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New Utah homeless resource centers in dire need of donations

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New Utah homeless resource centers in dire need of donations. (Photo: KUTV)

If the empty shelves don't pull at your heartstrings, imagine walking in wet shoes during the winter.

The new resource centers in the Salt Lake valley are in need of donations.

As soon as today, they are ready to take new or gently used items off your hands.

2News went behind the scenes to see where your donation is going.

The new Gail Miller Resource Center opened about 5 weeks ago. The center provides all the needs for anyone they help, but they need donations to make it possible.

As winter approaches, they’re asking the community to step up as they are still transitioning from their downtown location in the Rio Grande district.

Reporter Morgan Saxton asked what the difference is between giving to the center versus someone off the street.

“If you do continue to donate to people on the street, it could enable them to be more shelter resistant," said Matthew Melville, the director of homeless services for Catholic Community Services.

On Friday morning, roughly half a dozen students from Salt Lake Community College spent their first day of fall break helping organize the supplies.

"Be more open-minded and not judge people, and that the best way I've done it is through service," said Danielle Davis, a student at SLCC.

Melville mentioned they are in need of warm clothes, specifically, but they do accept donations any time of the year.

The three homeless services providers are asking the community to answer our call for donations of warm clothing, underwear, socks, hats, coats, gloves for men and women, travel-size hygiene items, first aid kits, volunteer hours, monetary donations, etc.

You can stop by during regular business hours to drop off any donation.

Gail Miller Resource Center (men and women)

  • 242 Paramount Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84115

Geraldine E. King (women only)

  • 131 E 700 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

The Road Home’s resource center for 300 men located in South Salt Lake will be accepting clients in November.