More ways to help
Can’t Volunteer as a Mentor Right Now?
There are many ways individuals and groups may be able to help BBBSU ignite potential for kids in Utah.
Donate Used Clothing/Household Items
or Host a Clothing Drive
Our Donation Center is responsible for 30% of our annual revenue. When you donate used clothes and household items, we turn your used items into funding to support our mentoring programs.
We have all the tools to help you set up a clothing drive with your company, school, church, neighborhood, or club. We also partner with youth teams and clubs who may want to run a clothing drive as a fundraiser.
Click here for donation drop-off locations and further information on hosting a clothing drive.
Share Your Talents With Our Mentoring
Matches by Hosting an Activity or a Party
There are two ways you can contribute your talents to help our matches:
First, we look for fun activities for our community-based mentoring matches. Do you teach yoga? Lead canyon hikes? Teach painting classes? Why not set up a one-time class or activity? For more details, contact [email protected].
Second, host a school supply drive at your office to support our school-based programs and ensure they have the resources they need. You can even come deliver them in person and see our school-based programs in action to see the difference your donations will be making. For more details, and a current list of supplies needed contact contact Eowyn at [email protected].
Make a Financial Investment in Mentoring
What’s unique about the BBBSU model is the level of support for mentoring matches. The staff at BBBSU spend a great deal of time recruiting, screening, training, and supporting the Bigs and Littles in our program. When we add it all up, each match costs nearly $1,800 per year.
Support an Annual Fundraising Event
Additional Ways You Can Help
Help spread the word about our programs to recruit new mentors. One great way to do this is to like and follow us on all social media (@bbbsutah) then share some of our posts with your friends and followers!
Invite us to speak at your workplace, school, church, and anywhere else potential mentors are.
Host a Facebook fundraiser for us on your birthday.
Raise funds by choosing BBBSU as your recipient when you shop at Target, Smiths, Walgreens, etc.
Group volunteers are needed on a limited basis for special projects such as wrapping water bottles with BBBSU stickers, putting up BBBSU yard signs during Mentoring Month, or hanging door hangers to remind people to donate used clothes.