Since 1857, The Sacramento Bee has been dedicated to giving back to the community. In addition to our Charitable Giving program, we support the following programs:
Book of Dreams
Each year since 1987, the Sacramento community has opened its heart to the needy and underserved people in our region. The Bee writes the stories about the dreams of local individuals and organizations, and our readers make those dreams come true. Nominations for the 2009 Book of Dreams will be accepted in August.
Look for the Book of Dreams in The Bee in November. Click here to visit the Book of Dreams Web site.
Since 1997, The Sacramento Bee has partnered with The Ben-Ali Shrine and Shriners Hospital for Children Northern California to raise more than $1,000,000 to help provide medical care for severly injured children. Employees, volunteers and Shriners take to the streets of Sacramento to sell The Sacramento Bee, wrapped in the special Kids Day section, for $1, with 75 cents going to Shriners Hospital. Click here to visit the Kids Day Web site.
The Bee Book Club
In support of The Bee's commitment to literacy, Bee Book Club events are held throughout the year featuring notable authors from the literary world. Titles are selected by The Bee's features department and highlighted in the Living Here section of the paper. These free events allow for personal interaction and a book-signing with the author. Click here to visit the Bee Book Club Web site.
The Sacramento Bee has developed many programs that support specific community causes, where a portion of newspaper sales is donated to non-profit organizations to help them achieve their goals. Through these unique programs, thousands of dollars are raised for Ronald McDonald House charities through local McDonald's restaurants and Food for Families at local Raley's and Bel Air stores.
Tours of The Bee's facility at 21st and Q streets in Sacramento are offered year-round on a weekly basis to local schools and civic organizations. The one-hour tour offers a glimpse into the history of The Bee as well as an up-close look at how the daily paper is put together. Minimum age to participate in the tour is eight. Tour requests will be accepted in summer 2009. Call (916) 321-1883 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
As an involved and active corporate partner in the community, The Sacramento Bee may be able to provide guest speakers for community events and classrooms. To schedule a speaker, call (916) 321-1883 or e-mail email@example.com.
Sacramento Workplace Excellence Leader (SWEL) Awards
The Sacramento Bee partners with the Sacramento Human Resources Association to honor companies in our region who exemplify the best in workplace practices. The annual event showcases companies who are providing exceptional work environments for their employees. For more information, visit the SAHRA Web site.