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

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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 […]

Citywide Banks Named One of Colorado’s Top Corporate Philanthropists

The Denver Business Journal released its 2014 list of top corporate donors to Colorado-based charities. Citywide Banks again made the top 20, coming in at 18 on the list that included many larger corporations. During 2013, Citywide Banks contributed over $444,441 to more than 150 nonprofits in Boulder, Denver, & the Front Range (up from $330,000 in 2012). This figure does not include hundreds of hours that employees spent volunteering on boards and committees, performing pro bono financial services, and participating in fundraising campaigns. A more complete overview of Citywide Banks community outreach activities can be viewed at www.CitywideBanks.com/community. […]

Citywide Banks Donates 100 Holiday Turkeys to Denver Rescue Mission

Citywide Banks has donated $1,500 to the Denver Rescue Mission that will be used to purchase 100 turkeys for the shelter’s holiday campaign. The gift will help the nonprofit feed thousands of Denver’s families and individuals challenged by homelessness and poverty. The Denver Rescue Mission provides a special Thanksgiving banquet at its downtown shelter and distributes over 1,000 holiday food boxes to poor families in Metro Denver through churches, schools, and other non-profit organizations. […]

HOPE HOUSE OF COLORADO Wins Top $5,000 Donation in Citywide Banks Charity Hand-Up Contest

Hope House of Colorado edged out six other local charities to rally the most votes in Citywide Banks $8,000 Charity Hand-Up Contest. The 15-day Facebook contest aimed to raise awareness for seven Colorado nonprofits nominated by Citywide Banks employees. Hope House of Colorado will receive a $5,000 cash donation from the bank, while runner-up, Wild B.I.R.D., will receive $1,000. An additional $1,500 in donations will be split among the other nominees based on final vote standings. The Colorado Alliance for Drug Endangered Children will receive an additional $500 donation for growing its Facebook network the most during the contest. […]

How Will $8,000 Be Split Across Seven Colorado Charities? VOTE NOW in Citywide Banks Charity Hand-Up Contest

Now through midnight on November 17, 2014, Citywide Banks is hosting its Charity Hand-Up Contest to raise awareness for seven Colorado nonprofits. The community is invited to participate by voting for a charity nominee on Facebook and sharing their support through social media. The charity that receives the most votes on Facebook will receive a $5,000 cash donation from Citywide Banks. An additional $2,500 in donations will be split between the other nominees based on final vote standings. An extra $500 donation will go to the charity that increases their Facebook followers the most during the contest. The public can enter to win several prizes by participating. […]

(Contest Nominee) WILD B.I.R.D. Helps Injured Birds Return to the Colorado Skies

In 1999, Debbie Strimple and other wild bird enthusiasts saw a need in Denver for an organization dedicated to the care of orphaned and injured wild birds. She witnessed the devastation of wild birds colliding with cars, windows, and power lines and losing their homes due to storms and other destructive events. The next year, Strimple founded the Wild Bird Information and Rehabilitation of Denver (Wild B.I.R.D.) as a nonprofit organization. During its early years, the group saved a couple of hundred birds a year with the help of a few volunteers. Now, the organization treats, on average, about 3,000 birds annually with a 60% release rate. To date they’ve returned over 28,000 birds back into the Colorado skies. […]

(Contest Nominee) AUTISM SOCIETY OF COLORADO Works to Improve Lives of All Affected by Autism

The prevalence of Autism is on the rise. In 2000, 1 out of 150 children were diagnosed with autism nationally. Now, it affects 1 in 68. The mission of the Autism Society of Colorado (ASC) is to help the growing amount of people who are impacted by autism, whether it’s families, caregivers, educators, first responders, or members of the community. […]

(Contest Nominee) COLORADO OUTWARD BOUND SCHOOL Transforms the Next Generation of Young Leaders

Many of us have heard of Outward Bound and know at least a little bit about it. It’s about the outdoors and adventure. But, what you may not know, is that the Colorado Outward Bound School (COBS), a non-profit educational organization founded in 1962, was the first Outward Bound School in the western hemisphere. It serves people of all ages and backgrounds through challenging learning expeditions that focus on character development, leadership, environmental stewardship, and service to others. […]

(Contest Nominee) COLORADO DEC Works to Bring New Hope to Children Affected by Parental Substance Abuse

The Colorado DEC’s goal is prevent any type of child neglect or abuse from womb to school-aged children through training, education and outreach with law enforcement, caseworkers, medical professionals, families and community leaders. The nonprofit looks to act amidst two primary scenarios of child endangerment. The first involves children exposed prenatally to drugs or alcohol, which can make them prone to a variety of developmental issues. The next are kids in the care of a person abusing drugs or alcohol. […]

(Contest Nominee) ROCKY MOUNTAIN CANCER ASSISTANCE Helps Low-Income Cancer Patients with Household Expenses

The unique and wonderful thing about Rocky Mountain Cancer Assistance (RMCA) is that they fund 100% of grant applicants that meet their eligibility requirements. Grants of between $250 and $1,000 are awarded to any qualified low-income cancer patient receiving treatment in the state of Colorado and go toward household expenses such as rent, mortgage, utilities, groceries, and insurance co-pays. […]

(Contest Nominee) HOPE HOUSE OF COLORADO Is Committed to Transforming the Lives of Teen Moms

No one knows better than Lisa Steven, founder and executive director of Hope House of Colorado (HHOC), how difficult it can be to be a teen mom. Not only was she a teen mom herself, but in her late 20s she volunteered for an organization that assisted teen moms and learned that many of them come from abusive situations, were living below the poverty level and, in some cases, were even homeless. This inspired her to start HHOC to help empower teen moms to become self-sufficient, healthy mothers. […]

(Contest Nominee) MENTAL HEALTH CENTER OF DENVER Is Dedicated to Making Recovery Happen

The Mental Health Center of Denver has three main program areas that cover the breadth of the community’s behavioral health and recovery needs. The first one is an Adult Recovery Services program that includes helping people find housing, residential treatment centers, a statewide HIV and mental health program and other therapy treatments. Next is Child and Family Services, which includes programs starting from before a child’s birth through their early adult years (16-24), and everything in between. And their last division is for Rehabilitation and Reaching Recovery that includes their drop-in centers, resource centers, and all employment programs that help people get ready to go back to school or work. […]

Citywide Banks Announces $8,000 Charity Hand-Up Contest in November, Employees Nominate Seven Colorado Charities

Citywide Banks will host another Charity Hand-Up Contest from November 3-17, 2014, to raise awareness for seven Colorado charities. The community is invited to participate by voting for a charity nominee on Facebook and sharing their support through social media. The charity that receives the most votes on Facebook will receive a $5,000 cash donation from Citywide Banks. An additional $2,500 in donations will be split between the other nominees based on final vote standings. A bonus $500 donation will go to the charity that increases their Facebook followers the most. The public can enter to win several prizes by participating. Watch for charity spotlights and more announcements as the November 3rd kickoff approaches. […]

Citywide Banks MONEY MATCH Campaign Raises Another $4,200 for Denver Health Foundation’s Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health Endowment

Citywide Banks is proud to announce that its recent 20-day Money Match campaign has raised $4,200 for the Denver Health Foundation’s Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health endowment. Combined with bank contributions during its Annual Golf Classic event on August 28th, Citywide Banks has helped raise a total of $9,200 for the endowment. The funds will provide critical funding necessary for advancements in research and treatment of Denver’s youth with conditions ranging from abuse to drug addiction, bi-polar disorder, depression, schizophrenia and suicidal disorder. […]

Citywide Banks Hosts 48th Annual Golf Classic and Raises $6,800 for Denver Health Foundation’s Behavioral Health Endowment

Citywide Banks hosted its annual golf tournament and dinner reception this past Thursday, August 28th, at Inverness Golf Club, for more than 100 of the bank’s business clients and partners. This year marked the 48th consecutive year milestone for the event, one of Colorado’s longest running private golf tournaments. During this year’s event, the bank showcased the ongoing work being done through local nonprofit, Denver Health Foundation (DHF). Through bank contributions and golfer mulligan ticket sales, more than $6,800 was raised for DHF’s Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health endowment. This endowment provides critical funding necessary for advancements in research and treatment of Denver’s youth with conditions ranging from abuse to drug addiction, bi-polar disorder, depression, schizophrenia and suicidal disorder. […]