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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

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.

Open Streets

Apr 30th - 8:27am

The streets of Salt Lake City will be opening up for a huge party to celebrate our community! Open Streets Salt Lake City is temporarily closing a few downtown streets to traffic and opening them to people, so you can walk, jog, bike, rollerblade, and dance through the streets lined with activities for your family to enjoy.

Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Apr 23rd - 8:27am

Imagine your nightly routine; the kids have brushed their teeth, gotten their pajamas on, and now it’s time to slip into bed, under the covers. Now imagine the same nightly routine, but you tuck them in under a blanket on the floor instead. Children deserve a safe, comfortable place to lay their heads, but this is not available to every family. This is where Sleep in Heavenly Peace comes in, to provide beds, so that no child has to sleep on the floor.

ScenicView Academy

Apr 16th - 8:27am

Utah has one of the highest rates of Autism in the nation. Nearly 1 of every 58 children born in Utah is on the autism spectrum, that’s 13 percent higher than the national average. The vast majority of services and resources are directed toward supporting children, but many adults on the spectrum struggle to get the support they need to lead successful and independent lives.


Apr 9th - 8:27am

Read. Graduate. Succeed. is an AmeriCorps program that organizes volunteers to help students who are starting to fall behind in reading. Volunteer tutors support regular classroom instruction with a structured practice called the Student Tutoring Achievement for Reading or STAR program. STAR was developed by the Utah State Office of Education based on researched principles. Students quickly become stellar readers with individual attention and structured practice.

Utah Aids Foundation

Apr 2nd - 8:27am

In 1985, 17 people living with AIDS were reported in Utah and the state was unprepared to address the HIV/AIDS issue. Today, the Utah AIDS Foundation reaches over 30,000 people each year through early education and prevention efforts with their committed corps of volunteers.

Words from the War

Mar 26th - 8:27am

Words from the War is dedicated to helping soldiers, veterans and their family members strengthen communication and learn to express their experiences through writing. Participants learn how to channel their ideas and begin the writing process that provides a cathartic and meaningful experience.

Camp Kesem

Mar 19th - 8:27am

Camp Kesem at BYU supports children through and beyond their parent’s cancer. They are a part of the largest national organization dedicated to this unique population – supporting children with innovative, fun-filled programs that foster a lasting community.

Utah Afterschool Network

Mar 12th - 8:27am

Every child in Utah deserves access to high quality afterschool programs, so over 100 practitioners, youth advocates, and state agency leaders came together to establish the Utah Afterschool Network. This organization is a catalyst for building strong, safe, and healthy afterschool and out-of-school programs to support youth, families, and communities.

Use Only as Directed

Mar 5th - 8:27am

It’s no secret that addiction to prescription pain medications, also known as opioids, is an epidemic in Utah and across the nation. Use Only as Directed is an organization committed to changing the way we think about opioids with a three-part solution:

Tabitha's Way

Feb 26th - 8:27am

Tabitha’s Way is a not for profit local food pantry. They believe that no person should be food insecure. Through their two food pantries in Spanish and American Fork, they feed over 5,000 individuals every month, half of which are children. The operations are 100% privately funded by generous donations.