annual christmas service project
On December 17th, 2016, we were fortunate enough to be able to help provide Christmas to a total of 452 families in our community. These families had an average of 3-4 children and were comprised of Refugees, unemployed and single parents, as well as women & children living in Shelters. The parents of each family were provided with new/used clothing, a $50 gift certificate for groceries, a turkey for a nice Holiday meal, and each child received two new toys and new clothing. Our goal is to serve 500 families in need. We hope that most of the Families we serve will be adopted by Individuals and Families like you.
The Families, who are not adopted, will come for a Christmas celebration on:
DATE: Saturday, December 23, 2017
TIME: 10:00 AM – 1:00PM
PLACE: Bryant Middle School, 40 South 800 East, SLC, UT 84102
annual mother’s day service project
We were so fortunate this year to have had the opportunity to serve 437 wonderful Mothers in our community with a special Mother’s Day Celebration. These ladies came from shelters, refugee groups, and several other organizations in the valley that help families in crisis.
As the women arrived, they were directed to a room where they could leave their children in the care of several volunteers in a room where they could play and make cards for their mothers. The women were then able to take a seat in a cafeteria where a two-hour musical program ensued while they relaxed and enjoyed lunch. We also had the unique opportunity to pamper most of the women with manicures, makeovers, and hair styling, thanks to the wonderful volunteers from the Taylor Andrews Beauty School. The event was rounded off with a performance from a Mariachi Band, which had all of us, Hispanics, Americans, Africans, Christians, and Muslims, dancing together in the spirit of friendship. As the dancing died down and the children reunited with their mothers, each woman was given a gift bad filled with makeup, toiletries, and feminine hygiene products.
Several ladies expressed their sincere appreciation for this gift, as most of them are facing many challenges in their personal lives. Most of them never have the chance to relax and enjoy the company of other women and this event created a moment of liberation and joy in their times of hardship and will have an impact on their lives for good. During the event, and in the days following, we received phone calls of appreciation from the leaders of the organizations, wishing to express how much this event meant to them. One leader told us that all of the ladies in her group felt that, for the first time, they were treated like equals.