Nonprofits organize giving day
July 8, 2011
People in Park City and surrounding Summit County could start saving now to support a not-for-profit group later.
The Park City Foundation, a group that raises money to support nonprofit work in the area, has organized a 24-hour event, dubbed "Live PC Give PC," on Nov. 11 that is being billed as a community day of giving.
The foundation is encouraging people to support a not-for-profit group that day, as the holiday-shopping season approaches.
Trisha Worthington, the executive director of the Park City Foundation, said the Live PC Give PC campaign aims to attract new donors to not-for-profit groups and educate the community about the work of the nonprofits.
She said not-for-profits are a part of the everyday life of a person who lives in Park City or Summit County. Some could wake up to a clock-radio tuned to KPCW and then run on trails maintained by Mountain Trails Foundation on land preserved by the Summit Lane Conservancy, Worthington described as an example.
"I don’t think everyone realizes that. That’s what we’re trying to point out," Worthington said. "We’re really hoping to point out some of these amazing events and services."
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She said the area has grown over the years and people who moved to Park City or surrounding Summit County might not realize the role not-for-profit groups play in the area.
Worthington said she hopes each person who lives in Summit County donates to a not-for-profit group on Nov. 11. She was unsure how much money could be raised during the Live PC Give PC event.
She expected approximately 60 nonprofits will participate in Live PC Give PC, perhaps by posting content on the event’s website, livepcgivepc.org. Not-for-profit groups must be headquartered in Summit County and their programs must primarily serve Summit County to be eligible to participate. However, groups that fund and manage ongoing programs in Summit County are also eligible.
In promotional material announcing the Live PC Give PC program, the organizers talk about the wide role of not-for-profits.
"The message to our prospective donors and fellow community members is that nonprofit organizations make their lives richer," the promotional material says.
More information is available on the Live PC Give PC website, http://www.livepcgivepc.org , or by calling the Park City Foundation at 214-7476.