Republic FC and Bank of Marin are once again teaming up to deliver warm holiday cheer to hundreds of families in North Sacramento through the 4th annual Winter Wishlist donation drive. Beginning today, fans and community members are encouraged to donate new coats and toys for elementary school students in Robla School District.
In addition to donations from fans, community members, and partners, Macy’s at Arden Fair will host the club for a shopping spree to purchase $2,500 worth of toys and coats. Fans can also give cash donations or purchase items specifically for the children and families of the district through a curated Amazon Wishlist. To donate cash or shop the Amazon Wishlist, visit SacRepublicFC.com/wishlist.
“Working with the amazing team at the Robla School District is such a wonderful part of this ongoing initiative. But the best part continues to be fulfilling families’ wish lists,” said Republic FC Vice President of Community Investment Scott Moak. “We feel honored to help alleviate some of the stress that comes with the holiday season for so many families that go without.”
“Bank of Marin is proud to work alongside Republic FC to help create a memorable holiday season for children and families in need,” said Tim Myers, President & CEO, Bank of Marin. “Being part of Winter Wishlist is a great opportunity for the Bank to show our support for the community and fulfil our mission to ‘do well by doing good.’”
Before the students break for the holidays, volunteers from Republic FC and Bank of Marin – including Republic FC players and coaches – will prepare gifts and deliver them throughout North Sacramento. Robla School District is one of the oldest school districts in the region and serves approximately 2,000 students, with more than 90% of the district’s families living at or below the federal poverty line and over 20% of students lack a fixed, adequate, and regular nighttime residence.
“Winter Wishlist is a great example of how our community partners and neighbors can come together to make a significant impact,” said Robla School District Superintendent Eileen Chen. “For many of our families, economic challenges are often magnified during the holiday season and we’re grateful for Republic FC, Bank of Marin, and everyone else that helps us bring a little extra joy to our students this December.”
Collection bins will be located throughout the region until December 8. For a full list of drop-off locations, visit SacRepublicFC.com/wishlist.
This is the fourth year that Republic FC and its partners have come together to support North Sacramento students. The program began in 2020 to provide resources and holiday hope as the pandemic impacted daily life and school. Each year, the program has grown with more coats, toys, and additional support for families, such as fresh fruit and produce, milk and even gift cards to local grocery stores.