Operation Chimney Drop Brings Holiday Essentials to Income-Eligible Families

Utah Community Action

Utah Community Action is hosting their annual holiday toy and clothing drive on December 14th. The event pairs donors with income-eligible families who utilize Utah Community Action’s services. Donors purchase holiday necessities and gifts for children, families, and the elderly. Utah Community Action’s staff and volunteers organize and distribute the donations each year to help families experience the joy of the season.

In addition, families are invited to shop for items which include winter coats, hats, scarves, clothing, shoes, toys, hygiene essentials like toothbrushes and toothpaste, books, and more.

“Our annual event is only possible due to the thoughtful contributions of our donors, staff and volunteers,” said Joni Clark, Chief Development Officer. “Their dedication is paramount as we deliver holiday joy to the children and families we serve during their journey to self-sufficiency.”

The media is invited to attend the Operation Chimney Drop distribution day, where families will pick up their holiday items.

WHAT: Operation Chimney Drop Holiday Event
WHEN: Friday, December 14th – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
WHERE: James R. Russell Head Start, 1240 N. American Beauty Drive, Salt Lake City

About Utah Community Action

Since 1965, Utah Community Action (formerly known as Salt Lake Community Action Program) has provided comprehensive services that address the many factors that affect an individual’s ability to attain self-sufficiency. Our holistic services address many needs: early childhood and adult education, housing, holistic case management, employment, food security, health, and crisis services. utahca.org

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