We contributed $120,000 to 10 Colorado-based nonprofit organizations through our employee-driven iGive program – now that’s reason to celebrate! “Our employees are at the center of what makes our company great,” said Helen Drexler, Chief Executive Officer of Delta Dental of Colorado. “The spirit of giving back, as captured by iGive, is how we honor their hard work while also partnering with nonprofits that reach Colorado communities across the state.”
iGive allows each of Delta Dental of Colorado’s 200 employees and board members to select 1 out of 10 employee-nominated organizations. In honor of the company’s 60th anniversary, each employee was given $600 to donate to the charity they aligned with best. Through iGive, the company has donated more than $500,000 to select Colorado nonprofits across the state.
“We exist solely on contributions like this. We don’t have overhead of any kind – only good people who want to help us feed kids who need it,” said Bob Bell, co-founder of Food for Thought Denver and one of ten 2018 iGive program recipients. “This donation will serve over 4,000 children in our community and it is that kind of generosity that makes critical programs like ours work.”
The charities awarded through Delta Dental of Colorado’s 2018 iGive program are:
- $13,200 Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado – The premier source of information, support, and resources for the more than 71,000 Coloradans living with dementia and their families.
- $9,600 Project Worthmore – A nonprofit organization that helps Denver-area refugees rebuild their lives by providing cultural and community support, including a five-chair dental clinic that provides much-needed access to oral healthcare.
- $9,000 Pueblo Community Health Center – A federally qualified health center treating more than 25,000 patients a year and also provides general dental care.
- $16,800 Food for Thought Denver – This charity strives to end childhood hunger by providing enough food to feed a family of four two meals every other weekend.
- $9,000 Northwest Colorado Health – A federally qualified health center based in Steamboat Springs.
- $9,000 Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention – A Colorado-based nonprofit dedicated to preventing suicide and attempts.
- $9,000 Task Force: ISO – A Colorado nonprofit that provides positive imagery of and for resilient veterans by strengthening, healing and connecting them through photography and art therapy.
- $10,800 Life Stories Child and Family Advocacy – A Weld County-based nonprofit discovered the community’s response to child abuse needed dramatic improvements.
- $10,800 Camp Wapiyapi – A Colorado-based nonprofit organization offers free summer camps to families affected by pediatric cancer.
- $24,600 Denver Dumb Friends League, Denver’s largest nonprofit animal welfare organization, established in 1910.