Lafayette, Colorado - WOW! Children’s Museum (World of Wonder) announces its support of Colorado Gives Day 2012 – an initiative to increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving to Colorado charities on Tuesday, December 4th. 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, GivingFirst.org. As a profiled charity on GivingFirst.org, WOW! Children’s Museum will benefit directly from this initiative.

 

This year, WOW!’s goal is to raise $5,000 on Colorado Gives Day and is pleased to have the Megna Family match donations up to $2,000.  “We're looking forward to participating in Colorado Gives Day again this year.  In 2012, WOW! saw a significant increase in the number of donors compared to the prior year and many were first time donors!  Colorado Gives Day is a convenient way for all of us to support the many nonprofit organizations that make Colorado such a vibrant place to live," said Jennifer Hinderliter, Executive Director, WOW! Children’s Museum.

 

“We are proud that Colorado Gives Day has served Colorado’s nonprofits so well,” said Marla J. Williams, president and CEO of Community First Foundation. “Last year, 93 percent of the nonprofits acquired new donors and collaboration among nonprofits was at an all-time high. Given the generosity of Colorado’s communities and the excellent work of its nonprofits, we look forward to what 2012 will bring.”

For more information about WOW! Children’s Museum and how it is supporting Colorado Gives Day, please visit www.wowchildrensmuseum.org.   And for more information about Colorado Gives Day and other charities involved, please visit www.coloradogivesday.org

 

About Community First Foundation

Community First Foundation helps donors and nonprofits come together to improve quality of life in the Denver metro 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 $12.4 million last year. We’ve been serving the community since 1975.  For more information visit communityfirstfoundation.org

 

About WOW! Children’s Museum: 

Founded in 1996, WOW! Children's Museum (World of Wonder) is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that is dedicated to providing educational interactive exhibits, activities, and programs for all children – bringing families together in a creative environment that sparks imagination, inspires learning through play, and supports school readiness.  For more information visit www.wowchildrensmuseum.org or find WOW! on Facebook.

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