Utahns who’re struggling can nonetheless have a cheerful vacation revel in, due to the Candy Cane Corner retailer.
The retailer — within the previous Barnes Bank development at 431 S. 300 East in Salt Lake City — is stocked with new toys, clothes and housewares which might be donated by way of neighborhood contributors.
Low-income people who find themselves taking part in methods at The Road Home, Volunteers of America, Utah, and the YWCA can make a choice presents for their kids and themselves on the vacation retailer and wrap them there.
The organizations’ purchasers, together with adults with out kids, are given vouchers and store with their caseworker. Many of the individuals are coping with homelessness, violence or drug dependancy, and their kids additionally battle — particularly once they return to university, the place their classmates are speaking about what they were given for Christmas, in line with the Candy Cane Corner organizations.
Volunteers arrange and run Candy Cane Corner, which has been serving to folks in want have a good time the holidays for greater than 20 years.
“It took almost a week this year and hundreds of volunteers to set up,” Yen Nguyen, of the YWCA, mentioned, including that the function is to seem like a shop.
Candy Cane Corner opened its doorways to the purchasers on Dec. 1, and already has assisted greater than 100 families, in line with Nguyen. She mentioned the shop helped greater than three,000 folks closing 12 months, together with about 1,800 kids.
Donations of latest and unwrapped pieces are being authorized on the retailer Monday via Friday from midday to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday midday to five p.m. via Dec. 23. Cash donations might be used to buy wanted pieces.
Nguyen mentioned the shop is low on home goods corresponding to pots and pans and small home equipment; women and men’s coats and clothes; and teen clothes and niknaks.
In addition to the shop, Volunteers of America, Utah is gathering pieces for homeless teenagers and younger folks with the assistance of The Salt Lake Tribune and Mark Miller Subaru.
Donations are being authorized Friday and Dec. 15 from three p.m. to six p.m. on the nonprofit VOA Youth Resource Center, 888 S. 400 West, in Salt Lake City.
The heart — which gives emergency in a single day refuge and different products and services to formative years ages 15 to 22 — wishes money, heat clothes and blankets. The donations are tax deductible.
Other wanted pieces come with present playing cards for speedy meals eating places and grocery retail outlets; bus token; new iciness boots and new undies for women and men; new socks, more than a few sizes; slumbering luggage; trip dimension toiletries; laundry pods; earbuds; and child wipes and diapers, dimension five and six
You can input a drawing for prizes equipped by way of The Tribune and Mark Miller Subaru. Although a donation isn’t required, it’s a great deal preferred. Those prizes come with Row 1 Jazz tickets; a ski bundle; film tickets; lunch with Tribune humor columnist Robert Kirby; and a print from Tribune cartoonist Pat Bagley.