SANDY (July 27, 2015) – The Salt Lake Board of Realtors® will hold its annual Christmas in July event at The Road Home homeless shelter on Friday, July 31 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 210 South Rio Grande Street (455 West) in downtown Salt Lake City.
This year nearly 300 people (more than half children) will be given basic daily living necessities. Each individual will receive a backpack filled with games, toys, books, back-to-school items, blankets, clothing and personal hygiene items.
At 9 a.m., Santa and Mrs. Clause will make an appearance on a fire truck with a police escort. In addition, games, crafts, and lunch will be provided.
“It is a privilege for Realtors® to partner with The Road Home during the summer months when donations are at a low point,” said Dave Robison, president of the Salt Lake Board of Realtors®. “The Road Home is Utah’s largest homeless shelter offering emergency housing. For as little as $9, one person can be moved off the street and into the shelter for a night.”
In addition to the Christmas in July event, The Salt Lake Board of Realtors® makes a cash donation each year from the proceeds of a charity dinner and auction. Over the past five years the Salt Lake Board of Realtors® has given more than $100,000 to The Road Home.
According to The Road Home, a family is much better suited to address whatever challenges it faces within the comfort, safety, and privacy of its own home. In addition, children are better served having a room of their own, in which to do their schoolwork; and there is a therapeutic element to housing that best serves everyone in the long run.
About the Salt Lake Board of REALTORS®
The Salt Lake Board of REALTORS® is the Wasatch Front’s voice of real estate and the No. 1 source for housing market information. Established in 1917, the Salt Lake Board of REALTORS® is a leader in protecting private property rights. As Utah’s largest real estate trade association, the Salt Lake Board of REALTORS® assists its members to better serve the public through continuing education, advocacy and a professional code of ethics.