Volunteers wrapping for a good cause at University Place

For the last 10 years, Habitat for Humanity of Utah County has been raising money every Christmas season by wrapping gifts at Provo Towne Centre. They’re back on duty starting Saturday, but in a new place. This year Habitat wrappers will be at University Place in Orem. And instead of being in the middle of […]

Utah named the most charitable state in time for #GivingTuesday

November 28 marks #GivingTuesday, a day amidst the frenzy of holiday shopping dedicated to donating money, time and goods to nonprofit organizations — something Utahns are good at. WalletHub ranked Utah the most charitable state. Using 14 key indicators, WalletHub explored monetary donations and volunteer rates. Utah ranked No. 1 in many subcategories, including: Highest […]

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 […]

Construction starts Sunday for Orem’s all-abilities playground; volunteers still needed

Starting Sunday, Orem’s all-abilities playground will be coming together with the help of thousands of volunteers and hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations. For more than a year, Orem’s been planning and fundraising for the All-Together Playground at City Center Park, near the library. It will have features and equipment that give children of […]

Like to save lives? Utah County Search and Rescue needs you

ISO someone who likes volunteer work, saving people and the outdoors. Must have experience in rock climbing, skiing, SCUBA diving, swimming, cave exploration, riding ATVs, flying aircraft or another outdoor pursuit. Medical or outdoor survival knowledge a plus. If this is you, then the Utah County Search and Rescue team wants you to apply. “There’s […]

Provo group planning cleanup of historic site

It was the site of saw and grist mills built in 1855, but now it’s mostly known as the area between Taco Bell and L&L Barbecue on Bulldog Boulevard in Provo. The original grinding stone serves as a historic marker for the site — placed by the Daughters of Utah Pioneers in 1954, and a […]

United Way hoping for turnout, donations on #GivingTuesday

Last year, thousands of charities and nonprofits around the country joined in an effort to get Americans thinking about the giving season on the Tuesday after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Now in its second year, United Way of Utah County is hoping locals will honor #GivingTuesday by joining its volunteer event, donating or doing […]