Citywide Banks Wild about Ducks in Fundraiser for Mental Health Crisis Counseling – Now thru August 14 Public Can Enter to Win $2,500 Cash

Citywide Banks is participating in the Second Annual Hope Floats campaign to raise awareness and critical funds for Colorado nonprofit, Metro Crisis Services (MCS). MCS operates the Metro Crisis Line, a free, confidential, 24/7 hotline for mental health and substance use crises, staffed by masters’ level professional clinicians. The community is invited to adopt ducks online or at any Citywide Banks branch by August 14, 2014. Every duck adopted will earn its “adoptive parent” another entry to win $2,500 in cash, which will be decided by a rubber duck race held on Saturday, August 16, 2014, at Great Lawn Park in Denver. Ducks can be adopted for $5/each or in discount packages of six ducks ($25) or 25 ducks ($100). Learn more at www.CitywideBanks.com/hopefloats. [...]

GABBY KRAUSE FOUNDATION Wins Top $5,000 Donation in Citywide Banks Charity Hand-Up Contest

Denver nonprofit, Gabby Krause Foundation, edged out six other local charities to garner 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. Gabby Krause Foundationwill receive a $5,000 cash donation from the bank, while runner-up, Humane Society of the South Platte Valley, will receive $1,000. An additional $1,500 in donations will be split among the other nominees based on final vote standings. The Salvation Army Aurora Corps will receive an additional $500 for growing its Facebook network the most during the contest. [...]

Tight Race in Charity Hand-Up Contest Voting on Facebook – $8,000 for Colorado Charities, Prizes for Voters – Contest Ends July 21

Now through midnight on July 21, 2014, Citywide Banks is hosting its $8,000 Charity Hand-Up Contest to raise awareness for seven Colorado charities nominated by bank employees. The community is invited to participate by voting for one of the seven local causes on the bank’s Facebook page. Through the first three days of the contest, Gabby Krause Foundation Bags of Fun has a slim lead over Ronald McDonald House Charities of Denver and the other five nominees. [...]

VOTE NOW in Citywide Banks Charity Hand-Up Contest – $8,000 for Colorado Charities, Great Prizes for Voters

Now through midnight on July 21, 2014, Citywide Banks is hosting its Charity Hand-Up Contest to raise awareness for seven Colorado charities. The community is invited to participate by voting for one of seven local causes nominated by bank employees. 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 also enter to win several prizes by participating. [...]

(Contest Nominee) THE SALVATION ARMY’S AURORA CORPS Focused on Expanding Services through New Community Center

The Salvation Army’s Aurora Corps (SAAC) provides food, rental and utility assistance to those in need within Aurora and surrounding communities.It is also a Christian-based church, offering weekly worship services, daycare, day camp activities, and religious education classes for all age groups. It runs all its operations and activities through a Community Center near Peoria and 6th Avenue in Aurora. [...]

(Contest Nominee) COPS FIGHTING CANCER Provides Financial and Emotional Support to Colorado Families Fighting Cancer

In 1987, just two weeks into his training at the police academy in Buffalo, New York, Officer James Seneca was diagnosed with leukemia. He remembers what it felt like to get help and support during the six months of treatment from friends and family, and even a few strangers. He beat the disease and was changed by his experience. When he moved to Colorado in 1995 and joined the Aurora Police Department, he had a strong desire to figure out how to help cancer patients. [...]

(Contest Nominee) RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF DENVER Helps Comfort Families in Need

In 1979, a group of eight local McDonald franchise owner/operators put up the funds to start the third Ronald McDonald House in the nation, a temporary residence for out-of-town families to stay while their child undergoes treatment in a Denver hospital. Back then, the house, located near the old Children’s Hospital on 21st Avenue, had 10 bedrooms. Today, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Denver (RMHC) boasts two locations with rooms for 76 families. Many of the original founders are still involved today. [...]

(Contest Nominee) HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE SOUTH PLATTE VALLEY Passionate about Finding Homes for Lost or Unwanted Pets

Its mission is to offer heartfelt compassion to animals in need. What makes the Humane Society of the South Platte Valley (HSSPV) different from other animal shelters is that, because of its smaller size, the employees are able to really get to know each and every animal that walks through their doors. And because the employees of this family-like organization know the personality and habits of each animal so well, they’re incredibly invested in helping find just the right new home for these lost or unwanted pets. [...]

(Contest Nominee) Boulder Valley Schools’ IMPACT ON EDUCATION Committed to Improving Education for All

Every school district should have an organization like Boulder Valley School District’s Impact on Education (IOE). It’s an independent nonprofit that rallies the community around promoting excellence, improving equity and encouraging innovation in all of Boulder’s public schools. [...]

(Contest Nominee) PARKINSON ASSOCIATION OF THE ROCKIES Helps Empower Those Living with PD

The official mission of Parkinson Association of the Rockies (PAR) is to support, strengthen and empower the Parkinson’s community in Colorado. But, as PAR executive director Cheryl Siefert expresses, more succinctly, it’s to create a community. “You create a community by empowering all the individuals living with Parkinson disease,” she says. [...]

(Contest Nominee) GABBY KRAUSE FOUNDATION Celebrates Decade of Delivering Smiles to Kids Fighting Cancer

For 5-year-old Gabby Krause, fighting brain cancer was brutal for her, and her parents, as you can imagine. But one thing that helped her maintain a positive attitude, even through numerous rounds chemotherapy and radiation, was that she had a bag filled with fun toys, games, and books to keep her occupied and distracted. “She called it her ‘bag of fun’,” explained Tammy Krause, Gabby’s mother and the founder and executive director of the local nonprofit dedicated to her legacy. “She asked me several times why other kids didn’t have one.” [...]

CHARITY HAND-UP CONTEST Begins July 7th – Seven Colorado Causes Nominated by Citywide Banks Employees

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Citywide Banks will host another Charity Hand-Up Contest from July 7-21, 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 also enter to win several prizes by participating. Watch for charity spotlights and more announcements as the July 7th start approaches. [...]

Citywide Banks Gives $5,000 to Foothills Animal Shelter at Employee Victory Lunch

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Foothills Animal Shelter, a local nonprofit that is a safe haven for lost, homeless, or abused pets, celebrated today with Citywide Banks employees.  Employees from the bank’s Arvada and Lakewood branches nominated Foothills for the Charity Hand-Up Contest that took place in March. Foothills Animal Shelter beat out six other Colorado [...]

FOOTHILLS ANIMAL SHELTER Wins Top $5,000 Donation in Citywide Banks Charity Hand-Up Contest

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It was “paws up” for Foothills Animal Shelter as it led the pack early and finished strong to win the Citywide Banks Charity Hand-Up Contest. The 15-day Facebook contest, which ended on March 31st, helped raise awareness for seven Colorado nonprofits nominated by Citywide Banks employees. Foothills Animal Shelter will receive [...]

LAST CHANCE TO VOTE for Favorite Colorado Cause in Tight Race for Citywide Banks Charity Hand-Up Contest

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The final push is happening now on social media in the Citywide Banks Charity Hand-Up Contest. The 15-day Facebook contest will end at midnight on Monday, March 31, with one local charity receiving a $5,000 cash donation, and six other charities splitting an additional $2,500 based on final vote standings.

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