Mesa County agencies join in Colorado Give Day effort

A total of 48 nonprofit agencies serving Mesa County residents will join in the latest Colorado Gives Day and efforts to raise $325,000 to help fund their endeavors.

The 2021 Colorado Gives Day is set for Dec. 7. The event offers participants a 24-hour period in which to make online donations to the charities of their choice on www.ColoradoGives.org. Participating charities receive 100 percent of online donations as well as a portion of a $1 million incentive fund provided by the Community First Foundation and FirstBank.

In Grand Junction, Kannah Creek Brewing also will support the effort with a fund-raiser set for 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 6 at 1960 N. 12th St. Proceeds from the sales of a specialty cask of beer will support Grand Valley Gives. 

Ireland Stapleton, Timberline Bank and the Western Colorado Community Foundation also will sponsor Grand Valley Gives.

Participating agencies in the 2021 Grand Valley Gives Collaboration include: American Red Cross, Caprock Academy, CASA of Mesa County, Center for Children, Child and Migrant Services, Colorado Canyons Association, Colorado Discover Ability, Colorado Mesa University Foundation, Colorado West Land Trust, Community Food Bank, Counseling and Education Center, The Cycle Effect, Dyslexia Foundation of Western Colorado, Eureka! McConnell Science Museum, Family Health West, Food Bank of the Rockies, Girls on the Run, Good Samaritan Clinic of Western Colorado, Grand Rivers Humane Society, Grand Valley Catholic Outreach, Grand Valley Pets Alive, Habitat for Humanity of Mesa County, Harmony Acres Equestrian Center, Hilltop Community Resources, Homeward Bound of the Grand Valley, HopeWest, Housing Resources of Western Colorado, Juniper Ridge Community School, KAFM Community Radio, Karis, Kids Aid backpack program, KWSI – LP 100.3 Radio, MarillacHealth, Mesa County Libraries Foundation, Mesa County Partners, Mesa County RSVP, Mind Springs Foundation, One Riverfront, RiversEdge West, Riverside Education Center, Rocky Mountain Public Media, Roice-Hurst Humane Society, School District 51 Foundation, SummitWest Care, United Way of Mesa County, Western Colorado Community Foundation, Western Colorado Health Network and Western Slope Blue Star Mothers.

By working together, the Grand Valley Gives collectively raised more than $300,000 in 2020. This year’s goal is $325,000.

Additional information is available from www.GrandValleyGives.org.