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Upcoming One-Time Events

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NUAMES North High School
Hope Week

Wednesday, November 30th

11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

*TEAMS NEEDED*

Hope Squad is a peer-to-peer suicide prevention program where the Hope Squad members are nominated by their classmates as trustworthy peers and trained by advisors. The program reduces youth suicide through education, training, and peer intervention. The Hope Squad hosts "Hope Week" at their school, which helps spread awareness about mental health disorders and resources to cope with them. NUAMES is an early college high school, where the students are on a rigorous education path, pairing with a lot of stressful times for teenagers. The NUAMES North High School Hope Squad has requested therapy animals to use as a mental health resource during Hope Week.

*This event will be held INDOORS*

To sign up for this event, contact Beth:

Beth@TherapyAnimals.org OR (801) 272-3439

Location: 1465 Edvalson St., Ogden

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Holiday Party for Children of Military

Sunday, December 4th

12:30 - 3:00 P.M.

*TEAMS NEEDED*

This event is an annual holiday party for military and their families. The party has Santa, refreshments, and they hope the dogs will provide comfort a some children who will be attending the party currently have deployed parents. Parental deployment can stir up a variety of emotions in children, ranging from fear and anxiety to anger and sadness; ITA hopes some therapy animals will help reduce these feelings during the holiday season, when these feelings can become even more intense.

*This event will be held INDOORS*

Please note that you will need to arrive at 12:30 P.M. for to be cleared to go on the base, the event will start at 1:00 P.M.

To sign up for this event, contact Beth:

Beth@TherapyAnimals.org OR (801) 272-3439

Location: Hill Air Force Base

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U of U De-Stress

Tuesday, December 6th

12:30 - 1:30 P.M.

*TEAMS NEEDED*

This event will take place a week before finals at the U of U. These events have helped students stop and de-stress with the dogs during one of the most stressful times of the year for them. As ITA has received many requests from different schools at the U of U for de-stress events in this week, the J. Willard Marriot Library has allowed us to send the rest of those requests to this event instead.

*This event will be held INDOORS*

Please note that parking for this event will have a cost of $2.

To sign up for this event, contact Beth:

Beth@TherapyAnimals.org OR (801) 272-3439

Location: 295 S 1500 E, Salt Lake City

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Benchmark Behavioral Health
Holiday Photos

Tuesday, December 6th

5:45 - 7:45 P.M.

*TEAMS NEEDED*

Holidays are a challenging time for the residents at Benchmark Behavioral Health. Few residents have been home, or even seen their families, during the holidays in years. During this time, Benchmark tries to provide fun and healing activities and events to help the residents cope with being away from their families. The annual holiday photos at Benchmark with ITA therapy animals are back again, and we are looking for as many teams as possible to go!

*This event will be held INDOORS.*

To sign up for this event, contact Beth:

Beth@TherapyAnimals.org OR (801) 272-3439

Location: 592 W 1350 S, Woods Cross

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U of U College of Science
"Dogs, Donuts, & De-Stressing"

Friday, December 9th

10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

*TEAMS NEEDED*

This event aims to provide our students with some light-hearted de-stressing as they prepare for final exams. We hope they will get a much needed break from studying and head into finals week at least a little less stressed than they would have been.

*This event will be held INDOORS.*

To sign up for this event, contact Beth:

Beth@TherapyAnimals.org OR (801) 272-3439

Location: 1390 Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City

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USU Honors Program "Brain Break"

Tuesday, December 13th

3:00 - 4:30 P.M.

*TEAMS NEEDED*

Brain Break takes place during finals week and is designed to give students a break from studying and an opportunity to relax. "Brain Break" activities include: yoga sessions, vouchers for students to participate in activities around campus, and lots of study-snacks! Last year, the ITA therapy dogs were enjoyed by all! The students gathered round, loved and petted the dogs. Most of our college students live away from home, without access to their family pets, so having animals on campus is really special!

*This event will be held INDOORS.*

To sign up for this event, contact Beth:

Beth@TherapyAnimals.org OR (801) 272-3439

Location: Old Main Hill, Logan

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Amazon De-Stress Event

Monday, December 19th

8:00 - 9:30 A.M.

*TEAMS NEEDED*

December is the busiest and most stressful month for associates of shipping/delivery companies as they receive orders for the holiday season. Amazon has asked ITA to have therapy animals visit their site to help offer a calm and therapeutic opportunity for associates during work. They will have a space dedicated to the animals, where they will allow small groups of 3 associates at a time interact with the dogs.

*This event will be held INDOORS.*

To sign up for this event, contact Beth:

Beth@TherapyAnimals.org OR (801) 272-3439

Location: 989 W Center St, North Salt Lake

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ARUP Laboratories Employee De-Stress

Tuesday, December 20th

5:00 - 7:00 P.M.

*TEAMS NEEDED*

The ARUP Laboratories employees have decided that they would like quarterly events to help them de-stress with therapy animals. It all started with one event a while ago, and it has been requested by their employees since! The event was received very well, and employees reported it helped their stress levels and mood immensely. Their employees are running tests 24/7 that can be life-changing for patients, and they really deserve recognition and support. *This event will be held INDOORS*

To sign up for this event, contact Beth:

Beth@TherapyAnimals.org OR (801) 272-3439

Location: 500 Chipeta Way, Salt Lake City

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Hillcrest High School Hope Week

Thursday, January 26th

TWO SHIFTS (pick one):

10:30 - 11:45 A.M.

12:00 - 1:15 P.M.

*TEAMS NEEDED*

Hope Squad is a peer-to-peer suicide prevention program where the Hope Squad members are nominated by their classmates as trustworthy peers and trained by advisors. The program reduces youth suicide through education, training, and peer intervention. The Hope Squad hosts "Hope Week" at their school, which helps spread awareness about mental health disorders and resources to cope with them. The Hillcrest High School Hope Squad has requested therapy animals to use as a mental health resource during Hope Week.

*This event will be held INDOORS*

To sign up for this event, contact Beth:

Beth@TherapyAnimals.org OR (801) 272-3439

Location: 7350 S 900 E, Midvale

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Weber County Library
Reading Activity

Saturday, February 4th

11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

*TEAMS NEEDED*

The goal of this event is to have children learn what a therapy animals is, as well as experience reading to a therapy animal. They would like to have each child read 1-on-1 with a dog for 10-15 minutes, rotating the children who attend between reading and other activities in a different area of the library. *You do not have to be a R.E.A.D. team to attend this event.*

*This event will be held INDOORS*

To sign up for this event, contact Beth:

Beth@TherapyAnimals.org OR (801) 272-3439

Location: 2464 Jefferson Ave, Ogden

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U of U School of Medicine De-Stress

Thursday, April 6th

11:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

*TEAMS NEEDED*

The students in the School of Medicine at the U of U are on the upper campus, and most therapy animal events are held on the lower campus for undergraduate students. This will be during the Medical Laboratory Science finals week, and they are hoping to have therapy animals come to their part of the campus to help these graduate students de-stress.

*This event will be held INDOORS*

To sign up for this event, contact Beth:

Beth@TherapyAnimals.org OR (801) 272-3439

Location: 10 N 1900 E, Salt Lake City

To participate in any of these volunteer opportunities please contact the office at
(801) 272-3439 or Beth@therapyanimals.org to sign up.