Gifts of our time, talents, and money to those in need are an important part of the life of First Congregational Church.
July Outreach The selected organization for Outreach donations for July is Wasatch Community Gardens. https://wasatchgardens.org/. The organization began in SLC in 1989 with a mission “to empower people of all ages and incomes to grow and eat healthy, organic, local food.” They believe that the quality of a community is directly related to the quality of its food. They offer garden space, educational programs, and community events to empower people to grow, harvest, preserve, and prepare fresh, healthy food through four main programs: Community Garden, Youth Garden, School Garden, and Community Education. Through their job training program for women facing homelessness, women have the opportunity to work in a paid position on their beautiful Green Phoenix Farm in downtown Salt Lake while working towards stable housing and employment. In addition to offering educational workshops and webinars, they also host "Garden Coaching" sessions most Wednesdays from 4:30 - 5:30pm in March through August via Facebook Live. You can find them on the Wasatch Community Gardens' Facebook page.
August Outreach Outreach donations for the month of August will go to the Granite Education Foundation. This organization fosters programs, alliances, and resources that impact student learning and assist educators within the public school system. Its programs improve student achievement, lessen student dropout, and provide assistance and opportunities for students of low income families, support creative classroom projects, and honor individuals who have made an impact in the schools.