For the second year in a row Ballet West Artist Jennifer Robinson has organized a coat and blanket drive for the less fortunate in Utah. I’ve copied her words to you below.
“The artists of Ballet West are hosting their second annual coat and blanket drive throughout the month of December. This year the dancers have partnered with Chevron and all donations will go to Volunteers of America’s homeless youth program. Volunteers of America classify youth as anyone under the age of 21 and estimate that on average, 300 youth are on the street every night in Utah. Approximately thirty percent of this number are actually parents themselves. The dancers are accepting new or gently used coats and blankets of any size and winter accessories such as hats, gloves, and scarves. Dancers will be available in the atrium of the Capitol Theatre for the hour before every performance of The Nutcracker to accept donations, greet patrons and sign autographs. Items can also be dropped in the large boxes in the atrium of the Capitol Theatre anytime during the day Monday through Saturday.”