This "festival of lights" provides an opportunity to have fun, as well as to make wishes as people look to the future and the upcoming new year. In Thailand, where the festival has been celebrated contiuously since ancient times, Loy Krathong gathers thousands of people along rivers and canals, where candles and small flowers, coins, and food are placed into krathong (lotus-shaped receptacles). The krathong are then released downstream into the river current, carrying silent wishes with them.
Show CDBF your support on December 4, from 12 am to midnight, for the third annual Colorado Gives Day. The 24-hour event is presented by Giving First, part of the Community First Foundation.
Thanks to the foundation and its many corporate supporters, all money donated to non-profits like the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival through Giving First goes to the non-profit. That's 100% of all donations, with no administrative or credit cards fees taken out. And on Colorado Gives Day, the First bank Incentive Fund will increase the value of every dollar donated for the 24-hour period!
As a bonus, your donation might help us with extra funding from FirstBank, which will sponsor four $10,000 prizes at random based on donations received on December 4, 2012 through GivingFirst.org. Help us be one of the "Luck of the Draw" winners!
The payment process is easy, quick, secure and you don't need to join anything or create any kind of account. You can even go online now and pre-schedule your donation to process on Dec. 4. Colorado Gives Day makes it a snap for you to show your support for the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival!