24-Hour Fundraiser, Love Utah Give Utah, Offers Locals An Opportunity To Support Their Fave Nonprofits Such As Craft Lake City


Salt Lake City – This Thursday, March 26, 2015, Craft Lake City will join over 500 additional nonprofit organizations to share in a group fundraising campaign. called Love Utah Give Utah and—a 24-hour statewide effort to raise funds for Utah’s diverse nonprofit community.

“We’re honored to participate in this civic fundraising initiative for the third consecutive year,” says Angela H. Brown, Executive Director of Craft Lake City. “Love Utah Give Utah is a great way for Utahns to show their support for nonprofits. Charitable organizations increase the quality of our community.”

Craft Lake City is most know for producing their annual Do-It-Yourself Festival that occurs the second weekend in August each year. 2015 will mark the seventh year of the DIY Festival.

Part of the organization’s vision is to re-define the term “craft” by broadening the definition to encompass all things handmade—including craft food, crafting with technology (think robotics, coding, modular synthesizers, 3D printing) and art.

Craft Lake City’s Advisory Board has generously raised $2,000 in challenge grants for this event. The Board encourages the community to help the organization raise $2,000 in order to receive the challenge grant. All donations, large or small, are accepted.

For more information, please contact: Rachel Hayes, Development Coordinator, 801.580.6162, rachel@craftlakecity.com, or Megan Rae Whittaker, Craft Lake City Advisory Board Member, 801.792.3083, meganraewhittaker@gmail.com.

About Craft Lake City: Craft Lake City is a 501-c3 charitable organization. Craft Lake City’s mission is to educate, promote and inspire local artisans while elevating the creative culture of the Utah arts community through science, technology and art. Craft Lake City does this by hosting monthly workshops, gallery shows, fundraisers and an annual Do-It-Yourself Festival to promote regional spending with independent artisans and businesses. The 2014 Craft Lake City DIY Festival welcomed over 230 exhibitors and over 40,000 attendees at the Gallivan Center in downtown Salt Lake City. Craft Lake City received the award for “2013 Best of State” in the “Fairs, Festivals and Events” category.

We have a few Challenge Grants in place from some of our amazing Advisory Board Members.

– For the first $1000 raised, Centeva will donate $1000 to our campaign.
– For the Second $300 raised, Pamela M. Olson, owner of Native Flower Company in Sugar House and CLC Advisory Board Member, will donate $300.
– For the first $300 raised, Barton Moody Tax Service will donate $300 to Craft Lake City, owned by CLC Board Treasurer, Barton Moody
– For the first $250 raised, Alpine Securities will donate $250 towards our campaign.
– For the first $150 raised, Shimmy Studios will donate $150 towards our campaign. Shimmy Studios is owned by our Advisory Board member, Stephanie Buranek.

When we raise $2,000 our Challenge Grants will put an extra $2,000 toward our fundraising!

To Donate Go To LoveUtahGiveUtah