Senator Hudak asks all Coloradans to give during Colorado Gives Day
“I hope all Coloradans join me in using Colorado Gives Day as an opportunity to support those in need.”
ARVADA – Today, Senator Evie Hudak (D – Westminster) is joining thousands of Coloradans in participating in the second annual Colorado Gives Day. The event brings over 900 local charities together with corporate sponsors and thousands of individual donors in a multimillion dollar fundraising effort.
Senator Hudak offered the following comment on Colorado Gives Day today:
“One of the true measures of a society is our ability to be generous even during the toughest of times. In my district and across Colorado, there are nearly a thousand charities and non-profit organizations that have dedicated themselves to helping those who are less fortunate. I hope all Coloradans join me in using Colorado Gives Day as an opportunity to support those in need. I’m proud that my district is home to such a generous initiative. "
Last year, Colorado Gives Day shattered its $1 million fundraising goal, bringing in $8.4 million from 12,540 individual donors. Event organizers have high hopes for an even bigger total this year, with increased participation from corporate sponsors and charities. In order to participate, individual donors should to go to givingfirst.org before midnight tonight and select a charity to support. Givingfirst.org can help donors find their charities by name, cause, or location.
One hundred percent of individual donations go directly to the donor’s chosen charity. Furthermore, hundreds of thousands of dollars in corporate sponsorship funding will be proportionally divided up between the charities.
Senator Hudak is attending a special event for Colorado Gives Day in Olde Town Arvada, where she will be making a donation to Ralston House, an Arvada charity that provides services for abused children and their families. The Arvada Beer Company, which is hosting the event, will give a free pint of beer to every donor that gives to Ralston House. Computers will be on site for community members to make donations.
FirstBank contributed $500,000 to this year’s effort as the chief corporate sponsor. The Arvada-based Community First Foundation created the event.