Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Let's change the world (in one day!)

If you live in Colorado or have ever donated to one of the 1,200+ Colorado non-profits participating in Colorado Gives Day you may already know all about the day and its significance to the Colorado non-profit community.

Colorado Gives Day was created by the Community First Foundation. It is an online giving campaign where donors can donate to multiple Colorado non-profits in one 24-hour period. The benefit in past years was that each non-profit would receive a percentage back based on the amount of donations they received during the day. Community First Foundation had financial sponsors whose money was used to match a portion of the gifts. This year the match will be very little as there are so many non-profits involved.

That being said, Colorado Gives Day is still the biggest day of giving in Colorado. Millions will be raised. That's right, millions!

Regardless of what you like to support, a non-profit that works on that is definitely represented. Ill children the homeless, animals and the arts! There is something for everyone and donors' multiple interests are proven in the large amount of donors who give to more than one organization during the day.

So I say please go ahead and donate to a group that feeds the homeless, that cares for sick children, that supports people living with HIV and that supports abused animals.

Then, make a donation to Opera Colorado. Colorado benefits from a vibrant performing arts community. Opera Colorado isn't just an opera company that performs amazing opera for those who enjoy opera. We are a state-of-the-art agency with an incredibly talented staff and a committed board, all working to not only ensure the best in opera but to bring live opera and an introduction of the performing arts to children throughout Colorado and even into southern Wyoming. In many cases, our education team brings the only example of the performing arts that a child will see.

Colorado Gives Day is our opportunity to change the world. To donate to organizations throughout Colorado that are making the world a better place. In different ways.

No gift on Colorado Gives Day is too small. We would be honored to have earned the privilege of receiving a donation from you on Colorado Gives Day.

You can click here to be taken to our Colorado Gives Day giving site: https://www.givingfirst.org/OperaColorado/overview

If you would like to simply just call us to make a donation, you can reach Dan at 720.470.0247 throughout the day today.

Thank you for reading. And thank you for supporting Colorado Gives Day and Opera Colorado! Lastly, I borrowed the above photo from Manitoba Opera. Your donation certainly does help us to raise the curtain!

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