DID YOU VOTE YET? Seven Colorado Charities in Tight Race for Citywide Banks $8,000 Charity Hand-Up Contest

The final days for the Citywide Banks Charity Hand-Up Contest are here, and the race for $8,000 in donations is very close. All seven nominated Colorado nonprofits will get a donation, and one will receive $5,000. The amount depends on rallying supporters to vote on Facebook and share the contest with friends, coworkers, and family. More votes means more critical funds for the nonprofit. See below on how each nominee plans to spend the money if they win the top $5,000 donation. The contest will end at midnight on April 30th. […]

Citywide Banks Teams with Latino Community Foundation to Raise $250,000 for Colorado Charities through Piggy Banks

Citywide Banks and the Latino Community Foundation of Colorado (LCFC) have partnered to launch a three-year grassroots campaign to educate Latinos and others about the importance of philanthropy and investing in our local community. Using the classic coin collecting container, the “piggy bank,” LCFC and Citywide Banks want to educate and engage the Latino community in philanthropy by encouraging families and individuals to save money in their piggy banks. Then, at the end of the year, the goal is to donate those funds to a Colorado charity of their choice. Using a piggy bank helps to break the myths that philanthropy is only for the rich and older people and helps inspire involvement from people of all ages that might otherwise shy away from giving to their community. […]

(Special Event) Join Citywide Banks in Collaborating to Improve Urban Education on May 7, 2015

Citywide Banks is joining Innovest Portfolio Solutions, Colorado Uplift, Seeds of Hope, and St. Rose of Lima Catholic Academy to present a unique breakfast event on May 7, 2015. The event will explore collaborations between stakeholders trying to solve issues facing urban education. Presenters include Gabe Trujillo from Colorado Uplift, Elias Moo from St. Rose of Lima Catholic Academy and Natalie Mesko from Seeds of Hope. The event will take place at 7:30am at Maggianos in the Denver Tech Center. Space is very limited. Those interested in attending can RSVP to Whitney Wilkinson at 303-694-1900 ext. 331. […]

VOTE NOW in Citywide Banks Charity Hand-Up Contest – Enter to Win Prizes by Telling Us How to Split $8,000 in Donations

Now through midnight on April 30, 2015, Citywide Banks is hosting its Charity Hand-Up Contest to raise awareness and give away $8,000 in donations to seven Colorado nonprofits nominated by Citywide Banks employees. The community is invited to participate by voting for a nominee on Facebook and sharing their support through social media. The charity that receives the most votes 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. […]

(Contest Nominee) DENVER HEALTH FOUNDATION Working to Advance Wellness in Local Community

The mission of the Denver Health Foundation (DHF) is to support Denver Health Medical Center’s quest to make Denver the healthiest community in the United States. The hospital system cares for one out of every three Denverites, ranks first in survival among 117 academic medical centers nationally, and is home to the only academic level one trauma center in the Rocky Mountain region. Last year, Denver Health provided more than $380 million in uncompensated care to its patients. […]

(Contest Nominee) ALPINE RESCUE TEAM Responds to Colorado’s Wilderness Emergencies

For more than five decades, Alpine Rescue Team (ART) has been performing mountain search and rescue missions 24/7 and always free to those in need. The nationally-accredited nonprofit is the designated search and rescue team for Clear Creek, Jefferson and Gilpin counties. Its highly trained, nonpaid members average more than 7,000 hours annually in field missions. The team also provides countless hours of education outreach about wilderness safety. […]

Citywide Banks Presents ‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’ at Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center – Discount Tickets Available

Citywide Banks is the presenting sponsor of the Littleton Town Hall Arts Center production of The Marvelous Wonderettes. The musical, directed by Robert Wells, runs through April 26, 2015. Citywide Banks customers can receive a $3 discount off the regular price ($23-$42) of tickets. Contact the box office (in person or by phone) and identify yourself as a Citywide customer to take advantage of this special discount. The Town Hall Arts Center is located on Main Street in the heart of the Historic Downtown Littleton Shopping District, at 2450 West Main Street, Littleton, CO 80120. Visit www.TownHallArtsCenter.org for available showtimes and ticket information. […]

(Contest Nominee) LONGMONT HUMANE SOCIETY Works to Improve the Lives of Companion Animals

The goal of Longmont Humane Society is simply to improve the lives of companion animals in the community. Whether it’s sheltering lost or homeless animals, providing low-cost veterinary care, or offering behavior training, the shelter offers passionate care for the 4,000 animals that come through their facility every year. […]

(Contest Nominee) EARTHLINKS Uses Nature to Empower Those Faced with Homelessness and Poverty in Denver

Homelessness can be incredibly isolating, says Kathleen Cronan, executive director of EarthLinks. The Denver nonprofit provides people experiencing homelessness and poverty with a place to learn skills, interact with an accepting community, and connect with nature as they work to move their life forward. […]

Citywide Banks Participating in Food Drive March 23-27 to Benefit Jewish Family Service Food Pantry

Citywide Banks Participating in Food Drive March 23-27 to Benefit Jewish Family Service Food Pantry […]

(Contest Nominee) FOCUS POINTS Family Resource Center Is Building Strong Communities in North Denver

Focus Points Family Resource Center is a nonprofit community resource committed to serving low-income families in the northeast Denver neighborhoods. In 2015, Focus Points expects to serve over 1,500 families, most of whom are Spanish-speaking immigrants, through a variety of programs aimed at strengthening self-reliance. […]

Citywide Banks Named Business of the Year by Aurora Chamber

The Aurora Chamber has named Citywide Banks the 2014 Business of the Year for its continued commitment to the Aurora community. Tom Flanagan, division president at Citywide Banks, accepted the award at a ceremony earlier this month. […]

(Contest Nominee) AURORA MENTAL HEALTH CENTER Helping Those in Need Live Life to the Fullest

Aurora Mental Health Center is more than a resource for those with mental health concerns. Since its founding 1975, it has become a true partner in the Aurora community by providing a wide range of behavioral health services to more than 17,000 people a year through 29 specialty programs at 12 locations. […]

(Contest Nominee) KIPP COLORADO Nurturing First Generation College Students in Denver’s Underserved Communities

KIPP Colorado is a nonprofit network of free open-enrollment charter schools serving Denver’s most underserved neighborhoods. Through its extended school day, longer class year, and strong culture of achievement, KIPP is proving what is possible in public education. KIPP is one of seven Colorado charities nominated in the Citywide Banks Charity Hand-Up Contest taking place from April 10-30, 2015. […]

APRIL CHARITY CONTEST Nominees Announced — Community Will Decide How $8,000 in Donations Is Split

Citywide Banks will host another Charity Hand-Up Contest from April 10-30, 2015 to raise awareness and give away $8,000 in donations to seven Colorado nonprofits nominated by Citywide Banks employees. 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 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 April 10th kickoff approaches. […]