One day of giving...a lifetime of POSSIBILITIES
Support Craig Hospital on #COGivesDay, December 8, 2015
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, ColoradoGives.org.
Craig Hospital also qualifies for a portion of a one million dollar incentive Fund donated by the First Bank. Every nonprofit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day receives a portion of the incentive fund, which increases the value of every dollar donated.
Meet Blake Foster a spinal cord injury survivor and Craig Hospital graduate
Blake Foster sustained a spinal cord injury in a motocross accident in 2014. He completed his inpatient rehabilitation at Craig Hospital.
Following his discharge, Blake and his mom Paula moved to Colorado so that he can take advantage of outpatient resources at Craig to maximize his recovery.
Last year on Colorado Gives Day, Craig Hospital raised nearly $70,000 from more than 260 individuals. Together, we can raise even more and impact the lives of even more patients!
Your donation supports:
- Innovative programs like Therapeutic Recreation, The PEAK Center at Craig Hospital, Music Therapy, Adaptive Driving, and Community Reintegration
- Patient assistance to provide emergency financial support to patients as they rehabilitate at Craig Hospital
- Spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury research
Meet Zuzana Hayda, a brain injury survivor and Craig Hospital graduate
When she was 15, Zuzana was a passenger in a car that was t-boned. She sustained a multitude of injuries, including a severe traumatic brain injury.
Craig Hospital taught her to speak, dress herself, walk and live again. She went on to graduate from high school, attend college and now works in a professional job in healthcare IT.
Be a Craig #COGivesDay Social Media Ambasador
Help build the Colorado Gives Day momentum and spread the word about supporting Craig Hospital on #COGivesDay!
Visit Craig's Colorado Gives Day Campaign on Twibbon. There you will be able to add a profile photo overlay to show your support, change your Facebook cover image, tweet or post about Craig with just one click. You can event chat about the campaign or email your friends through the page.
Don't forget to use hashtags #COGivesDay and #MyCraigFamily!
Learn More about Colorado Gives Day
- What is Colorado Gives Day?
Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. For the sixth consecutive year, Community First Foundation and FirstBank are partnering to present Colorado Gives Day on Tuesday, December 8, 2015. Donations are accepted through ColoradoGives.org.
- Who created Colorado Gives Day?
- When will it take place?
Tuesday, December 8, 2015, during a 24-hour period starting at 12 a.m. Donors can pre-schedule their donation!
- Do donors have to live in Colorado to support Craig on Colorado Gives Day?
No! Donors can live anywhere in the world. As long as they make their gifts through coloradoGives.org/craighospitalfoundation, their gifts will be counted to Craig that day.
- How will Craig use the money raised on Colorado Gives Day?
The money Craig raises on Colorado Gives Day will go into the Craig Hospital Foundation’s Unrestricted Fund. The fund supports the Craig programs in greatest need, including programs that insurance does not cover, but make Craig Hospital a special place of hope and healing. These programs include Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research, the Patient Assistance Fund, Therapeutic Recreation, Adaptive Driving, Community Reintegration, Music Therapy, the PEAK Center and many more. Colorado Gives Day contributions provide the hospital with the most flexibility in addressing the particular needs of the institution.
- Why should I encourage my followers to give on Dec. 8, instead of other days?
Because of the $1 Million incentive fund!
Community First Foundation and FirstBank each contributed $500,000 to create a $1 Million Incentive Fund, one of the largest in the country! It increases the value of every donation proportionally.
Here's how it works: If Craig Hospital receives 10 percent of the total amount of money raised on Colorado Gives Day, Craig receives 10 percent of the $1 Million Incentive Fund.
- How can I learn more?