Check out Denver Mayor Michael Hancock speaking on the importance of A Million For What Matters!
A Million For What Matters took place from October 2013 – April 2014, and over 50 Colorado non-profits participated in the game of skill to raise money for their organizations.
Congratulations to the game of skill winner Steve Nissen, who purchased his ticket from the Denver Inter-Neighborhood Council. Steve was only one one hundredth away from the exact weight of the Austin Young Band and took home a white 2014 Ford Mustang generously donated by Sill-TerHar motors! Deputy Mayor Cary Kennedy handed the keys over to Steve at the 2014 Denver Day of Rock.
Check back in the fall for information on A Million For What Matters 2014/2015!
Participants to date include:
- A Child’s Song
- African American Quilters & Collectors
- Anchor Center for Blind Children
- Art from Ashes
- Bal Swan Children’s Center
- Bennie E. Goodwin After School Academic Program
- Black United Fund of Colorado
- Blue Star Connection
- Boys Hope Girls Hope
- Center for Hearing Speech and Language
- Central Visitation Program
- Children’s Outreach Project
- Clothes to Kids
- Colfax Community Network
- Colorado Blues Society
- Confluence Ministries
- Families First
- Firefly Autism
- Friends of the Haven
- Griffith Centers for Children
- Heart and Hand Center for Children and their Families
- Hope Center
- Hope House of Colorado
- I Have A Dream Foundation – Colorado
- Joshua Station
- Kyle Brake Memorial Sports Scholarship Fund
- Little Britches Youth Association
- Littleton Lacrosse Club
- Lutheran Family Services
- Mile High Montessori
- Namlo International
- On Your Feet Colorado
- Project C.U.R.E.
- Real Colorado
- RAFT Colorado
- Rocky Mountain Communities
- Rocky Mountain Down Syndrome Association
- Roundup Fellowship
- Serenity Learning Center
- South Jeffco Sports Association
- Sun Valley Youth Center
- Tennyson Center for Children
- The Patchwork School
- Third Way Center
- Urban Peak
The concept of A Million For What Matters is simple. Any 501(C)(3) designated non-profit can sign up with Concerts For Kids and will receive as many game of skill tickets as they would like to sell. Non-profits then ask their donors, volunteers and community: “How much does the Austin Young Band weigh, including the instruments and equipment shown in a given photograph, to one hundredth of a pound?”
Tickets are sold for $10 each and every ticket purchased buys one guess. By purchasing a ticket, you can show your support for your favorite participating non-profit and have a chance to win a new car. The closest guess will take home a white 2014 Ford Mustang, generously donated by Sill-TerHar Motors, Inc. What makes A Million For What Matters so special is that participating non-profits keep 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales.
Concerts For Kids has streamlined the fundraising process and made it as easy as possible for non-profits to raise much-needed funds. We understand that fundraisers can be difficult and expensive to undertake and our ultimate goal is to help other organizations raise money.More than 50 Colorado nonprofits have taken advantage of this opportunity in past years, including Friends of the Haven, SungateKids and Heart and Hand Center for Youth and Their Families. Last year, Heart and Hand Center was our top ticket-seller, and this is what they had to say about the impact it made on their programs and services:
“As a nonprofit in Denver working with at-risk youth, The Concerts For Kids ‘Million for What Matters’ game has provided our organization a great opportunity to raise funds to support our program over the past two years. The funds raised by this game of skill have provided a number of program opportunities for our youth, including funding for an on-site Choir Director, new sports equipment and art supplies for our art programs. We are extremely grateful to Concerts For Kids for providing this opportunity to our organization to enhance our program and make a difference in the lives of the at-risk youth that we serve.”
-Nikki Cady, Founder
Heart and Hand Center for Youth and Their Families
Sign up today! We encourage you to sign up as early as possible, to ensure you have the maximum amount of time to sell tickets!
- Provide documentation showing 501(C)(3) status
- Be in existence with 501(C)(3) status for a minimum of 5 years
- Provide documentation from the Secretary of State proving good standing
Interested in participating? Want to learn more? Please call Concerts For Kids at 303-605-2885 or email Julie@concertsforkids.org.