We often get asked what happens when someone makes donations in Utah. How do we allocate and use the funds? What do we do with the clothing donations? Here is an overview of how Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah utilizes your donations and why these donations are important.

Clothing Donations

We have donation bins at various local businesses in Utah. You can donate used clothing items and even household items you no longer use. Larger items can be donated at one of the Attended Donation Centers. We take these donated items and recycle them or sell them to use for funds. The money raised from these items allows us to support approximately 350 kids in BBBSU mentorships.

Financial Donations in Utah

We accept financial donations in Utah in various forms. You can set up a monthly payment, whereby you will be assisting a matched Big to Little for the duration of their relationship. This money helps to pay for training and development, assists with activities, and provides all the mentors’ materials. You can also donate one time. Financial donations are our greatest need, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Assistance Due to Covid-19 Unemployment

The CARES Act has made donating to charity even more accessible, as there are now tax incentives. It is even more critical during the COVID-19 pandemic that children from needy families are given all the assistance they can get. There are even higher unemployment rates in Utah due to Covid-19, and children from unstable backgrounds are even more vulnerable than before.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah takes all the donations in Utah and invests them in the potential of every child who joins us. It helps us plan our match-making, aiding the meeting of a Big to a Little. It helps us equip the mentors with better tools and supplies for their site-based mentorships and Mentor2.0. It helps us to train new mentors who join BBBSU. Every donation goes a long way, and every donation is appreciated. To learn more or make a donation, visit us at BBBSU.org.