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January - Saturday service projectMLK Day

Martin Luther King Jr.

Saturday, January , 2019
Thank you to our volunteers and sponsors

Project Impacts

Bags to Beds | 78 balls of plarn made

About: Volunteers will take recycled plastic bags and turn them into sleeping mats for people experiencing homelessness.

Address: 200 Central Campus Drive, Room 101

Age requirements: none

Other notes: Feel free to bring any plastic grocery bags of your own if you have them.

Big Brothers Big Sisters | posted 50 fliers around the Salt Lake Valley to promote Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah

About: Weather permitting, volunteers will hang posters and distribute flyers to various coffee shops and community centers.

Address: 2121 S. State Street

Age requirements: Must be 16 years of age to participate.

Other notes: Dress for cold weather.  Wear durable and comfortable shoes.

Crossroads Thrift Store | sorted donated clothing and reorganized shelves

About: Volunteers will help with cleaning, organizing, and sorting clothes and other items.

Address: 1385 Indiana Avenue (800 S)

Age requirements: none

Crossroads Urban Center | 150 lbs. of milk separated for distribution and 98 envelopes stuffed

About: Volunteers will perform a deep cleaning of the building and potentially stuff mailers to clients of Crossroads Urban Center.

Address: 347 S 400 E

Age requirements: none

For the Kids | packed 200 bags with food for children to eat over a weekend

About: Volunteers will sort food donations to be assembled in backpacks that children can take home to have food to eat over the weekend.

Address: 824 S 400 W

Age requirements: none

Friends for Sight | 21 people trained to do vision screenings

About: Volunteers will be trained on vision screening protocols to be used at vision screening events later in the semester.

Address: 200 Central Campus Drive, Room 101

Age requirements: Must be 18 years of age to participate

Other 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.

Knitting Necessities | 60 hats knitted for newborn babies at Primary Children’s

About: Volunteers will knit hats for newborns.

Address: 200 Central Campus Drive, Room 101

Maliheh Free Clinic | performed deep cleaning of clinic

About: Volunteers will participate in a deep cleaning of the building to help provide services to the clinic’s clients.

Address: 941 E 3300 S

Ronald McDonald House  * Note Change in Time | served meals to 80 residents

Time: 7:30 am – 10:30 am

About: Volunteers will prepare and serve breakfast to patients and families staying at the house.

Address: 935 E South Temple

Age requirements: Must be 13 years of age to participate

Other notes: Please note the time difference on this project.

Utah Food Bank  *** Note shuttle time | packaged 340 boxes of food to be delivered to the elderly and people with disabilities

About: Sorting food donations, assembling food boxes, repackaging bulk food into family-sized amounts, or labeling food for distribution.

Address: 900 W 3150 S

Transportation: A shuttle will be provided and will leave from the Union building at 8:30 am.

Age requirements: All volunteers must be at least 12 years of age

Other notes: Please wear closed-toe shoes, long pants, and comfortable clothing. Breakfast for this project will take place at the A. Ray Olpin Union before departure to the Utah Food Bank.

YWCA | sorted 75 bags of donations

About: Volunteers will sort donations and clean and organize classrooms

Address: 322 E 300 S.

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Last Updated: 3/23/21