Christmas came early to the Canyons Education Foundation with a $20,000 donation from Larry H. Miller Charities, the nonprofit arm of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies. The money will fund a Sub-for-Santa effort benefitting students in every corner of the District.
"We have pockets of need throughout our District, and this generous donation will make it possible for schools to assist families in making the holiday season truly special for students in need," said Foundation Officer Denise Haycock.
The money was presented by David Blain, President of Saxton Horne Communications, a Larry H. Miller company, and his colleagues Jon Menousek and Jaime Alcock with Saxton.
The donors want the funds to be widely dispersed. To that end, the Foundation is asking principals to submit gift requests on behalf of students in their schools who could use some holiday magic (think a special item of clothing, a new coat or pair of shoes). Requests can be small or large, and principals may ask for assistance on behalf of more than one students.