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Smart Smiles: Putting Kids Oral Health First

By Kelly Schmidt, Content Manager at United Way of Salt Lake Many of us take routine dental care for granted—it’s just something you have to take care of every six months. And while it can sometimes seem like a minor annoyance, the overall benefits of maintaining one’s oral health far outweigh the dentist’s semi-annual lecture […]

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How a Free Pair of Glasses can Improve a Child’s Education

By Kelly Schmidt, Content Manager at United Way of Salt Lake John entered third grade at David Gourley Elementary in Kearns as blind as a bat. He seemed shy, anxious, and slightly withdrawn from his classmates, and during computer class, he would have to sit at the teacher’s desk so he could see assignments on […]

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Kearns Community Schools Create Summer Learning Packets to Prevent Learning Loss

By Kelly Schmidt, Content Manager at United Way of Salt Lake West Kearns Elementary was in a bit of a bind coming into the end of the 2018-2019 school year. With classes winding down, Community School Director, DeLayna Wilhelmsen, realized West Kearns needed to make a plan to keep its roughly 700 students engaged and […]

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There is Something Special Happening at United Way of Salt Lake

By Kelly Schmidt, Content Manager at United Way of Salt Lake United Way of Salt Lake is dedicated to strengthening communities across the Wasatch Front. Our mission and role has transformed over the years from brokering donations and coordinating programs to creating lasting social change through powerful partnerships that address some of the toughest challenges […]

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United Way of Salt Lake’s Community Schools Goal: Help Students Learn, Thrive

Every student gets a bout of jitters on the first day of school. It’s entirely natural. Indeed, the start of a new school year can be a massive unknown for many students –  especially those who may have fallen behind in several subjects or who don’t have the same opportunities because of their family’s financial […]

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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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Transforming Corporate Culture through Service!

By Ashley Clement Account Executive, FedEx Services Guest Blogger The FedEx culture is shaped by our ‘People-Service-Profit’ philosophy, which our founder started many years ago. Investing in people and giving back to our communities is at the forefront of everything we do. As a company, we support United Way of Salt Lake through our annual […]

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James E. Moss Elementary- The Final Puzzle Piece to the South Salt Lake Pipeline

by Sophie Siebach Glover James E. Moss Elementary Community School Director  In May of this year, James E. Moss Elementary School became a United Way Community School. With the addition of Moss Elementary, the South Salt Lake pipeline is complete. This means that a child in South Salt Lake will attend a Community School through […]

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