The Sacramento Children’s Home is Sacramento’s oldest charity and has provided care to some of the most vulnerable children and families in the Sacramento community since 1867. PEM Direct recently came together as a team to develop a unique, friendly competition to link their own children to those helped by this organization. Children of PEM Direct parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc. gathered their pencils, paints, and crayons and created special pieces representing  what it would be like to help another child –  “Our Kids Helping Their Kids.”

More than 30 children participated and three were selected by a panel of impartial judges (Joanne’s neighbors!). For each winner, PEM Direct donated $250 to the Sacramento Children’s Home on their behalf, for a total of $750. For added fun, the PEM Direct team held a “Dunk Your Boss” day where employees bought the opportunity to douse their bosses in a dunk tank, raising additional funds for a total $830 donation.

PEM Direct’s Josh Harmatz and Joanne Brausch met with Roy Alexander, CEO, and David Baker, COO, of the Sacramento Children’s Home to present the check and discuss future PEM involvement with the charity. The home is committed to helping build strong families, to opening doors to the future, to maximizing potential, and ending the cycle of child abuse. Not only do they continue their mission of housing youth and providing care at the home, they also have a number of programs aimed at promoting child safety, positive parenting and mental health, while seeking to improve the healthy functioning of families.


For more information on this venerated organization, visit the Sacramento Children’s Home website.