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Bid online or at the concert to support back-to-school program

Alan Maguire, The Park Record

The Christian Center of Park City will again be aiming to help more than 500 low-income Park City students shop for school supplies this August, but first are a pair of fundraising auctions for the event.

An online auction for the Christian Center’s Back 2 School Basics program ends Wednesday, July 1, at 7 p.m. It will be followed by an in-person silent auction on Thursday, July 2, during the free concert at Newpark Resort at 6 p.m.

"Back 2 School Basics is where we take over 500 kids from the Park City School District and we take them to the Tanger Outlets and we get them new school clothing and school supplies," said Rob Harter, executive director of the Christian Center. "It was over 500 kids last year and the goal is over 500 again [this year]."

The online auction, ( features items like local lodging and dinner packages, golf packages, river rafting and lift tickets for skiing.

The silent auction at Newpark will offer around 35 items, donated by various restaurants, retailers, resorts, galleries and other local organizations and companies. For a full list of items available, visit

"Our goal really is to challenge people. If they invest $100, that would sponsor one child because our goal is to give each child $100 — and that would be $50,000, so that’s our challenge," said Harter. "Then if you have the time, you can volunteer and literally take a child shopping with their family."

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For information about the Christian Center of Park City’s Back 2 School Basics program, and details regarding the online and silent auctions supporting the program, visit