Utah Cares – September 2012

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.

KCPW will air the series through October 5, 2012.  You can hear it at 8:20 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 your organization to be considered for a future episode of Utah Cares please fill out the application.

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

Friends of Cache Cadets

Supporting Cache Cadets in their Civil Air Patrol Service

The Friends of Cache Cadets supports the Cache Valley Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol in funding leadership programming and training opportunities for youth.  Shara Swan is the organization’s chair.

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Friends of the Salt Lake County Children’s Justice Center, Inc.

Leading the Nation in Addressing Child Abuse…Where Small Voices Can Be Heard”

The Friends of the Salt Lake County Children’s Justice Center plays a critical role in raising funds to help shepherd child victims of crime through the legal system.  Susanne Mitchell is the CJC’s program director.

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Habitat for Humanity of Utah County

Volunteers Building Hope by Building Homes

Habitat for Humanity of Utah County provides “a hand up” for families in need of affordable housing. Allison Fullmer’s family will move into their new home later this month, greatly benefiting her youngest son, who has chronic medical needs.

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One Wish, Inc.

Granting Wishes to Cache Valley Adults Who Are Facing Terminal Illness 

Modeled after the Make-A-Wish foundation, One Wish, Inc. was established in 2011 to grant wishes to Cache Valley adults facing terminal illness. Cofounders Shellie Pardoe and Robyn Nelson oversee the organization’s  board.

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Salt Lake American Muslim

Helping Those Who Need It Most and Celebrating Cultural Diversity

Providing critical social services to Middle Eastern refugees who have fled their war-torn countries, Salt Lake American Muslim helps immigrants find new opportunities in the Salt Lake Valley. Program facilitators like Shaymaa Al Dujaili help pave the way, serving as leaders within their respective ethnic communities.

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Utah Foster Care Foundation

Serving Utah’s Children in Foster Care by Finding, Educating, and Supporting Families to Care for Children of All Ages

After five years of marriage, Maureen Killila and her husband made the decision to become foster parents. Ultimately adopting two children who have enriched their lives immeasurably, they have become strong advocates for the Utah Foster Care Foundation.

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West Ridge Academy

Offering Hope and Healing to Struggling Teens

West Ridge Academy in West Jordan is a residential treatment facility for struggling teens. Brianna, a former client, is grateful  for the center’s role in changing her life for the better. Admissions specialist Lynn Smith is the parent of 10 children, one of whom is a West Ridge graduate.

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YMCA Camp Roger

Helping School-aged Kids Grow in Spirit, Mind and Body

Located 14 miles east of Kamas on Mirror Lake Highway, YMCA Camp Roger’s residential summer camp welcomes children and teens from around the world. First a camper, then a camp counselor, Bettina Geise is now an enthusiastic camp parent and board member.

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