Flash philanthropy benefits local nonprofits

Guys Who Give donated more than $7,000 to Adams County charities

Tabatha Stewart
Special to Colorado Community Media
Posted 9/18/19

A group of 13 Adams County guys with good hearts have helped quite a few people in the past 12 months. Hungry children in Adams county, suicide prevention, helping refugee children in Colorado and …

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Flash philanthropy benefits local nonprofits

Guys Who Give donated more than $7,000 to Adams County charities

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A group of 13 Adams County guys with good hearts have helped quite a few people in the past 12 months.

Hungry children in Adams county, suicide prevention, helping refugee children in Colorado and families with children who suffer from Reactive Attachment Disorder have all benefitted from the latest trend of flash philanthropy, thanks to the Guys Who Give Adams county chapter.

The chapter is celebrating its one-year anniversary and currently consists of 13 men who meet once a quarter for drinks, when each one of them donates at least $100 to a local charity. Members of the group nominate a local non-profit organization and decide amongst themselves which 501(c)3 will be the recipient of their donation. Nominations must be non-profits within Adams county, and whoever nominates the winner gets the privilege of calling them with the good news.

“We specifically choose organizations within our area, so we can know our donations are helping our immediate communities,” said Rick Sierra, founder of the Adams county chapter. “At the end of each meeting, which only lasts an hour, we each write a check directly to the non-profit we chose.”

Food for Hope, Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention, Growing Colorado Kids and RAD Advocates have been recipients of the Guys Who Give’s generosity. RAD Advocates work to educate community members about Reactive Attachment Disorder and support for families with children who have RAD.

“The donation was a complete surprise for our nonprofit,” said Amy VanTine, president of RAD Advocates. “As a small nonprofit we are still trying to get off the ground financially.

“This donation will allow us to educate and raise awareness to equip families, communities, and professionals who support children affected by reactive attachment disorder/ RAD. It is refreshing to know that there are good people in our community that strive to make a difference in their area. This helps the world be a better place.”

The next meeting of Guys Who Give Adams County will be Nov. 13, at Periodic Brewing Northglenn. Registration begins at 5:30. For more information visit www.guyswhogive.org/adams-county-co

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