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November 16, 2017

Salt Lake County Youth Services to kickoff annual angel tree donation campaign

Carol Hendrycks - Email
385-468-4502
177 W Price Avenue, Salt Lake City, UT 84115

SALT LAKE COUNTY, UT – Salt Lake County Deputy Mayor Karen Hale will announce and launch the annual countywide Angel Giving Tree Donation Campaign on November 21st in partnership with ShelterKids, a local non-profit organization that has been providing support to homeless, abused, neglected, at-risk teens and young adults served by Salt Lake County Youth Services.
Hear from Trevor Smith, the Milestone Transitional Living Program House Manager for young men, whose personal journey is exemplary in his ability to connect, engage and serve youth and families in need throughout many cities in the United States and Haiti. Smith, age 23 will share his experiences serving and dedicating his time, money and compassion with interfaith community programs, youth summer camps and other youth related programs.

Handcrafted ornaments donated by volunteers from the community will be hung on the Angel Giving Trees available inside the Salt Lake County Government Center north building atrium. Salt Lake County employees and the community are encouraged to select an ornament that has been appropriately labeled to represent an item needed for youth such as clothing, shoes, games or toys. Donations are gladly accepted at the Salt Lake County Mayor’s office or delivered to Salt Lake County Youth Services by December 19th and will be distributed to youth in need for the holidays at Salt Lake County Youth Services. “The donations we receive go directly to clients we serve that are struggling during this holiday season. The generosity and support our county employees and community have shown over the past 12 years is appreciated,” said Carolyn Hansen, Salt Lake County Youth Services Director. Donated items should be new and unwrapped.

For more information about the Angel Giving Tree campaign and how you can participate, please contact Carol at 385-468-4502 or email chendrycks@slco.org. For a complete donation list visit: slco.org/youth/donations

WHO: Salt Lake County Deputy Mayor Karen Hale Salt Lake County and Salt Lake County Youth Services Staff, Shelterkids Board Members
Milestone Transitional Living Program House Manager Trevor Smith
WHAT: Countywide Angel Giving Tree Donation Campaign Kickoff
WHEN: November 21st – 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
WHERE: Salt Lake County Government Center N. Bldg, 2001 South State Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84190

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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 15 programs offer 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.

About Shelterkids 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 Services.


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