Holiday Giving Guide
The holiday season is always a great time for reflection, gratitude, and service. Here at Southern Utah Cares we’ve had a great year with all of you and are truly grateful to be a part of this amazing Southern Utah community.
To help get into the true meaning of the season we’ve created a calendar with all the great giving opportunities in one place.
Here’s a quick rundown of what you’ll find:
Kony Coins for Kids and the Marine’s Toy’s for Tots. These are great opportunities to help bring Christmas to kids who are going through a difficult situation. There are many events going on where you can help support these groups, from eating out to getting your oil changed. You can also just drop off some toys at one of our great local businesses that are helping to collect toys for these organizations. Finally, there are also opportunities to help shop, wrap, or deliver presents as well.
Following the same line of helping bring Christmas to children in our community, the Hurricane Valley Christmas Tree Festival is going on from 12/3 – 12/5 and all proceeds from that will go towards the local Shop with a Cop.
There’s the Santa for Seniors – Adopt a Senior where you can make a senior’s day (and their Christmas) by ‘adopting’ a senior this Christmas season. By taking a little present and just spending a little time with them it will make all the difference in the world.
If you would like to donate food to needy families this year, the Utah Food Bank’s Holiday Food & Fund Drive is there to help. The Utah Food Bank acts as a distributor to all of our local shelters, pantries, and soup kitchens – get the food to them and they’ll get it to those that need it. There’s three ways to donate to them. First, you can purchase and leave items in the bins at the Smiths or Walmarts around town. Second, you can do a food drive and take it to the local Utah Food Bank location at 4416 S River Rd, St George, UT 84790. Finally, the food bank has more purchasing power and can use your financial donations to get more food than you could yourself. You can make a financial donation to the Utah Food Bank here. Learn more about the Holiday Food & Fund Drive here
There is also #StepUpSTG, a partnership with The Spectrum and the Washington County School District Foundation to help collect items like blankets and clothing for kids who are homeless or at-risk of being homeless. Bins have been placed at all the various schools around Washington County and at The Spectrum to help collect items for these kids.