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(KSL News) Park City residents are making a bid to help a shelter.
A live and silent auction took place tonight at The Canyons resort. There was lots of donated art, entertainment, ski tickets, electronics, even a hot tub to buy.
The money goes toward operating expenses for The Peace House, which helps women and children leave abusive homes and operates a crisis hotline.
The Park City Board of Realtors Philanthropic Foundation sponsors the annual event. The second part takes place in August, when the committee also will offer a luxury home tour.
More Info. from The Peace House Inc.The Live & Silent Auction
The Philanthropic Foundation will hold its live and silent auction Thursday, July 26 at the Kokopelli Ballroom of the Grand Summit Hotel at The Canyons® Resort, and will feature an eclectic array of items - including a wedding dress that symbolizes hope and optimism.
The Park City Board of REALTORS® Philanthropic Foundation provides the Peace House with 30 percent of its operating budget for the 24/7 Shelter and Crisis Hotline through its Luxury Home Tour & Auction, making this fundraiser the shelter's largest contributor. Last year's Luxury Home Tour & Auction raised more than $90,000 for these resources targeted at helping women and children leave abusive homes.
This year, the PCBR Philanthropic Foundation hopes to establish another record-breaking pair of events to help fund the operating expenses at the Peace House.
The Peace House uses the funds raised through this event to run its shelter, giving abuse victims a safe haven, and operate the Crisis Hotline, another tool that benefits individuals and families struggling to break free from abusive environments in Summit and Wasatch counties.
"Domestic abuse spans all social and economic levels, and we have seen the need for our service rise over the years," said Jane Patten, executive director for the Peace House. "Women are in the most danger of death or severe injury when they attempt to end a violent relationship, and that's when they need our assistance the most."