Events for Activist Groups

Host a School Supply Drive for the Stuff the Bus Event

When a student walks into the classroom with the basic supplies they need, they can focus on what really matters – learning! You can make sure this happens for over 12,996 students by hosting a school supply drive.

This year, United Way of Salt Lake celebrates its 11th year of Stuff the Bus! Our goal this year is to provide more than 13,000 students with school supplies and over 4,400 students with fully loaded backpacks so they can show up to school ready to learn. Students are located at 27 public schools and 6 community centers across the Wasatch Front.

You can choose to host a traditional supply drive, where you collect the supplies at your office or other central location, or a virtual monetary drive. A $25 donation supports a backpack of supplies for one student. You can sign up and register your drive. Once you register  your school supply drive online and our Volunteer Engagement Team will reach out to you with marketing materials, best practices, and everything you need to make your drive a success.

Register your school Supply drive below: https://forms.office.com/r/C7EBjNF9m5 Visit uw.org/stuff-the-bus/ for all the details! You’ll find dates and locations, volunteer sign-ups, donation forms, information on hosting a supply drive, and details about the safety precautions we’re taking to keep everyone healthy and safe. Join us in helping Utah kids succeed in school!



Bail Out Bonanza

The Bail Out Bonanza is a single-round benefit disc golf tournament where all proceeds go to the Salt Lake Community Bail Fund. The tournament is open to all ages and players of all skill levels.  Mulligans will be available to purchase at the tournament to "bail out" your bad shots. Registration fees are $40 and cover your entry to the tournament, a SLCBF t-shirt, and an event-stamped Discraft disc. Prizes will also be awarded in each division for having the closest drive to the basket and the winner of each division receives a custom trophy from Golden Hour Engraving.

Please support your local community organizers by registering today! More information and registration can be found at dgscene.com/slcbailout.



Film Discussion: Black, Bold, & Brilliant: Black Joy

Black, Bold, & Brilliant presents the next episode in our series of conversations about Black-centric films and media: Black Joy. Discussion with Ashley Cleveland, James Brown, Arvin Mitchell, and Wynter The Poet. Black Joy is everywhere at the moment. It’s in the media, it’s on everyone’s lips, and it’s the latest topic we’re exploring on Black, Bold, & Brilliant. Black Joy is a form of radical self care to have grace, hold space, and work on yourself to continue persevering in an uncertain world. It’s in the way we walk, the way we talk, the way we dance, the way we sing, and the way we strive to just be- in a fullness of expression that is uniquely Black and all our own. Join us, as we go behind the movement and the magic as we kickoff the 2021 Utah Juneteenth Festival!

This discussion is presented in partnership with the Utah Juneteenth Festival. Registration Link: https://watch.eventive.org/utahfilmcenter/play/6083546c73f57c0099d12511 Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/250923023389409



Speaker Series: Building Equitable Communities

Register at https://uw.org/speaker-series-building-equitable-communities/

United Way presents this year’s three-part Speaker Series. The upcoming events are on August 11th and October 27th.  

Systems change leader Hugh Vasquez will join us on August 11, and author Anand Giridharadas will join us on October 27. Each will share their ideas for working together in challenging systems of exclusion, marginalization, and oppression. Join us for three candid and focused discussions led by Bill Crim, President and CEO of United Way of Salt Lake, each followed by an audience Q&A. The in-person events will be preceded by meet and greet receptions where community members can connect with Hugh Vasquez and Anand Giridharadas before the discussions.