Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Evergreen Bands Together for Colorado Gives Day

By Angela Bevacqua

Now that’s community spirit!

Word reached my desk this morning that the Evergreen Chamber of Commerce and 14 nonprofits in the area are partnering together for Colorado Gives Day. Several Evergreen, Colorado, businesses are also showing their support by offering discounts and thank you gifts to donors on December 8.

Michelle Mohnhaupt, who oversees the Evergreen Chamber’s nonprofit members, explained that the idea developed at a recent meeting for the group. And the concept has been steam-rolling ever since.

Summer is busy in Evergreen, Michelle explained, but it really drops off in the winter. Both for-profits and nonprofits hurt at the end of the year. But by collaborating to support local giving on Colorado Gives Day, the chamber, nonprofits and businesses will be infusing energy into their town during the dead of winter.

Here’s what will be happening in Evergreen this December 8:
  • Four businesses will host online giving at their locations, including Colorado Gives Day partner FirstBank
  • Donors will receive goody bags filled with coupons and discounts from local Chamber businesses when they donate at any of the four locations
The Participating Nonprofits
Art for the Mountain Community
Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity
Bootstraps, Inc.
Drive Smart Evergreen/Conifer
Evergreen Jazz Festival
Evergreen Christian Outreach
Evergreen Audubon/Evergreen Nature Center
Into Your Hands
Jefferson County Historical Society
The Jefferson Foundation
Mount Evans Hospice Inc./Home Health Care
Mountain Area Land Trust (MALT)
Mountain Resource Center (MRC)
Seniors' Resource Center - Evergreen

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Colorado Gives Day is nothing without the energy and commitment of hundreds—if not thousands—of people supporting the services where they live.

Let us know what you’re doing to support or promote charity in your community. And let’s keep that buzz going!

Angela Bevacqua is the communications specialist at Community First Foundation. She currently volunteers at Cooking Matters, a cooking-based nutrition education program by Share Our Strength, that teaches families how to prepare healthy meals on a limited budget.