HopeWest is participating in the seventh annual Colorado Gives Day, a statewide initiative to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving for a 24 hour period.

People throughout Colorado are encouraged to donate online on Tuesday, December 6 to their favorite nonprofit through the GivingFirst website. Donations can be prescheduled at any time on the ColoradoGives.org website, but all donations will be processed during the 24 hour period on Colorado Gives Day.

Every donation on Colorado Gives Day will qualify for the Community First Foundation and FirstBank $1 Million Incentive Fund that increases the value of every donation made. At the completion of Colorado Gives Day, the Foundation will determine each nonprofit’s share of the incentive fund.

“Because of the community’s generosity – more families are supported in their time of need, more patients receive quality end of life care and more volunteers are recruited to help with our efforts,” said Christy Whitney Borchard, President and CEO of HopeWest. “The generosity and compassion shown by donors and participants on Colorado Gives Day make it possible for us to continue to meet the needs of patients and their loved ones. Whatever the nature of a contribution, we deeply appreciate it because it makes a difference right here in our community.”

Generous donations made the following HopeWest services possible last year:

  • 1,773 patients and their loved ones received compassionate care though the hospice program
  • 619 patients and families were welcomed and comforted at the HopeWest Hospice Care Center
  • 777 people received palliative care to help manage pain and symptoms
  • 684 children and teens received grief support through the HopeWest Kids program
  • 535 people found hope through the weekly grief education and support groups, individual counseling and social support groups
  • 1,349 volunteers dedicated 85,601 hours of their time to the community through HopeWest