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“SANTA” delivers holiday cheer to 300 kids in foster care



MURRAY, Utah – Some foster children in Utah won’t have to go without this holiday season, thanks to airmen from Hill Air Force Base and athletes from the University of Utah.

They’re part of Utah Foster Care’s Santa’s Brigade. Their mission is to make the holidays a little brighter for kids who are trying to adjust to a new home.

Santa’s Brigade spread holiday cheer to 300 kids in foster care in Northern Utah as University of Utah athletes delivered Christmas trees and decorations.

“Everything was donated, so all it takes is manpower,” said Stevenson Sylvester, former Pittsburgh Steeler & U of U football player. “Just to see their excitement today when we deliver these trees is just going to be epic.”

Airmen from the 419th and 388th showered kids with nearly 800 gifts.

“We’re here to bless all the families with things they don’t have or more that they need,” said Tech Sgt. Neysa Henson.

The volunteers use their own vacation time to be part of this special day.

“I am so humbled that they take time out of their schedules, they use their personal resources, they take personal leave to come make a difference in the lives of these kids,” said Karrie Scott, a foster parent.

Scott has adopted six children from foster care.

“Sometimes the families have made bad choices,” she said. “The parents are struggling with something, but that’s not the kids’ fault.”

To see their faces light up during a challenging time is the best gift she could ask for.

“Everybody deserves a home, everybody deserves to be loved,” she said.

For more information about ways to donate to Utah Foster Care, click here.




Foster Care Kids Need Love Too


14 DAYS OF GIVING. This game is very simple. We all know the holidays are approaching and even though it’s nice to receive gifts, there’s no gift like giving. This game consists of giving something everyday to someone you don’t know. It doesn’t matter how much or how little you have. It can be advice, it can be a smile, it could be a hug, it could be a few dollars. You have to do this for 14 days (ends on Christmas Day). GAME STARTS ON THURSDAY 12/12/13 Now in order to know if you’re playing the game all you have to do is COMMENT BELOW AND SAY “I’m in” and post a status daily that says: “#14daysofgiving Day 1 – COMPLETE or INCOMPLETE”. You don’t have to put what you gave or how much you gave. Just a status to let everyone know you did your part. This needs to be posted before 11:59pm EVERYDAY. For every day that you have an incomplete, you have to give to TWO people you don’t know the following day. That’s all. Now watch how good you feel when this is over! You ready? SHARE and encourage your friends and family to play! Also send your monetary donations to https://www.wepay.com/donations/fostercarekidsneedlovetoo God Bless!