Craft Lake City and Utah Foster Care have partnered to host a gift drive at the Fifth Annual Craft Lake City Holiday Market Presented By Google Fiber to benefit foster kids and families in Utah. Utah Foster Care will be accepting donations of gifts, toys, children’s clothes, & artisan-made goods at the Craft Lake City table during both days of the Holiday Market, to be held Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2 at Ogden Union Station. Multiple Market vendors will also be offering discounts on gift purchases made for donation to the gift drive. These vendors will have signs at their booths letting attendees know. The Annual Craft Lake City Holiday Market is the perfect place to shop during the gift-giving season and we encourage attendees to consider purchasing products to donate from vendors at the Holiday Market.
“Utah’s foster families dedicate their days and nights to helping Utah’s vulnerable children. Your generosity not only provides essentials but also speaks volumes to these children and families, telling them they are seen, valued, and loved by a community that cares,” says Amanda Walker, Utah Foster Care’s Director of Communications. “Together, we’re not just changing their circumstances; we’re fostering hope for their future, one act of kindness at a time.”
The Holiday Market gift drive has been an annual achievement since 2021, with previous gift drives serving an accumulated 36 families in Utah and last year’s gift drive earning 160 total purchased gifts.
“As we’ve seen in the last two years, our Holiday Market community is incredibly giving. We’re so happy to be partnering with Utah Foster Care for this year’s gift drive to help spread the giving season to even more families throughout Utah,” says Angela H. Brown, Craft Lake City’s Executive Director.
This isn’t the first partnership between Craft Lake City and Utah Foster Care, as they previously partnered on a “Blast Into Summer” rocket launch
in June 2023 to foster families associated with the Utah Foster Care Association as a fun and educational way to connect all shapes of families, traditional and nontraditional, at a resilience-focused, cooperative learning event.
The Holiday Market will be held over the course of two days, Fri., Dec. 1 from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 2 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Over 120 local artisans, vintage vendors, craft foodies, performers, festival food vendors and game designers will be present at the market to show off and sell their works and wares. Find out more about the Holiday Market here.