Book Drive for RAAD
We are very appreciative of Dinitri Jackson, Community School Facilitator at Union Middle School, for including Circles in the book drive she organized for RAAD (Read Across America Day). RAAD is an annual celebration established to help kids get excited about reading - something Dinitri and her adorable daughter, Aaliyah (pictured top left), were excited to share with us. Kids at Circles could take home as many books as they desired.
Mountain America Credit Union
Scott Sherman, Financial Education Manager from Mountain America Credit Union, came to Circles and did a presentation on personal finance. Our community of Circle Leaders, Allies, Volunteers, and staff were feverishly taking notes about the tips and tricks he shared.
Pizza Day Fundraiser
Umani Pizza held a fundraiser on behalf of Circles Salt Lake. Our community enjoyed free pizza as well as a casual night of getting to know each other.
Teaching Artist- Randel McGee and Groark
Randel McGee came to Circles in January and put on a puppet show for our children and youth program. The audience was in aw of his talents and loved his friend Groark.
Before breaking for the holidays, Circles Salt Lake had a Winterfest for the community. We had Mr & Mrs Claus visit as well as many activities for the community to participate in. Elliott Threat, professional comedian of over 25 years of experience, also came to our Winterfest. He brought his family and sponsored our dinner for the night. We were incredibly thankful and awe-struck by his hospitality.
Cat Palmer Photography
Cat Palmer is a local artist and photographer. She volunteered to come to our Winterfest and take family pictures for our Circle Leaders. This was a beautiful meaningful experience for our community. Many people don't have pictures like this.
Cliff Effect Panel Discussion
Our Big View Team put together a panel discussion where some of our Circle Leaders shared their experiences with the Cliff Effect. The Cliff Effect occurs when a small increase in income triggers a disproportionate loss of benefits from sudden ineligibility for subsidized food, housing or childcare. The recording of it is hyperlinked below.
Big View- Ballots!
We helped our community fill out their ballots. This was a great opportunity for us to learn about the people on our ballots as well as collaborate with one another about what the impact from completing them could be.