The Sundance Spirit Of Giving

by - Friday, December 20, 2019

At Sundance, charitable giving is never far from our thoughts.

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At Sundance, charitable giving is never far from our thoughts.

It all started in 1989 with our founder, Robert Redford. Following his vision, Sundance Catalog and our employees have in the last decade contributed more than one million dollars’ worth of cash and in-kind merchandise to deserving nonprofits. We’re enthusiastic supporters of art and educational charities, as well as humanitarian organizations.

“Sundance is truly making a positive difference for our community members and others throughout the world,” says our community relations coordinator. “Being an employee of a generous company like Sundance gives me a sense of pride.”

In many ways, we receive as much as we give. “Along with being a great team building project for Sundance employees, charitable giving increases employment involvement, camaraderie and morale.”

Corporate Charity Initiatives

We’re pleased to report that 2019 has been another banner year for the Sundance charitable giving program. Here’s a look at a few of the charities we were proud to sponsor this year:

Click on the links below to learn more about these inspiring organizations.

  • 7th Street Treatment received clothing to help low-income Utahns who struggle with mental illness and substance abuse with their return to healthy, meaningful lives.
  • Our clothing donation to Soles4Souls assists them in their mission to provide shoes and clothing to those living in poverty and recovering from disasters all over the world.
  • Catholic Community Services received a donation that helped enable them to provide clothing to the homeless and refugees who are starting new lives in our community.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah received a clothing and footwear donation in support of their mentoring programs, which help kids achieve success in school and make positive life choices.
  • We donated clothing to Odyssey House that helped their clients dealing with addiction or mental health issues gain a sense of comfort and support, enabling them to live healthier lives.
  • Our donation to Family Promise Salt Lake provided clothing to families experiencing homelessness, giving them a sense of pride and belonging.
  • We also provided nonprofits with in-kind donations of quilts in support of their fundraising events. These worthy groups include the Utah Arts Festival, Utah Open Lands, Utah Metropolitan Ballet, The Sharing Place and People Helping People.
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In addition, Sundance employees make a difference with hands-on giving:

  • During the summer, our corporate team donated their time and efforts to the NeighborWorks organization. NeighborWorks is focused on restoring and reviving neighborhoods and creating affordable housing one block at a time. This year we participated in this effort through “Paint Your Heart Out”, an event where local businesses, community organizations, and corporations come together to paint the homes of the elderly, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and limited-income homeowners.
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  • Each year during the holidays we donate time to a different organization. Our employees annually provide gifts to an organization during the holiday season through the Angel Tree Project. This year, we worked with RISE Services, which assists children and young adults with disabilities in their after-school programs. We went to their location to decorate mini Christmas trees with the children and open their Angel Tree gifts with them. The spirit of giving was strong during this entire experience!

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Retail Charity Support

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Whenever a new Sundance store opens its doors, we donate part of the store’s proceeds to a local nonprofit that shares our vision of cultivating creativity through the arts.

Here are our new stores and their charities for 2019:

Finally, as we all gather to celebrate the joys of the holiday season, please join us in giving back to people and organizations in need. We truly believe that, taken together, each small act of kindness can help make our communities a better place for all.

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