Date: Friday, July 24, 2015
Aurora, Colo. -- The Colorado Children's Immunization Coalition (CCIC) received a $15,000 grant through Denver Post Charities, a McCormick Foundation Fund, with funds raised through the Season to Share Campaign.
The grant will support the Shots for Tots and Teens program, Shots for Tots and Teens, a partnership between CCIC, Tri-County Health Department, the Aurora Fire Department, local Rotary Clubs, Denver Public Health/Denver Health, and Denver Paramedics, that offers low- and no-cost Saturday immunization clinics for children and teens throughout the year in Aurora and Denver.
Denver Post Charities distributed $2,350,000 to 53 nonprofit organizations across the Denver metropolitan region. The funds were presented to grant recipients at a July 23 ceremony in Denver.
About the Colorado Children's Immunization Coalition
The Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition (CCIC) is a statewide, independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Its mission is to strategically mobilize diverse partners and families to advance children’s health through immunizations. CCIC does not accept funding from vaccine manufacturers or distributors. To learn more, visit www.childrensimmunization.org and connect with CCIC on Facebook and Twitter.
About Denver Post Charities, a McCormick Foundation Fund, and the Season to Share Campaign
Established in 1992, through Denver Post Charities, a McCormick Foundation fund, local nonprofit organizations that focus on child and youth education, health and wellness, homelessness, and hunger are supported. Grants are made possible with the generosity of Denver Post readers, the general public, and corporate donations to the Season to Share Campaign, the primary fundraising campaign for the Denver Post Charities. All donations are matched at 50 cents per dollar by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, based in Chicago. The Denver Post and the McCormick Foundation pay all expenses, ensuring 100 percent of the donations plus matches go directly to charitable organizations. Since inception, more than $66 million has been distributed to improve the lives of those in need in Metro Denver. To learn more about Denver Post Charities Season to Share Campaign, visit www.seasontoshare.com.
About the Robert R. McCormick Foundation
Robert R. McCormick Foundation is committed to fostering communities of educated, informed and engaged citizens. Through philanthropic programs, Cantigny Park and museums, the Foundation helps develop citizen leaders and works to make life better in our communities. The Foundation was established as a charitable trust in 1955, upon the death of Colonel Robert R. McCormick, the longtime editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune. The McCormick Foundation is one of the nation's largest foundations, with more than $1.5 billion in assets.
The McCormick Foundation's Communities Program continues Col. McCormick's legacy by partnering with media outlets, such as the Denver Post, sports teams and philanthropic organizations across the country to raise money and provide matching dollars which increase the impact of charitable giving. To learn more about the McCormick Foundation visit www.McCormickFoundation.org.