Posted Friday, November 12, 2010
Edwards, Colo. - Can Do MS is chosen to be one of hundreds of Colorado nonprofits that will participate in Colorado Gives Day Dec. 8, 2010. Colorado Gives Day is an initiative to increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving, presented by Community First Foundation and FirstBank.
Colorado Gives Day will take place during a 24-hour period on Dec. 8, 2010. Donations to Colorado charities will be accepted through the website GivingFirst.org, Community First Foundation’s online giving resource, with a goal of raising $1 million in one day.
Details of the partnership between Community First Foundation and FirstBank include a $300,000 commitment from the Colorado-based, employee-owned bank. $250,000 of this commitment will be used as a lead gift for the Colorado Gives Day Incentive Fund. This special fund will be grown by additional contributions from local businesses proportionally allocated across all donations made on Colorado Gives Day, thus increasing the value of each individual gift. In addition, FirstBank has committed $50,000 towards off-setting the cost of credit card and processing fees associated with donations made on Dec. 8, helping to make this a no-cost initiative for participating nonprofits.
For more information about Colorado Gives Day, visit www.communityfirstfoundation.org.
A national nonprofit organization based in Edwards, Colo., Can Do Multiple Sclerosis is an innovative provider of lifestyle empowerment programs that empower people with MS and their support partners to transform and improve their quality of life. For more information, visit the organization’s website at www.mscando.org or call 970-926-1290.