Spirit of giving, compassion alive and well in CH

Spirit of giving, compassion alive and well in CH
Posted on 01/04/2013

Thanks to many people who live and work in Cottonwood Heights, city employees were able to deliver food, gifts, and vouchers to six local families through this year’s Sub for Santa program and help them celebrate the holidays with a little more hope and cheer.


The families, with a combined total of 18 children, were in need of a little extra compassion this year, and many people gladly volunteered to take care of their needs. In addition to buying specific gifts for these children and their caregivers, Cottonwood Heights’ employees, residents, students and business owners provided the following items:

  • Brighton High School students hosted a fundraiser and donated $2,000 of the proceeds.
  • City employees donated $670 in cash as well as gifts purchased for specific family members.
  • The Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center raised $79 in cash from their “Zumba-thon” and donated a one-year family pass to one of the families.
  • Dan’s Foods provided each family with all the fixings for a complete turkey dinner, right down to dessert!
  • Whitmore Library donated many scarves, mittens, socks and a blanket.
  • Friends, neighbors and family of Mayor Kelvyn and Laurie Cullimore adopted two families, providing funds and purchasing Christmas gifts for them.
  • Six student body officers from Brighton High School volunteered to wrap many of the gifts and get them ready to deliver.

We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all who helped make these families’ holiday a little brighter. We would especially like to thank the city employees who made up this year’s Sub for Santa committee—Renita Pullman, Emily Cebrowski, Ann Eatchel and Kellie Challburg.