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Derby Day to benefit foster care and adoption programs

SACRAMENTO, California., April 24, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — On 4th of Maywill host Wayfinder Family Services Derby Day, the annual fundraiser at Mulvaney’s B&L restaurant in Sacramento. All proceeds benefit Wayfinder’s foster care and adoption programs Northern California.

Since 1980, nearly 18,000 children have found stability and permanence in loving homes through Wayfinder’s adoption programs. Last year, more than 10,000 foster, adoptive and kinship families were served. The organization serves a total of more than 21,000 individuals statewide annually through child welfare and disability programs.

Derby Day will feature a live and silent auction, a hat contest, Southern-inspired food and a live feed of the Kentucky Derby race. John Nicholasprincipal landscape architect for Wood Rodgers, Inc. and a fifth generation Sacramento native, will also be honored at the event.

Six years ago, Nicolaus volunteered to design Wayfinder’s landscape Citrus heights office to improve access for people with disabilities. He was so moved by the organization’s mission that he joined Wayfinder’s board of directors. He has been a passionate supporter of the organization ever since. He is also co-chair of Wayfinder’s community board. This dynamic group of volunteers raises money and awareness for the organization and is hosting Derby Day this year.

“We are incredibly grateful to John for his leadership, generosity and commitment to children, youth and families and look forward to presenting him with this year’s Wayfinder Award,” the spokesperson said. Jay AllenWayfinder’s president and CEO.

Nicolaus said: “I want everyone in the Sacramento area to join us on Derby Day! May is National Foster Care Awareness Month and if you are concerned about this issue, we need your cooperation. And our Derby Day event is great fun too!”

Guests can register to attend Derby Day at www.wayfinderfamily.org/derby. Registration closes April 29 bee 6 p.m

About Wayfinder Family Services

Wayfinder Family Services provides expert, individualized support and services to children, youth, adults and families – from those with sight loss and developmental disabilities to children in need of temporary shelter, foster care and adoption.

SOURCE Wayfinder Family Services