‘Live PC Give PC’ funds education | ParkRecord.com

‘Live PC Give PC’ funds education

Alexandria Gonzalez , The Park Record

Live PC Give PC is an annual fundraising event led by the Park City Community Foundation. The event will take place online and throughout the community on Friday, Nov. 8. Donors can choose from countless local nonprofits, and below are several education-oriented organizations. For more information on how to donate, visit http://www.livepcgivepc.org.

Park City Education Foundation

This is the third year the Park City Education Foundation will be participating in Live PC Give PC. They have participated in the event since its inception and hope to raise enough money this year to help several schools in the Park City School District with individual projects.

"Ecker Hill Middle School would like to build a garden, Trailside Elementary School has technology needs and McPolin Elementary School would love an Artist-in-Residence," said Abby McNulty, executive director of the Ed Foundation.

McNulty said they are helping to get the word out by wearing shirts and hats and making it a priority at each school on Friday.

Winter Sports School

The Winter Sports School is currently a private high school for athletes who want to focus both on their education and competition. The school recently obtained a new building out of which to operate and becomes a public charter school for the first time in 2014.

Dave Kaufman, head of school, said that the funds raised this year will go toward operational funds for the new building since the school will be facing a funding gap.

While the school will not be hosting a formal party on Friday, Kaufman said they will be at Kimball Junction "waving green signs around" in the hopes that donations will come in to help their school.

Holy Cross Ministries

The Sisters of the Holy Cross and Holy Cross Ministries provide Park City with afterschool education programs for elementary schools in the district as well as school readiness (pre-kindergarten) programs, prenatal health classes, and aid in legal immigration.

"It is a good community event worth being involved in," said Diego Zegarra, the after-school program coordinator for Holy Cross Ministries. "It helps bring awareness to what nonprofits do in the Park City area."

The funds raised for Holy Cross Ministries, he said, will go toward general operation of the organization and more specifically to the school readiness program. Zegarra said the fundraising event helps Holy Cross Ministries to enact its mission, which is to meet the needs of the underserved in the community.

Another Way Montessori School

Another Way Montessori School is participating in Live PC Give PC for the third year, because founder and executive director Diane Bode said the event is a wonderful support for all nonprofits in the area to create awareness for their causes.

The funds raised by Another Way will go toward several specialty programs at the school, such as the Frontier program, horse program and skiing program. All these activities, she said, are included in tuition costs.

"Because we are a tuition-based school, the money we raise will also go toward scholarships for children to be able to attend school here," Bode said. "We want to be able to open up our doors to other children, especially Native American children and children of color."

Other Education-Oriented Nonprofits participating on Friday include:

  • Friends of the Park City Library
  • Park City Cooperative Preschool
  • Park City Day School
  • Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum
  • Weilenmann School of Discovery

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