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Show Up Service Initiative

Give Back at #1UTspring

An integral part of Utah’s economy and high quality of life is the willingness of Utahns to volunteer, give back and serve others.

At the Salt Lake City One Utah Summit on May 1-2, 2023, summit participants will have an opportunity to contribute time and money by participating in First Lady Abby Cox’s Show Up initiative. The summit has organized activities to support her #ShowUpForService initiative.

At the summit, attendees will have opportunities to participate in service projects. Utahns can also find ways to serve by: 

  • Visiting with Utah nonprofits to learn more about their work and find ways to engage
  • Donating to local nonprofits
  • Signing up with nonprofit organizations to serve in ways that are most beneficial to their missions

There will be a variety of nonprofit organizations at the summit during the afternoon, and summit organizers have built-in time for attendees to participate in the service projects and talk with nonprofit representatives.

Show Up will provide an opportunity for summit attendees to give back in meaningful ways and perhaps learn something new about the work of supporting Utah communities. It’ll also help us contribute thousands of acts of service to First Lady Abby Cox’s #ShowUpForService initiative.

Service Project

Hygiene Kits for Teen Centers
Sponsored by the Young Caring for our Young Foundation, in Partnership with the Power-Up Initiative to Fight Teen Homelessness

More than 1,300 students in Davis School District are classified as homeless. These children lack access to basic resources and amenities. Davis Education Foundation is removing barriers to learning for them and other students in crisis by constructing teen resource centers in high schools around the district. Teen centers provide students with a safe place to shower, do laundry, study, receive one-on-one assistance from family service workers, and access critical resources.

During the summit, attendees can help assemble 1,000 kits to serve teens in need. Hygiene kits include a variety of the following items:

  • Deodorant
  • Comb/Brush
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Body Wash
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Lotion
  • Chap Stick
  • Pads
  • Liners
  • Tampons
  • Wash Cloths
  • Food Gift Cards

KIND Fund (The Kids In NeeD (KIND) Fund)
Sponsored by the Young Caring for our Young Foundation

The goal of The KIND Fund is to provide clothes and essentials for kids in need, in grades K-12, by empowering educators with a funded resource they can use.

The KIND Fund will work with local stores to purchase large quantities of gift cards for $150 each for a child in need. The response we’ve received has been overwhelming, and we are thrilled to help so many kids and educators. With plans to serve thousands of children, we need your help!

Summit attendees can sign up to be a shopper. Attendees will meet with our team of volunteers at a local store following the summit on 3/2 to shop for a child in need.

Sign up to be a shopper