Friday, November 5, 2010

Dining, Dancing, Singing...What Nonprofits Will Do for CO Gives Day

By Angela Bevacqua, Communications Specialist

It’s just over a month until Colorado Gives Day, and things are really heating up. On November 1, more than 120 nonprofits submitted profiles, and Dana is hunkered down to make sure they are all thoroughly reviewed before going live.

It’s been inspiring to see all of the energy and creative ideas that nonprofits are putting into Colorado Gives Day. Here is a sampling:

Work Options for Women
Want to dine and donate at the same time? Head down to Café Options at 1650 Curtis Street in downtown Denver. This café, run by Work Options for Women (WOW), will have computer kiosks set up to take your donation during breakfast and lunch on December 8. What’s more, the café’s staff will serve special treats for donors. More information about the day’s activities will be posted at

Café Options is a fast casual restaurant serving breakfast and lunch from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. 100 percent of the proceeds from Café Options go to Work Options for Women—a nonprofit that helps women end the cycle of poverty by providing them with the work and life skills to reach self-sufficiency.

Boulder County AIDS Project (BCAP)
BCAP will be pushing the midnight oil by kicking off their promotion in the wee hours of December 7. Activities will culminate in a concert at the Boulder Draft House at 9 p.m. on Dec. 8. They hope that up to 400 people will come to donate and hear the bands Novus Folium and Della perform. Watch their website for details coming soon.

BCAP serves men, women and children who are HIV positive living in Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek and Gilpin Counties. All care services are free and confidential.

The Jefferson County Library Foundation
The heads of the library and library foundation are willing to “make spectacles” of themselves, they say, in order to raise money for the library. If they meet their goal, Natalie Martinez, executive director of Jefferson County Library Foundation, and Marcellus Turner, executive director of Jefferson County Public Library, will dress up in holiday costumes and perform a public storytime-reading of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at Holiday Fest at Colorado Mills Mall.

The Jefferson County Library Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to enhancing the programs and services of the Jefferson County Public Library.

If you're a nonprofit, we'd love to hear what you are doing!