KCPW, the Utah Nonprofits Association, and Utah Public Radio are partnering to spotlight the positive impacts of local nonprofit organizations.
“Utah Cares” features a series of stories from diversified nonprofits in an effort to increase the visibility of nonprofits across the state, and to inspire people to give to organizations and community groups that are essential to the health and well-being of Utah.
Utah Cares is sponsored in part by the Community Foundation of Utah and the Park City Foundation. Nonprofit organizations interested in having an organization featured on future episodes of Utah Cares should contact the Utah Nonprofits Association. Thanks to Jennifer S. Christensen for producing Utah Cares.
Aggie Cat Services
Reducing numbers of feral cats on the USU Campus through management of non-breeding, healthy colonies
Utah State University’s Aggie Cat Services was established as a humane way to manage the campus’ exploding feral cat population. Volunteer Ilona Jappinen helps trap, spay/neuter and medically treat these often misunderstood animals.
Cache Valley Composite Civil Air Patrol
Audentes Fortuna Iuvat ● Fortune Favors the Brave
An auxiliary branch of the United States Air Force, the Civil Air Patrol has a threefold mission to prepare cadets for leadership, conduct emergency search & rescue operations and provide community aerospace education. Lt. Kristian Walker has been part of Utah’s Cache Valley Squadron for two personally rewarding years.
Centro de la Familia de Utah
Developing Educational Opportunities that Empower Latinos
With six community centers across the state, Centro de La Familia has been serving Spanish-speaking families in Utah since 1975. Patzy Larson manages the organization’s Cache Valley center, located in Providence.
Friends of the Utah Avalanche Center
Keeping You On Top
Bruce Tremper, Director of the Forest Service Utah Avalanche Center, has devoted his career to forecasting avalanches and raising public awareness about backcountry avalanche danger.
The Friends of the Utah Avalanche Center’s “Know Before You Go” program is designed to educate the public about backcountry wintertime hazards. Paul Diegel, Acting Executive Director, knows first-hand both how frightening it is to be caught in an avalanche and how important it is to be prepared.
Girl Scouts of Utah
Building Leaders of Tomorrow
Having grown up with Girl Scouts of Utah, Ali Fairchild appreciates the skills she’s learned, the friends she’s made and the experience she had as a delegate to the 2008 national convention.
Conserving Raptors and Our Shared Environment
Throughout each school year, Judith Payne, Program Coordinator for the Kennecott Nature Center of Murray, welcomes HawkWatch International to her unique classroom on the bank of the Jordan River.
One Heart Bulgaria
Hope ● Life ● Future for Orphans
Deborah Gardner is the co-founder and president of One Heart Bulgaria, a humanitarian organization that benefits children in 25 Bulgarian orphanages. Having served an LDS mission in the central European country, Gardner feels compelled to keep helping Bulgaria’s most vulnerable population.
Empower People to Live Sustainable Lives™
Serving Wasatch and Summit Counties, Recycle Utah is among the largest recycling drop-off centers in the West. Insa Riepen, the group’s Executive Director hopes to keep reusable waste out of Utah’s landfills.
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