Zions Employees Give Back at United Way Day of Caring
Service projects were held throughout Utah and Idaho.
Zions Bank’s Salt Lake City employees could be found getting in the weeds for United Way’s 25th annual Day of Caring event in September.
The bankers convened at the Jordan River Trail where they removed thistles and puncture vines, as well as pruned overgrown trees and picked up garbage along the trail. The volunteers worked in cooperation with the Jordan River Commission, whose goal is to encourage the community to explore the Jordan River Corridor.
“United Way Day of Caring is a great way for Zions Bank employees to demonstrate their commitment to local communities,” says Hannah Williams, the bank’s United Way Day of Caring coordinator. “At the Salt Lake event, we had fun being outdoors, meeting new co-workers and giving back.”
United Way Day of Caring projects were held throughout Utah and Idaho.
Employees volunteered at the Idaho Foodbank filling backpacks with nutritious food that children on the free-and-reduced lunch program can eat on the weekends.
Eastern Idaho employees spent the day at the Senior Activity Center. They completed labor intensive activities that the center’s elderly, volunteer staff are normally unable to do, such as cleaning the carpet, changing lightbulbs and painting the exercise room.
Employees participated in three separate events in the Central Idaho region. Twin Falls employees volunteered at the Valley House Homeless Shelter; Wood Valley bankers at the Ketchum Innovation Center; and Burley employees at the Burley City Recreation Department.
Cache Valley employees visited Whispering Canyons Foundation where they did outdoor yardwork and painted some of the facilities.
Volunteers completed kitchen renovation and yard maintenance work at Youth Futures, a nonprofit that provides support to runaway and homeless youth in northern Utah.
Employees spent the day outside at Recreation and Habilitation Services where they worked on yard renewal and landscaping.
Salt Lake City
More than 50 employees in the region visited the Jordan River Parkway where they trimmed trees, pulled weeds and beatified the Meadowbrook Natural Area.
Employees read to local elementary school students.
Photos courtesy of Zions Bank.