Give Dec. 9 & Tap $1 Million Bonus

Colorado Gives Day Rally 2013. Photo courtesy Community First Foundation

Colorado Gives Day is tomorrow and this year your giving is super charged with a first-ever $1 million incentive fund.

Created by Community First Foundation and First Bank of Colorado, this year’s incentive fund is one of the largest giving day funds in the country.

Wow – a $1,000,000 bonus. If that’s not a reason to hop online and make a donation, what is?

Well, maybe it’s the additional $150,000 incentive Colorado Health Foundation added to the already HUGE incentive fund.

Or, it’s the $100,000 that will be distributed to non-profits through a Luck-of-the-Draw process.

Probably, though, it’s the drive to show your favorite non-profit some lovin’ support, which you can do right now, right here.

Every Year Gets Better

This year marks the fifth consecutive Colorado Gives Day. Each year, total donations have increased. According to the report on Colorado Gives Day 2013, in Boulder County, our stats for participation in 2013 are:

  • 173 charities
  • $2,006,959
  • 11,475 donations

That’s a 50% increase over 2012 and an average of about $175 per donation.

Awesome, Boulder—Let’s Top Last Year.

Remember, the more you give, the bigger the piece of incentive fund your non-profit will receive.

Schedule your donation now or jump online tomorrow, but whatever you do, give your favorite Colorado non-profit a take-it-to-the-bank thumbs-up on 12/9/14 so they can benefit from your donation and participate in the added bonus.

It’s easy to do:

  • Pick your favorite non-proft(s)
  • Go to the CO Gives Day website anytime between now and 11:59 pm 12/9/14
  • Find your non-profit
  • Give as much as you can!

Tell Us Your Favorite Non-Profit

Let’s get this party started!

Add your favorite non-profit to the comments section below and we’ll tweet out to garner support.

My Favorite Non-Profit: Audio Information Network of Colorado

AINC logo

Imagine you are an avid newspaper reader until one day your vision starts to fade, due to macular degeneration, or that your parent suffers vision loss from aging.

You are not alone–25 percent of seniors have significant vision loss.

In fact, about 92,000 Colordoans reported visual disability in 2012*—whether they are born blind or have become so.

For the sight disabled, getting information needed on a daily basis is key, and local and community news are the most difficult for blind and vision-impaired individuals to access independently.

That’s the reason-for-being at Audio Information Network of Colorado (AINC)—to bring print to those with diminished vision through audio broadcasting.

AINC serves over 1,500 people across Colorado, but is a little known secret around Boulder, unless you or someone close to you is blind or vision impaired.

David Dawson, Founder and Executive Director, AINC

David Dawson, Founder and Executive Director, AINC

Through hundreds of volunteer readers, a small, dedicated staff, and a studio located at 55th and Arapahoe, AINC provides vision-impaired individuals with free, 24/7 access to live and recorded content from over 100 newspaper and magazine articles—even the weekly discount ads for grocery specials.

Founded in 1991 by David Dawson, AINC is among the nation’s leading resources for the vision impaired and is the only service of its kind in Colorado.

Make It Personal

I have been an AINC volunteer for the past five years. Every Thursday morning I read the Denver Post live, so I know first-hand the essential service AINC provides to those who cannot read the newspaper for themselves.

Due to changes in eligibility requirements, many of the grants AINC relied upon in recent years have been severely reduced or eliminated completely.

That’s why AINC will get my donation on Tuesday, Dec. 9, Colorado Gives Day.

What’s Your Favorite Non-Profit?

Please let us know which local non-profit will get your support on Colorado Gives Day.

Leave a comment in the box below and we’ll tweet it out to garner support.

So Give.  

Give where you live. Now. Schedule your donation to post 12/9 to get the incentive fund benefit.

You’ll be glad you did.

*Statistic from National Federation of the Blind: https://nfb.org/blindness-statistics

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