At NuvoH2O, we are committed to improving the quality of life of all people. We focus primarily on improving water quality at home, in our communities, and around the world.
December 9, 2021
Santa’s little helpers were at it again. This year, thanks to lighter Covid restrictions, Community Christmas was able to put on their full holly jolly festival which includes a carnival for the kiddos to be entertained/distracted at while the adult’s “shop” for their little angels and a visit with the big guy himself, yup good ole’ Santa Claus.
When we arrived, it was all hands-on deck to prep for the arrival of the goodies. Then the flood gates opened, people from all over swarmed to moving truck after moving truck, fully packed personal trailers, and carload after carload to unload the massive amounts of gifts donated from loving folks. To see adults, children, and spunky teenagers pitch in to provide a fabulous event for those less fortunate than us is truly a heartwarming experience and one that we are so grateful to be a part of.
Community Christmas is a benefit event for over 1,000 families in the Weber, Davis and Box Elder areas. They serve approximately 2,500 children who are not receiving Christmas assistance from other Sub-4 Santa programs. All volunteers are unpaid and have been providing assistance to the communities for 10 years now.
This is truly a grassroots movement which has no plans of ever stopping.
September 22, 2021
Walter has been given to the family of Hossen A. There are 9 family members in this household from Reef Hama, Syria. They have been living in a refugee camp in Jordan for 10years.
September 22, 2021
Ready. Set. Go! The Great Hygiene Kit Race was on! The goal: to make 100 hygiene kits for refugees (50 kits per team). The prize: Name the milk goat!
We divided our volunteers into two teams of six, Thing 1 and Thing 2. The evil queen separated the groups that had formed, forcing folks from different departments of the company to work together. Divide and conquer was the motto for the day, plus it was a great way for folks to get to know and work with others outside of their own little in-house community.
In the end we had everyone write down a goat name and throw it in the hat. Our winner was, drum roll please, Walter. Yes, Walter the goat will be sent to help one of the many Syrian refugee families in Jordan. From what I hear Walter isn’t really that great at mending clothes or doing laundry but can make a mean creamy cheesecake. Our hearts couldn’t be happier for both Walter the milk goat and his or her new family. For more information on Lifting Hands International please visit https://www.liftinghandsinternational.org/
August 3, 2021
Our fantastic team set out before the sun peaked its blazing head from behind our lovely mountains. Braving dewy mounds (aka: wet shoes and grass stains), our team lugged heavy coolers of ice, water, and boxes filled with all sorts of fun goodies to hand out, across the vast green of the Red Ledges golf course. All in an effort to provide a super fun and memorable event to the unselfish individuals who so kindly donated their precious cash and time to this heart-warming event!
This month we had the opportunity to sponsor the Cause Fore The Paws golf event which was put together by Paws for Life Utah. Paws for life is a non-profit, volunteer run organization dedicated to helping homeless dogs, cats, and other “at risk” animals from municipal shelters find “forever loving homes” through community partnerships, education, and adoption events. They also work with several veterinary care clinics to provide medical care, immunizations, spay & neutering, as well as microchipping each pet that enters their program.
July 8, 2021
Through Ogden city we were able to organize a cleanup along a section of the Ogden River Parkway
trail that runs from Washington Blvd west to the 21st pond. Ogden city kindly provided us with trash
pickers, bags, and turned us loose!
Our team worked for several hours picking up trash and other various items along this beautiful and popular trail, helping to make it a cleaner and safer place for the community. When all was said and done, they had a total of 5 very large bags full of trash along with a couple of scary needles and one random tire!
May 27, 2021
NuvoH2O employees spent two days tie-dying t-shirts with the kids staying at the Youth Futures Home in Ogden, UT.
Youth Futures provides safe shelter, collaborative resources, respectful guidance and diverse support to homeless,
unaccompanied, runaway and at-risk youth in both Northern and Southern Utah. The shelter is open 24/7 and available
to any youth ages 12-18.
Each week they head out to the streets in search of youth in need, to build rapport and encourage the youth to access drop-in and shelter services. Essential supplies (i.e. Hygiene kits, blankets), case management services, and access to community resources like medical care and employment are offered.
April 16, 2021
In honor of Earth Day, NuvoH2O had its first ever company wide project where we assisted
the Ogden Nature Center with habitat restoration by removing weeds.
Pulling weeds sounds like unfair torture set upon you by your parents for not making your bed or staying out past curfew, but in this case our team made it a time to be envious of! We probably had more fun than we should have learning about the different kinds of “weeds” and plant life surrounding us, trying to hunt them down like a four-leaf clover in a vast never ending clover field shouting “jackpot” while jumping for joy and shoving it in everyone's face upon success.
Props to the Nature Center employees who not only put up with this bunch of silly clowns but who were more than forgiving when we accidentally pulled a “good weed” or two...oops, who knew?! In all, it was a fantastic experience to be out in the fresh air, one with nature, and with our amazing team of jokesters having laughs and being able to give back a little to our beautiful great state and community.
February 10, 2021
Today the fantastic 4 set out to feed some folks! We had the pleasure of
spending the afternoon helping out the kind folks down at the Gail Miller
Resource center in Salt Lake and, thank the kitchen gods, we didn’t have to
cook a single item. You’re welcome Salt Lake!
The Road Home is a private nonprofit social services agency helping out individuals and families experiencing homelessness along the Wasatch Front. Not only do they provide a safe haven for folks and emergency shelter, they also help individuals get back on their feet and into warm housing.
December 9, 2020
After hours of shopping and admittedly playing with all the toys we could find,
we took our well picked out stash to the Community Christmas center in Ogden. On
the first day of volunteering, what started out as what can only be described as
a chaotic mound of “stuff”, soon became organized piles divided into proper
sizes and categories thanks to our volunteer efforts. After everything was sorted,
we then had the job of "shopping" for families, compiling their children's lists of
wants and needs and then ensuring that the bags were properly tagged and accounted
for for each family, a simple task for no one.
Watching our team dig in, get things done in a hurry, and go over their allotted time just to be able to help others in need is all part of the spirit of Santa, yes Santa. You see Virginia, Santa does exist, and he exists inside all of us. Being able to help make someone's Christmas happen was/is one of the most amazing feelings in the world, it is part of what the spirit of Santa is.
Community Christmas is a benefit event for over 1,000 families in the Weber, Davis and and Box Elder areas. They serve approximately 2,500 children who are not receiving Christmas assistance from other Sub-4 Santa programs. All volunteers are unpaid and have been providing assistance to the communities for 10 years now. This is truly a grassroots movement which has no plans of ever stopping.