Tomes for Tots

Children’s Law Center of California is a non-profit public interest law firm that provides legal representation to 33,000 children in the Sacramento, Placer and Los Angeles County foster care systems.

Earlier this year, we asked our readers to support CLC Sacramento during the annual Big Day of Giving. We advocate for Children’s Law Center of California because they do vital work in our community.  They also consistently go above and beyond to support underprivileged children.

Statistics show that foster kids experience numerous disadvantages, along with higher rates of homelessness and incarceration.  Over one-third of foster children earn neither a high school diploma nor a GED.  Part of the problem is that foster kids often lack access to age-appropriate reading materials.  CLC tried to close this gap through occasional book drives, but the demand far outstripped the supply.

“There’s just so many kids that we run out of books pretty quickly,” says Stephanie Talaveras, Development & Communications Manager for Children’s Law Center of Calfornia.  “It just became evident that it’s a huge need for kids.  It’s now emerging as a year-long campaign.”

Dine and Donate

You can support foster kids in the area by donating to the Children’s Law Center of Sacramento Book Fund.  Visit or click the button below to donate.  Select “Sac Book Fund” from the dropdown menu at the bottom of the page to funnel your money directly towards this program.

Another way to support the Sacramento Book Fund is by dining at Noodles & Company at Loehmann’s Plaza in Sacramento on Thursday, Oct. 17.  Between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. that night, 25 percent of all the restaurant’s sales will directly benefit the CLC Sacramento Book Fund.

When you donate money to CLC, it goes directly towards projects like the Sacramento Book Fund.  Something as simple as a book could make a significant difference in the lives of a Sacramento foster child.