For Immediate Release: September 10, 2018

More than 100 SMUD Cares volunteers to makeover Sacramento Children’s Home Crisis Nursery

Annual day-of-service kicks-off SMUD employee giving campaign

More than 100 SMUD employees will descend upon the Sacramento Children’s Home Crisis Nursery to makeover its indoor and outdoor facilities. Volunteers will build a nature trail, sand boxes and picnic tables; revamp the play area; install new landscaping; and, paint and decorate the interior rooms.

This volunteer effort is organized by SMUD Cares – SMUD’s employee giving and volunteer program. In 2017, SMUD Cares volunteers donated nearly 18,000 hours and nearly $500,000 to local nonprofits. SMUD Cares volunteers are on pace to match or exceed those totals this year with projects such as this one.


Wednesday, September 12, 2018


8:00 a.m. to 11 a.m.


Sacramento Children’s Home Crisis Nursery

4533 Pasadena Avenue, Sacramento


Large groups of SMUD volunteers building, landscaping and painting the Crisis Nursery.


Erica Manuel, SMUD’s manager of Community Development, Outreach & Education

SMUD Cares supports a wide variety of nonprofits through community service, payroll deductions and other fundraising efforts. Last year, SMUD Cares arranged and supported over 90 volunteer efforts and coordinated employee service on 121 local nonprofit boards. 

SMUD Cares is just one part of SMUD’s larger corporate citizenship program, which includes all the ways SMUD gives back to the community it serves. As a not-for-profit, community-owned utility, SMUD is committed to supporting the Sacramento region through increasing corporate giving, encouraging employee volunteerism, supporting education and promoting economic development.

For more information about SMUD’s role in the community, visit