Monday, July 22, 2013

Thank you!

Hello Oxfam Salt Lake volunteers! 

We'd just like to send out a big THANK YOU to all of you for your hard work in organizing Saturday's event! Our Girl Risingfundraiser/screening was a major success and we really appreciate all of your hard work to make it happen! We had a great turnout and were pretty close to filling the theater thanks to your efforts!

The cost for the theater rental/screening fee was $850 (with $150 of that being donated directly to Girl Rising's non-profit) and after credit card/eventbrite fees we made $1,475.06 in donations/tickets sales.

So overall with this screening, we directly donated $625.06 to Oxfam America and $150 to Girl Rising's non-profit partners! Also, by showing such a great documentary, we were able to get the word out about some of the issues surrounding girls' education and poverty and provide a priceless educational experience to our audience. 

Thank you again, and good work! We'll be in touch soon about upcoming events!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Girl Rising Screening/Fundraiser

We are excited to announce that tickets are now on sale for our Saturday July 20th screening of Girl Rising! We will be hosting this screening/fundraiser at 7pm at the Post Theater (on the west side of the U of U campus on Fort Douglas).  Tickets are $10, and 100% of profits will be donated directly to Oxfam America. You can purchase your tickets or make a donation online at

"This groundbreaking film, directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins, tells the stories of 9 extraordinary girls from 9 countries. Girl Rising showcases the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world."

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Upcoming Oxfam meeting April 4th

Hello Oxfam organizers!

Come join us for our next meeting on Thursday, April 4th from 7:00-8:00pm at 65 W. Girard Ave. We have a couple of exciting new plans to discuss!

1) The Salt Lake Downtown Farmer's Market is coming up and we need to schedule volunteers to staff the table for a few Saturdays this summer.

2) Also, we'd like to talk about hosting a screening of Girl Rising sometime in the next couple of months. It's a great new documentary about girl's education; check out the trailer if you haven't seen it yet! We've talked to the production company, and they said that they would love to have Oxfam use Girl Rising for one of our fundraisers. While there is a minimal charge for our use of the film, we are allowed to charge a ticket price to cover the screening cost and donate proceeds to Oxfam. At the meeting, I'd like to hear your thoughts about whether we should do the screening in a public theater, or on the U of U's campus, or both! The Society for Empowering Women Worldwide (a club on the U of U's campus) has said that they would be interested in sponsoring the screening.

3) We also need to make some assignments for getting sponsors for this fall's Hunger Banquet!

So mark your calendars for Thursday April 4th at 7pm; and bring a friend!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

CHANGE Initiative - Apply now!

CHANGE is Oxfam America’s national student leadership program for rising sophomores and juniors. The year long program requires that accepted applicants attend a week-long training in the summer. CHANGE Leaders commit to join or form an Oxfam Club and implement an Oxfam campaign on campus during the 2013-14 academic year. Each year 50 students are selected from the US and around the world.

The 2013 CHANGE training will take place in Boston July 20-26, 2013. All selected students must commit to attending the entire training. Oxfam covers all costs associated with students attending the training; flights, food and lodging during the week in Boston. The leadership training program builds students’ leadership skills, advocacy skills, and familiarity with Oxfam’s mission—and introduces them to sophisticated and powerful models for social change. Founded in 2000, CHANGE has trained more than 680 student leaders from more than 300 colleges and universities. After the training, CHANGE Leaders return to campus energized and ready to work on social justice issues. Oxfam staffers and a CHANGE campus advisor provide guidance to the student activists throughout the year.

You can read more about the CHANGE program here: CHANGE Initiative
Or apply online (applications due April 1, 2013): Application

Sunday, March 10, 2013

International Women's Day Celebration!

 Thank you to everyone who donated items to sell at our fundraiser. We passed out a lot of info and hopefully helped raise awareness about the work that Oxfam is doing for women around the world!

People who attended dedicated hearts to women who have influenced their lives.

Thank you to our wonderful volunteers! 

Our musicians were amazing! Thank you to all of the performers and their fans who came out to support us!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Here's the line up of local musicians who are donating a night of free music for our International Women's Day Celebration this Friday! We're excited to hear you play!

7:00pm - 7:30pm         Mary Tebbs
7:40pm-8:10pm           Jason Brown
8:20pm- 8:50pm          Graystone
9:00pm-9:30pm           McCall Clark
9:40pm-10:10pm         Daily Hollow
10:20pm-10:50pm       LaShae Steele and Jeff Jensen

Monday, March 4, 2013

New Sponsor!

Award-winning gymnasts, Hiko Kinjo and Angie Andersen, create an environment where gymnasts can reach their full potential at Kinjo Tumbling in Highland, Utah. Kinjo Tumbling offers tumbling classes for preschool-aged children and up, in addition to special clinics and semi-private lessons. And with incredibly affordable rates, it's almost like you're stealing from these experienced and talented professionals. Seriously -- you're going to want to check them out.

With Kinjo Tumbling's donation, Oxfam SLC has been able to print banners and flyers to advertise for our first event, celebrating International Women's Day on March 8 at Dolcetti Gelato. Click here to get the details on our exciting musical evening featuring local musicians. You won't want to miss it!

New Sponsor!

For some serious eye candy, check out the website of our sponsor, Blooms & Co, where you can drool over the stunning photos of beautiful and unique floral arrangements. Blooms & Co. specializes in florals for weddings, corporate parties, and custom orders. And with a new storefront in downtown Salt Lake City that also carries jewelry, home decor, and unique gifts, there are many ways for you to support and enjoy Blooms & Co.!

Blooms & Co. has generously donated 100 single-stem flowers that Oxfam SLC will be able to sell at our upcoming event at Dolcetti Gelato on March 8. Click here for more info on the great event that will celebrate International Women's Day and raise money for Oxfam America.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Calendar for this week!

Anyone who has not attended a Hunger Banquet before and wants to see what they are all about can join us at UVU's annual hunger banquet on Thursday February 21st 6:30-8:30pm. It will be held at the Grande Ballroom on campus and tickets are $5 at the door. Call Kristen Bayles if you want to carpool from Salt Lake! (801) 367-8915

65 W. Girard Ave
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Get updates, and finalize plans for our March 8th fundraiser! We have a few acoustic musicians lined up but still have room for a few more, so get the word out - we'll finalize plans and pass out flyers to put up at our meeting this Friday!

New Sponsors!


Cooee Printing is donating t-shirts to all of our volunteers to wear at our fundraisers this year! Check out their website and like them on facebook!

Offside Apparel has also said that they will donate 50-100 t-shirts for us to sell at our International Women's Day Fundraiser March 8th! Check out their website and like them on facebook!

Monday, February 11, 2013

February 8th meeting notes

Thank you to all who attended our first meeting of Oxfam-Salt Lake! We had a great turn out and are really excited about all of the ideas that everyone contributed to our mission/fundraising this year. You have a lot of talent and passion and experience to bring to the mix and we welcome any feedback!
At our meeting, we discussed Oxfam's model for aid/development, looked at what kind of projects Oxfam is doing around the world and went over some ideas for ways we can raise awareness/fundraise here in Salt Lake.

Some of our ideas for upcoming fundraisers include:
 - Farmer's Market booth (a couple of Saturdays Aug-Oct)
 - 5K walk/run (summer)
 - Hunger Banquet (late fall)

We also discussed our upcoming International Women's Day Fundraiser on March 8th at Dolcetti Gelato! We decided to change the time (7pm-11pm) so that we can have more time to hear from more artists and watch short clips about Oxfam sponsored women around the world in between sets. It is going to be a lot of fun - so let's make sure we get the word out to friends/family to save the date! We will meet again on February 22nd from 6:30-8:30pm (same place - 65 W. Girard Ave SLC UT 84103) to get updates and finalize plans, but just a reminder- before our next meeting, we need to look for:

- Floral sponsors (any floral shops that would like to donate flowers to us so that we can give them out (for a small donation) at the women's day celebration at Dolcetti)
- More acoustic artists that would like to come play for about 20 minutes (and donate all/part of cd sales)
- Silk screening company (that would like to donate some screen printed Oxfam shirts for us to sell)

Just a note: although we cannot provide receipts for tax deductions, we will put a sign up at the event advertising our sponsors!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Our First Meeting!

Oxfam is opening a new chapter here in Salt Lake City!

What:              Our First Meeting
When:             February 8, 2013
                        6:30pm - 8:30pm
Where:            65 W. Girard Ave
                        Salt Lake City, UT 84103

Come to our first monthly meeting! We’ll watch a short video & go over a list of ideas for action here in salt lake. Bring your ideas to make a difference in 2013.

Contact: Kristen Bayles
(801) 367-8915