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.