Candy Cane Corner has completed another holiday season, helping families in the Salt Lake area celebrate with new clothing, toys and household items.
This year was marked by more donations than ever before. The increase in clothing, toys, small household appliances, blankets, hats and gloves allowed us to provide an excellent selection for the families who received assistance at Candy Cane Corner. We were constantly delighted by the generosity of our community as donations filled our store each day. We will begin collecting donations again in October to get ready for another busy season at Candy Cane Corner.
We also had amazing support from our volunteers this year. Candy Cane Corner is run almost entirely by volunteers. Volunteers help us keep the store stocked and running and wrap gifts for families. Volunteering at Candy Cane Corner is a wonderful way to get into the spirit of the season while helping those the store serves. Our volunteer sign up filled up early this year. Watch for more news in October and November about next year’s volunteer opportunities. We’d especially like to thank all the volunteers who helped us set up the store the weekend after Thanksgiving and close everything down right after Christmas. We know these days can be a difficult time to volunteer and we could not have this holiday program without those who give their time so close to the holidays.
We are delighted to report that Candy Cane Corner was able to help 548 families this holiday season. Everyone who donated, volunteered, or shared information on Candy Cane Corner helped make the season bright for 1,312 children. We are could not help so many without the love and generosity each of you shared this year.
We’ll be back next year, to help more families in need have a warm & full holiday season.
Thank you – The Road Home, YWCA of Salt Lake, and Volunteers of America, Utah.
We’ve had a wonderful first week at Candy Cane Corner and are ready to start another!
Right now, Candy Cane Corner needs wrapping paper and tape, stockings, girls and boys underwear, larger size diapers, teen gifts, and men’s and women’s shoes.
We still have a surplus of infant clothing, coats, hats, gloves, and scarves. While we don’t need these items at Candy Cane Corner, our three partner agencies would love these donations.
We’d like to thank all the wonderful volunteers who have made our first week at Candy Cane Corner so delightful! With your help, we were able to have dozens of families shop for their holiday gifts, wrap hundreds of gifts, and keep the store running in ship shape! We’re so excited to have many more volunteers join us at Candy Cane Corner over the next two weeks. A few spots have opened up on our Volunteer Schedule. We’re also happy to give younger supporters tours of the store when they deliver a donation.
We would also like to thank everyone who has brought in lovely donations for this year’s Candy Cane Corner. We have never seen the store so well stocked! It truly makes for a magical experience when parents can easily select items their children will enjoy & need. From shoes to coats, we are thrilled to be able to provide a little Christmas cheer to the families who are receiving assistance through Candy Cane Corner.
Thank you all for your continued support! We’ll see you at the Cane!
We are delighted to announce that Candy Cane Corner is officially open for the 2012 holiday season!
This year’s store is located at 502 West 300 South, Salt Lake City.
Donations can be delivered now through Dec. 23, weekdays 12:00 – 7:00pm or weekends 12:00 – 5:00pm
We are currently running low on diapers, wipes, teen clothing (boys all sizes, girls 0-6), small appliances, holiday household items, & wrapping supplies (tape, paper, ribbon).
Candy Cane Corner currently has a surplus of infant clothing, hats, gloves, scarves, coats, and blankets at the store.
Last year, Candy Cane Corner was able to help over 500 families with 1,200 children celebrate the holidays with new clothing and toys. We would not be able to help so many without your help. Thank you for helping us make the season bright for families who are working to get back on their feet.
All we can say is WOW!
Our online sign up for volunteers at Candy Cane Corner is now full! We are so excited to share this holiday experience with all of our wonderful volunteers. We are so grateful for all your passion and dedication in helping make the season bright for families at The Road Home, YWCA of Salt Lake, and Volunteers of America, Utah.
If you’re still looking for ways to help this holiday season, all 3 agencies that partner on Candy Cane Corner have other volunteer opportunities. We recommend visiting their websites & contacting the organization directly for more information.
For volunteers who are signed up to help, if your plans or availability change, please update your sign-up so your spot can be filled by someone else eager to help.
Thank you again for all your help. We’re looking forward to opening the store to shoppers Monday afternoon.
At Candy Cane Corner, we know just how hectic the holidays can be. With family and friends to think about, it can feel like there’s not much left to give back when the hustle & bustle is done. You can get an early start on lending a hand this year though, by donating to Candy Cane Corner.
Candy Cane Corner is a partnership between The Road Home, YWCA of Salt Lake, and Volunteers of America, UT. This holiday store is a great way to help make the season bright for the families our three agencies help. We are collecting donations of new, unwrapped toys, clothing, and household items to stock the store before we open on December 3.
While we’re working to get the store set-up, donations can be delivered to The Road Home at 210 S. Rio Grande St. (455 W.), just let their staff know the donation is intended for Candy Cane Corner. Here are some ideas on how you can warm your heart & help Candy Cane Corner early in the holiday season:
Black Friday Shopping – this is a great time to stock up on donations for Candy Cane Corner!
We often run low on gifts for teenagers (13-18 years), small home appliances (coffee makers, alarm clocks, toasters), and clothing for women (sizes 4-16) at Candy Cane Corner.
Kids pick a gift – if you’ve got younger supporters in your family, have them pick out a toy or outfit they’d like for themselves, then visit us at Candy Cane Corner to make your donation. Tours of Candy Cane Corner help our youngest supporters understand where their gift is going & who it will help. Our store is open 7 days/week & no appointment is needed for donation delivery or a tour!
Volunteer – we need help with store set-up Nov. 26 – 30. We put the store together, decorate, and get everything ready for our first shoppers on December 3. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up!
Each year, Candy Cane Corner helps families in need celebrate the holidays with new gifts. Parents visit the store with their case manager and select gifts for their children and themselves. For many of the families we help at Candy Cane Corner, it has been a very long time since they were last able to shop for new clothes or toys. The experience is both empowering and deeply moving for the people we help through this program.
We hope you’ll join us at Candy Cane Corner this year as we bring magic and holiday cheer to the children, mothers & fathers we help.