Colorado Gives Day 2021

By November 30, 2021January 10th, 2022News

Colorado Gives Day, Colorado’s largest annual day of giving, is right around the corner! We invite you to support our growing movement as we plant the seeds for an abundant 2022. 

Supporting DUG on Colorado Gives Day is an investment in greater food security, deeply connected communities, and a greener metro Denver full of thriving people with the skills and resources to build a localized, thriving, healthy food system.

By making a gift on Colorado Gives Day, your donation’s impact is increased by counting toward earning us a part of the $1.265 million Colorado Gives Day Incentive Fund! All participating Colorado Gives Day nonprofits earn a percentage of the fund, so the more we raise, the more we get!

In 2021, utilizing funds from 2020’s Colorado Gives Day, we have been able to make vital impact across Metro Denver, including: 

  • Improving equity across our gardens by increasing accessibility to 25+ gardens through our Baseline Infrastructure Initiative
  • Adding key workforce development positions with the inception of our apprenticeship program and the DUG Corps
  • Activating gardeners to donate more than 66,000 pounds of food 
  • Distributing more than 15,000 seedlings through the Grow a Garden program and the Baseline Infrastructure Initiative 
  • Launching our new volunteer platform to better engage our more than 900 volunteers who gave over 2,000 hours towards their communities 
  • Providing 1,456 meals and supporting 186 students with healthy cooking classes in 6 schools through local partnerships
  • Offering organic education to more than 1,027 community members

When you give to DUG, your support goes beyond just the garden bed, but into the community for a lifetime.