Service Projects

If you are looking for a project for an individual or group to complete, you've come to the right place. We have a constant need for the help of our amazing community. Below is a list of current service opportunities. If you see one you are interested in completing, please contact us at 385-646-4489 or email erin@granitekids.org for more details and coordinating the project. Needs differ based on the time of year, but common projects include assembling food kits for school food pantries, assembling Santa Sacks, sorting new clothing, and more. This list is consistently updated, so be sure to check back regularly!

Service Projects

Assembling Food Kits

The Granite School District faces wide spread food insecurity among students and the community. To help provide food for those who go without, you can assemble food kits to fill school food pantries and be handed out to students through teachers and social workers. If you are interested in assembling food kits, please visit our Kits to Assemble page for more information.

 

Food Pantry Stocking

Help restock the food pantry at Moss Elementary that provides food for children in need throughout the summer. The Utah Food Bank drops off food every other Wednesday. This project has the option of being a one time or twice monthly project.

Time

Every other Wednesday 

Location

Moss Elementary

4399 500 E Millcreek, UT 84107

Number of Volunteers

2-4 people

 

Painting US Map on Playground

The playground at William Penn Elementary needs a US map painted on the playground asphalt. The paint has already been donated and the map stencil is ready and waiting. This project is great for a group or has the potential to be an Eagle Scout project.

Time

The time is very flexible, but the project must be completed at August and the start of school.

Location

William Penn Elementary

1670 Siggard Dr. Salt Lake City, UT 84106

Number of Volunteers

Flexible

 

Yard Work at Football Stadium- Heavy Equipment Required

Inside the Cottonwood High School football stadium, they have overgrown trees and bushes growing inside their fitzer bushes near the end zones. The school would like to remove them, but it will take specialized equipment and some real endurance to tramp through the fitzer bushes  to either pull them out or cut them down and put a spike in to eventually remove them. The equipment needed would likely be a heavy duty tree saw or something similar as well as equipment to haul the weeds away.

Time

Flexible

Location

Cottonwood High School

5715 S 1300 E Murray, UT 84121

Number of Volunteers

May require 10+ people

 

Yard Work at Football Stadium

At Cottonwood High School's stadium there is a steep, slightly terraced area on the southwest corner of the football stadium that needs to be covered in black plastic as well as gravel or bark. It is steep enough that the material used to cover it ends up sliding down within a couple of years and then has to be covered again. The equipment required would include rakes, shovels and something to transport the gravel or bark in.

Time

Flexible

Location

Cottonwood High School

5715 S 1300 E Murray, UT 84121

Number of Volunteers

May require 10+ people

 

Organizing Music Room

The musical instruments in the Copper Hills Elementary music room need to be organized and sorted. Many instruments are broken and in need of repair. The school needs someone to determine what is usable as is and what needs repairing. Additionally, the room needs some organization.

Time

Flexible

Location

Copper Hills Elementary

7635 Washington Rd Magna, UT 84044

Number of Volunteers

4-6 people

 

STEM Lab Supplies

The Copper Hills Elementary STEM lab is in need of science supplies for a maker space. Any interested groups could help make the lab into a workable makerspace. It would require a small group of individuals willing to ask for donations of science supplies.

Time

Flexible

Location

Copper Hills Elementary

7635 Washington Rd Magna, UT 84044

Number of Volunteers

Small group

 

Yardwork

The front outside entrance to Copper Hills Elementary needs to be spruced up with some trees and bushes that give variety and splashes of color. Any additional weeding and trimming would be very appreciated.

Time

Flexible

Location

Copper Hills Elementary

 7635 Washington Rd Magna, UT 84044

Number of Volunteers

10 people

 

Book Drive

Copper Hills Elementary is trying to create a leveled library. They would appreciate any children's book donations. 

Time

Flexible

Location

Copper Hills Elementary

7635 Washington Rd Magna, UT 84044

Number of Volunteers

5-6 people willing to find children's books

 

School Supply and Clothing Drive

Rolling Meadows Elementary needs student school supplies and/or backpacks, winter coats, clothes and shoes. They also need assistance in delivering these items.

Time

Flexible

Location

Rolling Meadows Elementary

2950 Whitehall Dr Salt Lake City, UT 84119

Number of Volunteers

Flexible

 

Emergency Packs

Elk Run and Orchard Elementary need new emergency packs for their classrooms. Their current packs are old and falling apart. The supplies inside are also old and need to be replaced. The backpacks may be replace with new backpacks or the preferred option would be rolling suitcases or backpacks to make carrying easier for young students.

Time

Flexible

Location

Elk Run Elementary 

3550 S 8575 W Magna, UT 84044

Douglas T. Orchard Elementary

6744 W 3800 S West Valley City, UT 84128

 

Number of Volunteers

2+ people

 

Crayon Drive for Preschoolers

The preschool program in Granite School District is in need of crayons for Santa Sacks, a holiday assistance program. They are looking for 300 large crayon boxes for preschoolers in need. Please visit this Amazon link to find the needed crayon packs of 12 for $19.89.

Time

Needed no later than November.

Location

Granite Education Foundation

2500 S State St. Salt Lake City, UT 84115

Painting Playground Lines and US Map

Multiple elementary schools throughout the district need help freshening up and repainting the lines and US map on their playground asphalt. The paint will need to be purchased for this project. 

Number of Volunteers

10-20 people

Hairbrushes for Christmas

Hairbrushes are included in our Santa Sacks delivered to students most in need during the holidays. These can be dollar store hairbrushes like the ones linked here. 1500 brushes are needed to fill all the Santa Sacks.

Time

Needed no later than November.

Location

Granite Education Foundation

2500 S State St. Salt Lake City, UT 84115

Coloring Books for Christmas

Coloring books are included in our Santa Sacks delivered to students most in need during the holidays. These can be dollar store coloring books like the ones linked below. 

Coloring Book 1

Coloring Book 2

Coloring Book 3

Coloring Book 4

Coloring Book 5

Coloring Book 6

Coloring Book 7

Coloring Book 8

Coloring Book 9

Time

Needed no later than November.

Location

Granite Education Foundation

2500 S State St. Salt Lake City, UT 84115

Shoes That Fit Program

The Shoes That Fit program are shipping shoes to Vista Elementary after Thanksgiving.  We need help with having the students try on the shoes and write a thank you note. There are 25 students receiving shoes. It would be appreciated if volunteers can also take pictures of the event to be sent to the donors after.

Location

Vista Elementary

4925 S 2200 W Taylorsville, UT 84129

Number of Volunteers

2 people

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