A Holiday Gift for Someone Who Cares about Kids

23 November 2015 Written by  

This holiday season, give a gift that gives back.  Honor someone special by giving a gift to Voices for Utah Children in their honor.  Enter the name of your loved ones in the Honor / Memorial Information section of our donation form. Contact Sara at or 801-882-1402 to request complimentary holiday cards for your loved ones to inform them of the donation made in their honor:

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A holiday donation has been given in your name to Voices for Utah Children. This gift ensures that we are able to raise the strongest voice possible for our most vulnerable children and helps all Utah’s children finish a winner.
 
The Salt Lake Tribune recently reported Utah’s population reached the 3 million mark. Just more than 900,000 are children, and 68 percent of them are under the age of 12. Each of these children has the potential to produce the next big win for all of us - the cure for cancer, a car that runs on trash, a renewable energy source that provides cheap, reliable power, or maybe your child’s next favorite teacher. Each of these 900,000 lives matter and deserves to have every opportunity to grow into adulthood and have a fair shot at success.
 
But for some of our children, to get that opportunity for the big win, they need a shot at the simple wins -- getting to eat three meals a day, or living in a place where the rent is paid and the heat works.
 
That’s where we come in. Voices for Utah Children wants all kids to have the best possible chance at getting those wins, big and small.
 
As Mr. Rogers once said “… deep down we know that what matters in this life is more than winning for ourselves. What really matters is helping others win, too, even if it means slowing down and changing our course now and then.”  Voices for Utah Children thanks you for helping us all win big.

 


For 30 years now, Voices for Utah Children has called on our state, federal and local leaders to put children’s needs first. But the work is not done. The children of 30 years ago now have children of their own. Too many of these children are growing up in poverty, without access to healthcare or quality educational opportunities.

How can you be involved?

Make a tax-deductible donation to Voices for Utah Children—or join our Network with a monthly donation of $20 or more.  Network membership includes complimentary admission to Network events with food, socializing, and opportunity to meet child advocacy experts. And don't forget to join our listserv to stay informed!

We look forward to the future of Voices for Utah Children and we hope you will be a part of our next 30 years.

Special thanks to American Express for sponsoring our 30th Anniversary Year. Amex

Terry Haven 300Terry Haven, Deputy Director, joined the organization in 1996. She researches and publishes the annual Utah KIDS COUNT data book that reports on the well-being of Utah's children by county. She analyzes U.S Census data and provides data support for all Voices issue areas. She also conducts trainings and provides technical assistance on data work for community groups. Terry is the point person at Voices for our work on Intergenerational Poverty and two-generation strategies for moving children and their families out of poverty. This includes working with the Intergenerational Poverty Commission Research Subcommittee and focusing on chronic absence.Terry works with a number of national partners including the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Ascend Fund at the Aspen Institute, and Attendance Works to help further the mission of Voices for Utah Children. Her academic background is in sociology, with a Bachelors degree and Masters degree from the University of Wyoming.