Food, Clothing, Gift Drives 2021

  • October 28, 2021
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Donate food, new or gently used warm-weather clothing, or gifts to those in need in our community.

There are many organizations collecting items for those in need this time of year. Find a drive and donate! To add a drive to this list, email a link to radioactive@krcl.org

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Utah: Local businesses host our donation bins to help make donating your used clothing items more convenient. Remember larger items cannot be left outside these bins but can be donated at our Attended Donation Centers (see below). We can accept your used item donations 7 days a week! DONATION RECEIPT

EBC Winter Food and Clothing Drive, Dec. 10th from 7:30a-6:00p at Eccles Broadcast Center, 101 S. Wasatch Dr., SLC. FREE. Event by PBS Utah. “Bring frozen turkeys, hams, and other food or clothing items to help Utah families in need during the holiday season. Drive up to our tent in the parking lot and EBC employees will unload your items. Your monetary donation is also welcome and tax deductible. Make checks out to Crossroads Urban Center.”

Every Kid in a Coat is a grassroots effort to provide coats to as many Utah kids as possible this winter. To drop off new or gently-used (and clean) coats, send an email to everykidinacoat@gmail.com. To check out their Go Fund Me* drive, click here

The International Rescue Committee of Salt Lake City: The IRC in Salt Lake City is committed to supporting newly arrived refugees on their journey from harm to home. As part of that commitment, we provide refugees with the basics they will need to start rebuilding their lives here in the U.S. Join our efforts by gathering much-needed in-kind donations to assist newly arrived refugee families and individuals as they work to regain control of their future and positively integrate into our community. 

The Other Side Academy 2021 Angel Tree: "Join our 2021 Angel Tree Fundraiser and help us create a memorable Christmas for our students at The Other Side Academy! Our holiday celebration is filled with gratitude and family-like connections. For many of our students, this will be their first peaceful, healthy, and sober holiday celebration. Your donation will provide each student with new clothing, shoes, and other daily essentials. Donate to our Angel Tree fundraising campaign by emailing Tiffany@TheOtherSideAcademy.com or visit www.AngelTree2021.funraise.org."

Salt Lake County Giving Tree: "Every year, Salt Lake County Aging & Adult Services (AAS) partners with the community to bring a little holiday cheer to homebound older adults. AAS teams gather holiday gift requests from the agency’s most vulnerable clients and pass them on to caring donors by way of the Giving Tree — a holiday tree located at the Salt Lake County Government Center’s South Building Atrium (2001 S. State St., SLC). Donors can pick a name off the tree, shop for these gifts, and return them to AAS. Case workers deliver them to homebound seniors, the majority of whom wouldn’t receive a holiday gift without donors’ generosity. AARP Utah has provided a generous donation to AAS to sponsor the Giving Tree and will be taking on a holiday card writing campaign so that every senior gift recipient will also receive a handwritten, personalized note. Gifts made to Salt Lake County Aging & Adult Services are tax deductible. Learn more at slco.org/aging-adult-services/giving-tree."

Santacon SLC 2021, Dec. 11th at 6:00 p.m. at The Chakra Lounge, 364 State St., SLC. FREE. Event by Santacon. “Santacon is an annual fundraiser for Toys for Tots, and one of the biggest and best holiday parties in Utah. Bring an unopened toy to Santacon HQ (Chakra Lounge) to donate to our amazing local Toys for Tots! Bar Line-up Route: 1. Chakra Lounge 2. Green Pig, 3. Jackalope 4. Wasted Space 5. Bourbon House.” Questions: 801-808-2478 or redlotusentertainment1@gmail.com.

Unsheltered Utah Christmas Sort and Outreach, Dec. 19th at 1:00 p.m. at 46 Orange St., SLC. FREE. Event by Wendy Garvin and Unsheltered Utah. “The purpose of this event is to get donations of essential items out to the folks living unsheltered in the street. We provide warm clothes, boots, jackets, and winter clothing. Please review expectations for behavior and our privacy policy here. Please wear facial masks and close-toed shoes."  

Utah AIDS Foundation Personal Care Stockings: "Personal care items are some of the most expensive items that we all need to buy with our groceries, and these items severely strain the already tight budgets of individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS. By donating a festive holiday stocking filled with essential personal care items you can help ease the finances of a family living with HIV/AIDS during the busy holiday season. Please have lots of fun and be creative with these stockings! We request that personal care stockings be delivered to Utah AIDS Foundation by Wednesday, December 15th."

Utah AIDS Foundation Ribbon Tree Adoption: "Adopting a family or individual living or affected with HIV/AIDS makes a great holiday project for your family, company, club, or church group. In many cases, our clients and their family members request only the most basic of items, including clothing, bedding, and basic household items. To make your adoptions, visit our Red Ribbon Tree here. Remember all gifts must be unwrapped and delivered to the Utah AIDS Foundation by Wednesday, December 15, 2021.”

Volunteers of America of Utah: Donate new or gently used clean and sorted clothes to VOA's Center for Women and Children, Geraldine E. King Women's Resource Center, Youth Resource Center or Homeless Outreach Program. Click here for information.

Warm Winter Clothing Drive - Sort Donations, Dec. 11 from 10:30a-3:30p at Salt Lake City & County Building, 451 S. State St., SLC. Support our unsheltered neighbors by helping Salt Lake City and Volunteers of America collect and sort warm winter clothes. The purpose of this event is to replenish Volunteers of America's warm clothing collection that will later be distributed to unsheltered individuals in need. Volunteers will be retrieving donations from cars and helping to sort them. Click here to volunteer. 

* KRCL makes no assurances as to the veracity of outside organizations and their fundraising campaigns. Be sure to do your own research and make sure it's a real charity or community effort before donating, especially online. To learn more about donating to charity, visit usa.gov/donate-to-charity or this FTC website.

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