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Utah Gives Back with KSL NewsRadio and SelectHealth!

Each weekday, SelectHealth Community Relations Manager Greg Reid spotlights a Utah organization making a difference in the community. These organizations are featured on Utah Gives Back each weekday morning at 8:27 a.m. Listen each day to hear about the exceptional work being done across Utah.

If you know of an organization, company, or individual who extends a hand of friendship, understanding, hope or help, please nominate them to be spotlighted on Utah Gives Back by clicking above.

Spotlighted Organizations

Reach Out and Read

Jun 26th - 8:27am

Less than half of young children in the U.S. are read to daily. Families living in poverty often lack the money to buy new books or have limited access to libraries. Parents who weren’t read to as children themselves may not realize the value of reading to their own children. Reach Out and Read is a nonprofit organization that gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care, and encouraging families to read aloud together. Parents trust and value the advice they receive from their children's medical provider.

Farmers Markets

Jun 19th - 8:27am

It’s that time of year again to visit one of the many great farmers markets in Utah, from Bountiful to South Jordan to Ivins. And we have a nationally recognized one right here in Salt Lake City. Since its creation in 1992, the Downtown Farmers Market has become a summer tradition for residents and visitors. Located in historic Pioneer Park, the Saturday Farmers Market has infused vitality into the middle ground between East and West neighborhoods.

The Queen Center

Jun 12th - 8:27am

The Queen Center was founded in 2003 as a grassroots organization to help Pacific Islanders in Utah. They uphold customs and tradition while striving to motivate, empower, and support Pacific Islanders to live a healthy lifestyle. This is a community working together and taking action to improve individual health and wellness by providing culturally meaningful resources, tobacco prevention, advocacy, and education.

Safe Kids Utah

Jun 5th - 8:27am

Safe Kids Utah strives to make Utah a safer place for children. Most people are surprised to learn that preventable injuries like car crashes, drownings, fires, and falls are the leading cause of death to kids. Since 1995, Safe Kids Utah and their 14 chapters across the state have been successful in preventing unintentional injuries and deaths by raising community awareness and promoting safety.

Tennis & Tutoring

May 29th - 8:27am

Nearly one in three children in the U.S. is overweight or obese and only one in three children is physically active every day. In Utah, 17% of children grades K through 12 care for themselves every day after school.

AF Canyon Run

May 22nd - 8:27am

Each year in Utah, more than 8,000 people are diagnosed with some type of cancer. The AF Canyon Run Against Cancer is a race festival in American Fork with a singular mission to raise money to help patients in our community who are fighting cancer. Intermountain Healthcare Cancer Centers, in partnership with the Intermountain Foundation, Utah Valley, host this annual event and donate 100 percent of the race fees and donations to this cause.

Lupus Foundation

May 15th - 8:27am

May is Lupus Awareness Month. Lupus is an invisible, complex and unpredictable chronic autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks healthy tissue and can damage any part of the body. An estimated 15,000 Utahns have lupus, there is no cure, and it takes an average of 4 to 6 years to diagnose. The Utah chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America has been making a difference for those affected by the disease for over thirty years.

Teacher Appreciation Week

May 8th - 8:27am

Do you remember a teacher that impacted your life? This is National Teacher Appreciation Week, where communities take time to acknowledge the crucial role teachers play in making sure every student receives a quality education. It’s a special time to honor the men and women who lend their passion and skills to our children.

Check the box donations

May 1st - 8:27am

When you register your vehicle or renew your driver license, filling out the forms can be a bit of a daunting task. But near the end of each form, you have the chance to make a difference to some worthy community organizations in Utah.

Wasatch Community Gardens

Apr 24th - 8:27am

Wasatch Community Gardens in Salt Lake City created a Community Education Program to teach people of all ages how to grow and eat healthy, organic, local food through gardening and cooking classes and community events.

YMCA of Northern Utah

Apr 17th - 8:27am

Building strong kids, strong families, and strong communities is the mission of the YMCA of Northern Utah. They believe the values and skills learned early are vital building blocks for life. Because of the Y, more young people are taking a greater interest in learning and making smarter life choices. Children and teens can explore their unique talents and interests, helping them realize their potential.

National Volunteer Month

Apr 10th - 8:27am

April is National Volunteer Month and is dedicated to honoring all of the volunteers in our communities as well as encouraging volunteerism throughout the month.

Utah Anti-Bullying Coalition

Apr 3rd - 8:27am

It’s estimated one in five kids in Utah is affected by bullying and more than half of students witness it daily. But when students, parents, schools, and communities work together, bullying can be stopped.

People Helping People

Mar 27th - 8:27am

How can Utahns help reduce the number of children living in poverty? People Helping People is an organization that helps families break the cycle of poverty for their children. Their goal is to teach women, primarily single mothers, how they can build better futures for themselves and their children by becoming, and remaining, successfully employed.

Utah Kids Foundation

Mar 20th - 8:27am

The Utah Kids Foundation provides a central support network for families of children with all types of special needs in the state of Utah. Their focus is to facilitate the interchange of short term medical equipment and supplies to families most in need.


Mar 13th - 8:27am

Citizens Reutilizing Assistive Technology Equipment, or CReATE, specializes in refurbishing donated wheelchairs, walkers, and other mobility devices. Then they get the equipment to Utahns who need it at an affordable cost. Their work is needed because children grow, machines wear out, warranties expire, and costs aren’t always covered for equipment as often as people need it.

The Family Place

Mar 6th - 8:27am

Building strong families is at the core of what The Family Place does each day. The organization was established in 1982 by a group of caring community members that wanted to address child abuse in our area. They have a mission to protect children and strengthen families.

Wasatch County Health Department

Feb 27th - 8:27am

The Wasatch County Health Department offers dental services to low income and uninsured residents. They are able to provide this unique service because they have several local dentists that generously volunteer their time and expertise to help those in need.

Voices for Utah Children

Feb 20th - 8:27am

“Is it good for kids?” This is the basic question that the organization Voices for Utah Children asks when working to make Utah a place where all children thrive. They believe every child deserves the opportunity to reach his or her full potential.

Alta Community Enrichment

Feb 13th - 8:27am

Alta Community Enrichment creates opportunities in the Little Cottonwood community for individual and group participation in arts, cultural events, and education. They offer more than 60 year-round programs in a stimulating mountain environment.