SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

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PUTTING THE "KIND" IN CHRISTKINDLMARKT!

Our mission at Christkindlmarkt-SLC is to encourage children to serve others, and then celebrate that service at the market. This commitment stems from the German story of St. Martin and his charitable acts. All of our performing groups take part in a service experience before they participate in the market. We also encourage families, friends, and neighborhoods to develop a service experience and then come celebrate this service at one of our children's parades. You are invited to march in the St. Martin Lantern Parade on Thursday, November 30 at 6 p.m. celebrating your service. Please let us know you are coming so we can give you instructions on how to participate at christkindlmarktslc@gmail.com. If you prefer watching a parade and not marching, join us for the Friday or Saturday parades.

We would like to recognize your children for the acts of service that they plan and participate in. Please send us a short email to christkindlmarktslc@gmail.com and share with us what your group chose to do and how the experience impacted you. Pictures are always a welcome treat! You can also share your service experience with us on our Facebook page.

 

SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

The following are contacts for community outreach that might give you some other ideas.

Download the list of Service Opportunities here


VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA

Serves people who are homeless, have mental health issues and addictions.

Donations needed: clothing (especially warm and winter clothing), gift cards, flashlights, new underwear and socks, diapers, drawstring backpacks, etc.

Contact

Jayne Anderson   |   801-875-4589


CHRISTMAS BOX HOUSE

Serves and shelters primarily abused, neglected and abandoned children and youth in Salt Lake, Ogden, Utah Valley and Moab.

Donations needed: gift cards, new clothing of all sizes, new coats, shoes, socks and underwear, diapers, new toys, books and puzzles, hygiene items, etc. Christmas Box House also shares Christmas gifts with many other agencies serving children and families, especially at Christmas time.

Contact

801-747-2201


UTAH FOOD BANK

Serves hungry people throughout the state providing food to Food Pantry's across Utah.

Donations needed: canned items such as stew and chili, tuna, canned vegetables and fruit, peanut butter, soup, etc. Cash is always appreciated and can be used to purchase much more needed food.

Contact

801-978-2452


THE ROAD HOME - HOMELESS SHELTER

Serves homeless individuals and families.

Donations needed: cash, new pillows, towels, coats and ackets, jeans and warm clothing, hats, gloves, boots and shoes, new underwear, blankets, diapers, baby bottles and formula.

Contact

801-819-7293 or 801-359-4142


INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE

Serves mainly refugees in the state.

Donations needed: family mentors, ESL tutors, set-up new homes, trainers, financial education volunteers, etc.

Contact

801-328-1091


CATHOLIC COMMUNITY SERVICES

Serves the homeless and refugees.

Donations needed: cash, furniture, clothing (gently used), hygiene kits (including shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, soap, deodorant, etc.), cleaning supplies, kitchen items, new underwear and socks.

Contact

801-977-9119


BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS

Serves boys and girls facing adversity with strong, enduring one-to-one relationships.

Donations needed: volunteer mentors, used clothing and household items that are reused or resold.

Contact

801-313-0303


FOSTER CARE FOUNDATION

Serves children in foster care throughout Utah.

Donations needed: cash, holiday gifts or all kinds, backpacks, hygiene kits, etc.


RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES

Serves families of children who are hospitalized so they can have a temporary home away from home.

Donations needed: cash, paper prodcts (plates, cups, utensils), paper towels, laundry soap, dryer sheets, sanitizing wipes, kids cereal, frozen dinners and other food for special events.

Contact

801-363-4663


CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH

Fill the Pot Outreach - Minister Jay Ragsdale

Donations needed: Help with meals to feed the homeless and the hungry

Contact

tj081106@aol.com   |   801-355-1025


SCHOOLS

There are schools throughout the state who have students in need of school supplies such as paper, pencils, colored pencils, crayons, composition books, erasers, glue sticks, etc. These schools can be located by contacting your local school district.


CHURCHES

There are churches throughout the state helping those in need, Please contact a church in your area if you desire to assist.


 

2017 SERVICE PROJECTS

BARTELS FAMILY

Donated toys / Raked neighbors’ yards

BUTCHER’S BUNCHES (VENDOR)

Assisted victims of Hurricane Harvey Cystic Fibrosis / Common Ground / BYU Philanthropies

BYU CHOIR

Coordintated BYU Food Drive Blitz

CEDAR HIGH SCHOOL

Collected canned goods for Care and Share

C&C CANDIES (VENDOR)

Supported shelter dogs

ENTHEOS ACADEMY

Composed and sent cards to thank veterans Performed at senior centers

FOLK DANCE UTAH

Performed at care centers

FRIEND 2 FRIEND

Assisted 10 different service organizations in Salt Lake City

GINGERBREAD KIDS

Performed at retirement homes

GOT STROOP (VENDOR)

Supported Primary Children’s Hospital

HERALDERS CHOIR

Collected food for the homeless

MCGILLIS SCHOOL

Ethics in Action / Best Friends

MILANA & EASTON

Performed at Mascot Miracles Foundation

MILANA AND GIANA

Donated to Utah Youth’s Village

OAK HOLLOW FRENCH SCHOOL

Coordinated a food drive

PAWLIKOWSKI FAMILY

Sent Thanksgiving cards to a care center

RASMUSSEN FAMILY

Made toys for refugee families

ROY HIGH SCHOOL

Houston Clean Up / NuHope / Sub for Santa Food Drives

SPINDERELLAS (VENDOR)

Little Lambs of Utah

TIMPVIEW HIGH SCHOOL

Supported Timpview students

WEST HIGH SCHOOL

Organized a sock drive for homeless youth