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. […]

(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. […]

(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. […]

(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. […]

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 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. […]