143aSave a Farm Animal

Scheduled to be in operation this summer, the new Sage Mountain Animal Rescue, a 501 (c3) non-profit is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of farm animals. Through rescue and education, founders Lauren Lockey and Dave Swartz hope they can inspire change for many farm animals that must endure harsh living conditions. Sage Mountain Animal Rescue will be advocates for these animals and bring awareness of the effects animal agriculture can have on our health, local wildlife and the environment. “Our mission is to inspire compassion for ourselves as human beings, farm animals and our planet as a whole,” says Lockey. She adds that people are beginning to choose a plant based diet: “There is a growing global movement to reduce meat consumption, and we want to do our part to encourage more people to embrace plant-based eating by helping to promote various programs.” The animals that will be brought to the 162 acre facility in Brown’s Canyon will have been removed from abusive or neglectful environments. The animals will be available for adoption, but only as family pets.

143bOperation Smile

Operation Smile is a non- profit medical charity that offers free surgical procedures for children born with cleft lip or cleft palate. With a presence in over sixty countries and help of volunteers worldwide, Operation Smile has provided more than 220,000 children with a life changing operation since its founding in 1982. In March they held Operation Smile’s 4th Annual Celebrity Ski & Smile Challenge, presented by The Nerd Machine. Two hundred guests gathered from around the world to raise funds for Operation Smile including noted celebrities such as Lady Gaga and her fiancé Taylor Kinney.

To find out more about Operation Smile visit their website at www.operationsmile.org or call 1-800-249-3797 to make a donation.

144aCharitable Happenings

Park City is home to world-class musicians and artists, as well as the ski slopes. However, Park City is also host to an array of charitable and nonprofit
community events throughout the year. These events ensure that local nonprofit organizations gain the help they need through generous donations and grant partners to assist locals and visitors with health care, food, and recreation to name just a few.

People’s Health Clinic
Who can resist brunch with “Bacon and Barrels?” This event includes a visit to Park City’s first and only winery, Cognition Winery on Friday, July 10th, while supporting The People’s Health Clinic. Seth Adams of Riverhorse on Main will feature his culinary small bite pork masterpieces paired with wine from Cognition Winery. Tickets available at parkcityfoodandwineclassic.com.

Later in the summer, enjoy Healthy Laughs at the Montage Deer Valley. It is true that laughter is the best medicine. Visit peopleshealthclinic.org for tickets.

The Kimball Arts Center
The primary fundraiser for The Kimball Arts Center is the Annual Park City Kimball Arts Festival. Celebrating 46 years, the Arts Fest will close down Main Street from July 31st – August 2nd. Proceeds from ticket sales support free admission to the gallery all year round.

This year, the Annual Art Auction and Gala will be at the Montage on July 30th. The highlight of the evening is the upbeat fashion show styled by Vanessa diPalma Wright and Farasha featuring “wear-able” art.

Christian Center of Park City
Each year, hundreds of people tackle the trails at Deer Valley to “Hike for Hunger” on the second Saturday in September. Funds raised support the food pantry, Snacks in Backpacks, and the mobile food pantry for the Goshute tribe.

The History Museum
The annual Dungeon Party, with hors d’ oeuvres, drinks and fun in the dungeon (old jail) at The Park City Museum is one of the most anticipated events of the fundraising season. Guests can renew memberships, view exhibits, and visit with staff and board members. Check parkcityhistory.org for the date of the 2015 Dungeon Party on Main Street.

Youth Sports Alliance
Welcome winter and support the Youth Sports Alliance at the 35th Annual JANS Winter Welcome. Visit ywsa.org for the exact date in late October, ticket information, and the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets. Proceeds support winter athletes.

Egyptian Theater
Who say’s you can’t wear white after Labor Day? On Saturday, November 7th, winter blasts into Park City with the Egyptian Theater’s annual fundraiser. The Winter White Gala will be held at Montage Deer Valley this year and, as is tradition, guests are encouraged to wear white.

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