Tuesday, June 13, 2017

10 Years of Giving Where You Live

By Angela Bevacqua, Senior Communications Specialist

Angela Bevacqua, Senior Communications Specialist, wears give glasses and an orange hat to celebrate Colorado Gives Day 2016

Give Where You Live. I love this catchy phrase because it distills a compelling message into just four short words. We use this message to get people thinking about their communities and what they love about them.

At Community First Foundation we’re celebrating the 10th Anniversary of local giving through ColoradoGives.org. This online giving website has facilitated more than $200 million in donations in the last ten years. Nonprofits in every county of the state have benefitted from Coloradans heeding the call, “Give where you live.”

Learning about the troubles around the world can be overwhelming. But I know I can do something in my own small world, in my own small way.

For me that means teaching English as a Second Language and donating to arts and environmental organizations in my town. My favorite arts organizations are those that open a window to other cultures and perspectives through theater and film.

As part of our 10th Anniversary celebration this week, we’re asking people to think more deeply about why they love where they live.

Visit our Facebook page from June 12-June 16 and let us know what you love about where you live. You’ll have a chance to win a $50 Giving eCard to donate to any of the nonprofits profiled on ColoradoGives.org.

Even more exciting, you’ll be able to use the eCard on our new and improved ColoradoGives.org website, coming in August.


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