Colorado Gives Day - Local Charities Need Your Help

Posted by Gabrielle Fuqua on Monday, December 8th, 2014 at 3:54pm.

December 9th, 2014 is Colorado Gives Day

Colorado Gives Day celebrates its 5th year of increasing philanthropy throughout Colorado through community donations. This year's competition is heating up. The incentive fund is over $1,000,000! If a nonprofit organization receives 10 percent of the total amount of money raised on Colorado Gives Day, that same nonprofit receives 10 percent of the $1 Million Incentive Fund. Celebrate the holiday's true meaning and make a donation to a local Colorado charity. After all, isn't giving what the holiday season is all about?

Don't wait, you must donate December 9th for your donation to count toward the incentive fund. Go to Colorado Gives or find links below to worthy causes BoulderHomeSource loves to support:

Boulder Humane Society - The Humane Society of Boulder Valley provides shelter and care to more than 8,000 animals each year, with 93 percent of these animals being successfully adopted or reunited with their guardians. Our success rates are enhanced by our behavior modification program, which helps shelter dogs and cats overcome behavior problems, and our foster program, which makes it possible for us to help more animals by providing individualized care to those with special needs.

Attention Homes - Attention Homes has two programs for at-risk youth: Runaway & Homeless Youth (RHY) and Adolescent Residential Care (RES). The RHY program provides street outreach, day drop-in and overnight emergency shelter services to homeless teens under the age of 20. The goal of this program is to reduce youth homelessness through building trust and establishing relationships with them and increasing access to services that move teens from living on the streets or in the shelter towards stable, long-term housing and/or family reunification. The RES program operates three tracts: respite/extended care, sober living and transitional living. The goal of this program is to provide abused, neglected, delinquent, troubled and/or recovering teens with remporary residential care and treatment services to help them transition through their crisis and to a long-term and safe placement or emancipation.

Boulder Homeless Shelter - The Boulder Shelter for the Homeless is not run by the City or County of Boulder but is a private nonprofit corporation. The Shelter has always been for and of the local community, and still relies on the support of women and men who refuse to stand idly by while others suffer through bitterly cold nights for lack of housing.

Share-A-Gift - Share-A-Gift is an all-volunteer, non-secular annual holiday project that provides toys, books, and bicycles for children of low-income families in the area of Colorado's Boulder Valley School District. Share-A-Gift is a 501(c)(3) under IRS rules and has operated as a non-profit, all-volunteer organization since 1972. Each year, Share-A-Gift helps connect over 600 families representing over 1500 girls and boys, birth to age 14, with community donations.

Community Food Share - Approximately 50 local human service agencies rely on Community Food Share for free food to pass on to their clients. They also operate programs like the Feeding Families program which provides free food to families with school-children living in poverty.

Hospice - The Colorado Center for Hospice & Palliative Care strongly believes in the value of hospice care as the highest-quality care for patients and family caregivers struggling with serious and life-limiting illness. It is the mission of the COCHPC to work to increase access to palliative and hospice services and promote quality standards of care for all Coloradans. Within this mission it is our vision that all Coloradans will live well at the end of life or in serious illness, and that none will suffer needlessly.

There With Care - Our mission is to provide a wide range of thoughtful and fundamental services to children and families during the critical phase of a medical crisis. We serve families referred by medical agencies, by building a network of services and people who ease the burden of life's day-to-day obligations with compassion and care.

Community Foundation - We are the heart of giving in Boulder County, because it is at the Foundation that knowledge about local needs and passionate community members meet sparking inspiration that leads to meaningful community impact. The Community Foundation is the place for inspired giving and has been proud to serve Boulder County residents since 1991.

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