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About US

Brenda Sanford has been the Chair of Joyful Welcome for 3 years. Her hobbies include traveling, doing puzzles, and attending any activity the grandkids are participating in (volleyball, tennis, soccer and basketball).

Brenda has been married 44 years,  has 3 children and 8 grandchildren and is currently retired.

Joslyne Hanson (nickname Jos) has been volunteering at Joyful Welcome for 5 years and currently serving as Vice President.

Her hobbies include family activities, reading, gardening, crocheting,  knitting, sewing, & crafts.  

Married to high school sweetheart for 56 years.   Raised 2 kids & her brother,  7 grandkids, 13 bonus grandkids, 6 great grandkids and one more due in January 2023!  Jos is currently retired.

Terry Jones has been volunteering for 2 years and is currently serving as Treasurer.

Her hobbies are doing all types of handy crafts . Crocheting , sewing , wood crafts and junk refurbishing.

She's been married for 41 years and raised 1 son. She has 2 granddaughters and is currently retired.

Our Story

Over the last 7 years with the tremendous support from Salt Lake Valley communities Joyful Welcome has grown from delivering layettes supporting newborns and their mothers at one hospital to supporting newborns and their mothers at 8 hospitals, and we are thrilled!


Currently, we are delivering to the following hospitals:

  • Rocky Mountain Women's Center

  • Jordan Valley Medical Center 

  • Riverton Hospital

  • LDS Hospital

  • Intermountain Medical Center

  • University of Utah Hospital

  • St Marks

  • San Pete

Joyful Welcome layettes are filled with NEW essential items such as diapers, baby wipes, baby blankets, onesies, pajamas, beanies, burp cloths, and a board book.

We wish to provide each new mom the opportunity to begin reading with her newborn, and we want to welcome newborns to the community with something warm, soft, and filled with love.

We are so grateful to the Social Workers at each hospital that deliver these bags to those who need them. 

​Through local hospitals Joyful Welcome provides many of the essential items needed for a precious newborn baby to begin their life.

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