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 bjpeterson1@graniteschools.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.

 

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

 

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

 

Cleaning School Grounds

With relocatable classrooms in the back of the school, the grounds need a good cleaning, sweeping, and weeds pulled all around the building. This would really make a difference to the school.

Equipment Needed

Brooms, Shovels, trash bags, 1-2 Blowers

Number of Volunteers

10-15

Location

Pioneer Elementary

3860 S 3380 W, West Valley City, UT 84119

 

Packing Up School

Howard R. Driggs Elementary will be remodeled this summer. They are packing up the entire building and moving it into storage. They would love any help and support they can get.

Date

May 24th, 8 am to 4 pm

Number of Volunteers

Any number welcome

Location

Howard R. Driggs Elementary

4340 S 2700 E, Holladay, UT 84124

 

Variety of Projects

West Valley Elementary could use help with a variety of projects including building a lego wall in their stem lab, playground and map painting on the playground, making and donating first aid kits, purchasing and setting up playground equipment, providing flexible seating options with different tables and chairs, STEM lab activities/experiments/equipment donation, or making a sensory path in the hallways.

Time/Volunteers

Flexible

Location

West Valley Elementary

6049 W 3100 S, West Valley City, UT 84128

 

High School Courtyard Cleanup

Cottonwood High school needs assistance cleaning the outside courtyard including pulling weeds, trimming bushes, power washing stairs, planting bushes, placing bark in boxes.

Equipment Needed

Power washer, edger, trimming equipment, all other supplies provided

Volunteers Needed

20

Location

Cottonwood High School

5715 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121

 

Painting and Yard Cleanup

Copper Hills Elementary needs people to help clean up flower beds and bushes as well as compost brought in and new plants and flowers planted. They also need lines repainted around the school.

Equipment Needed

Red paint, white paint, painting equipment, gardening tools, garbage bags for weeds and trash, new native plants

Volunteers Needed

10-20

Completion Date

August 2019 (Before School Starts)

Location

Copper Hills Elementary

7635 Washington Rd, Magna, UT 84044

 

Lego Wall and STEM boards

Carl Sandburg Elementary needs help creating a lego wall as part of a stem lab as well as STEM themed bulletin boards in the lab and in the hallway.

Project Date

August 2019 (Before School Starts)

Location

Carl Sandburg Elementary

3900 W Rancho Vista Ln, West Valley City, UT 84120

 

Buddy Benches and Playground Painting

Westbrook Elementary is in need of Buddy Bench donations and painting the US map on the playground.

Equipment Needed

Benches and Paint

Project Date

Anytime

Location

Westbrook Elementary

3451 W 6200 S, Taylorsville, UT 84129

 

Playground Equipment Needed

The kindergarten and preschool playground equipment in front of Jim Bridger Elementary is over 30 years old and needs replacement.

Location

Jim Bridger Elementary

5368 W Cyclamen Way, West Jordan, UT 84081

 

Prepare School for Renovation

Help is needed gathering items to move to surplus, moving items from one classroom to another, removing vinyl signage, and general cleaning.

Volunteers Needed

20+

Equipment Needed

Moving dollies, hand trucks, scrapers, ladders, gloves

Project Date

End of June

Location

Vista Elementary

4925 2200 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84118

 

Painting Lines, Lego Wall, Yardwork

Western Hills Elementary is in need of help painting playground lines and maps, building a Lego wall in the computer lab, and doing yardwork on their playground.

Location

Western Hills Elementary

5190 Heath Ave, Kearns, UT 84118

 

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