Wish Trees at Stephen Wade Auto Center

Children and Families in Southern Utah need our help! There are over 500 at-risk children in our area that are either homeless, living in camping situations, or are doubled up with another family. At Stephen Wade Auto Center we want to ensure members of our community have the supplies they need. Beginning on Black Friday all Stephen Wade Dealerships will be collecting supplies for Switchpoint, Children’s Justice Center, The Washington County School District Foundation, and Youth Futures. These partners will distribute the supplies to children and families in our area.

Click on one of the charities below to learn more.

About the Charities We've Pledged to Support

Switchpoint Community Resource Center

The mission of the Switchpoint Community Resource Center is “to empower those in need by addressing the underlying cause of poverty; providing a comprehensive plan, and supporting their journey to self-sufficiency.” Switchpoint provides much more than just food and shelter to the homeless. They offer an individualized approach to helping their clients and offer a wide range of assistance to people in need. They provide access to computers, classes, a thrift store on site, doggy day care, and a community garden along with access to the fruits and vegetables it produces. Switchpoint Community Resource Center also takes a variety of resources available throughout the community and coordinates between different entities to offer more comprehensive help to the homeless and those struggling with poverty. With help from community partners, including charities like United Way Dixie, the Dove Center, and the Salvation Army, as well as governmental agencies such as the Department of Workforce Services, the Department of Motor Vehicles, and Washington County School District, Switchpoint can proudly say that as a community they are able to be the switch point in someone’s life.

Youth Futures

Youth Futures provides safe shelter, collaborative resources, respectful guidance and diverse support to homeless, unaccompanied, runaway and at-risk youth in both northern and southern Utah. They offer overnight shelter, drop-in services allowing youth to access food, clothing, hygiene items, laundry facilities,computer stations, and case

Washington County School District Foundation

The purpose of the Washington County School District Foundation is to enhance the quality of education of the students of Washington County by providing the resources necessary through private funding that are not provided through the traditional sources. The students they serve are the future leaders of our communities, our state and our country. They may be our doctor, our lawyer, our home builder or our grocery store manager. What ever their dream is, the foundation can help them accomplish it.

If our students are given a more enriched education and are learning stronger skills, they will help our country to remain strong. We invite you to help us with this effort. Your donation to any of the foundations programs will assist them in helping our students and teachers. Read more about the Deseret Education Article.