SALT LAKE CITY - Bank of Utah plans to warm up Utah families in need this holiday season by sponsoring its annual "Warm Bodies, Warm Souls" coat drive, Nov. 25 - Dec. 13.
The public is invited to donate new and gently-used coats, hats, scarves, gloves, blankets and other cold-weather accessories at Bank of Utah's 18 branches and mortgage loan offices from Tremonton to Orem, and in Price and St. George. And, as a thank you to the community for its support, Bank of Utah is giving free candy cane hot cocoa mix samples to those who donate, courtesy of Stephen's Gourmet.
"It's truly unfortunate that there are many families and individuals in Utah who are unable to provide the most basic of needs for themselves and their children," said Douglas L. DeFries, Bank of Utah president. "That's why we sponsor our annual coat drive, to put warm coats on the backs and hats on the heads of the people in our communities who need them the most."
DeFries said that the bank's coat donations have been well received in the past by several Utah charities that struggle yearly to provide for Utah's needy during the winter months. Bank of Utah will donate the cold weather gear to The Erin Kimball Memorial Foundation in St. George, The Lantern House in Ogden, Cache Food Pantry in Logan, Tremonton Community Pantry, New Hope Crisis Center in Brigham City, Community Action Services and Food Bank in Orem, Crossroads Urban Center in Salt Lake City, Bountiful Community Food Pantry, and the Angel Tree and Community Clothing Closet in Price.
To donate to the "Warm Bodies, Warm Souls" coat drive, visit any of Bank of Utah's branches in Tremonton, Logan, Brigham City, Ogden, Layton, the Salt Lake area, Orem, Price and St. George. All Bank of Utah branches have decorated containers in which donations may be placed. Those who donate may also ask for a free sample of Stephen's Gourmet hot cocoa mix while supplies last.
For more information and location addresses visit: https://www.bankofutah.com/news/2013/warm-bodies-warm-souls.html.