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.