Be Merry and Give the Gift of Time

With a mission of supporting women and children in need, Women’s Giving Fund awards high-impact grants to local organizations that are making a difference. Over the past four years, Women’s Giving Fund has granted:

  • $30,000 grant to PC Tots, to provide affordable daycare for low-income families in the greater Park City area
  • $30,000 grant to Community for Children’s Justice, to fund a medical room in Park City for children who experience abuse
  • $30,000 grant to Peace House, to support their transitional housing program for victims of domestic violence
  • $33,000 grant to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah, to increase the number of at-risk youth served in Summit County through their community-based mentoring program

This December, instead of having a social gathering, we would like to offer you opportunities to get more personally involved in the ongoing success of these and other local nonprofits.

Past Women’s Giving Fund Grantees

Big Brothers Big Sisters: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah defends the potential of local kids!  As we work to match even more kids with quality mentors now and in the future, we need community members to step up and become volunteer mentors.  One year. Two to four times a month. Help clear the path to a child’s biggest possible future. Learn more about becoming a Big Sister at bbbsu.org, or call Lacey Cole-Rae at 435-649-9366.

Come see mentoring in action and help support Big Brothers Big Sisters at Chef and Child, our annual gala. Tickets are still available, but hurry, they are going fast! Help us celebrate our ruby anniversary and 40 years in Utah at Chef and Child on October 27th. More info and tickets at https://501auctions.com/bbbsu.

Community for Children’s Justice: The Community for Children’s Justice invites all community members to a Community Open House at the future home of the Summit County Children’s Justice Center (SCCJC) on Saturday October 27 from 4-6 p.m. Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the space and learn more about SCCJC, the services it provides to child abuse victims and their families and our plans to open the new facility in 2019. The tour will include the opportunity to visit the future medical office and examination wing of the facility which will be built in part using funds generously donated by the Women’s Giving Fund. Light refreshments will be served. Please register at http://www.ccjsc.org/events). All are welcome. Community members who are unable to attend but wish to contribute to CCJ’s efforts to get the new center open and operating are invited to donate at: www.ccjsc.org/donate. 

CCJ is also actively recruiting board members! We are particularly looking for individuals with capital campaign experience or a finance background. We are also in need of volunteers and committee members for events, marketing, and public relations. There are many ways to get involved! Questions and requests for more information can be directed to Harry Kirschner at communityforchildrensjustice@gmail.com

PC Tots: PC Tots would be grateful for volunteers! They are planning field trips on the Park City bus system for pre-kindergarten classes and could use adults to help. They always like to have adults read to the tots, and anyone with musical talent could do mini-concerts in classrooms. Please contact Carol Loomis at carol.pctots@gmail.com.

Peace House: Peace House has a huge need for volunteers at the Women’s Expo on Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14 (cashiers or table support).  They also need a few volunteers at the Fall Festival in Midway on October 16 for the Pumpkin crafts table.  Ongoing opportunities include posting flyers and every Wednesday, they need a meal delivered for a group of 14 for group therapy that meets over dinner. Please contact jill@peacehouse.org with your availability.  

You are also encouraged to attend the Candlelight Vigil on October 17 at 6:00 pm and to support the lives of those lost through domestic violence in Utah last year. In 2017, the Women’s Giving Fund granted Peace House $30,000 to support construction of transitional housing for victims of domestic violence. Peace House has invited the membership to a Hard Hat Tour on Tuesday, October 23, at 3pm. The tour is limited to the first 20 members to RSVP. Please RSVP by emailing sally@peacehouse.org.

There is also Bling Fling Sorting and Marking throughout October and Bling Fling Preview Party and Boutique on Nov. 1, 2 and 3.  Varied times. https://signup.com/group/757033527873802080

Other Local Nonprofits

EATS Park City: Love to cook? Love kids? Come volunteer at EATS afterschool cooking classes! We strive to make nutrition education and fresh, nutritious food accessible to all students in the Park City School District. Volunteers are key to ensuring our cooking classes are the most enriching experiences possible for students! Volunteer shifts are Fridays 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Volunteers 13 & over are welcome! We ask that volunteers 13 & under are accompanied by a parent chaperone. If you’re interested in volunteering, contact our program manager Zoe, zoe@eatsparkcity.org

National Ability Center: National Ability Center is seeking volunteers for the Summit Challenge, Utah’s largest ride for cyclists of all abilities, which will take place Saturday, August 27. To sign up, visit www.summitchallenge100.org/volunteer. Volunteers interested in cycling, bike maintenance, archery, water sports, climbing, and more are always needed Mondays-Saturdays. Email volunteer@discovernac.org to get involved.

People’s Health Clinic: People’s Health Clinic is looking for volunteer interpreters who are fluent in both Spanish and English. If you are interested in sharing your language skills, please contact Meg at 435-333-1863 or meg@phcpc.org.

Park City Museum: Do you love history and Park City? Are you interested in furthering your involvement in the community? The Park City Museum needs volunteers to help install and take down traveling exhibits, catalog and process collection items, assist in the Research Library, lead tours and school group programs, and assist as gallery guides. Please contact Jenette Purdy for more information at 435-649-7457 or education@parkcityhistory.org.

Holy Cross Ministries: Holy Cross Ministries has opening for volunteers in both the School Readiness Program (3 to 5-year-olds at St. Mary’s White Pine Canyon, Mondays-Thursdays 8:15am-3pm) and in after-school homework help sessions at Parleys Park, Jeremy Ranch and McPolin Elementary programs which run 3-5:30pm Mondays-Thursdays. Please contact Miriam Garcia (mgarcia@hcmutah.org) for more information on the School Readiness Program. Contact Franz Montalvo (fmontalvo@hcmutah.org) for information on the After-School Program.

Habitat for Humanity of Summit and Wasatch Counties: Habitat for Humanity invites you to build sustainable, healthy and affordable housing as a ReStore volunteer. Do you love to tinker and fix things? Find treasures? Are you looking for a regular volunteer opportunity that is fun and makes a lasting difference for local families? Immediate opportunities include cashier, merchandising, and customer ambassador roles. For more information call 435-658-1400 or visit habitat-utah.org.

Nuzzles & Co: Nuzzles & Co. is looking for volunteers to help furry friends waiting for adoption. They need people to walk dogs, socialize with the animals, and assist with pet care and cleanup. Shifts are available at the Tanger Outlets adoption center from 10am-6:30pm and at the Rescue & Rehab Ranch from 7am-7pm. For more information call 435-649-5441 or visit www.nuzzlesandco.org.

Swaner Preserve & EcoCenter: Do you love nature? Volunteers are a vital part of our mission at the Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter. We strive to preserve the land, educate the community about the value of nature, and nurture both the ecosystem and our human connection to the natural landscape. Our volunteers assist with many aspects of the operation from conservation and garden projects to kids programs and staff support. For more information please contact Rhea Cone, Volunteer Coordinator at rhea.cone@usu.edu or 435-797-8956.

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