Weld County charities raise $385,083 on Colorado Gives Day
December 17, 2016
Learn more about Weld Gives and the organization that comprise it online at: http://www.weldcogives.org.
Last week Weld County charities raised $385,083 on Colorado Gives Day.
An annual and statewide event, Colorado Gives Day encourages online donations to nonprofits throughout Colorado. This year, and in years past, a number of local charities teamed up as "Weld Gives" to help drive interest in, and donations to, local organizations.
On Dec. 6, 2,666 donations poured into local charities through Colorado Gives Day.
"We're really excited about it," said Weld Gives coordinator Deborah Cameron. "We are still though, despite these great results, most excited about the way that all the nonprofits were able to work together."
This year, the group managed to raise 6.8 percent more than last year's $360,539 in donations to the charitable organizations, but those numbers aren't final and different organizations participated this year than last, she said.
"It almost goes without saying, but we really appreciate (the community's) support. It will help us to further our mission and to help all the communities in Greeley and Weld County," Cameron said Wednesday.
Weld Gives includes 28 charities — the full list can be viewed on their website, http://www.weldcogives.org — that are all fully vetted and focused on causes important around Weld.
"Colorado Gives Day is the one day of the year when statewide people are asked to focus on giving to nonprofits that are important in their community," Cameron said previously. "It's an online drive, so people can connect on their computers, their smart phones, they can give donations to that nonprofit that they really value or that they've seen from a distance, but really for the first time want to get more involved with."
Across the state, people donated $33.8 million, according to the Colorado Gives Day website — http://www.coloradogives.org.