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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

Holy Cross Ministries

Sep 17th - 8:27am

In 1875, the first two sisters of the Holy Cross came to Utah. In their first 90 days, they opened a hospital and grade school for vulnerable families. More than 140 years later, Holy Cross Ministries continues to serve the poor, underserved, and marginalized in Utah, especially women and children, regardless of age, gender, faith, race, or ability to pay.

EAT Coalition of Utah County

Sep 10th - 8:27am

For low-income populations, healthy, fresh foods can seem a luxury. For these families, the lower-cost, unhealthy foods are often perceived as the only affordable option. Everyone at the Table (or EAT) Coalition of Utah County wants to change this and envisions a county where all residents can affordably obtain or produce nutritious foods.

Courage Reins

Sep 3rd - 8:27am

In an effort to meet a growing need for effective therapy for those with special needs, Courage Reins stepped up to the plate with services for those who seek alternative therapy. They serve those with various physical, mental, and emotional challenges. Their goal is to achieve the best and most therapeutic experiences available.

Neighborhood Connection

Aug 27th - 8:27am

The struggle for adequate food hits the most vulnerable members of our community, our children. Neighborhood Connection, in St. George, helps children who receive free or reduced-cost meals at school by providing them with food to take home over the weekends.

Mercy Housing Mountain Plains

Aug 20th - 8:27am

The affordable housing crisis doesn’t just affect those living in big, coastal cities, it affects people all across the United States. Mercy Housing Mountain Plains is working to build a more humane world where poverty is alleviated, communities are healthy, and people can develop their full potential.

Memory Matters Utah

Aug 13th - 8:27am

People with dementia have difficulty participating in normal daily activities. Over time, they can become more isolated and cannot be left alone. Their caregiver’s workload and stress increase as the dementia progresses and, without respite, they burnout and their mental and physical health decline. Memory Matters Utah, located in St. George, addresses this issue through customized activities appropriate for those with dementia in a safe environment that also provides a few hours of relief for the caregiver.

Junior League of Ogden

Aug 6th - 8:27am

Community gardens are collaborative projects in an open space where neighbors share in the maintenance and harvest of the garden. In turn, the garden helps participants to eat healthy fresh fruits and vegetables, engage in physical activity, and beautify vacant lots. In 2002 the Junior League of Ogden identified childhood obesity as a growing epidemic and undertook a bold new initiative to improve the health of their community, laying the groundwork for the Oasis Community Garden.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah

Jul 30th - 8:27am

For over a century, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been helping change kids’ perspectives and giving them the opportunity to reach their potential. In Utah, they help children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better through mentoring.

Headin' Home

Jul 23rd - 8:27am

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD effects many veterans, first responders, firefighters, and EMTs, it can change the way they live each day. Headin’ Home provides compassion, rescue, and rehabilitation to heal the mind, body, and spirit by using the healing power of equine therapy to ease their suffering.

For The Kids.Org

Jul 16th - 8:27am

We’ve all heard that eating breakfast is important, but did you know that there is an alarming number of children in Utah who are going to school hungry? 1 out of 5 children in our neighborhoods worry about food every day.

Family Healthcare

Jul 9th - 8:27am

Utah faces four major health issues – pre-diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, and opioid misuse. Family Healthcare made these a priority, created programs and has resources available to address these concerns. They provide safe, comprehensive, timely health care and follow-up services for all patients regardless of their barriers, financial or otherwise.

Assistance League of Salt Lake City

Jul 2nd - 8:27am

The Assistance League of Salt lake City is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization whose members improve the lives of children and adults through hands-on philanthropic programs. These volunteers give thousands of hours of service for over 40 years.

Adopt A Native Elder

Jun 25th - 8:27am

Traditional Navajo Elders, when young, made their living by raising their own sheep and cattle, which provided food and wool then was woven into rugs to sell. However, as they age, their lifestyles becomes more difficult to maintain because they physically can’t do the things they’ve always done. To address this need, Adopt-A-Native-Elder provides basic needs, such as food and medical supplies, as well as a visit from a healthcare provider to ensure they are receiving adequate nutrition and healthcare.

Intermountain LiVe Well

Jun 18th - 8:27am

It’s not a diet. It’s not a boot camp. It’s not about the perfect body. It’s not about the quick fix, a six-week program, a band-aid, a fad. It’s a lifestyle, not a crash course. It’s about learning how to LiVe Well.

Hold On To Dear Life

Jun 11th - 8:27am

For over 26 years, Primary Children’s Hospital has worked to keep kids safe in our communities. What started as a car seat program has grown into 8 safety campaign areas featured under the Hold on to Dear Life umbrella. If you’ve lived in Utah for any length of time, I’m sure you’ll recognize the jingle.

Downtown Alliance

Jun 4th - 8:27am

There are many great farmers markets across the valley in Utah. The Downtown Farmers Market in Salt Lake City is nationally recognized and was created in 1992 by the Downtown Alliance, and 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.

Golden Spoke Event

May 28th - 8:27am

The Wasatch Front Regional Council and partners invite you to participate in a group bike ride and family-friendly event to celebrate the completion of the Golden Spoke network. This network consists of over 100 miles of safe, separated, and connected multi-use trails, including the Ogden River Parkway, Denver and Rio Grande Western Rail Trail, Legacy Trail, Jordan River Trail, Murdock Canal Trail, and Provo River Parkway, and links Ogden and Provo.

Utah Safety Council

May 21st - 8:27am

Did you know you have a 98% chance of surviving a shark attack, but only a 50% chance of surviving a car crash with no seat belt? Traffic crashes affect people of all ages, but is especially concerning that they are the leading cause of death of children in the U.S. In most cases, children passenger injuries and deaths could have been prevented by wearing a seat belt or correctly installing a car or booster seat.

Nurture the Creative Mind

May 14th - 8:27am

Amir Jackson had a challenging childhood where he felt alone and powerless, until he started writing poems. His Aunt told him that he was a good writer and to keep going. Young people just want to be seen and feel valued.

GiGi's Playhouse

May 7th - 8:27am

There are over 450,000 individuals with Down syndrome living in the U.S. and every 1 in 691 live births result in a Down syndrome diagnosis. This can be a challenging and scary experience for parents, but Gigi’s Playhouse was created to change the way the world views this diagnosis and send a global message of acceptance for all.