02 November 2010

Holiday Opportunities!

Asian Association of Utah
Contact: 801-467-6060 (Gayane)
Donations: Winter coats, gloves and boots in any size are needed for refugee families. These families arrive in Utah with little to nothing, so anything helps including gently used items. Hygiene products and diapers are also welcome.

Best of Africa Cultural Group
Contact: 801-706-1227 (Valentine)
Volunteers: Make this a holiday to remember by getting involved with our projects, by helping refugee children from Africa who live in Utah (especially from Burundi and Rwanda) with transportation to attend important workshops and getting to the place where they practice their traditional dance.
Donation: These children are from low/no income families so they need hygiene items and other household items (soap, shampoo, toilet paper, laundry and dish soap, deodorants, hair spray, winter coats, bed sheets, etc....)

DDI Vantage
Contact: 801-266-3939 (Danielle)
Donations: This program benefits children under age 3 with developmental delays and disabilities. Sponsor a child or family in our Sub-for-Santa program. Ongoing sponsorship is always welcome.

Children in Foster Care
Contact: 801-747-0523 (Tina)
Donations: The Utah Foster Care Foundation is looking for new gifts and cash donations for children in foster care. Gift cards for teens are especially needed.

Children’s Service Center
Contact: 801-355-7444 (Nora)
Volunteers: Santa store volunteers needed to help sort and disperse donations to help children removed from drug homes and placed with grandparents.
Donations: Items needed for our Santa Store include: gift certificates, movie passes, restaurant certificates, gloves for children, shoes, combs, chap stick, travel size deodorant, board books & picture books for children 5 & under, children’s socks, toys or games for ages three & up. Items must be new.

The Children’s Center
Contact: 801-578-232 (Penney)
Donations: Are you looking for a meaningful gift for your friends and neighbors? You can take care of everyone on your list by making a donation in their names to The Children’s Center. Monetary donations will help us provide snacks and necessities such as diapers for the Therapeutic Preschool. In-kind donations of new toys, art and office supplies, clothing and snack foods are a great way to give where it is most needed.

Choice Humanitarian
Contact: 801-474-1937
Volunteers and Donations: Make this a holiday to remember by getting involved with our projects benefiting impoverished regions of Mexico, Guatemala, Bolivia, Nepal and Kenya. The holiday schedule includes:
December 7 – 9 Open House and Christmas Store. Come visit our office and learn more about our work!
December 4 – 11 Choice Service Expedition to Nepal ($2195 p/person + airfare)
December 26 – Jan 2 Choice Service Expedition to Guatemala ($2195 p/person + airfare)

Crossroads Thrift Store
Contact: 801-359-8837 (Janice or KC)
Donations: Help spread holiday cheer to low-income families with donations of household linens, men’s & children’s clothes, sleeping bags & any kitchen items.

Crossroads Urban Center
Contact: 801-364-7765
Donations: Help spread holiday cheer to low-income families with donations of frozen turkeys, hams, boxed stuffing mix, canned fruit & vegetables, canned milk, & boxed dessert mixes (cakes, cookies, etc.)

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Contact: 801-281-1886 (Ashley)
Volunteers: Join us for our Taste of Salt Lake event on November 13th at the Grand America. Volunteers are needed for day of set up from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. and at the event that evening from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Start your holiday season off right by helping raise money to battle this devastating disease.

Eye Care 4 Kids
Contact: 801-285-5443
A volunteer communication specialist interested in creating public relations and publicity opportunities for Eye Care 4 Kids utilizing our Founder and Board Chair, clients and volunteers is needed.
A volunteer web design specialist interested programming a multi-dimensional web design and creation for Eye Care 4 Kids needed. This position requires practical knowledge of web design and programming.

Family Support Center
Contact: 801-955-9110 ext. 104 (Christie)
Volunteers: Help support our Life Start Village, a program dedicated to helping single moms get back on their feet. Volunteers are needed to help provide and serve Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner for these families.
Donations: Food items needed for holiday meals as well as opportunities to adopt a family to provide holiday cheer. Small toys are also needed for children in our Crisis Nursery.

Feed the Poor
Contact: 801-746-3333 (Mercedes)
Donations: Help spread holiday cheer to low-income families with donations of frozen turkeys, hams, boxed stuffing mix, canned fruit & vegetables, canned milk, & boxed dessert mixes (cakes, cookies, etc.)

Globus Relief
Contact: 801-977-0444 ext 223 (Laura)
Volunteers: Sorting and boxing medical supplies for impoverished groups. Especially in need of large groups (10-100 people).

Contact: 801-977-1122 ext. 454 (Katie)
Donations: Celebrate the seasons with the Headstart program by providing a "Thanksgiving-like" meal in November for Headstart families OR by sponsoring a child in December with our Hanging Garland with holiday wish lists attached. Individual, family, group and corporate sponsors are very welcome.

Juvenile Justice Services
Contact: 801-284-0251 (Maria)
Donations: Juvenile Justice Services is in need of treat bags or Christmas stockings filled with any of these
items: Plastic bottles of soda, candy, personal snacks, notepads with no metal, teen appropriate books, card games, bookmarks, hygiene items such as lip balm, deodorant, travel size shampoo or soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, board games and DVD's for teenagers.

Karing for Utah Kids
Contact: bjazzed@yahoo.com www.utahkids.org
Volunteers: Help promote our Saturday with Santa event on Dec 4th at Cottonwood Heights Elementary School from12 p.m. to 4 p.m., free pictures with Santa and free snacks. Help out with our handmade bear and blanket sale (600 bears/blankets) to raise money for diabetes and Sub for Santa.

Kostopulos Dream Foundation- Camp K
Contact: 801-582-0700 ext. 106 (Missy)
Donations: Monetary donations needed to help provide scholarships to send kids with disabilities to camp. Needed items include life jacket and fishing poles.
Volunteers: Work with our participants during programs, as well as helping take care of our horses and equestrian center.

Maliheh Free Clinic
Contact: 801-266-3700 (Jeanie)
Donations: Help spread the holiday cheer to children and adults unable to afford healthcare. Suggested donations include books (new and used), small toys, coloring books, matchbox cars and beanie baby sized stuffed toys. Donations for all ages include hats, gloves, mittens, etc. Handmade items are very welcome.

March of Dimes – Teddy Bear Den
Contact: 801-746-5540 (Miranda)
Volunteers and Donations: Plan, organize, and host a baby shower to collect baby items or monetary donations for the holidays for the Teddy Bear Den. This is a one-time event, and it's a great opportunity for church groups, youth groups, schools, Scout projects, and company service projects to get involved. This is a great way to sponsor an expectant mother and child.

Muscular Dystrophy Association
Contact: 801-278-6200 (Angela)
Volunteers: Volunteers needed to assist with a holiday party for celebrating all Muscular Dystrophy families on December 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Duties would include setup, serving food, cleanup etc.

Music Makes Music
Contact: karen@musicmakesmusic.org
Donations: Help MMM get teens involved in positive music with instrument donations (especially guitar, bass, drums, and keyboard) or $100 to provide a rock concert assembly for 100 students at a local school this spring.

No More Homeless Pets in Utah
Contact: 801-432-2124 ext 14 (Maranda)
Volunteers: Help build winter homes for feral cats. As winter approaches it is critical that we get plenty of homes built soon. Another great volunteer option is to help out with our Pet Pictures with Santa at Petsmart throughout December. Volunteer orientations are on Tuesday evenings from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Ouelessebougou-Utah Alliance
Contact: 801-983-6254 (Ervisa)
Volunteers: Volunteers needed to help in December with the 10,000 Villages Fundraising Night benefitting an impoverished region of Mali, Africa. Duties would include setup of booths and help publicizing the event.

PEACE (Prevention of Elder Abuse Coalition & Education)
Dignity Home Health & Hospice
Contact: (801)934-6279
Volunteers and Donations: We are doing a Secret Santa for the Elderly who are in nursing homes without families and those who are shut-ins. You may sponsor an individual or donate to those we will be helping. Also, if you know of an elderly person who could benefit from this program, please contact us with their information. Call for details.

Rocky Mountain Hospice
Contact: 801-397-4904 (Christine)
Volunteers: Help assist with yard work and leaf raking in November for patients of hospice who are nearing the end stages of life or community outreach clients who are homebound and/or unable to do yard work due to health limitations. Individuals, small groups and large groups welcome.

Ronald McDonald House
Contact: 801-363-4663 ext. 1419 (Liza)
Donations: Many of the families at the Ronald McDonald House can’t return home for the holiday season. Help us create a very special Holiday for these families. Most needed items include: Gas cards for $25 or less to help families get back home, handheld games & batteries, toys: newborn-18 months, 2-5 years & 6-14 years (no board games), preemie & newborn size clothes, & gift cards to national retailers of less than $25. Gifts must be new and unwrapped. Please deliver gifts to 1135 E South Temple no later than December 15th.

Safe Harbor Crisis Center
Contact: 801-660-6102 (Sheila)
Volunteers and Donations: Adopt a family within our domestic violence program. We offer a safe place for women and children escaping domestic violence. Please help sponsor one of these families for the holidays with our Sub-4-Santa program.

Safe Harbor Crisis Center
Contact: 801-660-6108 (Catherine)
Donations and Volunteers: Adopt a mom and her children that have been victims of domestic violence for a Sub for Santa OR join us for an annual fundraiser sponsored by Evergreens and Christmas Things on November 15 and 16. Monday night is family night and Tuesday night is a reservation only dinner along with live and silent auction. Cost is $50 per plate or $750 for a table of ten.

Salvation Army
Contact: 801-988-4204 ext.2102 (Adriane)
Volunteers: Volunteer with our Angel Tree and Bell Ringing program. Volunteers are needed throughout November and December to help with the Angel Tree program. Tasks vary and schedules are flexible. Spanish skills needed. This opportunity is fun and rewarding as you will be working directly with the public that will be receiving assistance. Bell ringers can choose locations throughout the valley at Smith’s, Walmart and Harmon’s.

Contact: 801-484-4128, info@splore.org
Donations: Outfit a child with a disability in full climbing gear! Your donation of $100 provides a child with:
Harness, helmet, rock shoes and life-changing opportunities

The Road Home
Contact: 801-328-8756 (Ashley)
Volunteers: In need of help Dec. 22nd, 23rd, & 24th to help with our Radio Broadcast to raise fund to help fight homelessness.

The Sharing Place
Contact: 801-466-6730 (Cecilie)
Donations: Our program supports children grieving the loss of a loved one. We are always seeking donations of gift cards for home improvement, craft, office supply or super center store. Items for children’s projects such as: glitter, glue, shaving cream, markers, dry erase markers, clay, acrylic craft paint, paper towels. Also needed are postage stamps, copy paper, microwave popcorn, tea bags, hot chocolate, pre-packaged snacks, big bubble wrap & cleaning supplies.

Teen Mother & Child Program
Contact: 801-468-3282 (Erin)
Donations: New & gently used hygiene items for mom & baby, baby items, clothing & toys for ages 5 & under & clothing for teen moms.

UAID Utah Association for Intellectual Disabilities
Contact: 801-637-4295 Jeff or Kassandra
UAID wants you to help low-income individuals with intellectual disabilities celebrate the magic of the holidays through the Holiday Gift Box Program.
Join us at our open house Wednesday, November 10th 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. You will learn about the
Donations: Come adopt an ornament for the client of your choice. Monetary donations are also welcome. Other donations include: arts and craft supplies, hygiene products, towels and bedding, gift certificates, movie passes, restaurant certificates, gloves, underwear and socks.
Volunteers: Volunteers duties include wrapping gifts, event help and office work. Individuals, families and groups welcome.

Utah AIDS Foundation
Contact: 801-487-2323 (Duane)
Visit their Red Ribbon Tree & choose from the many wish lists that include the critical needs of clients & families.
Holiday Meal Baskets include: Fresh potatoes, squash, yams or canned vegetables, instant potatoes, stuffing, & cranberry sauce. The basket should contain all items necessary to prepare a holiday meal. Please do not include meat with your basket. You may include a gift certificate for a turkey or ham.
Create a Personal Care Stocking that includes: Toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, toilet paper & laundry detergent.

Utah Charities/Utah CoOp
Contact: 801-556-2223 (Mercedes)
Volunteers: Store volunteers needed to help stock shelves and collect donations for our Angel Services program. Court ordered hours are accepted.
Donations: Items needed for Angel Services include: Gift certificates, movie passes, restaurant certificates, gloves for children, shoes, combs, chapstick, travel size deodorant, board and picture books and toys for ages 3+. Items must be new.

Volunteers of America, Utah
Contact: 801-519-9721 (Lindsay)
Email: lindsay.hinton@voaut.org or
Donations: VOAUT serves youth and adults experiencing homelessness, struggling with substance abuse, and involved in our counseling and treatment programs. Items are needed for Candy Cane Corner providing needed holiday assistance. Items include: New teen clothing, accessories, men’s clothing, all types of toys, backpacks, sleeping bags (new or gently used), tarps, pajamas, sweatshirts and sweatpants, long underwear, gift cards to grocery stores and clothing stores, bus tokens, movie passes and all holiday food items.
Volunteers: Volunteer groups needed at several of our programs to help sort donations or host a donation drive.
Other opportunities include helping at our Adult Detox or Center for Women and Children and our Homeless Youth Resource Center to offer game nights, baking and crafts, holiday meals or other holiday cheer. Also, during the month of December we will need volunteers at our Candy Cane Corner store. Candy Cane Corner volunteers would contact Carol Shifflett at the YWCA to following ways to help:
schedule. Carol Shifflett: cshifflett@ywca.com or 801.537.8601.

YMCA of Greater Salt Lake
Contact: 801-466-6299 (Michelle)
Volunteers: Be a professional role model by helping with homework, serving dinner, or volunteering at a Holiday Day Camp. Volunteers are a vital part of our organization and help us show our program participants the importance of being socially responsible and having fun.
Donations: Items needed for our programs and our participants include: Kids coats, hats, gloves and boots, crock-pots, bread pans, muffin tins, cookie sheets, electric hand mixers, plastic cereal bowls (microwave/dishwasher safe), microwaves, pitchers, colanders, large cooking pots, mixing bowls, cases of paper, and shelving.

Youth Services, Salt Lake County
Contact: 801-269-7506 (Tammy)
Donations: Donations are needed for youth 0-18 in shelter care because of abuse or neglect. New clothing, winter items, gift cards and holiday gifts appreciated. A full holiday wish list can be found at www.youth.slco.org.

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