Operation Hope 2020, a local humanitarian project, is underway. The Christian Center of Park City (CCPC) is holding the event in partnership with Wasatch County School District, Wasatch Parent Network, and Wasatch Community Foundation. Like most 2020 events, there will be some modifications made in an attempt to reduce Covid spread. Although the registration for families in need is closed, volunteers and donations are still needed.
This year, the event is divided into Wasatch and Summit Counties. Wasatch County participants will receive gift cards for Amazon, Walmart, and Wigglish Toys, enabling parents to shop for Christmas gifts for their children. The gift cards, along with small gift bags for children, will be distributed to registered families on December 5th. CCPC is looking for volunteers to help with handing out gifts, greeting and checking in families, and providing hospitality.
Additionally, financial donations are welcome on the website. About 750 families are registered to receive help from Operation Hope this year. CCPC needs to raise $20,000 to complete the charitable donations for these families.
Coats were distributed to registered residents on November 2-5. However, CCPC is still accepting new coat donations, kids’ sizes newborn to 18-years. Coats can be donated to the Main Offices on Monday through Friday, from 10am to 5pm. These coats will be given to those registered families who were unable to attend the previous event.
This year will be the largest Heber Valley Operation Hope event yet. Pete Stoughton, Director of Programs, said, “We will absolutely need volunteers. There are a lot of families to serve.”
CCPC is a humanitarian center based in Park City, but with a satellite center in Heber. Their mission is to “meet people at their point of need.” Aside from Operation Hope, CCPC also offers assistance in many other ways, such as food pantries and counseling services. To find out more information, visit www.ccofpc.org or call 435-649-2260.