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2018 Legacy of Lowell Day of Service

15th Annual Legacy of Lowell Saturday Service Project
Saturday, September 22, 2018
8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

Thank you for your interest in participating in the 15th annual Legacy of Lowell Saturday Service Project!  The event honors Lowell Bennion, the namesake of the Bennion Center, who devoted his life to one of civic engagement and serving the community. Legacy of Lowell will kick off at Glendale Middle School located at 1430 Andrew Avenue in Salt Lake City.  Project locations may vary.

The event will begin at Glendale Middle School at 8:00 A.M. and will feature Salt Lake City Mayor, Jackie Biskupski and University of Utah President, Dr. Ruth Watkins. Check-in and service projects taking place at Glendale Middle School will begin at 9:00 A.M.  Projects taking place at other locations will start at approximately 9:15 A.M.  Please refer to the project descriptions and registration below to select your project of choice.  Please pay attention to any age requirements or other special instructions.

Volunteer Opportunities

American Red Cross

  • About: Volunteers will work to educate about fire safety and install home smoke detectors.
  • Address: Glendale Middle School and surrounding neighborhood (1430 Andrew Ave)
  • Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.
  • Age Requirements: Must be at least 16 to participate- and if they are under 18 they need a form signed by parent or guardian.
  • Notes: Dress for the weather because you will be outdoors. Bring a drill and a step ladder if you have your own. If not, we have plenty for everyone.

Best Friends in Utah

  • About: Volunteers will make dog beds.
  • Address: Glendale Middle School (1430 Andrew Ave)
  • Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.
  • Age requirements: not open to children

Salt Lake County Animal Services

  • About: Volunteers will construct shelters for feral cats.
  • Address: Glendale Middle School (1430 Andrew Ave)
  • Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.
  • Age requirements: 18 years and older

Friends for Sight

  • About: Volunteers will undergo screener training
  • Address: Glendale/Mountain View Community Learning Center (1388 South Navajo Street, SLC 84104)
  • Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.
  • Age requirements: no children
  • Notes: This training is for those who are able to contribute at least 15 hours of service within the next year. Please plan accordingly. Ideally, to attain these hours, you will need to have a weekday morning or two available to serve.

Primary Children’s Hospital

  • About: Volunteers will prepare craft kits for the playroom at Primary Children’s Hospital.
  • Address: Bennion Center (200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112)
  • Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.
  • Age requirements: 12 years and older

Maliheh Free Clinic

  • About: We are moving into our new location in August and we will need help cleaning our present building and preparing it for a new nonprofit to move into it. Volunteers will help with cleaning the inside and outside of the building
  • Address: 415 E. 3900 S.
  • Transportation: Limited transportation from Glendale Middle School (RSVP first come first served)
  • Age requirements: none

Utah AIDS Foundation

  • About: Volunteers will assist our prevention team with creating safer sex kits and our food bank team with winterizing the UAF community garden.
  • Address: 1408 South 1100 East
  • Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.
  • Age requirements: none

Knitting Necessities

  • About: Volunteers will knit hats for newborns.
  • Address: Glendale Middle School (1430 Andrew Ave)
  • Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.
  • Age requirements: none

Catholic Community Services

  • About: Volunteers will organize donations, assemble kits of items to be given to refugees, and assemble donated furniture to be used in the homes of clients.
  • Address: 440 S 400 W Suites D and E
  • Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.
  • Age requirements: none

Quilts for People with Refugee Status

  • About: creating quilts for people with refugee status
  • Address: Glendale Middle School (1430 Andrew Ave)
  • Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.
  • Age requirements: none

Days for Girls

  • About: Assistance in making washable feminine hygiene kits for girls and women in developing countries, enabling them to stay in school or at work while they are menstruating each month.
  • Address: Bennion Center (200 Central Campus Drive)
  • Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.
  • Age requirements: 12 years and older

Youth Making a Difference (YMAD)

  • About: Volunteers will participate in a file folder game production/assembly.
  • Address: Bennion Center (200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112)
  • Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.
  • Age requirements: none

IRC/Spice Kitchen Incubator

  • About: Volunteers will perform a deep cleaning of the spice kitchen.
  • Address: IRC/ Spice Kitchen Incubator (2180 S 300 W #102)
  • Transportation: Limited transportation from Glendale Middle School (RSVP first come first served)
  • Age requirements: no children
  • Notes: Closed-toe shoes and clothing you don’t mind getting dirty.

The Road Home - Downtown

  • About: Volunteers will help with sorting donations.
  • Address: 210 South Rio Grande Street
  • Transportation: Limited transportation from Glendale Middle School (RSVP first come first served)
  • Age requirements: none
  • Notes: Please wear closed-toed shoes, and no hats.

The Road Home - Midvale

  • About: Volunteers will help with sorting donations.
  • Address: 529 West 9th Avenue (about 7300 South) in Midvale, UT
  • Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.
  • Age requirements: none
  • Notes: Please wear closed-toed shoes, and no hats.

The Sharing Place

  • About: Bennion Center volunteers would be helping us prepare for our annual gala to be held on October 13. Jobs will likely include folding and labeling bid numbers and programs, packaging auction items and filling out bid sheets as well as assembling signage and decoration items.
  • Address: 1695 E 3300 S
  • Transportation: Limited transportation from Glendale Middle School (RSVP first come first served)
  • Age requirements: no children.

Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity

  • About: Cleaning at Restore
  • Address: 1276 South 500 West
  • Transportation: Limited transportation from Glendale Middle School (RSVP first come first served)
  • Age requirements: 14 years and older
  • Notes: Wear closed-toe shoes, clothing that can get dirty/dusty, leather work gloves

Utah Food Bank - Sorting

  • About: Projects may include sorting food donations, assembling food boxes, repackaging bulk food into family-sized amounts, or labeling food for distribution. Work in a team environment to sort food donations.
  • Address: 3150 S 900 W.
  • Transportation: Limited transportation from Glendale Middle School (RSVP first come first served)
  • Age requirements: All volunteers must be at least 12 years of age
  • Notes: Please wear closed-toed shoes and comfortable clothing

Utah Food Bank - Delivery

  • About: Volunteers will assist in food delivery.
  • Address: 3150 S 900 W
  • Transportation: Must have own transportation.
  • Age requirements: Licenced drivers required, must go as pairs (over 18 required)
  • Notes: Please wear closed-toed shoes and comfortable clothing

Bags to Beds

  • About: Volunteers will turn plastic bags into sleeping mats.
  • Address: Glendale Middle School (1430 Andrew Ave)
  • Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.
  • Age Requirements: none

Bend in the River

  • About: Volunteers will assist in weeding, clean-up, etc.
  • Address: Bend in the River (1030 W Fremont Ave)
  • Transportation: Limited transportation from Glendale Middle School (RSVP first come first served)
  • Age Requirements: Children are allowed with adult supervision
  • Notes: Closed-toe shoes, sunscreen

Earth Community Garden and Food Pantry

  • About: Volunteers will assist in cleaning the New Hope Community Center, building garden boxes, installing irrigation lines, planting, demolition, and landscaping.
  • Address: 1102 W 400 North, Salt Lake City, UT 84116
  • Transportation: Limited transportation from Glendale Middle School (RSVP first come first served)
  • Age requirements: 18 years and older
  • Notes: If working outdoors, wear clothes comfortable to the weather conditions. If working indoors, preferably wear long-sleeve shirts or hoodies and long pants.

Edible Campus Gardens

  • About: Volunteers will prepare and sift compost, work in vegetable beds, and seed for fall.
  • Address: Pioneer Garden, University of Utah – 1400 E, 350 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84112.
  • Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.
  • Age requirements: no children
  • Notes: Volunteers should wear clothes that are comfortable to garden in and can get slightly dirty. Layers and closed toed shoes are always a good idea.

Glendale Community Learning Center - Landscaping

  • About: Volunteers will assist in landscaping the surrounding area of Glendale Middle School.
  • Address: Glendale Middle School (1430 Andrew Ave)
  • Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.
  • Age requirements: none

Glendale Community Learning Center - Kitchen Cleaning

  • About: Volunteers will aid in kitchen cleaning.
  • Address: Glendale Middle School (1430 Andrew Ave)
  • Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided
  • Age requirements: none

Glendale-Mountain View CLC - Gardening

  • About: Volunteers will help with general weeding, maintenance of the garden, fall clean up, and other garden upkeep projects
  • Address: Glendale-Mountain View CLC (1388 S Navajo St)
  • Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.
  • Age Requirements: none

Mary W. Jackson Elementary School

  • About: Social Justice Garden
  • Address: Mary W. Jackson Elementary School (750 W 200 N, SLC, UT 84116)
  • Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.
  • Age Requirements: none
  • Notes: Bring your own water bottles and closed-toe shoes

Rose Park Community Garden

  • About: Volunteers will help with hauling mulch, spreading wood chip on pathways, and weeding common areas at a community garden.
  • Address: Rose Park Community Garden (871 N. Cornell St.)
  • Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.
  • Age requirements: No children
  • Notes: Closed-toe shoes, please. Our water is drinkable, but bring water bottles. Remember sunscreen. Thanks!

Sorenson Unity Center

  • About: Volunteers will work on Unity Gardens to clean them up and help winterize community garden plots.
  • Address: 1383 S 900 W
  • Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.
  • Age requirements: 12 years and older
  • Notes: Please wear closed-toe shoes as well as clothing that is comfortable and may become dirty. Be prepared for to work outside in rain or shine.

The Green Urban Lunch Box

  • About: Volunteers will build a chicken tractor to move chickens around the farm so they can eat down grass and bugs.
  • Address: 3188 South 1100 West
  • Transportation: Transportation will be available via passenger van.
  • Age requirements: 18 years and older
  • Notes: Bring a hat and water and wear closed-toe shoes

TreeUtah

  • About: Volunteers will help with planting trees and performing tree care.
  • Address: Surrounding Glendale neighborhood, Poplar Grove
  • Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.
  • Age requirements: none
  • Notes: Wear weather-appropriate clothing (long pants, closed-toe shoes)

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Last Updated: 9/13/18