‘Tis the season of giving and goodwill.
Following a yuletide tradition established in the first year of the District’s operations, Canyons District Office employees are raising money and collecting goods for the shelter, which houses dozens of CSD students and their families. A handful of schools also are conducting drives to benefit the local shelter.
While new and gently used goods of all kinds are gladly accepted, this year the shelter especially needs socks, underwear and laundry detergent. Donations will be collected at the Canyons Administration Building, 9150 S. 500 West, and Canyons Support Services Center, 9361 S. 300 East, until Friday, Dec. 20.
Cash, check and gift-card donations can be directed to Scott Harper, 801-826-5171, in the Canyons Education Foundation. Please make checks to Canyons School District. The Foundation can also facilitate donations made with debit or credit cards.
“This will be the fifth year CSD employees have conducted a yuletide drive for the shelter, and I have been pleased with all that we have been able to accomplish for families who need a little extra help,” said Canyons Interim Superintendent Ginger Rhode. “Throughout the years, we’ve been able to provide clothing, food, toiletries, school supplies and winter holiday gifts to the students who are living, no matter how temporarily, at the shelter. Please consider yourself invited to participate in this worthy cause.”