Executive Director Julie Deden wrote this salute to the final five students graduating from the Colorado Center for the Blind in 2019.
Colorado Gives Day is this Tuesday, December 10, and as we do each year at this time, we are asking for your financial support for our programs at the Colorado Center for the Blind. In the next couple of weeks, five students will graduate from our Independence Training program. Each of these students have made tremendous accomplishments that will propel them towards an exciting life. Each of them now realizes that being blind does not need to stop them from doing what they want to do with their lives.… Read the rest “A salute to Our Graduates #COGivesDay”
Wearing a black skirt and white blouse with black accents, a brown-haired woman stands beside the fountain. The broad base is white, about table-height, filled with round, black stones where water falls and splashes. Rising up from the rocks more than a foot above the woman’s head, is the rough-surfaced sharp mountain peak in reds, rusts and browns.
On a recent visit to the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute, Center Director Julie Deden and I were able to preview the new McGeorge Living Room at the NFB’s headquarters.… Read the rest “A Fountain of Challenge and Success: Founders Honored in Baltimore McGeorge Living Room! #cogives”
Colorado Gives Day 2019 is December 10, and it’s the tenth year of this highly successful program to encourage online giving to Colorado nonprofits like the Colorado Center for the Blind. And were proud that we’ve been a part of Colorado Gives Day from the very first!
Sure, we’ll gratefully accept donations any day, any time, but Colorado Gives Day on December 10 gives all of us some distinct advantages. Let’s mention, um, 10 of them!
- This is the giving season, and Colorado Gives Day comes at the time of year many of us are already thinking about giving.
Colorado Gives Day is Tuesday, December 4, and we’re in for the mega-million-dollar statewide day of giving, sponsored by First Bank and the Community First Foundation! Your gift to us on CoGivesDay2018 ensures that we can continue to offer programs to youth, seniors and working-age adults that challenge, impart skills and infuse the confidence in themselves our students can draw on throughout the rest of their lives!
Sure, we’ll take your gifts any time, but there are some advantages to both of us if you contribute on December 4:
- It’s an easy online giving platform just for Colorado!
- First Bank & Community First waive all but 2 percent of the credit card fees, meaning more of your contribution goes to the Colorado Center for the Blind and our programs, and
- Your gift addds to our total and thus is eligible for a portion of the $1 million Incentive Fund.
And students keep right on ringing their Freedom Bells this week and next, and on into the New Year! Thanks to the 69 individuals who gave online on Colorado Gives Day, December 5, as well as the two dozen or more who brought in checks or cash. We especially want to recognize the Tuesday morning Seniors group who passed a bucket around the room for contributions at the urging of John Batron. Our total for the Day was $13,353. In addition, the weeks of November preceding the big day saw us collect another $10,000-plus.
Colorado Gives Day again broke its previous giving records, with $36,129,285 in donations from more than 150,000 donors.… Read the rest “The Freedom Bells Keep Ringing: Thanks for #COGivesDay Donations!”
Each student who meets all the requirements for graduation from the Colorado Center for the Blind earns a Freedom Bell. Ringing that bell symbolizes that they are free to pursue the lives they want, free from dependence and lack of blindness skills, ready to challenge society’s low expectations with “Confidence and Self-reliance”.
It’s a very long road, and a difficult one that leads to the day our students get to ring their very own Freedom Bell, but every step is worthwhile!
We believe that the Freedom Bell signifies not only the individual’s new-found freedom, but greater freedom for all blind people from the many misconceptions about blindness and the barriers to full participation that result.… Read the rest “Ring that Freedom Bell on #COGives Day!”
Thanks to the generous support of so many, Colorado Gives Day (CGD) is truly an important part of our annual fundraising. Your contributions support our youth and senior programs as well as challenge recreation and art activities. We thank you for your past support and hope you will continue to support us with your donations in 2017 and by spreading the word about the work we do every day to make positive changes in the lives of blind people of all ages.
For our part, we pledge to continue to bring all the energy and ingenuity we have to innovate new ways to assist blind people to “Take Charge with Confidence and Self-reliance”!… Read the rest “Please Give to CCB on Colorado Gives Day December 5! #COGivesDay”
We put this video together especially to link from our Colorado Gives Day page this year for those who might not have heard of us or know exactly what we’re about.
Colorado Gives Day is December 5, and donations received that day online receive a share of an incentive fund, as well as being subject to lower credit card fees. But as we get into the Thanksgiving weekend and all that entails, be assured that you can go toColorado Gives Day and schedule a donation as well!
Meantime, enjoy the video!
That’s right – it’s here again! Colorado Gives Day is December 5, just a month away! So, if you’re considering a holiday gift to the Colorado Center for the Blind to help us offer training and programs so that blind people can “Take Charge with Confidence”, why not on Colorado Gives Day?
CGD is Colorado’s annual massive statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. Presented by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, Colorado Gives Day is powered by ColoradoGives.org
Colorado Gives Day has become a significant part of our fund-raising each year, bringing in more than $20,000 in 2016.… Read the rest “Mark your calendars or schedule a gift now -Dec. 5 is Colorado Gives Day! #cogivesday”
Recently, we were elated to get notification that we had received an anonymous donation of $10,000 designated for our Youth Programs through our Colorado Gives portal. We often receive donations in this way and welcome every one of them. But such generous donations as this one are, not surprisingly, a little out of the norm. The anonymous donor left the following note, which meant a lot to our Youth Services staff as our summer youth programs were drawing to a close. We’ve edited the note slightly:
… Read the rest “Youth Programs Receive Anonymous $10,000 Donation”
I am pleased to be able to make another large donation this year. (I know) one of your alumni and seeing the incredible impact you have made in her life makes me want to give as much as I can.