Be Merry and Give the Gift of Time

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.

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 to PC Tots, to provide affordable childcare for low-income families in the greater Park City area
  • $30,000 to Community for Children’s Justice, to fund a medical room in Park City for children who experience abuse
  • $30,000 to Peace House, to support their transitional housing program for victims of domestic violence
  • $33,000 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
Past Women’s Giving Fund Grantees

Big Brothers Big Sisters: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah is already experiencing the positive effects of being the most recent recipient of the Women’s Giving Fund high impact grant, and are looking for more volunteers to join us in our community based or school based mentoring programs! Volunteering with BBBSU is a rewarding experience, and meeting with a little brother or sister just two to four times a month can change the course of child’s future. January is National Mentoring Month, so December is a great time to apply to be a Big Brother/Sister! Please visit bbbsu.org for more information, or call/email Lacey Cole at lacey.cole-rae@bbbsu.org, 435-649-9366.  

Community for Children’s JusticeCCJ is 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: During the holiday season, the biggest need is for donation cards. Peace House could use gas cards, grocery cards, and pharmacy and Walmart cards. These are best in denominations from $10-$25. Peace House will also be hosting coat drives for women and children. These need to be new winter coats as well as snow boots.

Other Local Nonprofits

EATS Park City: Love to cook? Love kids? Come volunteer at the 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 at zoe@eatsparkcity.org

National Ability Center: 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? 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.

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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