Alumni from Leadership Utah gathered Tuesday with employees of the Salt Lake Chamber to participate in the Road Home’s annual clothing and fundraising drive. While Leadership Utah has participated in the fundraiser for the past six years, this year’s participation was bolstered by providing hygiene kits for Utah’s homeless population.
“It’s amazing to think about how important such basic things can be to people who have the misfortune of being homeless,” said alumnus Donald Murray, an executive with United Health Care.
Kits contained the essential items for homeless individuals to maintain personal hygiene, including combs, toothbrushes and toothpaste, soap, and new hand towels.
Leadership Utah also stationed alumni at the Salt Lake shelter of the Road Home to help with the intake, organization and storage of donations given by Valley residents during the drive.
“It’s a good thing,” said Murray. “It’s a very exciting project and something we’re very happy to be a part of every year.”
Designed by the Salt Lake Chamber, Leadership Utah is a program intended to provide opportunities for business leaders to learn more about the challenges facing the community. In its 24-year history, Leadership Utah has graduated more than 1,000 participants – all of whom are dedicated to making an impact on their community.