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Winter Clothing Drive, Cocktails for a Cause & Civility

By Eric S. Peterson
Posted // October 21,2009 - There’s a chill in the air, so the time is right to donate gently used winter clothes to help Utah’s refugee community. After that, celebrate your generosity by attending the Planned Parenthood Action Council’s “Cocktails for a Cause” fund-raiser and, finally, learn about community leadership at a Westminster College workshop.

Winter Clothing Drive
Ongoing Oct. 22-26
The International Rescue Committee is hosting an annual winter clothing drive to help out the more than 25,000 refugees who call Utah home. Many are still struggling to adapt to a new culture, learning English and finding work. Thus, any assistance is important, especially when it comes to donating gently used clothing to keep them warm this winter.
International Rescue Committee, 231 E. 400 South, Oct. 22-26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 801-328-1091, theirc.org

Cocktails for a Cause
Thursday, Oct. 22
The Planned Parenthood Action Council is holding its annual cocktail fundraiser at the Poplar Street Pub, with a focus this year on schools offering comprehensive sex-education to Utah students. Donations will help that campaign, as well as all of the other Planned Parenthood programs. The cocktail fundraiser will include a sexually-transmitted-diseases spelling bee. So, go to toast an effort to teach Utah’s kids that that the paths to responsible parenthood aren’t only abstinence— and try to spell ‘chlamydia’ after a third martini.
Poplar Street Pub, 242 S. 200 West, Oct. 22., 7 p.m., 801-328-8939, PPACutah.org, 21 and older only

From Civility to a New Social & Political Movement
Friday, Oct. 23
Westminster College is starting a series of workshops whose aim is to get youth energized for civic change. The inaugural meeting will be a primer on community activism—providing a great opportunity for anyone—but especially for students who want to change the world by starting in their own neighborhood.
Westminster College, 1840 S. 1300 East, Vieve Gore Auditorium Room 107, Oct. 23, 3 p.m., 801-484-7651

 
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