More than ever in the years following the Great Recession, charitable organizations emphasize the need to give year round because demand for the services they offer doesn't diminish once the holidays are over.
Regardless, there's little doubt many of these organizations also depend on holiday giving to build their coffers and to meet needs specific to the holiday season.
That's why The Salt Lake Tribune this year as in years past will publish "Season of Giving," a weekly series highlighting Utah organizations and programs that serve those in need. The weekly series will begin Nov. 24 and run each Sunday through Dec. 22. Watch for it online and in the Utah section of the print edition.