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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

  • Freda Fund Trivia Night
    Sat, Apr 22
    CLARA Auditorium
    Hang up your dancing shoes for now, and get your trivia teams together! The Freda Fund Dance is now Freda Fund Trivia Night! Same date, same location, same wonderful cause benefiting Sacramento County foster youth.
Youth Celebrations
Youth Celebrations

For everyone's health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, we're coming up with creative new ways to celebrate our foster youth birthdays. Being able to respond to the specific wishes of the youth is so meaningful – it truly encompasses the spirit and mission of the Freda Fund. 

Phyllis Needelman and Terri from Terri Does Desserts hold boxes with a birthday sheet cake and cupcakes.

Community fundraising events help raise needed resources to support our work.

Past Events
Past Events

Since its founding in 2017, Freda Fund has organized numerous celebrations and events to support our mission. Following are highlights of our activities.

Picture zooming in on kids feet wearing roller skates on the shiny roller rink floor.
Art-themed Birthday & Graduation Celebration

May 2021


Child Abuse Prevention Council of Sacramento, the Sacramento Chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women, and artist Lisa Feldman co-sponsored a Freda Fund art-themed birthday and graduation celebration with special gift deliveries and a Zoom party.

Walking In Their Footsteps

January 2021

This celebration featured a video highlighting Phyllis' history with the Einstein Center, and honored the remarkable community volunteers that she met along the way: Dorothy Marshall, Debbie Lewis and Susie Goodwin. The Zoom event concluded with a special tribute to Les Finke on his retirement as Eintein Senior Center's Executive Director. 

In recognition of our "Walking in their Footsteps" event honorees, Freda Fund is contributing to two community efforts:

  • Establishing a "Dorothy's Corner" collection of new books for students at Edison Library

  • Purchasing a karaoke machine for the Einstein Senior Center

Planting Roots
Birthday Celebration

September 2020


In honor of June–September birthdays, the Freda Fund celebrated by planting a vegetable garden at Choices Charter School in Sacramento. Twenty birthday youth engaged in a Zoom party, and received a special "planting roots" themed gift of a plant, along with cupcakes and a gift card.

Happy Birthday, "Planting Roots" Birthday Celebration in honor of June–September 2020 Birthdays graphic flyer.
Freda Fund 2020 grad gifts including mugs, key chains and a "Congratulations we love you" gift box.
2020 Graduation

Spring 2020


Freda Fund had planned a return to its roots in Detroit, Michigan (Freda Needelman's hometown) to host several fundraising events and honor local foster youth at their high school graduation. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we switched gears and reinvented our celebrations. 

Screenshot of a text with a picture of a birthday cupcake with one lit candle and the note: "this is my cupcake! thank you for taking the time to do this with us."
Thank you note that reads, "Thank you so much. You are so kind and I bet your mom is proud of you. Thank you Ms. Needelman."
Birthday Baking Class

May 2020


Child Abuse Prevention Council of Sacramento and Freda Fund presented a special treat to spring birthday celebrants. Local baker Lindsay Nathanson of Sprinkles for Breakfast shared baking tips with a virtual Zoom party featuring an interactive baking class. Each birthday person received a gift card, cupcakes from Terri Littleton and baking supplies to bake with Lindsay.

Freda Fund Birthday Baking Class event flyer in celebration of February–May 2020 birthdays.