that stabilize families and seniors who have experienced homelessness and/or abuse,” Holderegger said of the donation from Woodside Homes.  “Our program budgets do not always allow us to replace appliances as often as needed.  Therefore, when we are able to receive new appliances such as these as donations, we are very grateful.  It allows us to put our resources in other places such as housing and meals for our clients.”

Woodside Homes is building new neighborhoods in Elk Grove, Folsom, Roseville, Rocklin, South Sacramento, North Natomas, Rancho Cordova, Manteca, Mountain House and Vacaville. For more information, call 877-231-0059 or visit the website at www.WoodsideHomes.com/NorCal



Woodside Homes has designed, built and sold more than 40,000 homes throughout Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah since 1977. Woodside Homes is committed to building homes that are “Better by Design,” and personalized to meet the needs, desires and dreams of individual homebuyers. For more information, visit WoodsideHomes.com/NorCal or call 877-231-0059.


February 2016


HomeAid Sacramento and The New Home Company (NWHM) today participated in the dedication of the Wallace and Vannuci Shelter expansion at Empower Yolo, the first domestic violence shelter in Yolo County, founded in 1977. With the expansion, the shelter, which has served more than 2,000 women and children since its inception, will increase its bed capacity from 27 to 35 beds.

"We're pleased to be able to apply the expertise of the home building industry to help the women and children served by Empower Yolo rebuild their lives," said Beth Kang, Executive Director of HomeAid Sacramento. "Along with the donations of labor and materials from our home building partner, The New Home Company and their trade partners, we also received a grant from the Lennar Charitable Housing Foundation that helped offset the costs for the work on this project."

"For our company, its not simply about building a community and then moving on to the next one," said Kevin Carson, Northern California President of NWHM. "It is always our goal to help the communities we build thrive and achieving that involves supporting the work of organizations like Empower Yolo. This expansion will go a long way toward helping shelter clients get back on their feet, and we look forward to working with HomeAid and Empower Yolo in the future."


HomeAid worked with NWHM and 22 of its trade partners to complete the shelter expansion. The shelter expansion also comes at a critical time for Empower Yolo, which in 2015 alone, sheltered 147 women and 188 children escaping domestic violence, for a total of 13,239 bed nights of shelter provided. Additionally, the organization has also provided 71 educational presentations to 1,086 people on the topics of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.  


"The entire Empower Yolo family is grateful for the opportunity to work with HomeAid and NWHM to increase the space we have in our shelter for more victims of domestic violence," said Lynnette Irlmeier, Executive Director of Empower Yolo. "This collaboration resulted in a substantial savings to our organization, paving the way for us to dedicate more resources to providing support for the women and children that come to us for help."

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November ... 2015

HomeAid Sacramento hosted a Painting a Better Tomorrow event today at the Alpha Henson Center for the Sacramento Valley’s Teen Challenge in Lincoln.

“This program is one that is near and dear to the hearts of everyone involved with our organization,” said Beth Kang, Executive Director of HomeAid. “Painting a Better Tomorrow is an effort that has improved a number of facilities throughout the region and really embodies what the homebuilding industry is all about, and that’s giving back. So, thank you to all of our volunteers and our sponsors for making this wonderful event possible.”

The event was made possible thanks to more than 30 volunteers from VITEK Mortgage, funding from All State Insurance, and materials provided by Kelly Moore Paints.