May 18, 2009
FAMILIES FIRST Receives $30,000 through Denver Post Season To ShareDENVER – Families First received $30,000 through Denver Post Season To Share, a McCormick Foundation Fund, during a reception held on April 24. Funds will be used to support the Families First Children’s Treatment Center where children who have been removed from their home due to abuse or neglect receive caring, residential treatment.
A record-breaking $2,341,500 was distributed to 74 Denver-area nonprofit agencies through this year’s Season To Share campaign. Since 1992, this program has raised charitable donations that are matched and disbursed to local nonprofit organizations serving low-income children as well as those who are homeless, hungry or in need of medical care. Funds are raised through reader, community and corporate donations, and each dollar donated is matched at 50 cents by the McCormick Foundation. The Denver Newspaper Agency and the McCormick Foundation pay all administrative costs, allowing 100 percent of donations, plus the match, to go directly to charitable organizations. In total over the past 17 years, more than $24 million has been distributed through Season To Share.
The Children’s Treatment Center is home to nine active children thriving in the safe environment created by professionals trained to deal with ADHD, chronic medical problems, sexually reactive behavior. With a small population, each child is given individualized treatment focused on his/her needs. The goal is to make the Treatment Center their last placement and a strong emphasis is put on transitioning each child to a permanent placement.