Candy Cane Corner is. . .
A holiday store that provides a dignified and empowering opportunity for low-income families and individuals who are participating in programs at The Road Home and Volunteers of America, Utah to select new holiday gifts for their families.
Each year Candy Cane Corner ensures that hundreds of families have a warm and full holiday season. We are proud to celebrate our 19th year of helping families in need celebrate the holidays. This wonderful holiday program is only possible because of the support and generosity we receive from our community.
Who benefits from Candy Cane Corner?
Families, individuals, volunteers, and our community!
Candy Cane Corner benefits families and individuals receiving services from The Road Home or Volunteers of America, Utah by giving them an opportunity to select gifts for the holidays. It also provides a heartwarming volunteer opportunity throughout December for anyone interested in lending a hand. Most of all, Candy Cane Corner benefits our community as we build strong relationships among our partner agencies, volunteers, supporters and the people we serve.
If you are a client of one of these agencies, please confirm your eligibility for Candy Cane Corner with your case manager.
What does Candy Cane Corner Need?
We need new items to stock the holiday store. We provide gifts for all ages and sizes, including clothing, shoes, books, toys, and household items.
We need financial support to help fund the program and the associated costs with keeping it running. Any cash donations will be spent directly on Candy Cane Corner 2019. If there are excess funds, these funds will be equally split between the two partner agencies to help fund direct client assistance programming throughout the year.
When is Candy Cane Corner Open?
Candy Cane Corner opens December 1st and runs through December 14th. We are open seven days a week for clients, volunteers and donors.
Candy Cane Corner is not open to the general public to “shop” for gifts. Clients receiving services through our partner agencies should make an appointment with their case manager to visit the store.
We are open to anyone wishing to donate during our regular store hours.
The volunteer signup page will go live November 1st. To sign up for volunteer hours, please visit our volunteer page. A volunteer appointment is not required for individuals, but is strongly recommended. An appointment is required for volunteer groups of 5 or more. Volunteer hours at Candy Cane Corner may be earlier or later than regular store hours to allow for restocking & clean-up.
How many does Candy Cane Corner help?
In 2018 Candy Cane Corner helped 474 families celebrate the holidays. 1,189 children were given new clothes and gifts through Candy Cane Corner last year and 740 adults also received needed items.
This year, we anticipate being able to help even more people, but we can’t do it with out your help!