You can help these kids go back to school prepared and decked out with the tools they need to get a great education, no matter where they live.
Apple Trees have sprouted up at 35 DownEast, Payless ShoeSource, Salt Lake Area Staples, Sanctuary Day Spa and Intrepid sites between Ogden and Provo. The campaign began with the names, needs and sizes of 70 children, but has since more than doubled due to extreme need.
Here is what you have to do to help:
Pick up needs and sizes at DownEast, Payless ShoeSource, Salt Lake area Staples, Sanctuary Day Spa and Intrepid sites between Ogden and Provo. Drop new and unused clothing and school supplies off at any of these 35 locations through Aug. 13.
Backpack Bonanza was started up by five area businesses and nonprofit organizations — Bank of Utah, Catholic Community Services, Kid to Kid, Fox 13 and the United Way of Northern Utah — they’ve teamed up to host a Backpack Bonanza to help pre-kindergarten children through high-school students. To support Backpack Bonanza drop off school supplies and backpacks on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at any Bank of Utah branch in Salt Lake, Weber, Davis and Box Elder counties.
Other ways to help:
All Kid to Kid stores are also accepting the items, along with the United Way of Northern Utah, 2955 Harrison Blvd., Suite 201, Ogden, and Catholic Community Services locations, including the St. Vincent de Paul Dining Hall, 437 W 200 South, Salt Lake City or the Joyce Hansen Hall Food Bank, 2504 F Ave., Ogden. For more information, visit www.ccsutah.org or call 801-9778-9119 in Salt Lake City or 801-428-1295 in Ogden.