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Each quarter we donate a percentage of our net profits to a local Utah non-profit. Here’s where you can find articles about the causes we support!

The Family Place: A Place for Learning and Healing

posted by Charlotte Bell on November 10, 2015 |

the family centerThe Family Place “You’ve got to have training for every job in the universe except for parenting,” says Esterlee Molyneux. “That’s where we come in. We help parents build on their skills, so that they have a strong foundation.” Esterlee is the executive director of The Family Place, a facility that’s part of a network of 13 child and family support centers throughout Utah. The Family Place’s mission is twofold: building

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Fourth Street Clinic: Providing Vital Health Services to the Homeless

posted by Charlotte Bell on July 29, 2015 |

fourthstreet40Fourth Street Clinic Gives the Gift of Good Health In 1987, Dr. Allan Ainsworth was driving in Salt Lake City and saw a long line of people waiting for food and other social services. He thought to himself that no one should ever have to wait for basic life necessities. One year later Ainsworth founded Wasatch Homeless Health Care, Inc.,—now the Fourth Street Clinic—a place where homeless people could receive

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Humane Society of Utah

posted by Charlotte Bell on May 6, 2015 |

humane society of utahHumane Society of Utah: A Safe Haven for Animal Friends Many years ago, I went looking for one of my outdoor, community cats who had disappeared. I checked out both the county’s facility and the Humane Society of Utah (HSU). Both places were housing large numbers of adoptable cats in the standard square kennels, stacked one upon the other. (I did find my feral cat, in a back room reserved

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InBody Outreach – Yoga for Everybody

posted by Charlotte Bell on February 4, 2015 |

inbody outreachInBody Outreach Provides Yoga for the Community “Yoga is for everybody” is not only a generous thought, but a reality many of us try to integrate in to our yoga classes. Many teachers are happy to welcome students of all sizes, ages and flexibility levels to our classes. But what about those who don’t have the means to attend a community class? What about seniors, people in treatment or in

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Bad Dog Arts – Art for All

posted by admin on October 17, 2014 |

bad dog artsBad Dog Arts Inspires a Love of Art for Kids of All Ages “To be an artist, you have to be a risk taker.” So says Victoria Lyons, co-founder/co-director of Bad Dog Arts, an organization named for the star of an illustrated book, Bad Dog Rediscovers America, by Michael Morgan Moonbird, the organization’s other co-founder and co-director. In the book, Bad Dog is a risk-taking renegade who travels around the

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Youthlinc – Serving Communities Near and Far

posted by admin on September 2, 2014 |

youthlincYouthlinc Creates Lifetime Humanitarians One of the best ways to gain perspective on your life—its ups and downs, joys and obstacles—is to venture out of your own back yard. Stepping away, even for a short time, creates space around the things that vex you, and helps your problems seem a little more surmountable. In that space, in relationship to others, you might also remember that you’re not alone. People outside

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HCI’s Wellness-Survivorship Center Heals Lives

posted by Charlotte Bell on May 27, 2014 |

yoga-WCsliderHCI’s Wellness-Survivorship Center Heals Lives Not long ago, a patient at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) confessed to the institute’s Wellness-Survivorship Center manager, Shelley White, that she accidentally missed her radiation appointment. The patient had spent the day going from appointment to appointment at the Wellness Center. She enjoyed herself so thoroughly in the Wellness Center that she simply forgot she had a radiation session scheduled for that day. And maybe

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Huntsman Cancer Institute Offers Comprehensive, Compassionate Care

posted by Charlotte Bell on May 5, 2014 |

huntsman cancer instituteHuntsman Cancer Institute Improves Lives of Cancer Survivors and their Families By the time I graduated from high school, the mothers of two friends fell victim to cancer, my uncle died from pancreatic cancer, and my aunt miraculously survived aggressive, bilateral breast cancer. Since then—quite a few years now—I couldn’t begin to count the number of people in my life who have succumbed to cancer and the even greater numbers

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Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah Gives TLC to Thousands

posted by Charlotte Bell on March 11, 2014 |

wildlife rehabilitationWildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah Saves Lives If you live in Utah, you may have traveled to the Farmington Bay Bird Refuge in February to spend time with the 800-1,500 bald eagles that winter there every year. You’ve probably also heard about the West Nile virus outbreak that claimed 27 of these magnificent raptors this season. Or maybe you’ve been following the Willard Bay beavers, six animals—one adult and

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Utah Food Bank: Feeding Utah’s Families

posted by Charlotte Bell on December 5, 2013 |

utah food bankUtah Food Bank:  Feeding Utah’s Families While driving to the Utah Food Bank to visit their main Salt Lake City facility, I was picturing a rather large, but cozy, food pantry where anyone in need could come and collect supplies at any time. Boy was I wrong. The Utah Food Bank, founded 108 years ago—how’s that for a yogically auspicious history?—is instead housed in an 86,000-square-foot warehouse that’s stacked to

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