The eighteenth annual Candy Cane Corner holiday store is now open for individuals and families participating in programs at The Road Home, Volunteers of America and the YWCA. Candy Cane Corner provides a dignified opportunity for low-income individuals to select new holiday gifts for themselves and their families. The Candy Cane Corner will be accepting donations of toys, clothing and cash through Dec. 23.
Throughout December, parents enrolled in participating programs will visit Candy Cane Corner to select gifts for themselves and their children. Last year, Candy Cane Corner served more than 2000 people, including more than 1200 children.
The shelves of Candy Cane Corner are stocked with new items generously donated by the community. Donations will be accepted at the site of Candy Cane Corner, the former SDI Building, just behind The Road Home at 502 West 300 South. Donation drop-off times are December 3-23, Monday-Friday, 12-7:00 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday, 12-5 p.m.
Most-needed items include new clothing, shoes and boots for adults and children; blankets and other household items; and non-violent toys and games for children and teens. The Candy Cane Corner also accepts cash donations and gift cards to purchase needed items. The complete Candy Cane Corner wish list can be found online at www.candycanecornerslc.org.
Photo by Martin Harvey