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Check City Community

We believe in giving back to the communities where we live and work through volunteer service.

Check City participates in many different community outreach efforts throughout the year. Giving back to the neighborhoods we know and love through volunteer service and charitable donations are some of Check City's core business principles.

The following are a few of the deserving organizations that Check City is currently supporting.

The Activa Awards

In 2023, Check City won an Activa Award at INFIN's 2023 MoneyTrends Conference for their commitment to community service, specifically for their involvement in the Souper Bowl of Caring with Tackle Hunger and the Utah Food Bank.

Check City is very proud to be involved in community service causes like the Souper Bowl of Caring and is excited to continue being involved in our communities for years to come.

The Souper Bowl of Caring

The Souper Bowl of Caring is a charity organization that has been in operation since 1990. With the help of giving communities, the Souper Bowl of Caring collects food each year to help tackle hunger. Check City sponsors the Souper Bowl of Caring to help spread awareness and increase donations to the Utah Food Bank.

2023 Wrap Up: In 2023, we were able to raise an impressive $819,333 in cash and food to fight hunger in Utah. Thanks to everyone who donated, the Utah Food Bank will be able to fight hunger in Utah, so fewer children and families go hungry. Since 2014, the Souper Bowl of Caring, with the help of sponsors like Check City, has been able to collect a total of $8,964,195 in cash and food items. And their efforts will continue for years to come! 

2022 Wrap Up: In 2022, we were able to raise $772,814 in food donations. Thanks to everyone who donated, the Utah Food Bank will be able to fight hunger in Utah so fewer children and families go hungry.

2020 Wrap Up: In 2020, thousands of giving communities like ours helped collect over $10.6 million worth of monetary and food donations. 

The Richard Rawle Memorial Scholarship

The Richard Rawle Memorial Scholarship contest is named for Richard Rawle, the father of Check City CEO Tracy Rawle. The Rawle family believes that education is essential for making communities thrive.

With the Richard Rawle Memorial Scholarship funds, students can finance their education and go on to support and elevate their communities. The scholarship includes a $2,000 scholarship grant for the winner of the scholarship essay contest. 

2023 Scholarship Winner: Sojung Bok

2022 Scholarship Winner: Ashis Dhakal

2021 Scholarship Winner: Angelina Xu

The Three Square Food Drive

The Three Square Food Drive is an annual food drive that helps gather donations to end food. The annual Check City event is an effort to support Three Square, a nonprofit organization in Nevada that is dedicated to feeding others.

The Three Square mission statement is to "Provide wholesome food to hungry people, while passionately pursuing a hunger-free community." The Three Square belief, and our belief at Check City as well, is that together, we can feed everyone.

The Warm Hearts Coat Drive

The Check City Warm Hearts Coat Drive collects coat donations each year and delivers them to the Road Home, a men's resource center in South Salt Lake.

The Warm Hearts Coat Drive works alongside this men's resource center to collect and donate winter items like warm coats, sweaters, and blankets. Check City has run the annual Warm Hearts Coat Drive for nearly a decade. 

The Warm Hearts Coat Drive takes place annually each winter. Help keep your community warm this winter by visiting your local Check City location and donating coats, sweaters, and blankets. 

Read more about Check City's Annual Warm Hearts Coat Drive in the following news coverage:

Check City Coat Drive Warms Both Hearts And Bodies

The Shade Tree Fundraiser

The Shade Tree Fundraiser is an annual fundraiser Check City does to help gather donations for a woman’s shelter in Nevada. The Shade Tree is a shelter for women, children, and their pets. It provides a safe oasis for women and children in need, whether they are escaping domestic violence or economic hardships. 

By partnering with Noah's Animal House, family pets can also find a safe haven when their owners come to the Shade Tree. At the Shade Tree, you can make a one-time donation, or schedule a recurring donation. 

You can even help fund a single woman, a family, or a family pet. The Shade Tree also accepts item donations. On their website, you'll find a list of donated items they accept each year that go toward helping women and their families get back on their feet.

Primary Children’s Medical Center Donations

The Primary Children's Medical Center is a nationally ranked children's hospital dedicated to helping children survive and thrive. By contributing to the Primary Children's Medical Center you can have a huge impact on the lives of children who need your help.

2022 Wrap Up: This is our fourth year donating to Primary Children’s, we combined customer donations with a company donation for a total of $15,000! Huge thank you to our customers for their generosity and thanks to all employees for their efforts.

Past Community Involvement

Check City is always looking for new ways to get involved and stay connected with the community. If your organization has a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, contact one of our store managers to find out how we can support your efforts. 

Below are some of the ways that Check City has been involved in local communities in the past. 

The Virtual Yard Sale Fundraiser

In 2021, Check City decided to embrace the virtual times by hosting a Virtual Yard Sale to raise funds for the Primary Children's Hospital. 

Employees who were enrolled in Check City's Leadership Development Program (LDP) organized the online fundraiser. LDP collected donated items from employees to post on KSL and OfferUp throughout the month of July. All profits from the Virtual Yard Sale then went directly to the Primary Children's Hospital. 

2021 Wrap Up: The LDP had a goal to raise $5,000 this year and they succeeded by raising more than $10,000 for the Primary Children’s Hospital!

Muscular Dystrophy Association of Las Vegas

Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)
is the largest, non-governmental sponsor of muscle and nerve disease research. It is a nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The MDA also provides comprehensive health care, support services, advocacy, and education. MDA seeks no fees from those it serves.

The MDA is funded almost entirely by individual private contributions and donors like you. MDA dedicates 78.3 cents of every dollar it spends directly to research, services, and education. Tens of thousands of people visit MDA’s 220 clinics and 35 MDA and ALS centers every year. MDA awards research grants to more than 300 teams of scientists and physicians worldwide.

More Ways the MDA Helps the World:

  • Helps buy and repair wheelchairs, leg braces, and communication devices
  • Facilitates meetings of 240 MDA support groups
  • Provides thousands of free flu vaccines
  • Conducts extensive public education programs

Check City decided to donate to this worthy cause to make a difference in the lives of others. We encourage others to do the same.

Police Athletic League (PAL) of South Salt Lake City

The PAL program was started to do all kinds of good in local communities across the nation. The South Salt Lake PAL group holds all kinds of events and activities each year to help build strong and vibrant communities. Some of those efforts include the South Lake PAL boxing group and the Salt Lake Culinary Thanksgiving. Join Check City in donating to these important youth and community programs so the South Salt Lake PAL group can continue making a difference.

Foundations for Independence

The Foundations for Independence group is all about fostering more understanding around disabilities and creating opportunities. Check City has been a part of its Change for Change Program through canister collections. By donating your spare change at a local Check City store, you can be a part of making a big difference in other people's lives. Visit your local Check City today to make a donation. Any help you can give will help this foundation continue its important mission of furthering understanding and opportunities.

United Way Day of Caring

The United Way of Utah County is a community organization meant to unite the members of the Utah County. The United Way Day of Caring is an all-day event that takes place each year. It is an annual day of service that is scheduled around all kinds of service opportunities. The United Way Day of Caring spends this special day helping schools, local nonprofits, city parks, and more.

Utah Food Bank Mobile Food Bank

Utah's Food Bank helps collect food and monetary donations each year for the families that need it. In fact, the food drive efforts from our communities helped distribute 44.1 million meals to children and families who need it most.

Ride for Life

The Ride for Life charity was started by the Utah ATV association almost 35 years ago. Each year the Utah ATV association rides together to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah. Register to ride with the association and go participate in the raffles and fundraisers. It's a night of fun where all your money goes to something helpful and worthwhile.

Relay for Life

Relay For Life is a charity that fights cancer with donations and fundraising events. Captains of compassion put on fundraising events each year to help gather funds for the fight against cancer.

Utah American Latino Chamber of Commerce

The Utah American Latino Chamber of Commerce is a large network of people and organizations who all have one goal in common—to strengthen and bring together American Latino communities.

Junior League of Salt Lake City

The Junior League of Salt Lake City has been doing good in their community since they first began serving in 1931. It is a women's organization committed to service and strengthening its community of women.