DENVER—Today, State Rep. Ken Summers joined Community First Foundation to announce Colorado Gives Day. Colorado Gives Day will start at midnight on Tuesday, December 6th. During this 24-hour period, Coloradans are encouraged to donate to their local charities.
“Even during tough economic times, Coloradans have always found a way to open their hearts and help those in need. That’s no different this year,” said Summers, R-Lakewood.
People can donate to Colorado Gives Day by visiting http://www.givingfirst.org. Republicans in the House of Representatives have been asking people to visit the website to contribute to their local food banks, but people can donate to a wide variety of charities, including schools, faith-based organizations, cultural centers and more.
“I encourage everyone to visit givingfirst.org to make a donation to their favorite charity.” Added Summers, who is CEO of Teen Challenge of the Rocky Mountains, a faith-based recovery program. “In 2010, Colorado Gives Day raised $8.7 million. We hope we can beat that number this year.”