Canyon Rim Cares Service Weekend, July 26-29, 2018


July 26-29, 2018

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2018 Summary

An Incredible Contribution to Our Community

If we all do a little, we can accomplish a lot

The inaugural Canyon Rim Cares Service Weekend brought together an entire neighborhood for one weekend in an effort to do good. Even the Desert News got in on the act. Beginning with Dean McGovern’s symposium on Thursday, July 26 and concluding with the Mitzvah, Mittens and Music event at Esther’s Gardens, the amount of service provided by Canyon Rim residents was truly immeasurable. However, we’ll at least make an attempt to communicate what was accomplished:

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Hygiene kits assembled for the homeless

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People crotched plastic yarn into bedding for the homeless

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Clients of Turn Community Services received professional photos & picture frames (Thanks to Emily Laga Heirloom Photography and our neighboorhood kids)

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Walkways and bleachers at Tanner Park are now visible

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Trailer loads of debris removed from the Naturescape at Canyon Rim Park

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Bins of winter clothing donated to help local refugees

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Large bin of food was donated to the Utah Food Bank

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Graffiti and garbage along Parley’s Trail (at least for now)

July 26


Dean McGovern
Executive Director, Bennion Center, University of Utah

7 pm
3051 South 2900 East*
Salt Lake City, Utah

*Held in a church, but not a religious service.

July 27

Venture Out!

Get to Know Your Local Non-Profits
Find 1 Nonprofit to Donate 1 Hour

6 pm
Canyon Rim Park
(3100 South Grace St.)
Salt Lake City, Utah

July 28

Day of Service

Service Projects
Do Good in your community

9 am
Canyon Rim Park West Pavilion
(3100 South 2900 East)
Salt Lake City, Utah

July 29

Mitzvah, Mittens & Music

Winter Cloting Drive for Local Refugees

7 pm
Congregation Kol Ami
(2425 Heritage Way)
Salt Lake City, Utah

July 26 | symposium

7 pm
3051 South 2900 East*
Salt Lake City, Utah


*Held in a church, but not a religious service or function

Dean McGovern

Exeuctive Director, Bennion Community Service Center, University of Utah

The Impact of the Individual

Dean McGovern thinks a lot about campus and community intersections. He enjoys finding spaces where education and community engagement collide in wonderful social impact and transformative learning. Dean was appointed as the fourth executive director of the Lowell Bennion Community Service Center in 2014. He also serves as associate professor of Social and Behavioral Science at the University of Utah. Dean has written, co-authored, and contributed to several articles and book chapters including: Handbook of Engaged Scholarship: The Contemporary Landscape; A Praxis Brief: College Learning and Democracy’s Future; and One with the Community: Indicators of Engagement at Minority-Serving Institutions.

Dean earned his doctorate in higher education administration and master’s degree in community health from The University of Montana. His baccalaureate degree in performance physiology is from Colorado State University. Dean and his wife Amy have five children who are all in hot pursuit of their passions from ballet, photography, and writing to guitar, volleyball and lacrosse. Dean finds solace and answers by trail running up and down the Rocky Mountain West.

About the Bennion Community Service Center

The Lowell Bennion Community Service Center at the University of Utah has been changing lives since 1987. Working with dozens of community partners, students at the University of Utah have spent the last three decades donating more than a million hours in service that improves the quality of life in our community, enhances learning, and promotes student success both on the campus and off.

Primer Podcast

Get ready for the symposium with our conversation with Dean McGovern. We discuss issues such as problems with our community, the involvement of individuals, historical heroes, Bags to Beds and how to get started doing good in your community.

July 27 | Venture Out

6 pm
Canyon Rim Park
3100 South Grace Street
Salt Lake City, Utah


Show Your Strength & Share Your Strength

Donate 1 Hour to 1 Nonprofit

In addition to the usual fare at the Venture Outdoor Festival, this iteration will feature displays from local nonprofits promoting their cause and soliciting volunteers. With the band “The Ranch Boys” and the outdoor movie after dark, “The Greatest Showman” this is an event you won’t want to miss.

Exhibiting Nonprofits Include

Homeless Resources

Bedding for Homeless

Tree Planting, Education and Stewardship

Disabled Resources

Canyon Rim Community Council Health Initiative

Community Health and Wellness

Disaster Prevention and Recovery

July 28 | day of service

9 am
Canyon Rim Park
West Pavilion
3100 South Grace Street
Salt Lake City, Utah


Light Breakfast Will Be Served

Bring plastic grocery sacks for Bags to Beds or non-perishable food items for the Utah Food Bank to enter the raffle for prizes donated by local businesses.


Service Projects Include

Pick a service project and bring your family, friends and neighbors.

Food Drive

Do your part to end hunger in Utah by bringing a non-perishable food item to donate to the Utah Food Bank.

Hygiene Kits

Help Salt Lake’s Road Home by assembling hygeine kits for homeless families and individuals.

Parley’s Trail Graffiti Fix

Regrettably, Parley’s Trail is a constant target for graffiti. Help clean it up and restore our trails to their original condition. Salt Lake County Parks & Recreation will be providng supplies, but you’ll want to bring gloves and clothes that can get paint on them.

Canyon Rim Park Naturescape

The Naturescape at Canyon Rim Park is a tremendous resource that needs some serious upkeep. Help us get it back to a pristine condition. Be sure to bring gloves, shovels and other equipment to work in the naturescape.

Tanner Park Clean Up

Salt Lake County needs some help taking care of the overgrowth in Tanner Park. We’ll cut it back and shape up the park. Bring your gloves, pruning sheers, and saws and shovels.

Bedding to Help The Homeless

Bring your spare plastic grocery bags to create bedding to help the homeless stay warm on a cold winter night.

Arts, Crafts & Photography with Turn Community Services

Have a great time with some of our friends with disability by helping them with crafts, arts and professional photograhy.

Photography donated by Emily Laga Heirloom Portraits.

July 29 | Mitzvah, Mittens & Music

7 – 9 pm
Esther’s Garden (east of Kol Ami, west of Tanner Park)
2425 Heritage Way
Salt Lake City, Utah

$18 (Suggested Donation)

Winter Clothing Drive to Benefit Local Refugees

Christmas in July

Every year on Christmas eve, tens of Jews and Muslims in the Salt Lake City area put together boxes of food and clothing in the cafeteria of West High School. On Christmas day, those boxes are delivered to meticulously identified refugee families and the elderly in need. The Mitzvah, Mittens & Music event will supplement the Christmas Clothing Drive by involving residents of the Canyon Rim Area in the cause. Please bring any of the the suggested items of winter clothing for men, women, adolescents and kids, including:

  • Winter Jackets
  • Gloves
  • Sweat Shirts
  • Beanies
  • Winter Socks
  • Toiletries

Live Music From:

  • David Asman and the Klesbros and Maestro Joel Rosenberg
  • Pete Sands: Renowned Native American musician
  • Asa Turok: Jazz band

Mitzvah Mittens and Music is a Ari Khadjenoury Bar Mitzvah project. A donation of $18 is suggested. Checks can be made to Congregation Kol Ami Esther’s Garden Fund. Dogs and kids are encouraged.

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