Family Promise Aided by Friends of the Utah Jazz
As part of its community outreach efforts, the Utah Jazz collaborates with Friends of the Utah Jazz to aid nonprofit charitable organizations in the local community. Throughout the 2010-11 season, each time Jazz players log an assist $20 will be donated to a specific charity on a monthly basis.
During December, Jazz players generated funding for Family Promise. Recently, Kevin O’Connor, general manager of the Jazz, presented a donation check to a representative from the nonprofit group at a Jazz home game.
Family Promise works with local congregations to provide homeless families temporary shelter. The nonprofit also operates a day center that offers access to laundry facilities, computers, daytime meals and transportation, and the organization has staff that provides assistance and case management. A high percentage of the families served by Family Promise successfully transition to permanent, stable housing.
Throughout the 2010-11 season, one community agency per month will be selected as a recipient of a Friends of the Utah Jazz donation. During January, the team is raising money for the Midvale Family Health Clinic, which provides medical care to low-income families and the uninsured.