At South Salt Lake's Lincoln Elementary, there is a volunteer who puts in full-time hours. This spring, Lizzie Whiffen came aboard to help keep a school store stocked. But soon, Whiffen was reading with refugee children and organizing a pillow drive.
Candy Cane Corner opened Friday for the 20th year at the Utah PaperBox building at 340 W. 200 South. The holiday store provides gifts to children, youths and families who are clients of YWCA Utah, Volunteers of America-Utah and Road Home.
A refugee who was widowed two years ago, Rebecca Atem is a full-time parent as well as a full-time provider for her three children, and she still finds time to participate with them in the YMCA. She was honored by Armour foods' "Great moms" campaign.
When a group of Nova Southeastern University baseball players realized a new teammate from Venezuela wouldn't be going home for a three-week holiday break like the rest of the team, they decided to pitch in.