Humanitarian Center
Humanitarian Center Woman sorting shoes
Open Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tours begin on the hour and last 45 minutes
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1665 South Bennett Road Salt Lake City, Utah 84104
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Humanitarian Center

Humanitarian Center exterior

The Latter-day Saint Humanitarian Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, was established in 1991 to prepare charitable supplies for shipping worldwide. It also serves as a job training facility for people in need of employment skills.

The Humanitarian Center provides a location to sort and assemble clothing, quilts, hygiene and school kits, and emergency medical modules to be sent throughout the world. At the Humanitarian Center, these items are processed and shipped to more than 50 countries to aid people of all religions and nationalities. Yearly, 300,000 hygiene and school kits, 12,000 quilts, and 8 million pounds of shoes and clothing are shipped to help people suffering from adversity and disaster around the world.

In addition to preparing and shipping emergency supplies, the center serves as a training ground to help people—many of whom are refugees and immigrants—develop employable skills and learn self-reliance. Trainees are assigned job coaches who teach work and life skills. The job coaches then help the trainees find further employment opportunities.

Funds for humanitarian projects come from donations from Church members and others, with donations funding projects that go to those most in need. The center provides service opportunities for those wishing to donate clothing or quilts or prepare kits and supplies.

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