MS Society of Utah
Harmons is proud to support the MS Society of Utah. We work throughout the year to raise awareness for a disease that affects tens of thousands of Utahns. Our generous vendors, associates and customers help make our campaign for awareness lead to increased donations each year.
Customers can contribute to the MS Society of Utah-Southern Idaho Chapter during the month of June. These opportunities include Dairy Month sales, icon donations, and brat meal deals. Harmons is also an active participant in Walk MS. We sponsor a rest stop offering fruit and water to participants, who also get to hear words of encouragement from Bob and Randy.
Keep an eye out for MS awareness and education campaigns throughout the year in our stores and at Harmons sponsored events.
Give a Gobble
Each year, Harmons teams with shoppers to support the Utah Food Bank and the Crossroads Urban Center in providing Thanksgiving dinner for Utah families who are going hungry. Customers can donate $10 at the register or donate online each time they shop with us. Their donation will help purchase a Thanksgiving meal for another Utah family in need.
Turkeys are given through the Utah Food Bank. Our customers have helped us donate more than 80,000 turkeys and other Thanksgiving meal staples since 1997. Volunteers from Harmons, local businesses, churches, schools and community groups gather each year on the day before Thanksgiving at the Indian Walk-in Center in downtown Salt Lake City to distribute the meals to local families during the annual Turkey Toss.
Harmons PTA Day
Education builds the foundation for the future. Harmons has always worked to support education through our annual PTA Day. On that day, Harmons donates a portion of our sales to local schools. Local students, teachers and parents affiliated with the PTA help out on PTA Day by decorating our stores and bagging groceries. We have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for schools in our communities over the past two decades.
Special Olympics Utah
For more than two decades, Harmons has proudly supported Special Olympics teams and athletes here in Utah. Many athletes work with us as Harmons associates. We are honored and proud to be the top corporate sponsor for Special Olympics Utah.
Since being founded in 1969, Special Olympics Utah helps special needs athletes live out their athletic dreams. The organization now promotes more than 2,200 athletes across the state. These amazing athletes compete throughout the year at 45 area level events and six state level events. Many end up competing nationally or internationally.
Each year during March, Harmons and Special Olympics Utah join forces to promote National Frozen Food Month. Harmons donates a portion of frozen food sales during this time to the organization. Annual events associated with this promotion include Bowl-a-Palooza and a charity golf tournament in St. George.
All funds raised during March go directly to Special Olympics Utah. These funds are used for year round sports training, competition participation, local and state events, as well as health and wellness programs and screenings. Money raised by individual teams during in-store weekly root beer float sales stays with those teams to help pay for their uniforms, equipment and travel expenses.
If you can't donate in person, you can still give online. Donations through our site are directly and securely handled through PayPal and are identified as donations to this specific promotion.
To view photos of recent events and fun times with athletes, check out this special Olympics Utah's photo gallery.
Utah Food Bank
We invite our customers at certain times each year to purchase $10 Food for Families grocery bags at our check stands and place them in Utah Food Bank barrels at the front of our stores. These bags are filled with much needed food items that are donated to needy Utah families.
Our customer donations have a major impact. The Utah Food Bank notes that 1 in 6 Utahns are at risk of missing at least one meal per day. This represents 472,000 Utahns or 17 percent of the state's total population. 1 in 5 Utah kids do not know where their next meal is coming from. That's why we work with you to eradicate hunger in Utah.
In the first six months of 2013 alone, Harmons donated more than 966,000 pounds of food to the Utah Food Bank through the combined efforts of customer donations and the Grocery Rescue Program.
You can donate at any Harmons location or online.