UTRID’s annual Sub for Santa is here! We’re looking to make the holidays special for several families in need this year.
You are invited to drop off your donations at our Sub for Santa cookie party on December 11th from 1-3pm!
Purchase tickets on site for photos with an Elf, a cookie, or drink. Enjoy the holiday cheer!
We are also accepting monetary donations through our Venmo and PayPal
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The link below will take you to a list of needed items for the families we are sponsoring this year. Take a look through it to find things you are able to donate, then make sure you check it off so there aren’t duplicates. (New items only)
Hello everyone! We have been given an opportunity to help serve and/or donate to an upcoming event for our Deaf, Hard of Hearing and DeafBlind community members. See below for the message and links:
“I am so excited about this and so grateful that you are interested in sponsoring this upcoming FIRST Annual Community Thanksgiving Gathering on Nov. 25th hosted by Sanderson Community Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing!
As you know, a high number of our Deaf, hard of hearing and DeafBlind community members either are alone, isolated from their family members due to communication access limitations during holidays. Research shows that the rate of suicides are highest during the holidays due to people being alone or isolated. This shows how important it is for us to provide an inclusive place for all to gather and celebrate this holiday.
The plan is to host this from 11 am to 1 pm at Sanderson Center on Nov. 25th with volunteers to help serve, etc. We have set up a registration deadline for this by Nov. 19th and it will be limited to 50 people at the most and by Nov. 19th, I should have an exact # of how many people will be coming.
We are requesting that the donations be either as gift cards to Wal-Mart or WinCo OR buy the specific items requested and deliver to us by Nov. 24th. The reason we are requesting either gift cards or food purchases be brought to us is due to the red tape under State of Utah related to purchasing food. We would face a lot of roadblocks in purchasing food and this is where we really need you! The estimated cost of all the food will be almost $750 so every bit that is donated would be greatly appreciated!
Deadlines for donations along with volunteering (serve or make): November 15th
To purchase food items, bring and/or make- please go to this link – food to get
To volunteer– volunteer signup schedule
Feel free to call, email or text me if you have any questions about this.
Looking forward to your reply.
Pamela Mower (she/her/hers)
Bring the Holidays Home with UTRID
UTRID 2020 Bring the Holidays Home from Webmaster UTRID on Vimeo.
My name is Marc Chance, and I am speaking on behalf of UTRID, (Utah Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf). Now is again that time of the year, when UTRID hosts an exciting event known as Sub for Santa. This wonderful charity event sponsors families, who have faced unexpected challenges in recent months. Christmas may be a difficult time for some who are experiencing lean times. It is up to us in the community who are capable to make a difference in such people’s lives, and to make Christmas a little more merrier for them.
Some of you who may have participated in this event in that past will recall that we have had a giving tree at the Deaf Bazaar, where people would select items to purchase and donate at our cookie and donation drives. However, the COVID pandemic has compelled us to adapt the events towards a safer alternative for everyone. This event will be entirely virtual.
We are sponsoring two families. We have asked them to create wishlists with three or four items per member of the family. This year, we are having a wishlist on the Amazon Registry, which is open for everyone to view. If you would like to purchase an item on the wishlist, please do so. Purchased items will be sent directly to the families. In order to donate, please visit the link below and take a look at the list.
Alternatively, if you prefer to make a financial contribution, it can be done through PayPal or Venmo. The information for that is below. We rely on the support of generous individuals and businesses in our community like you. If you are able to sponsor this project with a donation, we would be most grateful for your support.
Thank you so much for your generous consideration of our request. We wish you a very happy and a safe Christmas, and to a time when we all can meet again.
Amazon– To send your purchase to the UTRID branch of Santa’s Workshop, please select the “UTRID c/o …” shipping address at check-out. Thank you so much for your generosity. Happy Holidays!
Please join UTRID in making this winter Warm & Cozy for a local Deaf family. There are 3 ways you can support the cause:
1. Donate to our Sub For Santa fund.
Venmo (@UTRID and mention Sub for Santa in the subject) or Paypal
2. Select a gift from our virtual Giving Tree and bring it to the cookie party, or arrange drop off at an alternate location by contacting the email listed on the sign-up.
3. Attend our annual Cookie Decorating party 6-8pm Friday, Dec 6 at the Sanderson Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 5709 S 1500 W.
We will have cookies, hot chocolate, and photos with a special guest available for 1 ticket each. Tickets will be available at the door or purchase discount tickets now and pick them up at the registration table. To volunteer at the event, check out our signup here: Sign up now
Discount Tickets available in advance:
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Surprise the Moms in your life!
Purchase your gifts now! Pick-up or Delivery options available.
Delivery available for Bountiful-Provo for an additional fee
Saturday May 11 9am-12pm or Friday 1:00pm-4:00pm
*Last day to order and pay May 10
Orders are now closed! Thank you all for your support!
*To purchase additional gifts, please complete a separate order. For delivery purposes, only one of each gift type may be included in each order.
Thank you for your Support!