Project Wee Care is held at unoccupied retail space in the Millard Community. The Millard Business Community Foundation partners with and communicates with area businesses, each of the 35 Millard Public schools, and residents in our community to let them know about the growing needs to serve and support students and families in the Millard Public School district.
Because of our Paybac partnership with the Millard Public Schools, the Millard Business Community Foundation is able to advertise and promote Project Wee Care to Millard Public School families. Meetings are held with the school counselors to identify families that are eligible for service and support through Project Wee Care. A Project Wee Care Committee meets regularly to plan the event and coordinate fundraising activities.
We had more than 150 volunteers on our distribution day who greeted families and loaded their vehicles with boxes of enough perishable and nonperishable food to carry them through at least a two-week period during the school holiday break. Boxes were filled with food items including: turkeys, hams, packages of ground beef, cheese, bags of potatoes, apples, oranges, canned vegetables and fruit and an assortment of other canned goods, cereal, pasta, peanut butter, jelly, and bread. Packages of toilet paper, boxes of kleenex, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, combs, bottles of shampoo and many other hygiene items were supplied. All of these items were donated through drives conducted by student organizations and groups in the Millard Public Schools; by Millard business owners at their offices; and by residents and civic organizations in the Millard community.
Please enjoy our photo gallery below to see our volunteers in action and take a virtual tour of our Project Wee Care site - or as we affectionately call it - "the North Pole."