Rake Your Heart Out: Cleaning Neighborhoods One Yard at a Time Saturday, November 20, 2021

Every November volunteers from local businesses, community organizations, and corporations come together to clean up the yards of the individuals that are elderly, disabled, or a veteran homeowners in Salt Lake County in our annual Rake Your Heart Out event.

Our goal is to help homeowners who cannot physically clean up their home themselves has many positive impacts, not just for the house itself, but for everyone involved. By helping beautify just one home, the homeowners feel like a valued part of their community, the neighbors get inspired to spruce up their homes too, and the volunteers know they can truly make a difference for others.

Interested in Volunteering?

Rake Your Heart Out would not be possible today without volunteers. Sign-up today to help make a difference in your community. Rake Your Heart Out is a great team-building activity that makes you feel good while doing it. It is a great way to get out of the office and make a difference in the community. To sign your team up today, have the following information ready: 

  •  Team Name
  • Team Lead Contact Information
  • Preferred home location
We accept volunteer team applications all year long: so sign-up today!

*Please know that we receive many team applications and may not accommodate every team we get. Once an interest form is submitted, it does not guarantee you a house to paint. 

Recruiting Homeowners

The 3rd Annual Rake Your Heart Out event is happening on Saturday, November 20, 2021. NeighborWorks Salt Lake is already gearing up for the event to clean 20 yards. Space is limited every year, so we suggest submitting your recommendation or application EARLY. To suggest a home that needs its leaves raked, please click on “Rake My Home” to submit your recommendation or sign-up. Please note the following before submitting your application or recommendation:

  • That the homeowner is either a veteran, over the age of 55, or has/ have a disability or cares for a person with a disability
  • That they or you live within Salt Lake County 
*Please note that applying does not guarantee that the home with be selected for the event. All homes must undergo an evaluation by a NeighborWorks Staff Member before eligibility can be determined. 

Become a Sponsor!


Every year, NeighborWorks Salt Lake coordinates dozens of volunteers to rake and clean-up homes within Salt Lake County for free. Becoming a sponsor of the 3rd Annual Rake Your Heart Out and invest in making our neighborhoods more vibrant, connected, and beautiful places of opportunity. NeighborWorks Salt Lake is a nonprofit organization that works to revitalize neighborhoods in Salt Lake County. By becoming a sponsor of this neighborhood revitalization community event, you invest in the community and receive a return on investment for a lifetime. 

To learn more about becoming a sponsor for Rake Your Heart Out, click on the “Become a Sponsor” to sign-up now.  

NeighborWorks® Salt Lake
Salt Lake Office
622 West 500 North
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Phone: 801-539-1590
NMLS #395931

NeighborWorks® Salt Lake
Murray Office
4843 S Poplar Street
Murray, UT 84107
Phone: 801-539-1590
NMLS #395931

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