In its 19th year, Candy Cane Corner is a holiday “store” for families being served by Volunteers of America Utah, The Road Home and YWCA Utah. Parents shop, at no cost, for items for their children and themselves. This allows parents to pick out holiday gifts they know their children need and want, which allows for dignity and love during these difficult times for many.
Throughout December, homeless and low-income families may visit Candy Cane Corner with a case manager to select gifts for their children and themselves. In addition to new toys, clothing and housewares, Candy Cane Corner provides wrapping paper, ribbons and tape to complete the holiday gift-giving experience.
Last year, Candy Cane Corner served more than 2,000 people, including 1,200 children.
To donate, all items must be new and not wrapped. Drop your donations between now and the store opening on December 2. A wish list can be found at candycanecornerslc.org.
The Road Home – 210 Rio Grande Street (455 West) every day, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
YWCA Utah – 322 E. 300 South Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
After the store opens, donations may be taken directly to the Dumac Building, 341 S. Rio Grande St.