Community involvement and collaboration are major components of Youthlinc programming. Our partners, both local and international, help propel our mission to create lifetime humanitarians through a number of hands-on service opportunities for our volunteers. One Utah non-profit supports Youthlinc programming in Utah and abroad at our international service sites.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah has supported Youthlinc Service Year humanitarians as a Main Service Site location since 2010 and a fundraising partner since 2018. Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. Their vision is that all youth achieve their full potential. BBBS believes that every child has the innate ability to achieve great success. With their mission and vision, they are working to build a brighter future for all kids in our community.
Youthlinc and Big Brothers Big Sisters partner together every spring to hold a large-scale clothing drive. One way to support both organizations is to donate used clothing or cloth. If you are looking for ways to support your local or global communities but aren’t sure where to start, you can start in your very own closet! Not only do you support two community-focused non-profits, but you also help reduce the environmental impact in your own backyard. Each year in spring, Youthlinc and BBBS set a goal to collect 200,000 pounds of clothing/fabric items.
1. You donate clothing
2. Items are sold and recycled through Savers
3. Money from these sales goes towards funding both BBBS local programming and Youthlinc international community development projects.
This means that every clothing donation to Youthlinc is an investment in a local child’s future and an investment in a new vocational center in Kenya, a computer lab in Fiji, conservation efforts in Cambodia, or a start-up business loans in Peru, and so much more!
Join us in collecting for our annual fundraiser! If you are on a current 2023 Service year team or want to support a particular international site, please bring clothing to their designated drop-off. Otherwise, Youthlinc is taking all general donations until April 15th. Our normal operating hours are Monday- Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-467-4117 to check for alternative drop-off times.
Clothing drive drop-off details and What Counts as Clothing
Location: Youthlinc Office at 1166 E Brick Yard Rd, SLC 84106
- April 1st supports Peru, Vietnam, and Fiji (10AM-3PM)
- April 8th supports Cambodia and Thailand (10AM-3PM)
- April 15th supports Nepal, Kenya, and Fiji (10AM-3PM)
- General Donations can be dropped off Monday-Friday until April 14th from 10:00AM – 4:00PM