Events for Volunteer Opportunities

Warm Welcome Winter Clothing Drive

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Salt Lake City would like to invite you to join our Warm Welcome Winter Clothing Drive! By donating clean, new or like-new winter clothing, you are supporting newly arrived refugee adults and children as they strive to regain control of their future and thrive in our community. We will be distributing the winter clothing items to over 300 newly arrived refugees. Winter clothing donations will be accepted from September 10th through October 12th between 2-5pm weekdays. We are accepting the following items in clean, new or like-new condition: Coats and jackets Winter hats and beanies Gloves and scarves Winter boots and warm socks Donations can be dropped off to our office downtown located at 221 South 400 West. Kindly email us at for more information. Volunteer opportunities will be available at the distribution event and during the weeks preceding the distribution event to assist with sorting winter clothing. For more information about getting involved as a one-time event volunteer, kindly contact us at

The Big Gig Featuring the Gin Blossoms

We hope that you can join us on September 19th, 2018, as we come together at the Gallivan Center for a benefit concert to help the American Cancer Society attack cancer from every angle. Join us as we present a night of live entertainment featuring the Gin Blossoms, dancing, food, live auction, and more. As always this event will focus on fighting cancer through groundbreaking cancer research, providing aid to programs for patients, as well as information and resources for cancer prevention. A special portion of this evening will directly fund Access to Care in Utah which affects thousands of patients annually through programs like patient treatment transportation and the Hope Lodge. We have several ticket options- VIP, Priority, and General Admission. Seating is limited so get your tickets today at Get you tickets before August 6th using the promo code “earlybird” and receive $25 off Please note this is an age 21 and over event.

ACLU of Utah 2018 Annual Membership Meeting

All ACLU of Utah members are invited to our 2018 Annual Membership Meeting this October! Circulate between six “policy kiosks” focused on ACLU priorities like Immigrants’ Rights, Smart Justice, and Privacy & Technology. At each kiosk you can talk to ACLU staffers about the civil liberties issues you are most interested in — or learn about a brand-new ACLU priority. The goal of the membership meeting is to allow ACLU members and supporters to meet and mingle as you learn about our affiliate’s major accomplishments and goals for the coming year and ways you can support these campaigns. Plus, you will have a free pass to explore the Tracy Aviary during and after the event. Food and drink will be provided. Please note this free event is only open to ACLU members! If you are not a member yet, you can join before the event or when you arrive. Not sure if you’re a member? Mark that on your RSVP.* RSVP here: Become an ACLU member here:

Harvest Festival

This celebration of the season is an event open to Wasatch Charter School families and the public. Admission to the Harvest Festival is free. For event details Saturday, October 13: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Families can participate on hands-on activities, enjoy live performances, and shop local vendors. Start your holiday shopping early by visiting more than 30 local artisans on site. Visitors will find art, homemade goods, learning materials, and more. You can also drop off your purchases at the gift wrapping station. This day will also include a community bake sale, coffee/hot chocolate by Sugar House Coffee, and lunch options. Wristbands can be purchased for children for $10 and will include the following activities: *Face painting *Making dreamcatchers *Felting acorns *Hair braiding *Corn hole *Hula hoop *Lollipop tree *Tug-O-War *Ring toss *Pocket Fairy *Ladder toss *Oversized Jenga *Art station *Making gnome figurines Other activities are available for additional purchase including: *Angel Room $1 per item *Jump rope making $15 *Silk dying $15 (sm.) $20 (lg.) Community Bake Sale The price range will be from $1 for individual sweets up to $10 for pies and loaves of bread. (Payment at the booth is with tickets only. Purchase tickets at the event with cash or check, or with card online, see below.) Purchasing Tickets Wristbands and tickets can be purchased in advance to save time and avoid waiting in line. Wristbands are $10 and tickets can be purchased for any amount you choose.