The people at Colorado Animal Rescue Express (C.A.R.E.) have helped us with transportation in the past and now they are asking for our help. December 8th is Colorado Gives Day. Any money raised by C.A.R.E. during Colorado Gives Day will give them an opportunity to earn a portion of the $1Million Incentive Fund in addition to the donations. If you are considering making a charitable donation this season, please consider C.A.R.E.
How C.A.R.E. Started
“When C.A.R.E. was established, our sole mission was to arrange and transport dogs from high-kill shelters in the Midwest to Colorado rescue groups, shelters and permanent adopters. In our early years, only the most adoptable and healthy dogs were tagged by rescues for transport. As our program matured, we started transporting dogs of all sizes, colors, breeds, ages and health conditions. Now, not only does C.A.R.E. perform weekly transports, we also subsidize other transport groups in nearby states.”
Learn more about C.A.R.E.’s mission statement and programs on their website.
About Colorado Gives Day
Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. For the sixth year, Community First Foundation and FirstBank are partnering to present Colorado Gives Day in 2015. Donations are accepted through ColoradoGives.org.
$1 MILLION INCENTIVE FUND
Community First Foundation and FirstBank each contributed $500,000 to create a $1 Million Incentive Fund again this year, one of the largest in the country! It increases the value of every donation proportionally.
Here’s how it works: 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. At the completion of Colorado Gives Day, the Foundation will determine each nonprofit’s proportionate share of the incentive fund by dividing the total amount each charity raised by the total amount of donations to all participating nonprofits. This amount will then be multiplied by the total amount of dollars in the Incentive Fund.
Begin the process by clicking on the Donate icon below. It will take you to C.A.R.E.’s link on ColoradoGives.org. Be sure to check the box that says Colorado Gives Day. If you choose, you can schedule your donation now and it will process on Tuesday, December 8th. After you donate, you will receive an acknowledgement email from Community First Foundation. When the donation processes on Colorado Gives Day, you will receive a tax receipt from them.
ColoradoGives.org is a year-round resource to donors and non-profits. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Mendelsberg at 303-779-0428 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for supporting C.A.R.E. on Colorado Gives Day!