SNAPPED: Peace House empty blankets shelves filled by donations

PARK CITY, Utah — Jan McCosh, Town Administrator of Hideout, joined a group of Wasatch County Municipal leaders to tour the Peace House earlier this fall. During the visit, Executive Director Kendra Wyckoff led the group through a storage room where McCosh noticed an empty shelf marked “blankets.”

Concerned, McCosh learned from Wycoff that “blankets are one of the first items requested by those escaping violence.”

Wycoff continued explaining that caregivers with children frequently come to the Peace House with only the clothing on their backs and begin a journey to rebuild their and their children’s lives in a physically safe environment.

“A new blanket can be used both in the safe quarters as well as taken with the individual to their more permanent housing situation as they set up a healthy and safe living situation out in the community,” she said.

McCosh returned to Hideout and said, “Let’s fill those shelves!” The Hideout Community Development Committee conducted a Blanket Drive encouraging the residents to donate new twin-size cotton blankets to Town Hall during the month of November.

On Wednesday, Dec. 6, the Peace House received 100 blankets and $500 in cash donations.

With that need filled for now, the Peace House requests gift cards in $15, $25, $50, and $75 increments from Smith’s, Walmart, TJ Maxx, and gas cards. Donations can be made here.

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