Lakewood, CO - The Cat Care Society (CCS) has been accepted as a registered non-profit organization at GivingFirst.org, a program of the Community First Foundation. The announcement is made by Diane Stoner, President of the CCS Board of Directors who says, "Cat Care Society is simply thrilled to be a new GivingFirst.org participant. The opportunity to reach patrons and donors beyond the scope of our individual efforts, combined with no processing fees for donations made on Colorado Gives Day December 6th, means more funding will go directly to our important community programs at the Cat Care Society. This support for our appeal efforts is unprecedented.”
This is the second year for Colorado Gives Day and, similar to last year, processing fees will be covered by Community First Foundation, FirstBank and local foundations so that 100 percent of Colorado Gives Day donations go directly to nonprofit organizations such as CCS. FirstBank, Colorado’s largest locally owned bank, has renewed its role as corporate partner of Colorado Gives Day, committing $500,000 to kick off the 2011 campaign including $300,000 for the FirstBank Incentive Fund. The FirstBank Incentive Fund will be proportionally allocated across all donations received, increasing the value of each donation. FirstBank is also sponsoring 12 new High Five prizes at $5,000 each.
Link to donate to Cat Care Society at any time via the GivingFirst.org platform: https://www.givingfirst.org/index.php?section=organizations&action=newDonation&fwID=28010
About Colorado Gives Day
Colorado Gives Day is an initiative to increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. Presented once again by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, Colorado Gives Day will take place during a 24-hour period on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011. Donations will be accepted through the website GivingFirst.org, with a goal to inspire and unite Coloradans in supporting local nonprofits. Visit http://www.givingfirst.org/CatCareSociety to view the CCS profile.
About Community First Foundation
Community First Foundation helps donors and nonprofits come together to improve quality of life in the Denvermetro area. We use our resources to fund community programs, support the services of nonprofit organizations, and assist individuals with charitable giving. By monitoring the pulse of the community, we create new and innovative programs such as GivingFirst,org, an online giving resource, and Colorado Gives Day, an initiative that inspired Coloradans to donate more than $8.4 million in one day last year. We’ve been serving the region since 1975. for more information, visit http://www.communityfirstfoundation.org
FirstBank operates more than 125 locations in Colorado, Arizona and California. FirstBank is the largest locally owned banking organization in Colorado, serving more than 600,000 customers. Since its inception in 1963, FirstBank has contributed $40 million and thousands of volunteer hours to charitable organizations. The bank was recognized as a 2010 “Partner in Philanthropy” by the Denver Business Journal because of its philanthropic activities. FirstBank is unique in that a majority of its stock is owned by management and employees. For more information, go to http://www.efirstbank.com
About Cat Care Society
The CCS, founded in 1981 by Linda East, DVM and Lynn Rowe, is a nonprofit organization established to improve the quality of life for homeless, injured and abused cats in the Denver metropolitan area. The Society's goals are:
* To sponsor educational programs that promote responsible pet ownership, humane treatment of all animals, and the elimination of pet overpopulation;
* To shelter cats in a healthy, cage free environment and to find compatible and responsible families for every cat;
* To provide community outreach programs that improve the quality of life for cats and people;
* To be a friend to all cats.
The CCS is supported by a number of loyal members and contributors, without whom the shelter could not operate. CCS receives no government funding. In addition, CCS volunteers assist with many fundraising activities each year such as book sales, Meow Mart, Cajun’s Closet Thrift Store, the holiday gift and bake sale and much more. For more information, visit http://www.catcaresociety.org
Denver's Cat Care Society is also is found on these social media sites (come join in the conversation):
Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/CatCareSociety
Facebook Community Page: http://www.facebook.com/CatCareSocietyCommunity
Facebook Cajun's Closet Profile Page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100000877155071
Linkedin Group - Colorado Cat Lovers: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?about=&gid=4018890&trk=anet_ug_grppro
News Feed Blog: http://denvercatcare.blogspot.com
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For more information contact:
Suellen Scott, Director of Development, Cat Care Society - 303-239-9680 x19 - firstname.lastname@example.org