Christmas countdown: United Way’s Sub for Santa program still needs help

Donors have helped more than 1,300 families, with 3,911 kids. But as of Tuesday, 78 families who’d applied for help from United Way’s Sub for Santa program still needed sponsors. Every year for more than 35 years, United Way of Utah County has helped about 1,500 families by connecting them with sponsors who provide Christmas […]

Blue Haven Foundation to offer support for widows of Dallas shooting

When news of the Dallas sniper attack that left five police officers dead reached Utah County, a few women here knew all too well what the families of the fallen officers were feeling. Nannette Wride, widow of Sgt. Cory Wride of the Utah County sheriff’s office, has partnered with other widows of police officers killed on duty to […]

Spring cleaning donations help DI place more employees in new jobs

Maybe you’re buying new clothes or furniture with your tax return, or maybe you’ve decided to use the Konmari method to spring clean your house. Either way, Deseret Industries wants your (good, in working-condition) extra stuff. It’s the busy season for DI, said Nephi Carter, manager of the DI store in American Fork. Traffic slows […]

Nonprofits looking for donation love during marathon fundraiser

The countdown is on for 24 hours of giving to your favorite nonprofit through Love Utah Give Utah. Project Read, based in Provo, is hoping to raise $1,000 this year for one-on-one tutoring services for functionally illiterate adults, said program coordinator Millie Jones. The tutoring helps people further their education, get better employment or even […]

5 great local volunteer opportunities for teens

(Photo courtesy Media Library) Teenagers are walking paradoxes — they can simultaneously be the most difficult children to get along with and the family members most capable of good. They can be angsty and moody or hardworking and kind. And in any case, they’re our hope for a better tomorrow. So there’s no better […]

5K honors Sgt. Cory Wride, needs volunteers

On Jan. 30, Utah Valley’s own Sgt. Cory Wride was shot and killed after trying to help a man in what was meant to be a routine car check. Since then, Utah Valley has mourned his loss and rallied behind the Wride family to raise awareness for officer safety. On Saturday, March 15 at 9 a.m., […]

Busted: Selfie Police turns vanity to charity

When advertising students Dustin Locke and Chas Barton got together for a 24-hour creativity competition at BYU, Vittana challenged them to come up with a way to get their generation excited about charitable giving. But when they saw their peers using their $600 smartphones to take photos of themselves, “selfless” wasn’t the word that came […]

Thousands of generous Utahns help the Philippines

Two local charities have joined forces to help the victims of the recent Philippines typhoon any way they can. Their efforts are scrappy, centered on being efficient and resourceful, and using every helping hand extended their way. Charity Vision International, a Provo-based group normally focused on providing cataract surgeries to patients in need, has shifted […]

Typhoon Haiyan: 3 tips for giving

Typhoon Haiyan has impacted the lives of 9.5 million people in the Philippines, displacing an estimated 600,000 individuals. The overwhelming needs of the survivors are enough to compel Utah Valleyites into action, but not all well-intentioned help is equal. Here are a few tips for transforming your empathy into effectiveness: 1. Monetary donations are best […]

Going Beyond Borders hosts event benefiting the Women’s and Children’s Shelter

PROVO — Going Beyond Borders is hosting a charity event on Thursday, Sept. 26th, to raise money for the Provo Women and Children’s Shelter at the Provo Beach Resort. Attendees will enjoy the many activities available at the Provo Beach Resort including the ropes course, carnival games, surfing and more. “Provo Beach was the perfect choice […]