Citywide Banks Gives $5,000 to Hope House of Colorado at Employee Victory Lunch

Citywide Banks awarded Hope House of Colorado with a $5,000 donation today at the bank’s Hampden & Monaco offices in Denver.  Employees at the Hampden branch, along with employees at the Cherry Creek and Santa Fe locations, were responsible for nominating the local nonprofit for last month’s Charity Hand-Up Contest. Hope House of Colorado beat out six other Colorado nonprofits to win the top donation from Citywide Banks.  Employees celebrated today at a special lunch party with members of the charity.

Hope House of Colorado opened its doors in 2003 with a mission to empower teen moms to become self-sufficient, healthy mothers. It is metro-Denver’s only resource providing free self-sufficiency programs to parenting teen moms, including Residential, GED, and College & Career Support programs. Additional supportive services include Healthy Relationships and Parenting Programs, Mentoring, Early Learning, Life Skills workshops and certified counseling, all designed to prepare them for long-term independence. Hope House relies on numerous volunteers and local business partnerships to accomplish its mission.

The organization says the $5,000 donation will go toward the purchase of a used van to transport the girls between the house and resource center and GED program.

A full spotlight article and video on Hope House of Colorado can be viewed at http://denver-business-bank.com/?p=5287. For more information on ways to donate your time or money, please visit www.HopeHouseofColorado.org.

The Next Charity Hand-Up Contest
Watch for an announcement in January about the next Citywide Banks Charity Hand-Up Contest.  For more information about Citywide’s ongoing commitment to Colorado-based charities, please visit www.CitywideBanks.com/community.

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