McKee Medical Center Foundation to participate in second annual Colorado Gives Day
LOVELAND, Colo. (Nov. 23, 2011) – McKee Medical Center Foundation announces its support of the second annual Colorado Gives Day – an initiative to increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving to Colorado charities. Once again presented by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, Colorado Gives Day is a 24-hour period to “give where you live” by making online donations to the hundreds of charities featured on Community First Foundation’s online giving resource, GivingFirst.org. As a profiled charity on GivingFirst.org, the McKee Medical Center Foundation will benefit from this initiative.
“Colorado Gives Day helps donors and nonprofits to realize the joy and benefits of giving! We hope all Coloradans, especially those in Northern Colorado, will give generously on December 6th! It helps everyone,” remarked Julie Johnson Haffner, Executive Director, McKee Foundation.
One-hundred percent of what is raised for the McKee Foundation on Colorado Gives Day will benefit the Stepping Stones Adult Day Program at McKee. Stepping Stones provides participants an opportunity to socialize, build friendships, and enjoy stimulating activities in a safe, caring environment. By tailoring activities to meet individual’s specific needs, Stepping Stones becomes a place where dignity, confidence, security and independence are assured, giving participants new levels of freedom and enhancing their quality of life.
“We are very proud of our local nonprofits – they add to the vibrancy and diversity of our communities – and we are honored to support them by providing an opportunity to raise more funds for their worthy causes on Colorado Gives Day,” said Marla J. Williams, president and CEO of Community First Foundation. “‘Give where you live’ is a simple concept but one with huge impact. Our goal last year was to raise $1 million online for local nonprofits. Instead, thanks to Coloradans’ generosity, we raised more than $8 million!”
For more information about the McKee Medical Center Foundation and Stepping Stones and how it is supporting the second annual Colorado Gives Day, please visit McKeeFoundation.com. And for more information about Colorado Gives Day and other charities involved, please visit GivingFirst.org/COGivesDay.