Events for Charity and Outreach

Bites & Brews at The Bayou for Crossroads Urban Center

2024 marks the 11th year our community has been gathering to drink delicious beer, eat tasty local food, socialize, and to support Crossroads' work to support those in need. Crossroads Urban Center is a 501(c)(3) that has been feeding and clothing Utahns in need since 1966. Each year, Crossroads provides services to over 58,000 people. We would not be able to do this work without you. This year, the BBB Benefit Party will be at The Bayou! We'll have live music, exciting silent auction items, and of course, some great libations. For more information or with questions, call Erika Gee, Community Involvement Director at (801) 364-7765 x.102. Tickets: $45 in advance; $50 at the door, $300 for a reserved table (includes 6 admissions). Tickets: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/crossroadsurbancenter/1173902#



Fiesta for the Future Gala

Guadalupe School’s Annual Gala, Fiesta for the Future is back and bigger than ever! Mark your calendars for the party of the year on Friday, April 26 πŸ’ƒ Join us for an evening of delicious Latin-inspired cuisine, live Mariachi music, auctions, folklórico dancing, student success stories, and more! For more information, visit: https://guadschool.org/fiesta/ This is a 21+ event. #nonprofit #VolunteerUtah #SLC #Utah #SaltLakeCity #UtahNonProfit #NonProfit #Community #giveback #gala #utahevents #SLCevent



Garbage Bag Girl: An author Event with Celeste L. Edmunds

Garbage Bag Girl: an unforgettable story of hope and resiliency. A book reading, signing, & interactive community event with Celeste L. Edmunds, Author and International Executive Director of The Christmas Box. Garbage Bag Girl is Celeste Edmund's story of being raised by addicted parents and, at a young age, learning to survive and protect her siblings from rapists and drug dealers. Eventually, the state separated their family, and Celeste was adopted alone into a dysfunctional, fractured home where a sadistic and manipulating mother treated her as an unwanted outsider. Contemplating taking her abuser's life, Celeste eventually ran away, finding shelter wherever she could, until a compassionate woman stepped in to give her home and love. About Celeste L. Edmunds: Christmas Box House Executive Director Celeste Edmunds understands what the children she serves at The Christmas Box Houses are going through. She went through it herself. Her biological parents were addicts, and her childhood was an ongoing cycle of police calls, fighting, and physical, sexual, and mental abuse. At age 7, Celeste was taken from her home and placed into a child welfare system, where moving every few months to a new environment became normal. By age sixteen, she had lived in more than 30 cities. Celeste views her childhood as a difficult but essential growing experience. There were terrible things, but there were also caring people along the way who did what they could to protect and nurture her. She was author Richard Paul Evans’ assistant when he founded The Christmas Box International. She quickly became an integral part of its creation, helping to build and refine the original shelters for a decade before taking a new position in Corporate America. Working in the corporate world gave her valuable knowledge of a different kind, with experience in marketing (receiving Marketer of the Year by Utah Business Magazine), public relations, community giving, and team management. Combining her nonprofit and corporate experience, Celeste is uniquely fit to guide The Christmas Box International. Celeste is passionate about making a difference in the lives of youth and the child welfare system so that others may not have to go through the same experiences she had. The Christmas Box International celebrates 28 years of defending more than 155,000 children. That is enough to fill Madison Square Garden more than seven and a half times. Celeste believes that The Christmas Box International is more than a place–it is a concept where community, government, and nonprofits come together to bring the resources to children that they need. As a child who grew up in the system, Celeste understands the importance of providing these youth the opportunity for a better life by providing them with safety, dignity, and hope. Her goal is to give these beautiful children everything she wished for as a child, including hope for a better future. Celeste released her book this fall titled Garbage Bag Girl. She hopes to bring more awareness to the issues that face children in the child welfare system and help them know that they deserve a childhood and are worthy of safety and love. https://www.goldenbraidslc.com/events/garbage-bag-girl-an-author-event-with-celeste-l-edmunds



Art Goes Live Gala

πŸŒ™βœ¨YOU ARE INVITED! 🎢🎨 Please join us on May 4th at Visual Art Institute for our ART GOES LIVE Fundraising Gala! This is going to be a gorgeous event with incredible art demos by local guest artists, plus musical performances by Emmy Award-winning composer Kurt Bestor and students from @giftedmusicschool! A silent auction will also take place during this evening. *ART GOES LIVE is for ages 18+ Tickets are $50, and ALL PROCEEDS will support nonprofit art education here in Utah! That means, when you buy your ticket, that money goes directly toward: 1) Local creative outreach programs, including high quality art workshops for kids in local public schools, children undergoing medical treatment, seniors with disabilities, and individuals in need of wellness therapy. 2) VAI tuition assistance for children and teens in need, who are passionate about art and would benefit greatly from high quality, weekly classes. This would be a PERFECT date night or night out with friends, in a really cool space! And it is for an amazing cause! Visit our website https://www.visualartinstitute.org/upcoming-events to reserve your tickets for this very special evening! #visualartinstitute #utahnonprofit #utahfundraiser #artgoeslive #utahartclasses #kurtbestor #saltlake #datenight #utahartist #arteducation



Power of Your Purse

United Way of Salt Lake and Women United invite you to an evening centered around lifting communities through education with a focus on reading and literacy. Join us for an inspiring evening with a seated dinner, silent auction, and inspiring stories from 2024 Utah Teacher of the Year, Carly Maloney. Your support will make a difference for kids and families in our community! Please check out our event website here: https://events.handbid.com/lp/power-of-your-purse-2024

6:00 – 7:30 p.m. | Silent Auction and Cocktail Hour 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. | Seated Dinner and Program Event Day Sponsor* $1,750 | Table for 10 $1,250 | Individual Tickets $150 *Sponsorship includes recognition on event day materials The Hyatt Regency is offering a special room rate for Power of Your Purse guests starting at $269. Book your room by April 19 to take advantage of this discount. Book Today



Power of Your Purse

United Way of Salt Lake and Women United invite you to an evening centered around lifting communities through education with a focus on reading and literacy. Join us for an inspiring evening with a seated dinner, silent auction, and inspiring stories from 2024 Utah Teacher of the Year, Carly Maloney. Your support will make a difference for kids and families in our community! Please check out our event website here: https://events.handbid.com/lp/power-of-your-purse-2024

6:00 – 7:30 p.m. | Silent Auction and Cocktail Hour 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. | Seated Dinner and Program Event Day Sponsor* $1,750 | Table for 10 $1,250 | Individual Tickets $150 *Sponsorship includes recognition on event day materials The Hyatt Regency is offering a special room rate for Power of Your Purse guests starting at $269. Book your room by April 19 to take advantage of this discount. Book Today



Hike for Hope Utah

Webside/Tickets: afsp.org/hikeutah

FB Event: https://fb.me/e/4ZmNReARq Date: 05/18/2024

Check-in/Registration: 9 - 9:45 a.m. Event Time: 10 a.m. - noon This is an easy hike for all skill levels to the scenic Battle Creek Waterfall. There are also longer loop options from the trailhead. Entry fee: $25 = entrance into the hike plus one ticket for the level 1 opportunity drawing FUNdraising: $150 or more will receive a Hike for Hope t-shirt $500 or more will receive one ticket for the level 2 opportunity drawing $1000 or more will receive one ticket for the level 3 opportunity drawing Create a hike team or sign up individually. Those who raise $150 will receive a Hike for Hope t-shirt. If you are interested in sponsoring the event or need more information, contact Misty Lee, misty.lee@afsp.org or 801.633.4179.



Beer at the Confluence

Enjoy craft brews at the Three Creeks Confluence with live music, bites, and more! Celebrate success stories of stream daylighting in the Salt Lake Valley and learn about our special Three Creeks Confluence. All ages welcome! Enjoy classics and seasonal pours from Fisher Brewing. $1/pint will go towards maintenance and programming at the Confluence. Limited on-street parking is available. Alternative forms of transportation are strongly recommended. The Jordan River Trail connects to the site. Utah Transit Authority’s 9 and 509 Buses stop nearby, and the Ballpark TRAX Station is approximately a mile away. Bike valet is available. *Valid ID required for beer purchase. For ADA accessibility, please contact info@sevencanyonstrust.org or 585.703.8582. Disfruta en la Confluencia de los Tres Arroyos con cerveza, música, comida y más ¡Todas las edades son bienvenidas! Celebrar un parque público en Salt Lake City y proyecto de restauración de arroyos. $ 1/pinta se destinará al mantenimiento y la programación en la Confluencia. Identificación Válida para la compra de cerveza. https://sevencanyonstrust.org/events/beer-garden



Range 2 River Relay

Bike, boat, & run from the Wasatch Range to the Jordan River. Explore the condition of the Salt Lake Valley’s waterways and learn about recreation in your backyard. Win awesome prizes from Backpacker’s Pantry, Bluff Street Bandit, Bingham Cyclery, Coalatree, Dr. Naylor, Epic Brewing, Gnarly Nutrition, HOKA, Party Shirt International, Pit Viper, Salt Lake Running Company, Voile, 5.11 Tactical, and more! The Range 2 River Relay is light on competition and heavy on fun! Team Heat For those looking to build friendships and have family-friendly fun! Teams include a biker, boater, and runner. The first participant bikes the path of City Creek. This 7.2-mile leg starts at the Utah State Fairpark - West Lot, bikes up to the City Creek Canyon Trailhead, and ends back at the Utah State Fairpark - West Lot. The second teammate boats the Jordan River northward. This 3.3-mile leg starts at Utah State Fairpark - West Lot and ends at Riverview Trailhead. The scenic Jordan River Trail is utilized for the final stretch of the race. This 3.4-mile leg starts at the Riverview Trailhead and finishes back at the Utah State Fairpark - West Lot. Individual Heat For those looking to test their active transportation and outdoor recreation abilities! Participate in the course as a triathlon. *Attention: Competitors are required to bring their own equipment, including a bicycle, bicycle helmet, non-motorized watercraft, paddle(s), and personal floatation device. Kayaks, canoes, personal floatation devices, and paddles rentals from the Jordan River Commission are sold out. Additional equipment can be rented from your local gear outfitters or the University of Utah’s Outdoor Adventures for a fee. Register here: https://sevencanyonstrust.org/events/range-river-relay