Nonprofits ready for Live PC Give PC
November 5, 2014
Local nonprofit organizations that serve Park City and Summit County are looking forward to the Live PC Give PC fundraiser on Friday.
The 24-hour drive will run from midnight to midnight on Nov. 7, and community members will have the opportunity to donate to the nonprofit of their choices online by visiting http://www.livepcgivepc.org.
A few of the nonprofits that will benefit from the fundraiser include the Park City Institute, the Egyptian Theatre, the Beethoven Festival and Art Pianos for All.
There are many more that are also hoping to raise money for their causes. Four of which are Arts-Kids, Peace House, Habitat for Humanity of Summit and Wasatch Counties and Friends of Animals Utah.
Arts-Kids is a youth-development program that uses art as a tool to teach children life skills, according to creator and founder Pat Drewry Sanger.
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"We’re not trying to develop art techniques," she said. "We’re trying to help kids become happier and develop strong life skills to become constructive citizens for the future."
The program holds sessions after school in Summit and Wasatch counties, as well as on the Uintah and Ouray Reservations in Fort Duchesne, Randlette and Whiterocks. It even started a pilot program at Midvale Elementary in Salt Lake County
Participants build self-esteem and learn communication and problem-solving skills. They also learn about drug prevention, how to prevent bullying and transitioning to new schools.
During Live PC Give PC, Arts-Kids will be out on the on the corner near Cole Sport and Deer Valley Drive from 3:30 p.m. until 6 p.m.
"We’ll be waving signs and hope to get some of the kids who have participated in Arts-Kids to join us as well," Sanger said. "People will be able to come up and talk with us and get some information about what we do."
Unfortunately, many people still don’t know what Arts-Kids does, Sanger said.
"It’s a little frustrating, but we are moving along," she said. "Hopefully, through Live PC Give PC, people will learn more about us. We want to support all of the nonprofits, but we will be grateful if people think of Arts-Kids when they donate."
For more information about Arts-Kids, visit http://www.arts-kids.org.
Peace House is dedicated to wiping out domestic violence in Summit and Wasatch Counties through outreach and education.
Last year, 110 adults and their children stayed at the Peace House shelter for an approximate and collective total of 2,800 nights and more than 200 family members, which include adults and children, are part of the organization’s outreach program.
During Live PC Give PC on Friday, Peace House will be at Hugo Coffee at the Park City Visitor Information Center, 1794 Olympic Parkway at Kimball Junction.
"We’ll be on the corner of S.R. 224 and Olympic Parkway in the morning," said Peace House Development Manager Ann Johnson. "We’ll wave signs from about 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m."
After that, the throng will head into the Visitor Center and greet people until noon.
"We may be able to have a laptop there for people to donate on-site," Johnson said. "But we will be able to greet people and answer any questions they have about what we do. "We are so very grateful to Claudia McMullin, owner of Hugo Coffee, who has been more than willing to have us come and be a part of the day."
For more information about Peace House, visit http://www.peacehouse.org.
Habitat for Humanity of Summit and Wasatch Counties Utah
Habitat for Humanity of Summit and Wasatch Counties Utah, an organization that seeks to eliminate homelessness, has three main goals — home preservation and repair, homebuyer education and finding land to build homes.
It works with low- to moderate-income homeowners in the area to get them qualified for various repairs. It also partners with Mountainlands Community Housing Trust and Park City to educate future homebuyers in the community about homeownership and it is constantly identifying areas where it can build its sustainable and affordable homes.
To celebrate Live PC Give PC, volunteers and staff of the organization will make appearances throughout town on Friday.
From 7 a.m. until noon they will be at the Park City Visitor’s Center at Hugo’s coffee Shop with Peace House and the People’s Health Clinic.
"We’ll be outside greeting commuters from 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. at the Olympic Park intersection and inside the entire time with a laptop encouraging visitors to give," said Executive Director Lisa Schneider. "Habitat is proud to be joined by Peace House and the People’s Health Clinic."
From noon until 6 p.m., Habitat staff and volunteers will be at the ReStore, 6280 Silver Creek Dr.
"ReStore donors and shoppers alike will be encouraged to take part in this amazing community-wide day of giving," Schneider said.
Then from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., the volunteers and staff will head to High West Distillery, 703 Park Ave., and will be present with the Park City Community Foundation and many other local nonprofit organizations.
"We’ll have fun construction wear, including pink tool-belts, for photo opportunities," Schneider said.
For more information about Habitat for Humanity Summit and Wasatch Counties Utah, visit http://www.hfhsummitcounty.org.
Friends of Animals Utah
Friends of Animals Utah’s mission is to protect and provide for animals while fostering an awareness of their importance in people’s lives.
It strives to improve the quality of these animals’ lives by "placing them into loving and permanent homes through rescue, extraordinary and compassionate care, and humane education," according to its website.
The organization has already started working on its fundraising in preparation for Friday, said Sharon Cantwell, Friends of Animals Utah board secretary.
"The good news about Live PC Give PC is that it’s already happening," Cantwell said. "We’re excited to have a runway that will build, build, build until the crescendo until the Nov. 7."
Cantwell said Friends of Animals Utah (FOAU), is "going overboard in terms of empowering our donors, constituents, volunteers, staff and board members to have an immediate and significant stake of success on that day of giving."
"We have pounded the pavement to make a real announcement to the community that this organization is critical to our community," she said. "We have businesses and donors who will match their employee contributions."
One of those businesses is Advanced Veterinary Care, which is based in Salt Lake City.
"We have board members and employees who live in Salt Lake who are engaging people in Salt Lake to step up and get involved this year," Cantwell said.
In addition, FOAU will be approaching the public earlier in the week, she said.
Representatives will be at Fresh Market, 3151 Kilby Rd., at Jeremy Ranch, on Wednesday, Nov. 5, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. and at Whole Foods, 1748 Redstone Dr. at Kimball Junction, at the same time.
"We want to be different than the other nonprofits and want the opportunity to talk with the public to hear their stories about what made them fall in love with Friends of Animals Utah," Cantwell said. "We want to hear about their favorite pets they adopted from us at Furburbia. We want that dialog to happen in the donation stations so we can thank them for their support and ask them to lend a hand on the day of giving."
On Friday, the donation stations will be moved to Furburbia, 6699 N Landmark Dr. #103, at the Tanger Outlets.
Furburbia is the Friends of Animals Utah adoption center.
"We will ask people to donate $10 when they come inside," Cantwell said. "We’ll have our payment stations ready so people can donate right there."