Well, here we are, on the cusp of another holiday season, a time of joy, of anticipation, of sharing and love. I love this time and the feeling that comes with it, the feeling that we are all in this together. With the season of giving upon us, I thought that it would be a good idea to put together a list of ways we can help the less fortunate. Check out the list below and share with me how you are giving this holiday season. *If you notice a service opportunity not listed, let me know and I will make sure it is included.
We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving by sharing an #UNselfie. Share your #UNselfie for #GivingTuesday and tag @GivingTuesday in your pictures on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.
For more information visit, givingtuesday.org
Guns N’ Hoses Charity Shirt
Guns n’ Hoses t-shirts are still available for $10 each! These would be great gifts for friends and family and all of the proceeds go towards Sub for Santa and Cure for Cancer.
Please bring cash only to the Provo City Center. You can also email Jenny Starley at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want a size held for you.
- Youth Medium (10/12)
- Adult Medium
- Adult Large
- Adult X-Large
- Adult 2X-Large
Quantities are limited, get yours before the sizes you want are gone!
Provo Christmas Concert Series
We bring glad tidings! Provo City has teamed up with our local music scene to create a Provo Christmas album featuring local artists & locations! CDs will be sold at participating businesses for $10 & 100% of the proceeds will go towards Sub for Santa!
How can you help? Buy a CD, buy a lot of CDs, spread the word on social media using #ProvoChristmas and tagging @ProvoCity or donate a few dollars to help us cover the production costs.
You can download the entire album today by pre-ordering the CD online at Provo.org/subforsanta. You will receive the CD’s around December 8th. After the 8th You can get yours at Provo’s 311 desk (351 West Center), Utah Valley Chamber Office (111 S University Ave), Velour, 100 Block, Unhinged, Foxglove, Sodalicious, or Los Hermanos – all in Downtown Provo.
Make Christmas Possible for Low-Income Families
Help bring Christmas cheer to those in your community! United Way’s Sub for Santa program is a temporary Christmas assistance program that supports families in Utah County during the holiday season and beyond. You can help in a variety of ways: providing cash donations, sponsoring a family online at subforsanta.org or donating items such as:
- New children’s books and short novels
- New children’s clothes and shoes
- New young adult books
- New toys
Donations may be dropped off at the Shops at Riverwoods. Sign up online at unitedwayuc.org.
Volunteer at the Food and Care Coalition
Sign up to serve hot meals, play a musical instrument during meal time, donate hygiene items, or conduct a food drive. Call 801-373-1825 to sign up or visit foodandcare.org for a complete service list.
Community Action Services and Food Bank
There are always ways to serve at Community Action Services and Food Bank. Whether you’re a business, a family, a church or youth group, they have ways that you can help make a difference.
Help supply low-income families with food by donating food items to the food bank, volunteer to help unload, sort, and restock donated items in the pantry, or compile specialty kits. Sign up online at communityactionprovo.org or call 801-373-8200. Walk-ins are welcome.