When it comes to social consciousness and a sense of community, there’s no place in the world like Colorado. This was recently proven once again when donors statewide participated in the fourth annual Colorado Gives Day and gave more than $20 million to nonprofit organizations.
The Community First Foundation first partnered with FirstBank in 2010 to host Colorado Gives Day — a twenty-four hour period each December in which the state’s residents are encouraged to donate online to their favorite causes. That year, the event brought in $8.7 million for nonprofits working in the state. The event has grown each year.
This year, Colorado Gives Day began at 12:00 AM, December 10, with a donation made to the organization City Year Denver. Nearly 88,000 donations later, at 11:59 PM, the final gift of the day was made to the Child Advocacy Center. In all, 1,442 nonprofit organizations were supported by the event, Community First Foundation reported. Those who were unable to donate to a favorite nonprofit on December 10 can still do so, as Community First Foundation fosters charitable giving through its Colorado Gives website year-round.
According to the foundation, in addition to the individuals who gave online during this year’s event, a number of businesses also helped make the 2013 Colorado Gives Day a reality. The benefits of Colorado Gives Day have been expanded this year to nonprofits statewide, with grant funding from the Boettcher Foundation and El Pomar Foundation that improves the ability of nonprofits outside of the Denver Metro area to accept charitable donations online.
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