Today is the 10th anniversary of Colorado Gives Day. Coloradans join together to support local nonprofits on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. This annual statewide movement celebrates and increases philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. The $1.5 Million Incentive Fund made possible by Community First Foundation, FirstBank and other community members boosts the value of every donation.
Here are some of our favorite local charities that we has supported this year:
Hope House is a non-profit that my late mother invested her time and resources in. She was a teenage mom, and knew first-hand what it was like to have nowhere to turn to further her education. Hope House Colorado empowers parenting teenage moms to strive for personal and economic self-sufficiency and to understand their significance in God’s sight, resulting in a healthy future for them and for their children.
IBH is the heart-child of Harold and Lana Patterson, my neighbors. Their passion for building sustainable homes for Hondurans is a testament of love and compassion. They work tirelessly and are examples of how to make a difference in the world. International Hope Builders is a group of volunteers that has dedicated over 100 years combined experience in Construction to provide shelter and restore dignity to the poorest of the poor in Honduras. Using patented ICF building processes, they can build a home in just 2 days for approximately $5,000.
This foundation was started by a former employee of Custom Flag Co, Andy Stewart and his wife Jamie. Their story is heartbreaking, but the way they serve grieving parents is a gift from God. Our goal is to equip families who have lost an infant with the tools necessary to encourage their journey of healing by utilizing programs that help create community, promote remembrance and encourage hope.
With a dear friend, Cindy Bell, as Executive Director, it has been easy to get more involved in HomeAid Colorado. It is always fun to give back to the community with friends. HomeAid’s vision to end homelessness starts at the core -where does someone go when they find themselves without a home? HomeAid provides a dignified living space and the resources for self-sufficiency for teen mothers, families, at risk youth, people with disabilities and veterans.
As a long-standing member of the Home Builder Association Metro Denver, this is a natural place for us to give and serve. The mission of the Home Builders Foundation is to build independence, provide opportunities and elevate lives for individuals and families with disabilities in our community.
If you are planning to participate this year, remember to use the official donation website for Colorado Gives Day. This way you donation will be boosted by the $1.5 Million Incentive Fund.