Reside PC Give PC: Celebrating 10 Years of Targeted… (EN)

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With out query, this 12 months has been a tough one for nonprofits all through Summit County, with COVID-19 considerably affecting fundraising and occasion revenues – even impacting the flexibility to take care of day-to-day operations for some. That’s why this success of this 12 months’s Live PC Give PC on November 6th is much more crucial than in years previous.

Reside PC Give PC – Park Metropolis’s day of giving – is coordinated by the wonderful Park City Community Foundation, which confirmed its agility earlier this 12 months by making a Community Response Fund to greatest assist these organizations that might instantly assist people impacted by COVID-19. So it’s no shock that their aim for this 12 months’s Reside PC Give PC is to assist the nonprofit group stabilize and get well from the monetary impacts of COVID-19.

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Over the previous 9 Reside PC Give PC occasions, greater than 5,000 donors raised $12.7 million for the 100+ nonprofits that make Park Metropolis and the encompass communities the most effective locations to reside in the USA. Final 12 months alone, $2.4-million was raised in simply 24 hours, and I believe we’re all hoping they’ll surpass that document in 2020.

Like most occasions this 12 months, Reside PC Give PC will look a little bit completely different in that the standard end-of-day in-person celebration won’t be held. As a substitute, they’re scheduling events that promote social distancing, together with a group parade, selling donation stations and livestreaming at livepcgivepc.org.

In honor of their 10th anniversary, I’ve highlighted 10 nonprofits worthy of your consideration because of the extraordinary challenges they’re dealing with on account of COVID (although I encourage you to take a look at all of the participating nonprofits to search out people who greatest match your giving priorities):

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EATS Park City

EATS (Eat Superior Issues at Faculty) is a nonprofit based in 2013 following group issues over wholesome college lunch choices, and works in every of the faculties to assist native youngsters develop lifelong wholesome consuming habits, along with getting access to recent, nutritious and interesting meals. For this 12 months’s Reside PC Give PC, I’ll be gifting an identical grant to EATS as a closing reward to a few of my valued, repeat purchasers who personal a sustainable farm out of state, as their continued assist of me as a realtor additionally helps our area people, and I’m glad to have the ability to “pay it ahead” in a means that speaks to their ardour to well being and sustainability.

Christian Center of Park City (CCPC)

When COVID hit the Wasatch Again, one of many first organizations to supply rapid reduction to our group was the Christian Heart of Park Metropolis. Whether or not by way of its meals pantries in Park Metropolis and Heber, its psychological well being counseling providers, or the Back2School Fundamentals program offering a whole lot of native college youngsters with model new clothes and college provides, CCPC has tirelessly risen to satisfy the wants of the group. As our associates and neighbors proceed to work to get again on their ft, CCPC has proven the way it can adapt its providers and strategically make the most of the assist it receives from every of us!

The Egyptian Theatre

I believe many theatre-going hearts broke a little bit when The Egyptian Theatre introduced in August that it might have to temporarily cease operations and furlough staff to preserve funds whereas it figures out learn how to navigate with out revenues from reside performances throughout COVID. You’d be hard-pressed to discover a single Parkite or common customer to Park Metropolis who has not loved a night of theatre or music, or perhaps a Sundance movie, within the cozy confines of the historic constructing. I’m rooting for The Egyptian to open its doorways quickly, and know now’s the time for the group to provoke its assist of the storied establishment!

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Bright Futures

I wrote about Vibrant Futures in my May 2020 post in regards to the Park Metropolis Schooling Basis and found the scholars supported by this program – which helps low-income, first-generation faculty college students from 10th grade by way of faculty commencement – are dealing with harder than common circumstances as a result of so many with part-time jobs had been out of labor following the coronavirus shut down in March. Many Vibrant Futures college students are additionally breadwinners for his or her households, and with dad and mom out of labor, their contributions went to family bills as a substitute of saving for faculty prices. For that motive, it’s particularly essential now to assist these native youngsters hold their faculty desires alive.

Nuzzles & Co.

One of many uncomfortable side effects of Coronavirus has been an uptick in animals being surrendered to shelters on account of households immediately discovering themselves unable to afford meals and medical care for his or her pets. A pet rescue and adoption group, Nuzzles & Co. has expanded its efforts in response to COVID to assist households affected by layoffs or diminished hours hold their pets by offering meals and provides by way of drive-through “pop-up pet pantries” in Salt Lake, Utah, Weber and Summit counties. There’s a motive Park Metropolis’s been known as “Bark Metropolis” for years, and organizations like Nuzzles & Co. have been serving to our communities furry associates for a few years, and I assist the efforts wholeheartedly!

Park City Film

Park City Film is one other group adversely affected by having to pivot away from in-person actions, and has proven its agility in offering COVID-compliant alternatives by way of its Digital Cinema and Twilight Drive-Ins on the Utah Olympic Park. Till they will as soon as once more occupy the Jim Santy Auditorium on the Park Metropolis Library for his or her common Friday-Sunday screenings, I encourage all cinephiles to assist our group’s longtime unbiased cinema supply.

Peace House

Park Metropolis’s home violence shelter has served households for greater than 25 years, however Coronavirus has positioned a further pressure on their assets, as violence is being thought of the “co-pandemic” of COVID-19. Peace House has responded to the present wants of our group by transferring past its doorways and conventional outreach into the world of digital training by way of Zoom displays every Tuesday. Serving to the mission of Peace Home in a mean 12 months is a no brainer, however within the present Age of COVID, it’s an particularly necessary time for assist.

Youth Sports Alliance

A lot of my purchasers selected to maneuver their households to Park Metropolis to offer their youngsters an opportunity to take part within the myriad of out of doors actions available. Youth Sports Alliance helps introduce youngsters to those actions by way of its after-school Get Out &+ Play and ACTiV8 in Summit and Wasatch Counties, whereas additionally supporting seven aggressive winter sports activities groups by way of need-based assist of teaching, journey and gear prices. Additionally they make certain their packages can be found to all college students, no matter socioeconomic standing, by offering program scholarships. I assist YSA’s mission to have interaction youngsters in our group in wholesome methods, and am excited to see them proceed to develop from their unique elementary packages, to incorporate packages for center and junior excessive college students, as effectively!

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Lucky Project

The Fortunate Mission works with people with disabilities to supply job coaching, social actions and group partnerships. The statistics are disheartening if you be taught that, whereas one in 5 adults has a incapacity, totally 80% of disabled adults are unemployed. Be a part of me in serving to the Fortunate Mission help these beneficial members of our area people by way of packages like Lucky Ones Coffee, positioned within the Park Metropolis Library, along with their coaching and assist providers!

Kimball Art Center

All through the pandemic, the Kimball Artwork Heart has been serving to the group “Creatively Quarantine” by offering on-line lessons and digital exhibitions, however the decades-old arts establishment was dealt a major monetary blow when the annual Park Metropolis Kimball Arts Pageant was canceled on account of COVID-19 security issues. Funding for the Kimball is extra crucial than ever, as the humanities middle appears to be like to construct their future dwelling in Park Metropolis’s Arts and Tradition District and I encourage you to contemplate them as a candidate in your assist.

No matter you do to assist our native nonprofits throughout Reside PC Give PC or all year long, I do know they’re one of many many causes rising numbers of individuals Select Park Metropolis for his or her future major or second dwelling over so many related communities throughout the U.S.!

Join with Christine Grenney at 435-640-4238, or visiting her web site by clicking here to be taught extra about the entire nonprofits close to and pricey to her coronary heart!

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