As most of you know by now, GroundFloor Media is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. And as you also know, giving back to the community has been an integral part of our agency from Day One. So, it only seemed natural that our celebration should include a community component. The only question was what it would look like…
In the end, we decided to build upon our existing Get Giving program and donate $10,000 ($1,000 for every year the agency has been in operation) to four nonprofit organizations. Our crew divided into four teams, and each team chose a nonprofit to support. The only stipulation was that the organization had to be a 501(c)3 – otherwise, the sky was the limit. Not surprisingly, knowing our crew, women, children and animals rose to the top, and the selected nonprofits were:
- Colfax Community Network: advocates for and works on behalf of children and families residing in low-income, transient housing (primarily residential motels) along Colfax Avenue
- Dress for Success – Denver: promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing them professional attire, a network of support and career development tools
- Morris Animal Foundation: advances health and welfare research that protects, treats and cures companion animals, horses and wildlife worldwide
- Underwearness: provides new underwear to children in need
Our teams will be jumping in to volunteer with each of these groups, in addition to providing them with $2,500 apiece. We’ll be conducting a clothing and hygiene product drive for Colfax Community Network (CCN), as well as planning a field trip for the kids involved in CCN’s after school program. We’ll be working with Dress for Success – Denver as it celebrates its own fifth anniversary. And we’ll be supporting Morris Animal Foundation’s Canine Cancer Campaign and helping to deliver underwear to kids in need.
Of course, we’ll be blogging, tweeting and posting to Facebook about our adventures along the way – so be sure to check frequently for updates. And if you’d like to find out how to get involved with any of the above projects and/or organizations, please check out our newly launched 10th Anniversary Get Giving webpage. We have been so fortunate to be a part of this community for the past 10 years – we are thrilled to be able to give something back as we celebrate this milestone.