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SL CBH Staff is off to the races during the Olympic summer BBQ

Design of the Times Lisman Studio Interior Design team has generously adopted the Salt Lake Christmas Box House for their 2011 service project. Each month, we look forward to seeing what they will choose to do to make a difference for the children. They have made elaborate holiday crafts with the kids, beautifully decorated the lobby Christmas tree, taken the kids to a fancy restaurant for dinner and donated urgently needed clothing items. They are talented partners who truly make the children feel valued.

Moab and More The Grand County Family Support Center at the Moab Christmas Box House is a state licensed facility that assists families by offering a safe, homelike environment where parents can bring their children during times of high stress, emergency, or crisis. We feed the children while they are at our facility as well as children that are going hungry right here in Moab. Our mission is to protect children, strengthen families and create a caring community. During the 2010-2011 year, the Center had the opportunity to serve approximately 250 children and 178 families of our community. We currently are working on the outside of the building giving it a much needed face lift. And thanks to Zion’s Bank and Mountain American Credit Union, we have two beautiful flower beds which they sponsored and planted, as well as a newly painted fence around the building. Our staff continues to provide fun and exciting activities for the children that include field trips to the museum, fire station and national parks. Moab City Police Department brought the DARE truck over and spoke with the children, while the Grand County Sheriff ’s Office came with a presentation about internet safety. The local fire station also gave the children a ride on the fire truck.

The first Christmas Box House: Moab, UT

The Family Support Center is funded by the Utah Department of Human Services (DHS) and community donations. Services are free for children and families. Even during times of economic uncertainty, the Center continues to provide the best care possible for families in our community. Now the Family Support Center has a challenge that will affect all of Grand County, because unfortunately our DHS funds have been cut by $37,000. In order to continue our high quality of care, we are currently seeking donations of food (both perishable and non-perishable items), toys (new or like new for ages 0 to 12 years of age), and clothing (also from 0 to 12). And as always any monetary donation is greatly appreciated.

sit back and chillax Goldman Sachs, a tremendous ongoing business donor, partnered with Motor Sportsland and acquired a new loveseat for the Salt Lake Christmas Box House teen girl’s therapy office. This was much needed and has long been wished for! When the girls visit the therapist, they feel relaxed in this comfortable and fun setting.

Ups and Downs, in a good way Thirty-three Christmas Box children and staff were able to enjoy all of the thrills and chills of Lagoon amusement park on a perfect summer day, thanks to the generosity of Elevation Church in Kaysville. From parking passes to picnic lunches, the congregation provided all the necessities for a memorable and exciting day at Lagoon. Thank you for making our ride of life so thrilling!

Popcorn Summer First Western Advisors sponsored a prescreening event of the much anticipated movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 on Thursday, July 14th at Jordan Commons. This was part of an annual appreciation event they provide for their clients. This also included a fundraising opportunity for CBI as well as donated tickets so that children and staff could enjoy the show. The event included a short film presentation about Richard Paul Evans and an overview of CBI activities. It was a fun time for their clients and their families, many who came in costume. With a generous match by a partnering foundation the event brought in $6,075 for the children. Children at the Ogden shelter were also able to participate in a special 3-D sneak preview of this longawaited film at Walker Cinemas, courtesy of Mad Eye Moody aka Dr. Reinhart.

CBI Newsleter SUMMER 2011  

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