Utah Cares – September 2011

KCPW, the Utah Nonprofits Association, and Utah Public Radio are partnering to spotlight the positive impacts of local nonprofit organizations.

Utah Caresfeatures 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.

KCPW will air “Utah Cares” through September 23.  You can hear it at 8:30 during Morning Edition, at 11:40 during On Point, at 1:30 during Fresh Air, and at 5:20 during All Things Considered.

If you would like to hear your organization featured on future episodes of “Utah Cares” please fill out the application.

Special thanks to Jennifer S. Christensen for producing “Utah Cares.”

Cache Valley for Hope

Sharing Love - Giving Hope Blessing Lives

When Roger Welsh was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer in April 2010, he was determined not only to pull through himself, but also to somehow help others. Now, Roger is spearheading Cache Valley for Hope to provide support for cancer patients in Cache Valley and their families. The organization’s first annual gala takes place on September 22.

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Centro Hispano

Building Bridges to Mentor and Strengthen Families in Utah County’s Hispanic Community

Centro Hispano provides Utah County’s Hispanic population with important services to help Latinos more fully participate in their communities. Clients like Nora Zelaya appreciate the support of employee Stephanie Marquez, who teaches Zumba at the Center and serves as a Wellness Program Assistant.

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United Wildlife Cooperative

Preserving the Proud Traditions of Sportsmanship and the Welfare of Wildlife

The United Wildlife Cooperative serves as a collective voice for Utah sportsmen and women who hope to preserve the state’s outdoor heritage through restoration, conservation and political involvement. Tye Boulter serves as UWC’s president.

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Common Bonds

Providing Caring Support for Parents with Infants in the NICU

Common Bonds is a parent network of Intermountain Healthcare that provides support for families with premature infants. After her baby’s early start in a Newborn Intensive Care Unitin Salt Lake City, Catherine Sylvester started a chapter of Common Bonds at Logan Regional Hospital

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Junior League of Salt Lake City

Women Building Better Communities

Five hundred fifty women strong, the Junior League of Salt Lake City is committed to developing the potential of women, improving the lives of children and strengthening communities through meaningful volunteerism. Missy Greis has served with the Junior League since 1997.

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Midtown Community Health Center

Your Medical Home

Midtown Community Health Center provides quality healthcare to residents of Northern Utah, especially those with economic, language and cultural barriers. Joseph DeGrado is a patient at the clinic who, in the past, has not had access to affordable medical care.

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Utah Animal Adoption Center

Dedicated to Placing Animals in Loving Homes, Thus Reducing Euthanasia

The Utah Animal Adoption Center in Salt Lake City finds homes for more than 1,000 dogs and cats each year that might otherwise face euthanasia. Taylor Miller can’t thank the UAAC enough for stepping in when her brother’s dog needed a new home.

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YMCA of Salt Lake City

Dedicated to Today’s Youth

The YMCA of Salt Lake City sponsors early childhood, teen and adult programs designed to support families and promote healthy, socially responsible living. Three of Holly Burrows’ children attend daycare at the Y. Angela Wright oversees the agency’s Community Family Center in Taylorsville.

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