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Where Your Stuff The Bus School Supplies Go

By Kelly Schmidt, Content Manager at United Way of Salt Lake United Way of Salt Lake’s annual Stuff the Bus event helps more than 12,000 students get the school supplies they need to start the year off right.  Donating crayons, notebooks, paper, and backpacks — or even giving money for us to purchase these items […]

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10 Steps to Host a Successful Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive

By Courtney Dean, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator at United Way of Salt Lake Summer break may be around the corner, but we are already thinking about the needs of students at the start of the 2019-2020 school year. Thousands of kids come from families who can’t purchase all the school supplies their kids need each year. […]

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Volunteers help Kearns High Students Hone their Interview Skills

Kelly Schmidt, Content Manager for United Way of Salt Lake When Jake Housel addressed the volunteers for Kearns High School’s mock interviews, he tried to set the stage for how impactful their time would be for the participating students. “For a lot of the kids at our school, just getting to class or graduating high […]

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United Way of Salt Lake Plays A Key Role In Mentoring, Developing – Just Ask Nour

Nour was barely a teenager when an unexpected knock came at the door of her family’s home in Syria. On the other side were armed soldiers — there to arrest her father for reasons they never bothered to make particularly clear. “That’s the way things are in Syria,” Nour said. “There is a lot of […]

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Children’s career fair inspires Lincoln Elementary students to “dream big”

By Kelly Schmidt, content manager for United Way of Salt Lake There is a big misconception about when kids actually start to think about what they want to be when they grow up, said Milton Collins, principal of Lincoln Elementary School. Although students are asked from the time they can talk about what they want […]

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Nour fled Syria in hopes of a better future. Her mentor showed her that future was possible.

By Kelly Schmidt, content manager at United Way of Salt Lake Nour was barely a teenager when an unexpected knock came at the door of her family’s home in Syria. On the other side were armed soldiers — there to arrest her father for reasons they never bothered to make particularly clear. “That’s the way […]

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Day of Action gives school custodial staff support to start school year right

By Kelly Schmidt, content manager at United Way of Salt Lake When the final bell tolls on the last day of school, students rejoice at the chance to step away from the bustling hallways, looming project deadlines, and exams to enjoy summer break. But the summer months are anything but quiet on the Cottonwood High […]

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National Volunteer Week projects provide more ways to give back through UWSL

By Donna Andrews, Volunteer with United Way of Salt Lake I started volunteering with United Way of Salt Lake because I felt it was my time to give back to my community. UWSL offers such a variety of community projects to select from with flexible hours available. There will be even more opportunities to volunteer […]

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