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Give a Hoot kicks off annual drive

Give a Hoot kicks off annual drive

The 2020 Livingston Give a Hoot nonprofit fundraising drive began fundraising for 65 area nonprofit organizations Wednesday, according to a Park County Community Foundation news release.

The month-long drive, in its second year, the Give a Hoot campaign allows people to donate to nonprofits and unlock partial matching grants for all different types of organizations, according to the release.

“From feeding the hungry, providing shelter to people and animals, to protecting Park County’s natural beauty and rural lifestyle, our nonprofits are there for us everyday. Now it is our turn to close the circle by supporting their work,” Barb Oldershaw, program director of the Park County Community Foundation, said in the release.

According to the release, the COVID-19 pandemic has put a financial strain on many of Park County’s nonprofits, which are unable to host in-person fundraisers. The Give a Hoot campaign can help provide increased support during the pandemic, the release said.

“Park County’s nonprofit service providers are often times our unsung heroes,” Gavin Clark, executive director of the Park County Community Foundation, said in the release. “Donations of all sizes, $5 to $5,000, allow Park County’s nonprofits to continue to serve our community in these uncertain times.”

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Paradise Ramble and Livingston Hoot, which are associated with the drive, have been canceled. 

The drive runs through Aug. 6. To donate, visit www.give-a-hoot.org. Anyone with questions can call the community foundation at (406) 224-3920.

By Sam Klomhaus — Enterprise Staff Writer