Moab nonprofits to participate in Love Utah Give Utah on March 20
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Moab nonprofits will be raising funds on March 20 through the Community Foundation of Utah’s 24-hour virtual giving event, Love Utah Give Utah. Representatives from participating nonprofits will man tables at Love Muffin Café, 139 N. Main St., from 8 to 10 a.m. and again at Eddie McStiff’s garden room, 57 S. Main St., from 6 to 8 p.m. to provide information about their organizations and how donations help them throughout the year.

Customers at McStiff’s will also receive a free ice cream sundae when they make a donation to any participating nonprofit between 6 pm and 8 p.m.

“Utahns are by far the most charitable people in the United States. Last year Love UT Give UT gave us a chance to demonstrate that generosity in a new way – a 24 hour online day of giving. More than 6,500 people from across Utah raised an astonishing $800,000 for 357 charities in just one day. This year on Thursday, March 20, we’re hoping to blow the roof off that record, and help 500 organizations,” explained Fraser Nelson, executive director of the Community Foundation of Utah.

Love Utah Give Utah’s vision is that everyone contributes to the causes that matter most to them – their school, a favorite charity, or a specific need.

“It is a day for Utahns of all backgrounds and beliefs to come together for 24-hours of unprecedented giving using an online platform,” organizers said in a news release.

The Community Foundation of Utah will provide the website for donations in partnership with the Razoo Foundation, a charity organization.

“Love Utah Give Utah appeals to younger donors by setting the minimum gift at only $10, and by accepting donations on smartphones and tablets,” organizers said. “Representatives of nonprofits will also accept cash or check donations in person and put them directly towards the fundraising goal.”

Last year, more than a third of all donors were new to the causes they supported, crucial to the sustainability of the region’s nonprofits.

The Moab nonprofits set to participate this year include Moab Teen Center, Moab Music Festival, the Moab Free Health Clinic, BEACON, CFI, KZMU, Grand Area Mentoring, Canyonlands Community Recycling, WabiSabi, Seekhaven, Moab Charter School and Moab Valley Multicultural Center. Each participating organization has an individualized web page to promote its cause. Information about each nonprofit, along with specific fundraising goals can be found by searching “Moab” at www.loveUTgiveUT.org.

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