(Contest Nominee) SOUTH METRO PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS FOUNDATION Helps Colorado’s First Responders & Their Families

For 16-year firefighter veteran Jon Adams, the work he does as treasurer of the South Metro Professional Firefighters Foundation (a.k.a. The 2164 Foundation) is personal. “I’ve got a wife and three kids and I always think, if something happened to me I would hope that there would be someone there to help my family.” […]

(Contest Nominee) GIRLS INC. OF METRO DENVER Inspires Young Girls to be Strong, Smart, & Bold

Many nonprofit organizations offer much needed after-school and summer programming for young kids. But Girls Incorporated of Metro Denver is one of the only ones that offer programs specifically for girls. […]

(Contest Nominee) INNOVAGE Works to Empower Aging Adults to Live Life on Their Terms

The InnovAge Foundation raises awareness and money to support InnovAge, a nonprofit organization devoted to helping Colorado’s aging population and other disabled individuals live as independently as possible. Its mission is to empower those who deal with issues and diseases associated with aging such as dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and mobility challenges, providing information, resources, and advocates to allow individuals to live life on their terms (in Colorado and New Mexico). InnovAge also provides resources and support for family members and care givers as they navigate the sometimes rocky terrain of finding the right care for their loved ones. […]

Nonprofit Nominees Announced for Citywide Banks Charity Hand-Up Contest Taking Place June 1-14

Citywide Banks will host another Charity Hand-Up Contest from June 1-14, 2013, to raise awareness for seven Denver/Boulder charities. The local community is invited to participate by voting for a charity on Facebook or at a Citywide Banks branch. It is not necessary to be a bank customer to participate (no purchase necessary). The public can enter to win one of several prizes just for voting. 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. The charity nominees, nominated by Citywide Banks employees, are Alternatives Pregnancy Center, American Cancer Society – Denver, Bow Wow Buddies Foundation, Colorado Beautillion, Kempe Foundation, Mt. Saint Vincent, and Veterans Passport to Hope. Each charity will be spotlighted on Citywide Banks’ blog and social media, and promoted at specific branches through a related employee contest. Follow Citywide Banks on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn to catch all contest updates. […]

Citywide Banks Supporting Local Youth Programs as Title Sponsor of 2013 Colorado Fundraising Golf Tournament

Citywide Banks announced it will be the title sponsor of the 2013 Colorado Golf Fundraising Tournament on May 28, 2013 at the CommonGround Golf Course in Aurora, Colorado. This is the second year in a row that the bank has sponsored the event, which raised more than $23,000 for the Colorado Golf Association’s (CGA) programs for disadvantaged kids in Colorado. This year’s tournament will raise funds to support the Solich Caddie and Leadership Academy, the Golf in Schools program, local Outreach Programs, and the Hale Irwin Elite Player Program. The Denver business community is invited to participate in this special day by registering to play or sponsoring a hole. The May 28th event will include a 12noon lunch, 1:30pm shotgun start tournament, and a 6:00pm tournament award reception. Contact Erin Gangloff at 303-974-2102 or Gangloff@cogolf.org for complete tournament details. […]

Outdoor Lab Foundation Edges Out Six Other Colorado Nonprofits to Win Citywide Banks Charity Hand-Up Contest

The OUTDOOR LAB FOUNDATION outlasted final day surges by FCA Colorado and Aurora Animal Shelter to earn the top $5,000 donation in Citywide Banks Charity Hand-Up Contest that ended last night. During the 14-day contest that aimed to raise awareness for seven Colorado nonprofits nominated by Citywide Banks employees, the competition generated over 100,000 views on Facebook alone. The charity nominees were also promoted at the bank’s branches and throughout its social media networks. A total of $7,500 in donations will be split between the seven causes based on the results of the Facebook voting. […]

Employee Volunteering – Another Way Businesses Can Help Our Local Nonprofits

There are an estimated 19,000 charitable nonprofit organizations in Colorado, with the many based in metro Denver. As you can imagine, there are plenty of opportunities for individuals to get involved with a local cause. Too often, volunteering is overlooked as a way to help a local nonprofit. The operational requirements are considerable for these organizations and volunteers are coveted. Whether it’s giving your time to help with a special event or regularly helping with administrative operations, your unique skillsets can help serve the community. […]

Citywide Banks Donates Printers to 17 Denver Charities – Another Example How Businesses Can Help Our Local Nonprofits

A recent upgrade in Citywide Banks’ copiers and printers resulted in a considerable stockpile of IT equipment that was not needed but still in working condition. Instead of tossing the equipment, the bank reached out to its employees about area nonprofits that could use the equipment. The response was immediate. The bank was able to donate more than 25 commercial grade, fully operational printers to nearly 20 very thankful nonprofits. This is another example of how Denver businesses can support our local charities beyond financial donations. […]

(Contest Nominee) FCA COLORADO Gives Young Athletes a Faith-Based Perspective for Grasping Success in Life

The founders of FCA recognized how influential athletes and coaches were, especially to young people. Hence, the vision of the FCA became: To see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of athletes and coaches. Now, FCA is in Colorado and growing internationally. According to Farmer, it’s the largest sports ministry in the world. […]

(Contest Nominee) METRO CRISIS SERVICES Provides Emergency Mental Health through Free 24/7 Hotline

Fortunately, here in Colorado, there is a free 24/7 access point called the Metro Crisis Line, operated by Metro Crisis Services (MCS). There are no robot menus or answering machines. Every call to 1-888-885-1222 is answered by a highly trained, mental health professional ready to give immediate, expert, crisis care. Metro Crisis Line began taking calls in 2010, in response to a community outcry for 24-hour crisis and triage intervention. Metro Crisis Line is available at any time for people facing any type of mental health crisis. MCS has helped tens of thousands of individuals and families over the past two years. […]

(Contest Nominee) MAKE-A-WISH COLORADO Empowers Kids Facing Life-Threatening Medical Conditions

Since 1983, Make-A-Wish Colorado — one of the first local chapters of the Make-A-Wish Foundation-has been making wishes come true for thousands of children ages 2 ½ to 18 years old who have life-threatening medical conditions. […]

(Contest Nominee) OUTDOOR LAB FOUNDATION Inspires Colorado Kids through Science and Exploration

OUTDOOR LAB FOUNDATION is one of seven nominated charities for Citywide Banks’ Charity Hand-Up Contest taking place from March 1-14, 2013. The Denver/Boulder community is invited to vote for a nominee and enter prize drawings. Citywide Banks will donate $7,500 to nominated charities based on voting results. […]

Citywide Banks Announces Seven Colorado Nonprofit Nominees for Its March 2013 Charity Contest

Citywide Banks is pleased to announce the seven Colorado charities nominated by employees to participate in its next Charity Hand-Up Contest being held on Facebook from March 1-14, 2013. The Denver/Boulder community is invited to participate in this online vote to determine how $7,500 is split among the nominated causes. The top prize, a $5,000 cash donation, will be given to the charity with the most votes on Facebook. The seven charity nominees are The Action Center, Alliance of Choice (ACE) Scholarships, Aurora Animal Shelter, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Colorado, Make-A-Wish Colorado, Metro Crisis Services, and Outdoor Lab Foundation. Each charity will be spotlighted on Citywide Banks’ blog and social media, and promoted at specific branches through a related employee contest. The bank will also give Facebook voters a chance to win one of ten prizes when they cast a vote during the contest. […]

Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance Wins December’s Citywide Banks Charity Hand-Up Contest

The Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance edged out Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado for the most online votes in the latest Citywide Banks Charity Hand-Up Contest. During a 14-day contest that aimed to raise awareness for seven Colorado nonprofits nominated by Citywide Banks employees, the competition gnerated over 150,000 pageviews on Facebook alone. The contest was also promoted through the bank’s social media and at branches in Denver and Boulder. As the winner, the Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance will receive a $5,000 donation from Citywide Banks. Additional donations totaling $2,500 will be split between the remaining six charities based on their vote results. […]

Citywide Banks Hosts CHARITY HAND-UP CONTEST through December 14 to Give $7,500 and Raise Awareness for Seven Denver Nonprofits

Citywide Banks is inviting the general public to vote for one of seven Colorado nonprofits in its Charity Hand-Up Contest on Facebook from December 1-14, 2012. The featured charities, nominated by Citywide Banks employees, are Audience of One Youth Theater, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado, Child Advocates – Denver CASA, Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance, Dumb Friends League, Rebuilding Together – Metro Denver, and the St. Francis Center. Based on the 14-day voting on Facebook, Citywide Banks will donate $5,000 to the charity receiving the most votes. Additional donations totaling $2,500 will be split between the remaining six charities based on their vote results. The public can enter to win prizes just by voting in the contest by December 14th. Each charity will be spotlighted on Citywide Banks’ blog and social media, and promoted at specific branches through a related employee contest. […]