As the leaves change and snow begins to fall, we get to celebrate one of the most important charity events of the year: Park City’s 24 hours of giving. Beginning on November 6th, Park City will celebrate its 10th annual Live PC Give PC, which has raised millions of dollars for nonprofits over the last decade.
Live PC Give PC is a one-day giving event that brings together nonprofits, donors, volunteers, and local businesses to help support the local community. The event is run by the Park City Community Foundation, an organization dedicated to investing in the peoples, places, and greater culture of the Park City area.
This unique event looks to bring together over 5,500 donors to support more than 100 local nonprofits and to highlight the impact of giving on a community. This year, the event will be held online and will include multiple in-person activities for volunteers and supporters to participate.
“The Community Foundation’s mission is to be an advocate and resource for all of the nonprofits in Summit County and we are so excited to be moving forward with Live PC Give PC this year,” said Katie Wright, executive director of the Park City Community Foundation.
“Ten years of the community coming together with generous donations is a big milestone—since 2011, more than $12.7 million has been raised for Park City’s nonprofits on Live PC Give PC.”
Last year, Live PC Give PC raised over $2.4 million from thousands of different donors, the largest portion of these donations coming from local Utah residents. In 2020, this event will come to Park City in the form of a socially distanced community parade. All supporters are welcomed to watch or even join the parade as it passes by.
Also, several nonprofits and their supporters are expected to hold small, socially distanced parties to celebrate this event and watch the donation results come in.
Ahead of this monumental annual event, Jensen & Company has decided to highlight a few local organizations that we believe are the best to donate to. If you are interested in being a part of this beneficial day of charity, look no further than these select organizations.
Join with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah and help defend the potential of Utah’s kids. Last year, BBBSU provided mentoring and support to more than 1,309 children across Utah. With the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, their work is more urgent than ever before. Whether from behind a mask or on Zoom, their mentors are committed to providing needed support to their “Littles”.
The Egyptian Theatre & Studios provides a historic and authentic atmosphere that is friendly, socially welcoming, and slightly irreverent. They seek to impress all audiences while remaining fiscally responsible and as a viable source of live entertainment for future generations.
They seek members for their “Pharaoh Club”, a group of couples and individuals that support the theater and their studio space. Your donation could help expand the reach of the theater, bringing light and joy to others in this time of uncertainty.
EATS Park City is a food-focused nonprofit dedicated to empowering and growing healthier communities through fun, food, and nutrition advocacy. They not only provide meals to underprivileged families across the area, they also taught healthy-eating classes for over 2,000 students in the area.
They also supported seven Tower Gardens, two garden plots, and one greenhouse, growing more than 60 pounds of fresh food for the local community.
Nuzzles & Co. Pet Rescue and Adoption is a nonprofit organization that believes all animals deserve a second chance at love and life. Their dedicated team works every day to save lives and help animals find their forever families.
Since March 2020, their intake has increased by over 40% due to the increase in animals without a place to call home. Because of COVID-19, they’ve had to cancel their largest fundraiser of the year, the annual Nuzzles Gala, due to the pandemic. Now, they are turning to the community to help continue their life-saving work.
Nuzzles & Co. Pet Rescue and Adoption saves animals that are at high risk of euthanasia in city and county shelters all over Utah. They provide life-saving medical treatment; nurture, socialize, and train the animals; and place each pet with a loving family. They have been active 30 years, and along the way, they have saved over 22,000 animals.
During this pandemic, trails have never been more important to our physical and mental health. With trails seeing record use, Mountain Trails Foundation is increasing its budget for maintenance and new trails. After 28 years, their nonprofit mission is still to build, maintain, and protect world-class trails for human-powered recreation.
MTF spends over $300,000 each summer on new trails, trail maintenance, and advocacy/education to create a fun, safe, and healthy place to play. The trail system has experienced an explosion in popularity and the cost of maintaining trails has increased as well. Because of this, they are asking for additional funding this year to help ease the burden.
The National Ability Center empowers individuals of all abilities by building self-esteem, confidence, and lifetime skills through sport, recreation, and educational programs. They adapt to make recreation and outdoor adventures accessible to people of all abilities – 365 days a year and across the state of Utah.
The cost of programs provided by the National Ability Center varies widely. From single day activities to in-depth multi-day retreats, the NAC provides comprehensive programs suited to a wide range of skills and abilities.
Prior to COVID-19 costs for programs ranged from $50 per experience to $300 depending upon the activity, equipment, and specialized expertise required to help the program succeed. Due to COVID-19, the costs per person have increased to reflect the costs of PPE, cleaning supplies/services, decreased staff to participant ratios, and capacity limits. You can help ensure their programs remain accessible without passing on these extra costs.
The Park City Conservation Association was created over 28 years ago by local residents wishing to live in a clean, healthy, and environmentally conscious community. They are dedicated to promoting water conservation, recycling, and reuse, and to providing environmental education and recycling/reuse services to the community.
Their mission is to empower people to lead sustainable lives. Recycling, hauling and proper disposal are becoming increasingly more expensive. As today’s global recycling markets have become challenging with record low commodity prices, it’s more important than ever to support Recycle Utah.
Park City Film is Summit County’s only nonprofit Art House Cinema. Established in 1995, Park City Film is a vital, contributing member of the local arts community. They accomplish this through the presentation of a curated selection of independent, foreign, and documentary films, as well as post-screening discussions that deepen the community dialogue around the issues raised by the films they show.
Their vision to use film as a medium to entertain, inspire, and educate, helping Summit County remain a well informed and engaged mountain community.
Through these organizations and many more, we recommend that you participate in Live PC Give PC to help make our community a better place to live. Once a year, it is time to come together as a community to give back to an area that has given so much to us. Sign up and donate today.