Spooky Ways to Serve

Updated 10/26/2022

Halloween is upon us! As we enter into the spookiest weekend of the year, we challenge you to find a way to serve and make a difference!

While young boys and ghouls spend a night running door to door collecting as much fun sized candy as they can carry, they are bound to drop some wrappers on the ground in their frenzy! This weekend, if you notice some collateral Halloween damage in the form of garbage, take a minute to pick it up and beautify your neighborhood or favorite walking trail! Every little bit makes a difference.

Spread some spooky cheer by visiting a senior center, hospice, or nursing home in your area! Many are hosting Halloween activities and are happy to see groups of all ages. If you already have Halloween plans, you could still call and arrange to come visit on an upcoming weekend! As the holidays approach, those without family near appreciate visitors willing to visit and spend some time together.

Check on your neighbors! If you’re trick or treating, take a minute to ask if they need help with anything. There are a lot of winterizing projects needing done now that we are feeling the freeze, and those less mobile may need some assistance. If you’re past the age of trick or treating, do it in reverse! Stop by to drop off some treats and make sure those in your neighborhood are doing well.

As we enter our first of many cold snaps of the season, consider those who may be in need of warm winter supplies or a warm meal. Local shelters, community centers, and nonprofits have begun posting their needs for both donations and meals! Need help finding a way to serve near you? Search on JustServe.org or check below for a list of needs in your area.

Salt Lake
Street Dawg Crew of Utah – Learn how you can donate & volunteer to serve the pets of the homeless and other low-income and vulnerable populations
The Road Home – Urgent Needs List
Volunteers of America, Utah – Winter Urgent Needs
Utah Diaper Bank – How to Donate
Family Promise Salt Lake – Wish lists at bottom of page
Catholic Community Services – In Kind Donations

Utah County & the Wasatch Front
Community Action Services & Food Bank – How to Host a Food Drive
Domestic Violence Shelter Supplies Drive (Orem)
Tabitha’s Way Food Pantry: Shop ‘N Drop: Salem, Spanish Fork,
Donate Supplies to Circles Utah Valley (Provo)
Canyon View Junior High Pantry (Orem)

Tooele County School District: Warm Winter Clothing Drive
Tooele Food Pantry Volunteers Needed
Men’s Clothing Needed for Resource Center
Tooele Food Pantry Lunch Kits
Tooele Community Resource Center Volunteer Opportunities

Logan area
Cache Food Pantry – How to Get Involved
The Family Place – How to Give
Little Lambs Foundation for Kids – Product Drive list

Weber & Davis County
Catholic Community Services of Northern Utah – Donation Needs
Donate a Meal to the Circles Program
First Baptist Church of Ogden Food Pantry
After School Snacks for Francis Peak Apartments (Kaysville)
Layton Northridge High School Teen Center & Food Pantry Meal Kits (Layton)

Cedar City
Iron County Care & Share – Wish List
SUU Hope Pantry – How to support the campus pantry

St. George
Switchpoint – How to Host a Donation Drive
Utah Food Bank – How to Host a Food Drive