For Immediate Release: December 9, 2022

SMUD Giving Monday Coat Drive at Cal Expo

Donate winter coats to those in need

In partnership with the Sacramento Kings and as part of its ongoing community giving efforts, SMUD is sponsoring Giving Mondays at Cal Expo, an effort to collect needed coats for Loaves and Fishes and the Mustard Seed School. SMUD Giving Monday Coat Drive will accept new and used coats for all ages.

“SMUD Giving Mondays is one of the ways we give back to those in our community who need it most,” said Director of Community Engagement Rhonda-Staley Brooks. “We’re glad to provide warmth this holiday season to our most vulnerable, and proud that so many of our employees value the spirit of giving.”

People can easily donate needed coats through our drive-thru or purchase needed items on this Amazon wish list.

WHAT:           SMUD Giving Monday Coat Drive

WHEN:          Monday, December 12, 2022 from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

                        MEDIA AVAILABILITY: 7 a.m. – 11 a.m.

WHERE:        Cal Expo Main Gate

WHO:             Slamson from the Sacramento Kings, SMUD Directors Brandon Rose, Gregg Fishman and Rosanna Herber, and SMUD volunteers


In addition to our yearly “SMUD Giving Monday at the State Fair”, SMUD has produced successful e-waste and school supply drives during the Spring and Fall at Cal Expo. These drives have benefited non-profits such as the Sacramento Children’s Home, the Sacramento Regional Conservation Corps and the Elk Grove Food Bank.

For more information about SMUD Giving Mondays, visit and to learn more about SMUD’s community giving, visit

Loaves & Fishes

As the largest homeless service provider in Sacramento, Loaves & Fishes is a 501(c)(3), charitable, non-profit organization dedicated to providing warm meals, essential survival supplies and services for nearly 1,000 adults and children daily. To keep our services barrier-free, we do not solicit or accept government funds and are supported instead, by the investment of individual and private donations from the greater Sacramento community. In the spirit of radical hospitality modeled after activist and leader of the Catholic Worker Movement, Dorothy Day, we refer to people seeking our services as “guests” creating a space of welcome, respite, and belonging.

About SMUD

As the nation’s sixth-largest, community-owned, not-for-profit electric service provider, SMUD has been providing low-cost, reliable electricity to Sacramento County for more than 75 years. SMUD is a recognized industry leader and award winner for its innovative energy efficiency programs, renewable power technologies and for its sustainable solutions for a healthier environment. Today, SMUD’s power supply is on average about 50 percent carbon free and SMUD has a goal to reach zero carbon in its electricity production by 2030. For more information on SMUD’s Zero Carbon Plan and its customer programs, visit