Colorado Gives Day: 4 Worthy Organizations

Four ways to give back on Colorado Gives Day

Donate to We Don't Waste and help end hunger. Courtesy We Don't Waste Facebook page.

Donate to We Don’t Waste to help end hunger. Courtesy Facebook/We Don’t Waste

In its sixth consecutive year, Colorado Gives Day, held December 6, is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy through online giving. Donations are accepted through coloradogives.org. To date, the day has raised $111.5 million for Colorado nonprofits—making it one of the nation’s most successful giving days. In 2015, more than 123,000 individual donations were made to 1,884 nonprofits totaling $28.4 million, a record-breaking year. Here are four nonprofits to consider donating to this year:

1. We Don’t Waste

Why you should donate: Donations provide meals to people in need, and help in fighting hunger and reducing the amount of wasted food. We Don’t Waste collects excess food from venues, caterers, restaurants and other food purveyors and distributes the food to Denver’s under-served populations.

2. Alliance Against Domestic Abuse (AADA)

Why you should donate: More than 200 people are negatively impacted by domestic violence in Chaffee County each year. By donating any amount of money, you are helping give victims the financial resources, transportation and knowledge to receive help and relief. This organization provides comprehensive advocacy services which are free and confidential to anyone seeking help.

3. American Diabetes Association

Why you should donate: Your donation will go directly towards finding a cure and preventing diabetes. Donating minimal time and money could improve the lives of individuals and their families that are affected by diabetes every day. Contribute to the research, and one day the cure.

4. Dumb Friends League

Why you should donate: Give and help homeless animals receive the care and love they deserve. If you want to do more, look into donating your time at the shelter, or even adopting one of these furry friends.

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