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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 for Good"

Ministers
All of God's People

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

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

Jose Bonilla, Associate Director:
   Volunteer & Community Relations;
   Guitar & Spanish Instruction
Hayedeh Mafi, Reception & Hospitality
Amanda Rissi, Spanish Instruction
Erasmo Rivera, Maintenance & Manna Market
Chand Shahid, MA, Horizonte & LSS Of Utah English
   Language Learning
Manase Yokwe, Elder Gardens & Manna Market:

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 affordable housing and 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 Goal: $5000

THANK YOU FOR THINKING OF

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
FIRST AND THIRD TUESDAYS
10:00 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 - 2014-2016 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 9th!
  • 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. 

Nate Christensen
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."


 

NEW FANGLED
NEIGHBORHOOD
2013 E-FUNDRAISER


Starts: 03/17/2013
Ends:   12/31/2013

  LoveUtahGiveUtah

 

 


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, 2012-2013

*  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 2 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
Citizenship 1 pm      to 2 pm
Guitar Class 1 pm      to 2 pm

Wednesdays:
English Language Learning 8:30 am to 1 pm
Writing Center 11 am    to 1 pm
Spanish Class 1 pm      to 2 pm

Thursdays:
English Language Learning   8:30 am to 1 pm

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 Fundraiser to celebrate 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.

December 9, 2014 (Tues) Holiday Essentials Give-A-Way Begins at 8:30 am until all items are gone!
Doors open at 8:30 am to provide without charge: basic food, clothing, household supplies, educational toys/books/sports equipment, and two vouchers provided through collaborations between Deseret Industries/Crossroads Urban Center/Lutheran Social Service of Utah.  Heart and Soul provides music for this diverse and festive audience.


2013 Calendar

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

January 22, 2013 to October 30, 2013  New!  Free & Open to Diverse Public Courses!
All Classes Held at LSS of Utah 4392 South 900 East SLC except the Youth Guitar Class which is held at
San Esteban Episcopal Church 4216 South 3200 West West Valley City East Entrance.*

Tuesdays:
English Language Learning 8:30 am to 1 pm (am-pm)
Saint John's Inter-Faith BIble Study 10-11 (am)
Art 11-12 (am-Noon)
Community Writing Center 12-2 (pm)
Citizenship 1-2 (pm)
Adult Guitar Tuesday 1-2 (pm)

Wednesdays:
English Language Learning 8:30 am to 1 pm (am-pm)
Spanish Language Learning 1-2 (pm)
Youth Guitar 4-5 (pm) at San Esteban*

Thursdays:
English Language Learning Thursdays 8-10 (am)

No registration required.  Just come to the class!

February 2013
LSS of Utah celebrates its educational connection to the education of Association of Lutheran/Christian Development Executives (www.ALDE.org).  LSS of Utah has been a member and has attended the vast majority of the Annual Conferences since: 2005.  The Utah Chapter is forming under the direction of LSS of Utah, Dr. Leslie Whited.  Interested in membership to increase your economic expertise in a stormy economy? Contact: Dr. Leslie Whited at: www.LSSUtah@yahoo.com.

May 1, 2013-May 1, 2014
LSS of Utah Inter-Faith & Community-Wide Ministries celebrates its 18th year in ministry and service to the whole Utah Community.

June 19th, 2013
World Refugee Day of Prayer© at LSS of Utah (4392 South 900 East  SLC, Utah) on June 19th (Wednesday) features prayers from refugees in Utah from Bah'ai, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu and Muslim faiths and community-wide thoughts and reflections for peace in our homes throughout the world.  LSS Of Utah is part of the inter-faith global peace prayers at our pole: "May peace prevail on earth, in our homes and in our communities" project (see: http://worldpeace.org/blog/?cat=1&paged=7).  Everyone is welcome.  Bring water bottle, sunscreen, hat and shade items, coins for offering and an international potluck dish to share.

The peace pole is available for prayer every day 24/7 in the Mary garden on the south side of our building at: 4392 South 900 East SLC.

November 2, 2013 (Saturday)  Third Annual Fall Fundraiser at The Episcopal Cathedral at St. Mark (231 East 100 South, SLC), 2 pm.
Raising $10,000 (+) for Refugee Ministries with Thrivent Financial as Sponsor matching $1000.  Silent/live auction with international foods.  Live Music.  Amazing program organized by Marian Dora L. Howe-Taylor.  $10 per person. Everyone is welcome to attend and bring friends, neighbors and families.  While having a delicious afternoon of food and music, support LSS of Utah ministries to seniors, refugees, first generation kids, disaster response and preparedness, international adoption and extremely low-income needs.

December 10, 2013 (Tuesday)  11th Annual Holiday Essentials Give-Away program
Over 1400 refugee, first generation, and/or extremely low-income families receive basics, and a little bit more!, to stretch very thin family budgets.  Low-income families rate this service as a 10 (very high need) on a scale of 1-10 to extend their family budgets and to experience encouragement by the wider community.


 

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