As Thanksgiving draws near, local organizations are working to inspire additional giving to ensure they can provide individuals with the assistance they need throughout the holidays. Last year, Niwot, Colorado-based Community Food Share managed to boost the success of its "Let's Bag Hunger" drive with a $10,000 matching grant from nearby law firm Sloat and Nicholson.
Tom Reed, the organization's food procurement manager said that although the effort was effective in raising funds in the last few days before Thanksgiving, it can't count on those kinds of contributions every year, according to the Boulder Daily Camera
. This year is the Community Food Share's 28th annual drive and it hoped to reach 120,000 pounds of food.
At the same time, the organization is launching a separate fundraising campaign to help it buy a new building that will allow it to expand operations and support the neediest individuals in Front Range communities such as Boulder, Broomfield, Niwot and Lafayette, as reported by The Broomfield Enterprise
To raise the $3.5 million it needs, Community Food Share has launched the "$1, One resident, $1 million campaign," the Boulder County Business Review
adds. If each person in Boulder and Broomfield counties contributes just $1, the organization can earn a $2.5 million pledge made by an anonymous donor contingent on those additional funds.
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