September 13, 2013
Salt Lake County Youth Services Programs Selected for National Community Service Project
SALT LAKE COUNTY, UT – On Saturday, September 14th, 2013, more than 40 volunteers from Silicon Valley Bank will gather at Salt Lake County Youth Services as part of their global community service campaign called "30 Years | 30 Causes" in honor of the company’s 30th anniversary.
To kick off their local project, volunteers will begin at the Salt Lake County Youth Services main campus located at 177 West Price Ave. (3610 S.), in South Salt Lake City, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., updating the CLAS Ropes course used for recreational and family therapy activities by the group homes. Volunteers along with Youth Services staff will then travel to the women’s Milestone home located at 3809 S. Lee Maur St., West Valley City, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., refurbishing interior and exterior areas of the apartments.
"We're excited to have been selected by Silicon Valley Bank and the Points of Light HandsOn Network affiliates for this project as part of their national campaign," said Pat Berckman, Salt Lake County Youth Services Director.
Silicon Valley Bank employees came up with the idea of celebrating their 30th anniversary through volunteer service. "It's exciting to see more and more businesses embrace volunteer service as part of their corporate culture," said Amy Smith, president of Action Networks at Points of Light. "Points of Light and our HandsOn Network affiliates are thrilled to partner with Silicon Valley Bank to develop volunteer projects that will have a lasting impact on the communities where its employees live and work."
"Our people are as driven to support meaningful causes as they are to support our clients, so it came as no surprise when we asked our employees how we should celebrate our 30th year in business, they said they wanted to give back," said Greg Becker, President and CEO, Silicon Valley Bank. "We know that positive change starts with individuals. We’re looking forward to giving our employees an opportunity to engage our clients and collectively make an impact where they live and work."
For more information about Silicon Valley Bank and their "30 Years | 30 Causes" campaign please visit www.svb.com/svb-30-years.
About Salt Lake County Youth Services
Since 1974, Salt Lake County Youth Services has provided safety, shelter and support to children, youth and their families in the Greater Salt Lake area. The program offers 15 programs to Salt Lake County residents including substance abuse treatment, residential shelter care for youth 0 to 18, after school programs, short and long-term individual family counseling, juvenile receiving centers, and resources for homeless youth.
About Silicon Valley Bank
Banking the world's most innovative companies and exclusive wineries, SVB's diverse financial services, knowledge, global network, and world class service increase our clients' probability of success. With $23 billion in assets and more than 1,600 employees, they provide commercial, international and private banking through 34 locations worldwide. Forbes Magazine ranks them among America's Best Banks and Fortune considered SVB one of the best places to work.
About Points of Light
Points of Light is the world’s leading volunteer organization with more than 20 years of history and a bipartisan presidential legacy. Their mission is to inspire, equip and mobilize people to take action that changes the world. They connect people to their power to make a meaningful difference by providing access to tools, resources and opportunities. They equip volunteers to use their time, talent, voice and money to meet the critical needs of our communities. They are organized into three divisions: Action Networks, Programs and the Civic Incubator.