By Julie Filby (December 11, 2013, Denver Catholic Register)
Some 88,000 Coloradans came together to raise more than $20 million for 1,442 nonprofits during Colorado Gives Day, a 24-hour online fundraiser, held Dec. 10 on the website www.coloradogives.org.
This year’s $20 million display of generosity exceeded last year’s donations of $15.4 million during the 24-hour window.
Of that total, more than $144,000 was donated to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Denver.
“We’re overwhelmed with gratitude for the response,” said Lori Kennedy, vice president of development for Catholic Charities. “Colorado Gives Day is a perfect opportunity for Catholic Charities to connect people with a ‘need to give’ with those with a ‘need to receive.’
“God is good!”
The amount donated to Catholic Charities—which helps fund their 30-plus ministries throughout northern Colorado—has continued to grow each year the agency has participated in Colorado Gives Day: last year’s total was $104,000; in 2011 $50,000; and in 2010, their first year to participate, $20,000 was raised.