Black Friday sales have come and gone, Small Business Saturday has had its moment and the frenetic clicking of Cyber Monday has subsided. But there’s good news for those wishing to give philanthropically this year (or those who still have some stubbornly hard-to-shop-for folks on their list): Colorado Gives Day is just around the corner. Colorado Gives Day, Dec. 4, is a statewide initiative to inspire and unite donors to “give where they live” through online philanthropy.
During Colorado Gives Day, donors may make gifts (as little as $10) in their own names or as a gift in someone else’s name using www.givingfirst.org. The 24-hour event also includes non-profit trivia games (through Nov. 30) and a $300,000 incentive fund provided by event sponsor First Bank to further leverage donations received. In addition to providing bandwidth and incentives for the event, the Community First Foundation also covers the credit card fees for donations, ensuring that 100% of monies received benefit the organizations involved.
The Mile High Region of the Red Cross is one of more than 1,000 non-profits participating in this year’s event. During Colorado Gives Day in 2011, the Mile High Region received more than $100,000 in donations from its supporters, ranging in size from $10 to $10,000. This year, the Red Cross hopes to raise at least $100,000. Every gift helps us reach that goal.
You can make your gift on Dec. 4, or you can log on now to schedule your gift to occur on Dec. 4. For more information and to donate, visit www.givingfirst.org/redcross.