The Salt Lake City Arts Council made their final payment in support of TURN City Center for the Arts. The grant supported the production of films by the participants and their showings in film festivals and other public venues.
The Utah Association of Financial Services granted funds for assisting individuals to find and sustain employment.
The Wheeler Foundation and Merrick Bank provided funds for clients who need new appliances and home repairs to keep their homes safe and healthy.
Many individuals have donated to Thanksgiving celebrations, Labor of Love, and our annual end of the year fundraiser. Thank you all for your generosity! We appreciate, and make good use of, everything we get!
On August 31st, United Way’s annual Day of Caring saw TURN being served by our dependable and generous friends, Jacobsen Construction and Workers Comp Fund (WCF).
The Jacobsen Construction team assisted TURN’s Facilities Management Team to do a landscaping project. Twelve staff arrived at 7am and worked until 11:30am. They cleared out large boulders and rocks from planter boxes, installed weed barrier cloth and inserted new 1″ diameter river rock into place. Also, they helped move one of our maintenance sheds. One volunteer mowed our lawn and they also assisted in installing 10 ft. of chain link fence. Their leader once again was Mike Argyle. Jacobsen Construction has assisted TURN’s Facilities Management Team for at least a decade’s worth of projects. We are so grateful for their continued service to TURN.
Also on that day, a great group of Workers Compensation Fund employees hosted a picnic for TURN’s Day Program participants at Jordan Park in Salt Lake City. This is a huge undertaking each year that benefits hundreds of people. WCF provides fun games and prizes, volunteers to run them, and great company for our participants to meet and enjoy their picnic with. The Workers Comp employees love serving and associating with our participants, and it is always a fun and anticipated day!
Thank you to Jacobsen Construction and Workers Compensation Fund for being such loyal friends to TURN!
On March 31st, Utahns came together for 24 hours of online generosity (Love UT Give UT), and over 150 friends and donors contributed to TURN, raising over $5,400 that will benefit programs for people with disabilities throughout the state! We started the day WAY down on the #LoveUTGiveUT leader board, and worked our way up to 11th place! Thank you to all of our generous supporters!! And thank you to all of our devoted employees and volunteers who made the Great Day of Giving happen, by reaching out to their friends and family, helping with the day time push, and ending with the night time fun. It was a great day!
Deon Bennett, E.J. Butler Family, Cal & Celestia Cragun, Yvonne Dehm, Katherine Huisman, Deana Lundin, Pete & Susie Miner, Joan Proctor, Kenneth Russell, Scott & Julia Smedley, Michael Tanner and Dan Whitelock have all contributed towards Pastabilities which is scheduled for April 29.
The George S. & Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation has once again sponsored TURN’s supported employment programs. Funds enable staff to assist clients through the process of finding, acquiring and sustaining a job in the community. The outcome is self-sufficiency and the ability of each individual to be a contributing and participating member of their community. Thanks to the Eccles Foundation for their championship of this program.
AmazonSmile Foundation and iGive both sent payments as a result of our friends shopping with our name connected so that a percentage comes back to benefit TURN. Have you linked us to your online shopping yet?
The management at TURN Community Services wishes you a happy holiday season, and joy and success in the upcoming New Year! Looking back, it seems our theme for this year (and perhaps every year), could be “generosity”. Friends of TURN have donated generously to our Capital Campaign and we are close to purchasing our central office as well as beginning to establish distance learning centers throughout the state. We are thankful for our good and devoted employees who are generous with their time and their talents and help “TURN Dreams Into Reality” for the people whom we support. We are grateful to our volunteer Board of Directors, whose generous donations of time and resources helps TURN meet its fiscal and strategic goals and realize its vision of being the premier provider of services for people with disabilities in Utah. And, we are thankful for the people we serve who allow us into their lives, generously opening their hearts to us, resulting in staff and program participants growing and improving together. Thank you to all for another great year of service to each other!
Friends and family of Bill Daynes have contributed over $1000 in his memory to benefit individuals supported daily by TURN. We express our condolences on their loss and appreciation for their generosity.
The Henry W & Leslie M Eskuche Foundation gave in support of summer camp for school-aged youth with disabilities. Our sincere thanks to them for the support of families and donors who make it possible to provide the many activities for participating youth who might otherwise not afford it.
A special friend of TURN’s City Center for the Arts, just made an very generous donation to help with the purchase of equipment for the film project. Participants will make their own movies, express themselves in another way and enjoy a new skill thanks to the kindness of one.