Happy Leap Day!

29 February 2016 Written by  

What will you do with the extra time?

Do you ever think, “I’d get involved if I had more time?”

Well, today you do! It’s Leap Day and you have a whole extra day!

Here are some ways you could make it count:

1. The Utah Legislature is in session! Contact your state senator and representative to tell them that you support enhanced early education, expanded access to healthcare, and ending the earmarks that divert funds from children’s needs. You can see the status of bills affecting children at the Voices for Utah Children 2016 Legislature webpage.

2. Join Voices for Utah Children’s listserv. By joining the listserv, you will receive a monthly newsletter to keep you informed about the issues affecting Utah’s kids and alerts when lawmakers most need to hear from their constituents.

3. Follow Voices for Utah Children on social media. Make sure that you don’t miss the conversation about Utah kids on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.

4. Join the Voices for Utah Children Network by signing up for a monthly donation of $20 or more. As a Network member, you’ll enjoy free admission to quarterly Network socials and other events with food, entertainment, and opportunities to meet and learn from experts in children’s issues. 

LUGU Logo 1March 31, 2016 is Love UT Give UT!

It’s a day for Utahns to give to the nonprofits that make Utah special. Every donation to Voices for Utah Children through Love UT Give UT gives Voices a chance to win matching grants and prizes.

And you don't have to wait!  Donate now at http://bit.ly/loveUTchildren.

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

April Young Bennett 300April Young Bennett, Communications Director, joined the organization in 2014. She received her Master of Public Administration from the University of Arizona and her Bachelor in Community Health Education from Utah State University. Prior to joining Voices for Utah Children, April worked for the Utah Department of Health for over a decade, addressing health disparities among minorities and other underserved Utahns. She completed internships and fellowships with the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System, the Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy and the U.S. Senate.