LAKE COUNTY, UT – Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams will announce the
annual Youth Services Angel Tree Donation Campaign on November 22nd
in partnership with ShelterKids, a local non-profit organization that has
been providing items to abused, neglected and at-risk teens served by Salt
Lake County Youth Services. Hear from Erik Churcher, Milestone East House Manager and former client who has
benefited from the programs at Youth Services. He’ll share comments about his
personal journey and how the support he received helped to shape his future.
The Angel Giving Trees are decorated with handcrafted ornaments donated by
staff or community volunteer and will be on display inside the north building
of the Salt Lake County Government Center. Salt Lake County employees and the
community are encouraged to select an ornament that represents a needed gift
for a youth such as clothing, shoes, games or toys. Donations are gladly
accepted at the Salt Lake County Mayor’s office by December 19th
and will be distributed to children and youth in need for the holidays by
Salt Lake County Youth Services.
“We appreciate the generosity of county
employees supporting one of their own agencies within Human Services for the
past 11 years,” said Carolyn Hansen, Salt Lake County Youth Services Director.
For more information about the Angel Tree Campaign, an annual countywide
donation drive, and how you can participate, please contact call 385-468-4506
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Salt Lake County Youth Services
Since 1974, Salt Lake County
Youth Services has provided safety, shelter and support to children, youth
and their families in the Greater Salt Lake area. The program offers 15
services to Salt Lake County residents including substance abuse treatment,
residential shelter care for youth 0 to 18, after school programs, short and
long-term individual and family counseling, juvenile receiving centers, and
resources for homeless youth.
ShelterKids, Inc. is dedicated
to assisting children and youth who are victims of abuse, neglect or foster
care disruption by helping raise money and resources to provide emergency
residential care, counseling, prevention services and youth community
activities. The organization is comprised of an all-volunteer nonprofit board
supporting the youth participating in programs at Salt Lake County Youth