Make a connection and discover opportunities to lend a hand to your neighbors.
American Red Cross of Utah: redcrossblood.org
Looking to make a difference? Donate blood. The Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage. Give now and help avoid delays in lifesaving medical care for patients and just maybe, your or someone you love. Visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment today.
Bicycle Collective: bicyclecollective.org/get-involved
Get a bike or give a bike through the Bicycle Collective, a non profit that invests in our community by giving bikes to adults and kids and offering programming like mountain bike camps and bike repair classes. Info on donating equipment and becoming a volunteer at bicyclecollective.org/get-involved.
Comunidades Unidas: www.cuutah.org
Comunidades Unidas seeks to support and inspire Latinx communities to recognize their potential and be a positive force for change. They’re looking for volunteers to help with social media, fundraising and advocacy programs. Learn more about Communities United at www.cuutah.org.
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Salt Lake City: rescue.org/united-states/salt-lake-city-ut
Warm Welcome Winter Clothing Drive through Oct. 7, 2021. By donating clean, new or like-new winter clothing, you are supporting newly arrived refugee adults and children as they strive to regain control of their future and thrive in our community. Gift cards accepted. Click here for the full list of needs and donation protocols. They are accepting the following items in clean, new or like-new condition:
LinkLine, Utah Domestic Violence Coalition: www.udvc.org
The Utah Domestic Violence Coalition provides a free and confidential hotline to offer support for victims and survivors of domestic violence. Find a safe space to talk and get access to critical resources and services by calling the LinkLine, available 24/7 at 1-800-897-LINK. Or visit www.udvc.org.
Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels provides nutritious meals to seniors in need. If your family member or neighbor could use a hot meal delivered to their home each weekday, visit Meals on Wheels to apply. They’re also looking for groups to volunteer to make deliveries, details at slco.org/aging-adult-services/meals-on-wheels.
NAMI Utah, Mental Health Resources: www.NAMIUT.org
1 in 5 Utahns experienced a mental illness in the past year. NAMI Utah offers classes and support groups for families, caregivers and individuals living with mental illness. Find out about the mental health resources that are offered in your neighborhood at www.NAMIUT.org.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Everyone plays a role in suicide prevention. Call 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) for 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
Pacific Island Knowledge 2 Action Resources: pik2ar.org/covid19
If you or someone you know has been impacted by COVID and needs rental assistance, Community Health Workers with Pacific Island Knowledge 2 Action Resources can help. Visit pik2ar.org/covid19 for details.
The Inn Between: tibhospice.org
The Inn Between cares for our neighbors who are terminally ill and experiencing homelessness. You can help add some creativity to residents’ lives by donating art and craft supplies … including painting and crocheting sets, jewelry making kits, and adult coloring books. Find details about The Inn Between at tibhospice.org.
The Road Home, South Salt Lake Men’s Resource Center: theroadhome.org
The Road Home’s South Salt Lake Men’s Resource Center is in need of jeans, towels, razors and blankets to support male clients of the shelter. Donations can be dropped off or purchased directly from their Amazon needs list. Find details at www.theroadhome.org.
The Salt Lake County Library: slcolibrary.org/learn/homework-help
Need homework help? Your Salt Lake County Library card gets you no-cost live tutoring and more. From pre-K through college; for parents, students and teachers, too. The County Library has all the resources you need to get good grades and further your education.
United Way, 211: 211utah.org
Need some help but feeling overwhelmed? Download United Way’s 211 app to access referrals for everything from mental health and addiction services to housing, employment and food programs. Find the help you need from organizations throughout Utah by dialing 211 or downloading the 211 app: https://uw.org/211/about-us/
Utah Food Bank: utahfoodbank.org
The Utah Food Bank’s Grocery Rescue program addresses poverty, hunger and food waste in Utah. Through partnerships with local retailers, the food bank can distribute food that’s nearing its expiration date, but still healthy to eat. To find a food pantry near you, visit www.utahfoodbank.org.
Utahns Against Hunger: uah.org
Everyone deserves to eat. If you’re one of the more than 350,000 Utahns experiencing food insecurity, there is help. Utahns Against Hunger maintains a list of emergency food resources. Visit uah.org/covid19.