Monthly Archives: November 2012

Full Volunteer Schedule

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 volunteer@theroadhome.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.

2012 Volunteers

Volunteer sign ups are now open!

Volunteers interested in helping at Candy Cane Corner this year can now sign up on line for both individual and group shifts! You must enter an email address in order to sign up – this will let us keep you posted on the latest Candy Cane Corner news & volunteer information. You will also receive an automatic email reminder 2 days before your volunteer shift.

Please remember:

  • Volunteer groups are limited to 10 people. Individual shifts are not intended for additional group members to also sign up.
  • Volunteers must be 16 years old. Younger supporters are welcome to visit the store for a tour.
  • Volunteers must sign a Boundaries & Confidentiality form & bring the completed form with them to their first shift.
  • We need volunteers Nov. 23 – Dec. 2 to help with store set up. Contact Kelli McFall to schedule a time: kmcfall@theroadhome.org
  • Our volunteer sign up is different from our store manager sign up. If you are interested in being a store manager, please contact Becca Dupaix: bdupaix@theroadhome.org

Volunteers make Candy Cane Corner possible! Your passion and dedication help make the season bright for dozens of families who benefit from this program. Last year, over 200 volunteers donated 2,000 hours of service in a single month! Volunteer tasks at Candy Cane Corner include; receiving donations, stocking shelves & wrapping presents. It’s a great way to get in the holiday spirit & give back to our community.