There are many charities to donate your time and money to this time of year and sometimes it can be difficult to decide which to support. Here are a few that are worthy, highly rated, and may tug at your heartstrings.
Youthlinc– This Salt Lake City based organization’s goal is to create a lifetime of humanitarianism for today’s youth. Each year, up to 200 teens have taken on service, mentoring, education and more, learning the gift of service on a local and international level. If helping teens learn about the world from a grassroots level is what speaks to you, click here to donate to Youthlinc.
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary– Best Friends Animal Society is the only national animal welfare organization focused exclusively on ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters. If furr babies have your heart, this is an excellent place to put your love. Click here to donate to Best Friends.
Bikes For Kids– Bikes For Kids is an organization that…well… gives bikes to kids! Dr. Jensen knows the joy that riding a bike can bring and these folks are dedicated to providing that joy to those who can’t afford their own bikes. These bikes are specifically meant for area third graders who are encouraged to join bike clubs. If this charity sounds like fun to you, visit their website at bikesforkidsutah.com or call (801) 232-2681 for more info.
Utah Medical Outreach– This one is near and dear to our hearts. Dr. Joseph Jensen and other Utah physicians give their time and expertise to travel abroad and provide medical care and much needed surgeries to those in need. Click here for our blog post and here to find out more.
There are, of course, many other worthy charities out there. We hope this inspires you to give to local charities where you can really make a difference. No matter what, we wish you a beautiful holiday season!