Monthly Archives: November 2014

Racing to the end of 2014

Be a Tool 5K Run and Elf Parade

Be a Tool 5K Run and Elf Parade

Come get your holiday season off to a great start with a 5K run on Saturday, November 29th! This all-ages, timed event will take runners and walkers through the heart of Golden along Clear Creek with a finish under Golden’s iconic arch on Washington Avenue. The 5K will start at 8 a.m. with check-in starting at 7:30 a.m. Participants will receive a technical t-shirt, reusable goody bag, food and drink. The first 200 to register will receive a free elf hat.

The Elf Parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Parfet Park and travel south on Washington Avenue to 13th Street to the after-party that will include a free pancake breakfast for all participants and prizes from Golden’s local businesses. Feeling especially creative? Prizes will be given to the best elf costumes for the following categories: adult, child, family theme and pet.

For more information or to register, go here.  Adults are $35 and youth (under 12) are $15 for the 5K Run and Elf Parade through November 27. Walk up registration for the 5K Run for adults will be $40.

Running not your thing? Participants, adult or child, can choose to register for only the elf parade for $10 and will also receive a t-shirt and pancake breakfast. If you would like to volunteer, we have needs where we would appreciate your help. Please send an email here to sign up.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Neighborhood Rehab Project which will help homeowners in Golden with their warm, safe and dry household needs through empowering “Be A Tool” volunteers and purchasing materials to meet those needs.

Don’t miss this fun, festive, community event! It is a great way to get fit, support a local cause, shop local on Small Business Saturday, eat fabulous pancakes, watch a parade and of course, dress up like an elf. See you on November 29th!

Support the work of CFIA on Colorado Gives Day!

Colorado Gives Day

Community Faith in Action invites Coloradans to support our efforts to facilitate collaboration and partnership which unifies and supports sustainable change within our community by donating to us on Colorado Gives Day, December 9, 2014.

Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. For the fifth consecutive year, Community First Foundation and FirstBank are partnering to present Colorado Gives Day.

As a participating nonprofit on, Community Faith in Action will benefit from this initiative in many ways.

“The donations we receive on Colorado Gives Day help us do more to support the community and ensure programs like the Neighborhood Rehab Project, Rocky Mountain Police Chaplaincy and the Together Church of Golden facilitation remain strong,” says Dan Thoemke, director of CFIA. “Our goal is to raise $15,000 this year toward these efforts as well as receive our share of the $1 Million Incentive Fund.”

Thanks to Community First Foundation and First Bank, Colorado Gives Day 2014, features a $1 Million Incentive Fund, one of the largest gives-day incentive funds in the country. Every nonprofit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day receives a portion of the incentive fund, which increases the value of every dollar donated. For example, if Community Faith in Action receives 10 percent of the total donations made on Colorado Gives Day, CFIA also receives 10 percent of the $1 Million Incentive Fund. 

Colorado Gives Day Holiday Celebration and Expo

This year, there will be an exciting way to “give where you live.” Join us at Table Mountain Inn on Colorado Gives Day, December 9th from 4-7p.m. where you will find our booth along with several other local organizations. You will be able to make your online donation at our display table while also learning about other local nonprofits and service organizations making a difference in the Golden community. And when you make a donation, you will receive discounts to participating Golden merchants. There will be happy hour food and drinks plus live music to enjoy as well.

If you are unable to attend this event, you can go to here to make your tax deductible gift today and set it to withdraw from your account on December 9th.

Thank you in advance for partnering with us. Together, let’s reach the $15,000 mark!

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