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Angel Giving Tree campaign kicks off to help homeless youth

Posted at 4:25 PM, Dec 01, 2014

SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah — Salt Lake County kicked off its annual Angel Giving Tree campaign for homeless youth Monday morning.

County Youth Services partnered with a local nonprofit organization called ShelterKids, which helps abused, neglected and at-risk teens.

The Angel Giving Trees will stand in the lobby of the Salt Lake County government center’s north building. Mayor Ben McAdams encouraged Salt Lake County employees to select an ornament at random and donate the item written on the back.

“You pick up one of the tags on this tree, and on the back it’ll say a product or something one of our kids need, whether it’s toothpaste and deodorant, or other hygiene products, or something,” the mayor said. “And you can pick it up and go and purchase that product, and bring it back to make a donation, and then we’ll get it to the kids.”

For more information on how to participate in Angel Giving trees, visit youth.slco.org.