Craig briefs: Local nonprofits part of Colorado Gives Day |

Craig briefs: Local nonprofits part of Colorado Gives Day

On Tuesday, Coloradans will come together again to raise millions of dollars for nonprofits. 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, Five local nonprofit organizations have been approved to participate this year, including:

■ Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Colorado

■ Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association

■ Northwest Rocky Mountain CASA

■ The Memorial Hospital Foundation at Craig

■ Yampa Valley Community Foundation

This represents the fourth year where a concerted effort has been made to encourage the support of local nonprofits through online giving on Colorado Gives Day. Last year, $15.4 million was raised statewide in the 24-hour period, which represents 67 percent of the total online giving through in 2012. To donate, visit the website and click on Donate Now and check the box, “Schedule a Donation for Colorado Gives Day 12/10/13.” Pre-scheduled, one-time donations for Tuesday will qualify for a boost from the FirstBank Incentive Fund.

“Colorado Gives Day is a great opportunity for residents of Northwest Colorado to directly support their local community,” said Tarsha Ebbern, from the Yampa Valley Community Foundation. “Each one of the registered local nonprofits provides invaluable service to meet the needs of their constituents. To put it simply, giving where you live is as valuable as shopping where you live this holiday season.”

Join your friends, family and neighbors in supporting the nonprofits in Northwest Colorado that enrich all of our lives.

Hunter Photo Contest judging open to readers

The Craig Daily Press Hunter Photo Contest has ended, but the newspaper needs your help judging the photos. Go to the Craig Daily Press’ Facebook page to view the photos. The photo with the most likes by Dec. 20 will win the contest and receive a $250 gift card to Murdoch’s. For more information, call 970-875-1790 or 970-875-1788.

Mobile food pantry to distribute food Tuesday

Food Bank of the Rockies mobile food pantry will distribute food from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig. There also will be a TEFAP commodities distribution, so bring identification if you qualify. Distribution will be inside at 1324 E. U.S. Highway 40. Bring boxes or bags for your food. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m.

International Film series offers a free screening

Colorado Northwestern Community College’s on-going International Films series will once again hit the screen at 7 p.m. Friday in Room 175. CNCC will present a free screening of “Whale Rider.” This New Zealand film explores social and cultural issues facing the indigenous Maori people of New Zealand while offering an affirming message of hope and family. Free refreshments will be provided by the CNCC Student Activities group, and all community members are welcome to attend.

Enroll for classes at CNCC to receive gift

Students that enroll for spring semester by Dec. 16 will be put into drawing for an iPad. Call the Merc at CNCC, 970-824-1124, for more information. Free burritos and breakfast sandwiches will be available on the 16th for those registering.

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