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image Utah Independent Living Center students proudly display toys and blankets they made for the Tooele County Animal Shelter. Pictured left to right, seated: Christina Gunderson, Cameron Gunderson, Joshua Curtis and Dottie Henderson. Standing left to right: Melanie Roundy, Brooke Williams, Mark Martin, Michela Mathis, Miguel Zapata, Ben Reistetter, Michael Collins and Kendall Curtis.

November 28, 2017
Living center donates toys, blankets for animal shelter

The Utah Independent Living Center in Tooele recently completed a community service project that benefited the local animal shelter.

Twelve adults from the center brought fleece material to class and learned several new skills during the service project. They learned how to tie blankets, braid tug toys, and more importantly, how to work together.

By the end of the class, the participants made 11 animal blankets, 28 cat swat toys, 26 dog tug toys and 14 crunchy chew toys.

Afterward, they visited the Tooele County Animal Shelter and presented the service project to shelter manager Julie Higgins. While the participants visited the animals at the shelter, Higgins said the animals would enjoy the donation. Also, the shelter gets cold during winter and the blankets will help keep the animals warm.

The UILC provides services to those with physical and intellectual disabilities to help them become more independent in their homes, work and in the community. The center is a non-residential program and offer classes and outings several days a week. It is located at 52 N. Main St. in Tooele City. For more information about UILC’s services, please call 435-843-7353.

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