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Red Rock Canyon School To Take Part In KONY's Coins For Kids Program


Red Rock Canyon School, a residential treatment center for troubled teens, will take part in local radio station KONY's annual Christmas present drive for families in need.

St. George, UT (PRWEB) December 18, 2012

The holiday season provides Red Rock Canyon School, a residential treatment center for troubled teens, many fresh opportunities to help families in need. The school is engaged in assorted community service projects throughout the year, but the help families receive during the holiday season is usually received with an extra sense of appreciation. Red Rock has participated in KONY's Coins For Kids program in recent years to great success.

KONY, a local radio station, hosts the Coins For Kids program every year. The program is a donation initiative that will culminate in a shopping effort at Walmart next week. Participating volunteers are given a list of toys wanted by area families who are unable to buy presents for their children. KONY's program has been a resounding success in past years.

Red Rock Canyon's Transition Director, Barry Moore, explains that “Community service is an essential facet of a residential treatment center for troubled teens. We use it to reorient youths to engaging with the outside world as they approach their graduation date.” Barry says further that community service is a privilege earned only by students who have demonstrated the most growth through the Red Rock Canyon School program.

The day after the kids complete their shopping, they'll convene at the Dixie Center along with many other volunteers to wrap the presents they purchased. This year's volunteers include US Marines and other community members.

The school has an upcoming project to volunteer at an area Deseret Industries location, though the details of the event are still being firmed up.

Many community members and needy families have also taken part in the Thanksgiving dinner offered annually at the school by owner Frank Habibian. The dinner feeds as many as 1,300-1,500 people in need.

The school is always looking for new opportunities for their students to help out locally, and any local businesses or organizations are encouraged to contact Transitions Director Barry Moore at barry(at) with proposals for future volunteering projects.

If you are interested in taking part in KONY's Coins For Kids program along with Red Rock Canyon School, our students will be shopping and wrapping on Wednesday and Thursday the 19th and 20th of December, respectively.

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