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Groups want Utahns to pay it forward at "EVE"

Groups want Utahns to pay it forward at "EVE"

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Forget about blowing noisemakers and toasting champagne to ring in the new year. eBay and the Downtown Alliance want Utahns to donate meaningful goods and services and then share the story behind those gifts.

Organizers hope their three-day "EVE" celebration for New Year's will inspire Utahns to pay it forward in the new year, so they're joining forces with the "eBay it Forward" campaign.

Jason Mathis, executive director of the Downtown Alliance, explains: "Collecting items that have mattered to this community, putting them all on eBay and then giving the proceeds to some really, really worthy charitable organizations that are locally based, making a difference in the lives of people throughout Utah."

The Huntsman Cancer Foundation, Best Friends Animal Society, Volunteers of America and Utah Homeless Youth Resource Center will receive the proceeds when eBay auctions those items in January.

The event begins Wednesday and ends Friday, on New Year's Eve.

CLICK HERE for information on "EVE."

CLICK HERE for information on the eBay it Forward campaign.

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