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Colorado Gives Day is coming soon! Last year, our community support for the Dumb Friends League was tremendous. More than 2,000 donors made one-time or recurring gifts. You can pre-schedule your gift today: ddfl.org/cgd
This year, on December 4, we need your support to do even more to help cats, dogs and horses and unlock Community First Foundation’s Incentive Fund for animals in need! Giving tips include:
• Schedule contributions in advance at ddfl.org/cgd
• Contributions can be made in honor or in memory of someone
• Gifts can be one-time or sustaining with a $10 minimum
For the second year, kids have a fun way to get involved with the upcoming Colorado Gives Day – Kids for ColoradoGives. Junior philanthropists are introduced to charitable giving as they learn about different nonprofit organizations.
The Kids for ColoradoGives site (coloradogives.org/kidsfor) teaches kids about nonprofit organizations, including what they are and why they need donations. Budding advocates also learn why it’s important they become involved and help an organization they’re interested in, as well as ways they can help. Kids can even take a fun quiz, “What kind of giver are you?” By answering nine questions with colorful pictures and text, kids find out what type of nonprofit corresponds to their interests. Resources are also provided for parents, so they can help their kids understand the joy of giving.
In place of kids making an actual donation with a parent’s credit card, they can request a Giving eCard from family or friends. Giving eCards can be ordered online now through December 4, and they allow the recipient to support any organization featured on ColoradoGives.org or KidsforColoradoGives.org, like the Dumb Friends League. Once a child receives a Giving eCard, they can use it to make a donation online.
Just like with traditional donations, Giving eCards are tax deductible as a charitable contribution to the full extent permitted by law for the purchaser only. Purchasers will receive an electronic tax receipt letter from the Foundation at the time of the purchase.
Colorado Gives Day is an easy and convenient way to support the Dumb Friends League and help even more cats, dogs and horses in need. Be as generous as possible, knowing it is better to give than to receive! Learn more and donate at ddfl.org/cgd.