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April 16 - IRC & Spice Kitchen - Journey to the Wasatch 2019

  • The Falls Event Center 580 South 600 East Salt Lake City, UT, 84102 United States (map)
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You're invited to Journey to the Wasatch, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Salt Lake City's annual fundraising party celebrating refugees in our community who survive conflict and disaster to call Utah their home.

This year, the IRC in Salt Lake City looks back at 25 years of serving refugees in our community since opening our doors in 1994.

Journey to the Wasatch invites humanitarians and other supporters of our work to become advocates for refugees in our community, participate in a symbolic live auction and other spirited activities, bid on a variety of Utah-focused silent auction items, and enjoy food from around the world catered by entrepreneurs from Spice Kitchen Incubator.

Please invite your family, friends, and coworkers to join us to raise their voices in support of refugees at Journey to the Wasatch! Send them an invitation on Facebook »

When: Tuesday, April 16th from 6:30 PM -9:30 PM
Where: The Falls Event Center, (Trolley Square)
580 South 600 East, Salt Lake City, Utah
How: Regular Tickets:
Individual | $80

Event Details

Parking. There will be signs outside of the venue directing you to the entrance. You can find more information about parking at Trolley Square on their website. There will also be designated event parking under The Falls Event Center. You can enter this underground parking lot by traveling north along 600 East. A Falls Event Center staff member will be present at the lot entrance.

Program. Doors open at 6:30pm. The brief program, including the symbolic live auction, will begin just after 7:30pm. With several activities, there will be plenty to do before the program begins! The silent auction will close at 8:30pm, the bar closes at 9pm, but feel free to stick around until 9:30pm.

Activities. With a symbolic live auction, ten silent auction packages, photo booth and a Take Action! station, there will be plenty to do! Stay hydrated at our open bar brought to you by Epic Brewing and Beehive Distilling (also featuring an array of non-alcoholic beverages). Refuel at our buffet catered by three skilled Spice Kitchen Incubator entrepreneurs: KuyaDel, Sikkim Momo and Delicius. Don’t forget to leave room for desserts, tea, and coffee, by Blue Copper Coffee.

Symbolic Live Auction. Never heard of it? Picture it: a live auction with auctioneer rattling off numbers, paddles raising, and excitement in the air. But! You’re raising your paddle to donate rather than bid on an antique. Don’t worry—we’ll explain it again during the program!

Bar. Grab a valid, photo ID and be ready to present it at the bar. While you’re at it, throw some cash in your pocket to tip your bartender!

Food. Gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options will be served as small bites. We’re really excited about the purple yam ice cream!

Dress code. We recommend festive business casual, but we won’t stop you from dressing to the nines.

Seating. While you won’t find assigned seats or tables, there should be plenty of places to take a moment to reflect on the evening and meet new people.

Your guests. You know your guests, but we may not. If we haven’t been introduced yet, kindly forward this email to them.

Tickets at the door. Last minute invites? Friends with FOMO? They can purchase a ticket at the door.

Questions? Please do not hesitate to reach out with additional questions or inquiries by emailing me at

Thank you, again, for reserving your tickets to attend Journey to the Wasatch, and thank you for standing with refugees: today, tomorrow and always.


Jesse Sheets | Development Manager



Support our silent auction! We continue to seek out local businesses willing to donate items or experiences for our silent auction. Sponsorship opportunities are listed below.
Learn more about sponsorship opportunities by contacting Maggie McCormick at

All proceeds raised support the IRC in Salt Lake City and the refugees we serve.

Resettlement is a lifeline available only to those most at-risk refugees, whose safety cannot be assured without it. Help us show our refugee neighbors they are safe from harm, welcome, and free to make the Wasatch their new home.

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic well-being, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 25 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities.

Questions? Email Jesse at



Sponsorship opportunities?

Yes! Join our efforts to #StandWithRefugees by becoming a sponsor of Journey to the Wasatch at the Humanitarian, Leader, Activist or Friend levels. By becoming a sponsor, you will have the opportunity to support the work of a leading humanitarian organization dedicated to rebuilding lives around the globe and in the U.S. (Download the PDF)


Thank you for supporting the International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City!


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