With the holidays around the corner, people are increasingly choosing gifts and experiences that do “karmic double-duty” – providing holiday cheer for their loved ones, while also giving back to the people and causes who need it the most. Here are a few of our favorites, hosted by fundraising affiliates of Intermountain Foundation.
New Foundation program creates unique excursions for Primary patients
Several months ago, 12-year old Jake, a patient at Primary Children’s and a fervent Red Sox fan, lost his battle with cancer. But his final weeks were sweetened through a memorable experience: He and his family were treated to a VIP trip to California to cheer on Jake’s beloved team, playing the Angels.
Holiday Quilt Show and Auction
Anyone interested in the artistry of hand quilting will love viewing 82 beautiful, hand-crafted quilts, created and donated by community volunteers. The quilts will be on display at the Little America Hotel mezzanine from Nov. 11-16, and will be auctioned off on Nov. 17. The show is a fundraiser for the Intermountain Research and Medical Foundation, with proceeds benefitting mental health treatment in the Salt Lake Valley.
When: Now through Nov. 16, 9:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Where: Little America Hotel, Salt Lake City
Admission: $5 (at the door)
More info: imedicalfoundation.org/quilt or kued.org/contact
Jubilee of Trees (Bear River)
Kick off the holiday season at the 8th annual Jubilee of Trees hosted by Intermountain Foundation at Bear River Hospital. Festive décor, live entertainment, a silent auction, and a visit by Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus are among the offerings. Proceeds will purchase essential hospital equipment.
When: Nov. 14-17, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: Box Elder County Fairgrounds, Tremonton
Admission: Free (see website for prices for the concert, dinner, and luncheon)
More info or tickets: bearriverhospital.org/jubilee or (435) 207-4714
Jubilee of Trees (Dixie)
Be inspired for the holiday season and support Dixie Regional Medical Center at the same time. Designer trees, wreaths, holiday shopping and children’s activities abound. A gala dinner and auction, fashion show, and country western concert round out a full five days of holiday cheer at this beloved community event. Hosted by Intermountain Foundation at Dixie Regional Medical Center, the Jubilee of Trees supports the transformation of cancer care through Precision Medicine.
When:Nov. 16-20, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (except Friday closes at 4 p.m.)
Where: Dixie Convention Center, St. George
Admission: $5 for adults, $1 for kids under 15
More info or tickets: dixieregional.org/jubileeoftrees or (435) 251-2480
Festival of Trees
Continue a holiday tradition or start a new one at the 47th annual Festival of Trees. One of the largest indoor displays of decorated Christmas trees in the world, the festival is a feast for the senses -- offering holiday entertainment, unique shopping, sweet treats, and seasonal inspiration. Presented by Intermountain Foundation at Primary Children’s Hospital with the help of volunteers throughout the state, Festival of Trees raises funds for children in need at Primary Children’s Hospital.
When: Nov. 29-Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Where: South Towne Expo Center, Sandy
Admission: $7 for adults, $4 for kids (2-11), $6 for seniors (65+)
More info or tickets: http://www.festivaloftreesutah.org
Jaynie Nye Memorial Holiday Concert
Bask in the spirit of the season with melodies from Marie and David Osmond, Lexi Walker, and the American Heritage Lyceum Philharmonic at the Jaynie Nye Memorial Holiday Concert. The concert is an annual fundraiser of Intermountain Foundation at McKay-Dee Hospital, with proceeds benefitting cancer services.
When: Tues, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m.
Where: Weber State University Browning Center, Ogden
More info or tickets:weberstatetickets.com