#4 – Give from your keyboard!

Today – December 4 is Colorado Gives Day. Last year over $11 million was raised in one day via online giving. A ONE day fundraiser and all non-profit organizations in Colorado that sign up can receive donations. It’s a day of state-wide giving and a way to endorse and support the organizations that make up Colorado.

The first year the program hoped to raise $1 million for local non-profit organizations. Instead, over $8 million was donated in a 24-hour period to the GivingFirst.org website.

The focus is to ‘Give Where You Live’ and give to things that matter to you. My library is on the list, homeless shelters, school programs, solar projects and everything in between. Deciding where you want to donate may be the most difficult part of the whole process. You can focus on children or schools, hiking trails or ranger stations, nursing homes or preschools, horses or birds of prey, hospitals or libraries, recycling or art, clean water or fresh air… the long list is chock full of areas that can benefit from your donation.  Most important of all, is you decide who gets your money.

This is a chance to step up and put our money where our interests are… Time to stop talking and time to give where we live.

It’s simple, easy and painless. A donation of $10 is welcomed as well as $100. A one day fundraiser … what an excellent idea!

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