In-Kind Donations — United Way Salt Lake
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What is an In-Kind Donation?


As part of our work to convene and facilitate partnerships that create equitable outcomes for kids, United Way of Salt Lake provides meaningful opportunities for volunteers in schools and communities and with our partners to achieve our mission of lasting social change.

In-kind donations are supplies and services that support our volunteer opportunities and initiatives being implemented by our community partners and schools. Email to learn more about donating supplies.


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Donate Items from Our School's and Partner's Amazon Wishlists

We work with teachers, school staff, and our non-profit partners to put together wishlists of items needed in the classroom and in the community. When you purchase an item from the wishlist, it will be sent directly to the school or the non-profit.


Midvale Elementary's 4th Grade Wishlist >

Midvale Elementary's 4th grade team would like to provide warm blankets and gloves for their 4th graders for the holidays. This has been a tradition over the past several years, and it has become even more important this year as family resources have decreased with rising household costs. Please help us keep our students warm!

Donate by Outcome


In many projects and opportunities, in-kind donations play a critical role in supporting students, school staff, and volunteers. We stay up to date with the needs of our community partners and schools so you and your team can provide support where it’s needed most. Learn more about our outcome areas here.

If you’re interested in making an in-kind donation of items from the list below, please email our team at

Basic Needs

Stuff the Bus (Seasonal; May-August)

Kindergarten Readiness and Early Grade Reading

Provide small toys, games, and kits for school incentive stores to encourage students to improve their behavior and grades

High School Graduation and Postsecondary Readiness

Provide students with fun college- and career-themed items like planners

Health and Financial Stability

Hygiene Kits containing conditioner, shampoo, toothbrush and toothpaste, deodorant, feminine products, hand sanitizer, soap, and washcloths

In Kind donations by outcome

Currently, we are only accepting items from the list above. Other items and items that need to be picked up may be eligible for donation through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah. You can also donate used items to Deseret Industries.

Seasonal Donation Needs

Help us provide supplies for our annual Year of Action volunteer events. We partner with local schools to give students the supplies they need for the school year, including backpacks, books, pencils, and more.

Read Across America Day
Read Across America Day

January-Early March
Corporate Opportunity: Organize a supply drive to collect new books to be read and given to children in community schools.

Individual Opportunity: Contribute to a supply drive collecting new books, or volunteer on or around Read Across America Day, March 2nd.

Learn more about Read Across America Day >

Stuff the Bus
Stuff the Bus

June- Early August
Corporate opportunity: Organize a supply drive to collect school supplies to be given to children in community schools.

Individual Opportunity: Contribute to a supply drive or volunteer to stuff backpacks with school supplies at Stuff the Bus in August.

Learn more about Stuff the Bus >