Children’s programs at The Road Home’s Salt Lake Community Shelter, Community Winter Shelter and Palmer Court include educational, creative and engaging activities throughout the year, but they also include opportunities for children staying with us to experience the joys of being a kid. Celebrating holidays is one way we try to help kids cope with the challenges of homelessness.
This spring, we had a lot of help celebrating Easter at both our shelters, Palmer Court and throughout our housing programs. Intermoutain Healthcare and many of our friends in the community collected and donated over 900 Easter baskets for children at our shelters or in our housing programs. We had so many baskets, we were able to share with the South Valley Sanctuary and Guadalupe School.
“Our goal was 300 baskets and we collected over 750,” says Erica Dahl with Intermountain Healthcare. Intermountain Healthcare has been collecting and donating Easter baskets for The Road Home for the past three years. This was their most successful drive yet, more than doubling the number of baskets donated last year.
“We stuffed the baskets with fun stuff like toys and candy, but also provided things kids and families need, including diapers, socks, clothes, wipes and bottles, says one of the participants in the donation drive.
We are so thankful to everyone who helped gather, organize and donate Easter baskets for children in our shelter and housing programs. It was wonderful to see so much excitement and so many smiles this weekend as the baskets were given out. We could not provide such rich and engaging children’s programs without your thoughtful support. Thank you!