Every year thousands of local children wonder if Santa will visit their home. This year, the situation is even more bleak than usual because there are fewer agency resources throughout the valley. That leaves Ogden-Weber Community Action Partnership’s Community Christmas program as one of the only local Christmas assistance programs available to low-income families not already registered with other agencies.
What is Community Christmas?
Community Christmas includes a supervised carnival area with activity stations for the children to play at while their parent’s shop. Parents can select from donated items, such as new and used toys, winter gear and clothing, in addition to grocery and household items, all provided at no cost to the families.
Approximately 500 unpaid volunteers staff Community Christmas, and every penny raised from the event go straight to the families. Families in need, not already receiving other assistance, can apply for tickets to the event through OWCAP by calling 801-399-9281
Donate by December 15th: Cash donations can be made on their website http://www.communitychristmasut.org or checks can be sent to OWCAP directly, please make checks out to OWCAP write Community Christmas in the memo line. 3159 Grant Ave Ogden UT 84401
Please take UNWRAPPED gift donations to any of our giving tree locations. (We cannot accept wrapped gifts due to safety concerns.)
Current Giving tree locations:
Winegar’s grocery stores
Intermountain Hearing Centers
Bravo Arts Academy
Inwest Title Services (West Haven location)
Lash Effect in Layton
Smiths (Kaysville & Layton)
Wasatch Physical Therapy
Mountain Vista Dental Care (Harrisville)
RealtyPath (South Ogden location)
Felt Family Dentistry (Layton & Roy)
And any other locations added will be updated on our website.
Donate New/Used items
We accept new and used items for children infant to 18, such as:
Baby wipes, diapers, and pull-ups
Infant/children’s hygiene items (diaper rash cream, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, lotion/hair brushes, etc.)
Princess or superhero anything
Legos, blocks, building toys
Art supplies, science kits, books, educational toys
Winter gear (hats, gloves, scarves, boots, coats, snowsuits)
Shoes, socks, tights
Gift cards for establishments in the Ogden area for the teenage siblings, such as movie theaters, bowling, gas, food, fun centers, & clothing stores
Host a donation drive for new and used clothing, toys, coats, groceries, etc.or fundraising to help purchase items. Help with set-up or clean-up: ages 4-94 and strong arms help! Help the day of we need youth groups in particular to help the Christmas Carnival, adults to help in the Christmas Store, and volunteers in the other stations.
Scout & youth projects
To volunteer please contact Bonnie Randall 801-628-2490