#ShowUpForService

Show Up for Summer Service

Come to our free family service event on
June 24th from 4pm-9pm at Thanksgiving Point

to visit with over 50 local service organization and learn how your family can give back this summer.

In 2022, Utah's First Lady Abby Cox challenges Utahns to #ShowUp over 1,000,000 times to serve communities, organizations, and each other.

#ShowUpForService: Join our campaign!

In 2022, Utah's First Lady Abby Cox challenges Utahns to #ShowUp over 1,000,000 times to serve communities, organizations, and each other.

In 2022, Utah's First Lady Abby Cox challenges Utahns to #ShowUp over 1,000,000 times to serve communities, organizations, and each other.

#ShowUpforService

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The first ladys service challenge

How can I best serve?

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January Focus

Social Media Campaign Launch

The First Lady is challenging Utahn’s to do 1,000,000 acts of service in 2022.

YOU'VE BEEN SERVED! : click for printable sheet

Stories of Service in Our Community

"all cards should be horizontal"

Addison Howell

Manti

Addison is proof that Utah's youth can make a difference! At the age of 10 she started a humanitarian project and named it "Addy fulfills a Knead." She used her passion for baking and for addressing community needs to host bake sales and donate the profits to local and international organizations.
"Serving makes me feel good inside because I know that I made a difference to someone by fulfilling a need in my community or around the world. I love looking for needs in my community and getting others involved to help."

Yvonne Navarro

Murray

Yvonne is a Wish Mom. Her son, Cesar, received his wish a number of years ago and since then, Yvonne has been such a great addition to our Wish Granting Team. It is true that her volunteer time spent this past year was crucial to our success! Most recently, she helped us put together a beautiful quinceanera wish which was such a learning opportunity for our staff. Every aspect was attended to with such detail and precision while allowing the wish kid to create the unique space she wanted most.

Yvonne connected with the wish kid and her family in such a heartfelt way that she and her husband were asked to become Godparents, and she herself provided the toast during the party. Every organization dreams of volunteers like Yvonne Navarro.

Emmanuel Toledo Rodriguez

West Valley City

Emmanuel volunteers in his local community center. He assists students with their English assignments, cleans, and organizes lessons, paperwork and events. He inspires the children of his adult students - they all want to be like Emmanuel when they grow up! He is an asset to his community, and has helped many community members strengthen their language skills.

Yvonne Navarro

Murray

Yvonne Navarro
Yvonne is a Wish Mom. Her son, Cesar, received his wish a number of years ago and since then, Yvonne has been such a great addition to our Wish Granting Team. It is true that her volunteer time spent this past year was crucial to our success! Most recently, she helped us put together a beautiful quinceanera wish which was such a learning opportunity for our staff. Every aspect was attended to with such detail and precision while allowing the wish kid to create the unique space she wanted most.

Yvonne connected with the wish kid and her family in such a heartfelt way that she and her husband were asked to become Godparents, and she herself provided the toast during the party. Every organization dreams of volunteers like Yvonne Navarro.

Emmanuel Toledo Rodriguez

West Valley City

Emmanuel volunteers in his local community center. He assists students with their English assignments, cleans, and organizes lessons, paperwork and events. He inspires the children of his adult students - they all want to be like Emmanuel when they grow up! He is an asset to his community, and has helped many community members strengthen their language skills.

Addison Howell

Manti

Addison is proof that Utah's youth can make a difference! At the age of 10 she started a humanitarian project and named it "Addy fulfills a Knead." She used her passion for baking and for addressing community needs to host bake sales and donate the profits to local and international organizations.
"Serving makes me feel good inside because I know that I made a difference to someone by fulfilling a need in my community or around the world. I love looking for needs in my community and getting others involved to help."

Emmanuel Toledo Rodriguez

West Valley City

Emmanuel volunteers in his local community center. He assists students with their English assignments, cleans, and organizes lessons, paperwork and events. He inspires the children of his adult students - they all want to be like Emmanuel when they grow up! He is an asset to his community, and has helped many community members strengthen their language skills.
See More Inspiring stories of service

See 1: Recognize others who #ShowUp for service

Serve 2:
Find two ways you can #ShowUp for service

Invite 3: Challenge three people to #ShowUp for service

Jacob, Provo

While a student at BYU, Jacob popped into the Y-Serve office looking for a way to get more involved in his community. He devoted his time and passion for community engagement to get involved with Scenic View Academy, a nonprofit transitional school for young adults with autism and other learning differences. He inspired many other students to get involed and make a difference.

Kirk, Bountiful

Kirk has been volunteering as a tutor of English as a Second Language to adult immigrants at Guadalupe School for two years. He donates two hours of his time each week, teaching and mentoring students who want to improve their English and succeed in their new lives in the USA. Kirk continued to volunteer throughout the difficulties of the 2020 pandemic, and has been a mainstay for the community.

Susana, Kearns

Susana helped youth and families in her community by facilitating mentorship. She identified students in need, and paired them with students that could help them socially and academically. The students she served saw incredible improvements in their language skills, built new friendships, and even got more engaged in extra-curricular activities.

Big things happening on January 11th - come back to be part of the fun!

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