The Road Home

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

There is a great ad agency I've worked with in downtown Salt Lake that is spearheading this important campaign for homeless children in the city. Read the info below and help a child in need! What a great thing it would be to do with your own children as you get them ready for back-to-school! Below is the info about the program and a list of locations where you can pick an apple and help a homeless child.

UPDATE: Intrepid just emailed me and said the number of kids in need has doubled this week. More children have moved into the shelter. This is very important!

Each summer The Road Home partners with Intrepid on our Apple Tree Campaign. Apple Tree helps kids staying at the shelter or in our housing programs get ready for the new school year by providing them new clothes, shoes, and school supplies.

The needs of a child are listed on apples which can be "picked" at participating Staples, DownEast, and Payless ShoeSource locations in Salt Lake. The clothing, shoes or school supplies purchased at the participating location should be left there at the time of purchase and will then be given to children at The Road Home on August 13. A full list of participating locations, including Intrepid, can be found here.
Apple TreeGetting ready for a new school year is an important for kids at The Road Home. The cost of new clothes, shoes or school items is often out of reach for parents who are working to move their families out of shelter and back into housing. Having the supplies they need to begin a new year makes a big difference for kids already making the difficult transitions that come with homelessness.

On August 13, just before the school starts again, clothing and school supplies will be given out to all our children. Children who might not have been at The Road Home when the campaign started will also receive school supplies and clothing. This way, we make sure every child has what they need to start school.
Over seven years, Apple Tree has helped equip more than 380 children with the tools they need to head back to school in the fall. Upwards of 13,500 articles of clothing and school supplies have been donated by our generous community, each one was then delivered to a child staying at our shelter or in our housing programs.

From July 16 - Aug. 13, you can pick an apple at the following locations:

375 West 200 South, Ste 275, Salt Lake City

Payless ShoeSource
11511 Parkway Plaza Dr, South Jordan (The District)
Jordan Landing-7083 S. Plaza Center Drive, West Jordan
575 E University Mall, Orem
484 N. 950 W. Space A, American Fork
1917 W. 1800 N. Clinton (in Super Walmart)
7015 S. 1300 E., Midvale
729 King Street, Layton
Layton Hills Mall-1038 N. Hillfield Rd, Layton
2274 S. 1300 E. STE G1, Sugarhouse
1216 Newgate Mall, Ogden

729 N main, Tooele
183 E 12300 S., Draper (Draper Peaks)

DownEast Basics – Fashion Place Mall, 6191 South State Street, Murray
DownEast Basics – 1076 Layton Hills Mall, Layton
DownEast Basics – Newgate Mall, 36th Street Wall Avenue, Ogden
DownEast Basics – 1200 Towne Center Blvd, Provo
DownEast Basics – South Town Center, 10010 South State Street, Sandy
DownEast Basics – The District, 11400 Bangerter Highway, South Jordan
DownEast Basics - University Mall, 575 East University Parkway, Orem
DownEast Home & Clothing – 152 E. 12300 S., Draper
DownEast Home & Clothing – 411 W. 1425 N., Layton
DownEast Home & Clothing – 79 N. State Street, Orem
DownEast Home & Clothing – 7880 S. 1300 E., Sandy
DownEast Home & Clothing – 1170 E. 2100 S., Sugarhouse
DownEast Outfitters – 34 W. 600 N., American Fork
DownEast Outfitters – 2255 N. University Parkway, Provo
DownEast Outfitters – 1400 Foothill Dr., Salt Lake City
DownEast Basics – 170 South Rio Grande Street, Suite A., Salt Lake City

Staples - 10355 South State Street, Sandy
Staples - 3560 South 2700 West, West Valley City
Staples - 624 East 400 South, Salt Lake City

Sanctuary Day Spa
Sanctuary Day Spa - Gateway Mall-42 South Rio Grande, Salt Lake City
Sanctuary Day Spa - South Towne Mall - 10450 South State St #1406 Sandy

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