Hugs for the Holidays Donation Drive Benefitting The Road Home Shelter

At The Advocates, we are always looking for ways to positively impact our communities, and the holiday season offers the perfect opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those around us. We are excited to announce that we have partnered with BOB FM and The Road Home to host the Hugs for the Holidays donation drive.

What Is Hugs for the Holidays?

Since 2020, Utah has seen a 16% increase in people using emergency and temporary shelters. From 2022-2023, the state saw a 10% rise in people experiencing homelessness for the first time. Winter is an especially difficult time to be unhoused.

Hugs for the Holidays aims to give unsheltered people in the Salt Lake area a safer and warmer winter by providing them with clothing and hygiene items. All donations will benefit unhoused people at The Road Home shelters and throughout the community.

How Can I Contribute?

Attend the Hugs for the Holidays donation event

On Saturday, December 16th, The Advocates and BOB FM will be at our Murray office accepting donations from 11:00 am-1:00 pm. Everyone who donates at the event will be entered into a drawing to win exciting prizes, like a $500 Visa gift card, jewelry, and concert tickets.

Utilize The Advocates’ drop-off boxes

If you can’t make it to the event, you can still help make a difference. From now until December 15th, three of The Advocates’ offices (addresses below) will have donation boxes on site. Simply drop by any time during office hours to make your donation. We’ll deliver all donations to the shelters.

What Items Are Being Accepted?

We will accept any new and gently used warm clothes for adults and children (gloves, hats, socks, etc.), but The Road Home has outlined their most urgent needs below:

  • Men’s Underwear (NEW)
  • Women’s Underwear (NEW)
  • Shampoo, Conditioner (Full-Sized)
  • Towels
  • Ethnic Hair and Skin Products
  • Laundry Detergent (Pods or Liquid Preferred)
  • Size 5 and 6 Diapers
  • Women’s Sports Bras

Other helpful items include:

  • Machine-washable, adult-sized blankets (avoid bulky comforters)
  • Winter boots (all sizes)
  • Scarves
  • Coats
  • Belts
  • Shower shoes (flip flops)
  • Body wash
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Water bottles
  • Backpacks

Donation Drive Event Details

Date and time: Saturday, December 16th, 11:00 am-1:00 pm

Location: The Advocates’ Murray law office; 737 E. Winchester St. Murray, UT 84107

Details: Come drop off your donations and enter to win a variety of prizes!


Donations can also be made at the following Advocates’ offices from now until December 15th.

Murray office: 737 E. Winchester St. Murray, UT 84107

American Fork office: 388 W Main St, American Fork, UT 84003

Ogden office: 533 26th St, Ogden, UT 84401

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