On Saturday, July 28, 2012, Coloradoans will gather to celebrate the 14th Annual Colorado Cares Day. Colorado Cares Day is a statewide day of service in honor of Coloradoís statehood on August 1, 1876. Colorado Cares Day is an opportunity to helps strengthen our local communities through statewide service projects.

Colorado Cares Day 2012 is sponsored by:

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Becoming involved in Colorado Cares Day allows you to be involved in a statewide effort to better your corner of the world. Whether that means hosting a service project to address a need you see in the community or becoming involved in a project that focuses on an area you feel strongly about

Some project ideas include recruiting and training volunteers to be mentors or tutors, providing job readiness training by teaching resume writing or interview skills, providing food assistance by bringing meals to homebound neighbors or organizing a food donation drive, improving childrenís quality of life by building a playground or running a day camp for children with working parents and improving the community by removing graffiti from a building or by making a public space accessible for the disabled neighbors.

On this day, Coloradans of all ages will come together through service projects that strengthen communities, empower individuals, bridge barriers and create solutions.

Register your service project

Registering your service project allows people in Colorado the opportunity to view your project and join your efforts. Projects that are registered through Serve Colorado will be promoted throughout Colorado by the Colorado Cares Day sponsors and non-profit partners. This is a great opportunity to receive publicity on the amazing work your organization will be doing on this day of service and to educate Coloradans throughout the state about what you do. Registered projects will have the opportunity to network and connect with other organizations that are planning service projects for this day, and will receive planning support and materials from Serve Colorado staff. After the day of service, a printed report, featuring all projects taking place on this service day will be distributed to non-profits, elected officials, community leaders, partner organizations and many others. The sooner you register your service project, the more benefits you will be able to take advantage of, donít wait until the last minute to register!

Locate a service project in your area

Organizations from around Colorado have registered their Colorado Cares Day projects here! This is a great opportunity for you to get involved in a cause and with an organization that is as passionate as you are. The need is great, but the hands are many.

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