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La'Cedra I
1425 24th Street
(Midtown Sacramento)
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Giving Tuesday

the project

I was an orphaned foster child in an underprivileged household in Sacramento, and participating in community shows, art projects, holiday parties, etc., was not a financial possibility.  With Femwinism as our Fiscal Sponsor this year, I am hosting Holiday SLAMtacular, an event dedicated to giving back to foster youth and underprivileged children and families who have not had the opportunity to experience the joy of the season or celebrate the holidays in style.  Through this event, we will welcome families who need support, provide a platform for local artists to share their talent and connect with the community, and support and provide a platform for local vendors to join in and give back to the community.  We will throw them a holiday party providing entertainment, food, games, fun, and much more!  We aim to give the community a chance to experience the joy and long-lasting memories of the holidays that all children deserve.

the steps

In preparation for December 10, 2022, Holiday SLAMtacular, we will have the following timeline:

  • 06/2022: Secure hall/facility
  • 06/2022: Begin publicity 
  • 07/2022: Secure staff
  • 08/2022: Secure artists
  • 09/2022: Secure vendors
  • 10/2022: Guest Invitations
  • 11/2022: Close guest list
  • 11/2022: Order favors, memorabilia, finalize details
  • 12/10/2022: Holiday SLAMtacular

why we're doing it

Growing up as an orphaned foster child in Sacramento, I did not have the opportunity to experience some of life's most incredible childhood memories, such as training in dance classes, exploring my passion for the arts, being a part of community art showcases, being a member of a community, being invited to, or attending holiday parties, etc.  In creating SLAM, our mission has always been to give back and foster belief in the underprivileged youth and struggling artists in our community and introduce them to the possibilities.  We want to expose them to things their current situation does not allow them to afford and help steer them to a path of positivity, passion, and excellence.  The Holiday SLAMtacular is one pathway we will use to help turn dreams into reality.


Updated Disbursed Amount 12/5/22 : 


  Normal Fees Waived Fees
TOTAL RAISED = $2,100.00 $2,100.00
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $105.00 Waived
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $31.50 $31.50
TOTAL TO DISBURSE= $1,963.50 $2,068.50
  • Overhead (Rental & Hall, Staff, Security, Operating Technicians, etc): $7,000.00
  • Interior & Exterior Decor: $1,500.00
  • Food & Beverage (150+ persons): $7,500.00
  • Vendors: $3,000.00
  • Performing Artist Gifts: $1,500.00
  • Attendee Gifts: $4,000.00
  • Publicity: $2,000.00
  • Event Favors: $1,000.00
  • DJ/Emcee: $750.00
  • Photography: $750.00
  • Videography: $1,000.00

ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)

Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.


Giving Tuesday

It's Giving Tuesday, and we are very excited and grateful for every donation that we have received thus far.  We are also thankful for all the in-kind donations we have received and that have been pledged.  We cannot give without you, so thank you!


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