SALT LAKE CITY — More than 4,400 items, including clothing, shoes and backpacks, were delivered to 200-plus children living at The Road Home Shelter last week, thanks to the donations of families participating in the Apple Tree program.
“We are overwhelmed at the generosity of the community and our partners in fulfilling these deserving children’s back-to-school needs,” said Chris Thomas, owner/officer of Intrepid, a hybrid public relations agency that coordinated the campaign.
Apples were labed with back-to-school items at businesses including Old Navy, Payless ShoeSource, Staples, Downeast and Intrepid. Individuals could purchase the items indicated and drop them off to benefit homeless families.
Gift cards worth $1,600 were also donated to the shelter, which will be used to benefit children who move into the shelter during the school year.