LOGAN — Earlier this year, Sub For Santa was in trouble. Donations were down and the nonprofit organization needed help. Director of Sub For Santa Susan Rasmussen, said that because of the generosity of the community, this year they were able to provide Christmas gifts to 1024 children, from 358 families. She says it was wonderful to see donations come in from the community, including an anonymous gift of ten-thousand dollars from a group of coworkers.
This past week, Sub For Santa invited needy families to the Bridgerland Applied Technology College, where gifts were given to the children. Rasmussen says each child was given 3 gifts they needed, like shoes, coats, and blankets. They were also given 2 to 3 gifts they wanted, like toys, electronics, and gift cards.
Rasmussen says it is such a joy for her and other volunteers to see the look in children’s eyes as they receive their gifts.
“You get to see the person who you’ve learned a little bit about and the tough times they’ve been going though,” said Rasmussen. “You just want to reach out and hug them and tell them it’s going to be okay.”
Rasmussen says she is so thankful for the community who stepped up and helped them this year. Donations can still be made either online or being mailed to the groups post office box. She says donations that are being made now will help them for future years.