Colorado Gives Day a chance to strengthen community

Staff report
Posted 12/3/20

The best day of the year for charitable giving in Colorado is Dec. 8, and there are many community groups throughout Jefferson County that could benefit. Colorado Gives Day, a one-day online event, …

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Colorado Gives Day a chance to strengthen community

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The best day of the year for charitable giving in Colorado is Dec. 8, and there are many community groups throughout Jefferson County that could benefit.

Colorado Gives Day, a one-day online event, is sponsored by Community First Foundation and FirstBank. Both contribute $500,000 to create a $1 million incentive fund. Every nonprofit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day receives a portion of the fund, which increases the value of every dollar donated.

You can go to www.coloradogives.org/ and search for organizations that serve your area or issue of choice. You can set up a donation ahead of time, to automatically be sent on Colorado Gives Day as well, ensuring donation dollars have maximum impact.

Here are a few suggestions for different community organizations that would appreciate being considered this Colorado Gives Day.

Athena Project

This area organization inspiries and highlights women and the art they create. It partners with area schools, and has continued to host Zoom events and hold art compeitions to keep art alive and thriving, even during a pandemic.

Honor Bell Foundation

Based in Wheat Ridge, this foundation pays respectful tribute to veterans at their funerals. A donation to this group helps the families of veterans know their loved one is appreciated.

West Metro firefighter Brad Harmon rings the Honor Bell in honor of the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001.
West Metro firefighter Brad Harmon rings the Honor Bell in honor of the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001.

 

Westernaires

This equestrian youth program is a mainstay of Jefferson County, participating in events and parades across the state every year, giving children and teen, especially those who might not be able to otherwise interact with horses, the chance to learn how to ride and perform with horses.

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