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Live PC Give PC: help with housing, help the hungry

The annual Live PC Give PC event that raises funds for a variety of not-for-profit organizations that operate in the Park City area is scheduled on Friday.

More information about the event is available on its website, https://livepcgivepc.razoo.com/giving_events/pc15/home.

Some of the organizations participating in the event include:

Park City Institute

The Park City Institute is best known for managing the Eccles Center and organizing the Big Stars, Bright Nights concerts during the summer. The organization was once known as the Park City Performing Arts Foundation.

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Teri Orr, the Park City Institute executive director, said an anonymous donor will match the funds the organization raises during Live PC Give PC on a dollar-for-dollar basis.

"It’s vital this year to help us get to our match," Orr said.

The Park City Institute also organizes free after-school tutoring programs at the two locations of the Mega-Genius Supply Store and IQ HQ. The Park City Institute, meanwhile, produces TEDx events.

Orr said people involved with the Park City Institute plan to rally with signs on street corners during Live PC Give PC on Friday.

More information about the Park City Institute is available on its website, parkcity.institute.

Mountainlands Community Housing Trust

Mountainlands Community Housing Trust is a group dedicated to assisting people priced out of the Park City area’s resort-driven real estate market through a variety of programs.

Scott Loomis, the executive director of the organization, said funds raised as part of Live PC Give PC will be put toward a transitional housing program. The program involves 11 units of housing throughout the Park City area that are made available to the temporarily homeless, such as people who lose housing through a divorce, domestic violence victims and people forced out as a result of a foreclosure. Loomis said people typically stay in the transitional housing for approximately six months.

Loomis said Mountainlands Community Housing Trust received federal funding for the program, but the organization needs to raise another $60,000. Mountainlands Community Housing Trust normally does not raise a significant amount of money through Live PC Give PC, but he praised the event for highlighting not-for-profit organizations.

More information about Mountainlands Community Housing Trust is available on its website, http://www.housinghelp.org .

Christian Center of Park City

The Christian Center of Park City is known for running a food pantry and other programs.

Rob Harter, the executive director of the organization, said the Christian Center of Park City will focus on its pantry as a part of Live PC Give PC. Someone may collect food up to twice a month if necessary. Eight grocery stores in Park City, surrounding Summit County and Wasatch County donate the food. The pantry receives donations six days per week, both fresh and canned food.

"You’re helping fight local hunger," Harter said about donations to the Christian Center of Park City

He said funds raised during Live PC Give PC will be put toward the pantry’s operations, such as assisting with staffing, vehicles and keeping food from spoiling.

The Christian Center of Park City on the day of Live PC Give PC will set up a giving station at the food pantry and plans a sale at the organization’s boutique and thrift store for people who donate during the event. The food pantry, thrift store and boutique are located at 1283 Deer Valley Drive.

More information about the Christian Center of Park City is available on the organization’s website, http://www.ccofpc.org .

Kimball Art Center

The Kimball Art Center is the most prominent visual-arts organization in Park City, offering numerous classes, hosting exhibits and putting on the annual Park City Kimball Arts Festival each summer.

Toni Takeno, who directs the Kimball Art Center’s fundraising efforts as the development director, said the funds raised during Live PC Give PC will be used for educational programs.

They include the Academic Resources for Teachers and Students, known as A.R.T.S. The program provides lesson plans in the visual arts for classrooms from kindergarteners to high school. It pairs the lesson plans with the Kimball Art Center’s main gallery exhibitions. The funds raised during Live PC Give PC will also be put toward a program that pairs lesson plans at three Park City elementary schools with exhibitions. The program is called Elementary Visual Arts, or EVA.

The Kimball Art Center from between 7:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. on the day of Live PC Give PC will feature programs at Whole Foods Market in Redstone. That afternoon, from 2 p.m. until 4:30 p.m., an art project for youngsters will be offered at the Kimball Art Center at 1401 Kearns Blvd. More information about the Kimball Art center is available on the organization’s website, http://www.kimballartcenter.org.