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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

Utah Gives Back Select 25

Nov 12th - 11:21am

Fisher House

Nov 5th - 10:39am

Open Wheelchair Foundation

Oct 29th - 12:26pm

Northern Utah Coalition

Oct 22nd - 12:23pm

New Hope Crisis Center

Oct 15th - 12:20pm

The Sharing Place

Oct 8th - 12:17pm

Voices for Utah Children

Oct 1st - 11:27am

Big wins for kids don’t just happen by accident. Voices for Utah Children works to make Utah a place where all children can thrive. They believe that every child deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential. They start with one basic question: “Is it good for kids?”. The answer to that simple question drives their efforts. With their focus on health, school readiness, safety, economic stability, and diversity Voices for Utah Children can make Utah a better place for children to thrive. Through advocacy by skilled professionals, they show policymakers - that government can and should act to keep kids safe and help them grow. Children can’t vote, hold press conferences, or donate to political campaigns in order to protect their interest. By bringing the power of a community together – legislators, business executives, and ordinary citizens –they can help identify and resolve tough problems facing Utah’s children and families. You can donate or join their network at SelectHealth recognizes the capable influence of Voices for Utah Children as another example of how Utah Gives Back.

The Road Home

Sep 24th - 8:27am

It is estimated that more than 12,800 people will experience homelessness in Utah this year. The compassionate team at The Road Home is committed to helping people step out of homelessness and back into our community. Their vision is to move people seamlessly from the cold streets into warm housing, from despair and alienation towards home and inclusion.

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.