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Lutheran Social Service of Utah
Inter-Faith & Community-Wide Ministries
4392 South 900 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84124
801-588-0139; 877-388-5778
801-588-0140 (fax)
LSSUtah@yahoo.com

 

 

"In the Community, and in the World, for Good"

Ministers
All of God's People

Home to More Blue Sky Employment Center
~ All programs and projects are
           employment driven! ~

Dr. Leslie Whited, CEO/Diaconal Minister
   Administration, In-Home Senior Assistance,
   and Lutheran Disaster Response

Zainab Atta, Director,
   Green Waters Women's Health Center
Jose Bonilla, Associate Director:
   Volunteer & Community Relations;
   Guitar Instruction
Hayedeh Mafi, Reception & Hospitality
Heather and Chrissy, Admin Files
Erasmo Rivera, Maintenance & Manna Market

Manase Yokwe, Elder Gardens & Manna Market

English Language Learning Certified Instructors:
Becky, Nutrition
Jose, Music & Mock Interviews
Leslie, Poetry/Song/Exercize & Word Play
Shona, Reading & Geography

Steven Whited, Education and Dossier
    Coordinator, International Adoption
Anna Waters, International Adoption


Lutheran Social Service of Utah (LSSU) is a charter member of Lutheran Services in America (LSA). This means that LSSU has access to a vast network of human services, expertise and care. LSA organizations serve 1 of every 50 people -- 5.8 million people each year -- through 300 (+) agencies in the United States and the Caribbean. LSA agencies are among the largest providers of senior care and residential services.

Lutheran Social Service of Utah provides all services except  international adoption -- without fee or charge.

LSS UTAH Incorporated since 1995 --- 501-C3 Tax-Deductible Charitable Organization.

 

AN EASY WAY TO GIVE GROWTH!

YOU CAN GIVE TO LSS OF UTAH THROUGH
YOUR ANNUAL WORKPLACE COMBINED
FEDERAL CAMPAIGN (CFC)!

LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICE OF UTAH IS
LISTED AS A LOCAL INDEPENDENT AGENCY,
UNDER #91368, IN EXCELLENT STANDING
WITH THE INTERMOUNTAIN COMBINED
FEDERAL CAMPAIGN *CFC.  IF YOU WANT TO
DONATE DIRECTLY ON-LINE GO TO:
https://www.cfcnexus.org/_intermountaincfc

2012 Received: $2500

2013 Received:  $2700

2014 Goal: $

THANK YOU FOR THINKING OF US:

LSS OF UTAH AND THE FIRST GENERATION
KIDS, REFUGEES, UNEMPLOYED, IN-HOME
SENIORS, DISASTER VICTIMS AND ADOPTIVE
FAMILIES THAT WE SERVE THROUGH QUALITY,
AWARD-WINNING, PROGRAMS.

 

MANNA MARKET
EVERY THURSDAY
9:45 AM

4392 SOUTH 900 EAST  SALT LAKE CITY

NO DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED

COME IF YOU NEED FOOD


 WISH  LIST

  • Faith-ful, Fun, Fan-tastic Ambassador Board Trustees Needed - 2015-2018 term
  • New educational toys, winter clothing, sports equipment, books, clipboards, educational supplies, household furnishings, canned foods, household cleaning supplies and paper goods.  For Holiday Essentials Give-A-Way and needed by December 8th!
  • Greatest Need: Cash Donations!
  • Legacy Need: Capital Campaign donation for purchase of LSS of Utah current location: 4392 South 900 East  SLC, UT.  Goal: $100k



 

 

 

 

 


A donation from Cubes gives LSSU a storage unit to store throughout the year for the Holiday Essentials program which serves over 1400 families in December. 

Cubes Self Storage - Brickyard
1053 E 3300 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
(801)466-9964
www.cubesselfstorage.com

 

Cubes Self Storage

Delight in the Act of Giving

Be Soulful! There is unexpected delight when we "shower generosity on others because, in so doing, we cannot keep it from ourselves."


 

More Involvement Opportunities

Experience the Expanding Capacity to Give

Grow your soul! Your time and energy means a world we would all desire to live in, a place that honors each person's spiritual, physical, and emotional well being --- a place that offers everyone a chance for a full life.

Donate your Time

LSS of Utah Agency Annual Statistics

460,000 Take-Home Meals (assumes 5 meals to a box)
(Manna Market)*
 98,119

Food Recipients
(mostly children)*
Ave. 150 (+) families weekly

 10,677

Drop-In/Calls/Emails/
/Surveys/Faxes 
6 Program Areas

  3,256 Clients at More Blue Sky Employment Center
      4 Reunifications
  1,614 Holiday Essentials Adults & Children
    836 Seniors Assisted In-Home & with Employment
    653

Refugee Employment/College Placements
ESL Level P-2

 24,578 Professional Volunteer Hours

Statistics Independently Verified by:
Horizonte Education & Training Center
Salt Lake County
State of Utah
Utah Food Bank

Wisan, Smith, Rackett & Prescott, LLP, Independent Audit,
2010-2011

Bill Besancon, CPA, 2012-Present

*  Statistics show repeat visits by large elder networks
      (1 elder:15 extended family ratio(1:15)).


WORLD OF ART BOUTIQUE

Give Thoughtfully & Generously through a
Fair Trade Gift!

Multi-Cultural Children's Books - 50% off
Local Refugee Art - Textile, Craft & Visual
International Boutique Gifts

4392 South 900 East
Salt Lake City, UT
8:30 am to 3 pm, MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, & THURSDAY


OR BY APPOINTMENT


GROUPS WELCOME - FREE MEETING SPACE & THEN SHOP WITH FREE GIFT WRAP!

FREE GIFT WRAP
TAX DEDUCTIBLE


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2014 CALENDAR

All Events Are Free & Open to the Public.  On-site classes, programs and events require no formal registration.  Just come and be present!

2014 Class Schedule begins January 21, 2014 - October 31, 2014 on-site at LSS of Utah

Tuesdays:
English Language Learning 8:30 am to 1 pm
Writing Center 11 am    to 1 pm
Guitar Class 2-3 pm

Wednesdays:
English Language Learning 8:30 am to 1 pm
Writing Center 11 am    to 1 pm

Thursdays:
English Language Bingo 8:30 am to 10 am

No registration required.  Just come and enjoy learning with us on-site!

February 21-24, 2014  Annual Association of Lutheran Development Executives Conference (ALDE.org).
LSS of Utah celebrates its 10th year as a member of an organization dedicated to professionalism and best practices in raising funds for ministries.

May 1, 2014-May 1, 2015 LSS Of Utah celebrates its 19th Anniversary serving the needs of Utahns through quality programs in: international adoption, basics to employment for extremely low-income circumstances, Utah site for Lutheran Disaster Response (ldr.org)refugee and first generational ministries, and in-home senior assistance.

June 21, 2014    LSS of Utah hosts its Concert Fundraiserin celebration of World Refugee Day.
Tickets are $10, 1:00 pm at:    . Bring your own picnic lunch, blanket, and/or lawn chair.  Wine-tasting and silent auction. Music provided by Carlos Eligio Garcia and Jose Bonilla, Royal Heritage Music.  Global nter-faith prayers for peace from Baha'i, Buddhist, Christian, and Hindi traditions.  All funds support refugee and first generation ministries.

Mary's garden on the south-side of the Lutheran Social Service of Utah building hosts art by under 30 local Utah artists and an international peace pole.  The garden is open 24/7 for prayer: 4392 South 900 East  SLC, UT.  The international peace pole, in four languages, prays for peace on earth and in our homes and in our communities.
For more information on the global peace pole project see: peacepoleproject.org

November 1, 2014 (Sat) Forest of Support Fundraiser - Aspen Interdependence (2014)
LSS of Utah hosts its 5th Annual Fundraiser at St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, 231 East 100 South, SLC, UT beginning at 1 pm.  Free raffle tickets given to all those arriving before 1:45 pm.  Silent Auction.  International Food and Music.  
All proceeds benefit inter-faith ministries of LSS of Utah.

Holiday Essentials Give-A-Way

Monday, December 8, 2014                    7:30 am until finished - Set-up Santa's Pics stage and organize for Holiday Essentials.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014                   7:30  am volunteers arrive.  8:00-finish give out numbers to 300 households; pics with Santa and
                                                                           one bag of gifts per family.

Wednesday, December 9, 2014            7:30 am volunteers arrive.  8:00 am-finish give out numbers to 300 households; vouchers to
                                                                    Deseret Industries and Crossroads Urban Centers.  Thank you LDS and Methodist/Community  partners!
         $40 per familly.

Thursday, December 10, 2014   9:00 am volunteers arrive.  9:00 am-finish give out numbers to 300 households and provide one food
   box per family.

 

2009-2014 Education, Cultural-Immersion, Trips

  • April 21-May 5, 2009 - Milagros de Border (Miracles on the Border)

  • 3rd Week in September (9/18-9/26, 2008; May 2013)
    Rocky Boy (Stone Child) Indian Reservation (Montana w/ 8 trips-to-date) and
    Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (2013)

  • October 29-November 8, 2008; September 2013
    Servant Education Travel to Sumpango, Guatemala (Mayan Village) & El Salvador
  • June 2014 Hosted Idaho Presbyterian Youth for Salt Lake City Immersion
    Youth groups designed and painted mural on south side of LSS building; and
    built raised bed garden boxes for urban vegetable gardens; and worked at
    Manna Market.