As Thanksgiving approaches, we are reminded that this is the season of giving. Our Team donates 1% off all commissions to local Park City charities through the 501C3, Summit Sothebys Cares because we feel that it is our duty to give back to our communities in which we live, work and play. This Holiday Season, we want to share ways in which to get involved and be a part of this wonderful season of giving and donating throughout Utah. Please see the list below.
The Utah Food Bank has been fighting hunger for 119 years. Last year, Utah Food Bank distributed 60.2 million pounds of food (that’s 50.1 million meals) via their statewide network of 245 partner agencies, all free of charge. There are many ways to donate, including by hosting a good drive, giving food or monetary donations, and time volunteering. They accept food donations in many locations, including at Harmons.
Holiday Food & Fund Drive Drop-Off – Donate at Utah Food Bank’s Warehouses:
Salt Lake City: 3150 S. 900 W.
M-F: 8 am – 5 pm (east side of building)
M-TH: 5 pm – 7:30 pm (Volunteer entrance – west side of building)
Sat: 9 am – 1 pm (Volunteer entrance – west side of building)
St. George: 4416 S. River Road
Or donate at Harmon’s locations statewide!
With chapters all across Utah, Habitat For Humanity constructs and repairs homes to provide affordable homes and improved communities for those in need. They also reduce the risk of living in damaged homes by replacing windows, donating heating units, and removing mold from the home. Their advocacy efforts focus on policy reform to remove systemic barriers preventing low-income and historically underserved families from accessing adequate, affordable shelter. The organization welcomes volunteers to help construct and repair homes as well as donations of land, furniture and appliances, construction equipment, and money. If you are donating large items, they have a service to retrieve them from your home.
Habitat for Humanity works in more than 70 countries — we have helped more than 46 million people improve their living conditions since 1976.
The Rescue Mission of Salt Lake, primarily located in Salt Lake City and Ogden, assists the homeless by providing for their needs and preparing them for success in the future. They offer meals and a home base while providing resources such as addiction recovery and job leads. You can donate by hosting a donation drive for hygiene kits, clothing and food items. You can volunteer individually in the food kitchens, or do other projects with your business or organizational group. A cost-free option is to print out their help cards to give away with a granola bar or water bottle when you pass someone in need.
The Humane Society of Utah is an animal adoption and welfare nonprofit that focuses on caring for pets, including their medical needs, and finding them a home. The organization was founded in 1960 and recently celebrated its 200,000th adoption. Their main location is in Murray, but they have a Spay and Neuter Clinic in St. George as well. You can contribute to their mission through monetary donations, volunteering in the shelter, and fostering or adopting a pet.
Adopt a Native Elder is dedicated to relieving poverty for the elderly on the Navajo Reservation. They build relationships with these seniors and help provide them with jobs, food, and medical supplies. They are located in Salt Lake City and accept volunteers and donations. During this season, volunteers pack and decorate food boxes, create Christmas stockings for the children, and make Grandma and Grandpa boxes. Another way to support the organization is by purchasing traditional jewelry and rugs made by these elders.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah is a non-profit organization in Utah benefiting specifically the youth in the community. Every year we help thousands of children in Utah through our civic engagement programs. We improve their welfare, quality of life, and prospects. Our programs’ goal is to shape the youth into adults who will positively influence their communities. Through donations centers at certain locations, you can donate your used clothing or a variety of items. BBBSU has partnered with Second-hand stores such as Savers to ensure that your donated items are able to help BBBSU programs. Donating time each year goes a long way in fostering the development of a child and youth mentorship programs greatly benefit children.