At Blue Federal Credit Union, we believe that we can do more good when we work together.
Blue was honored to be named Business of the Year by our good friends at Realities For Children on April 7, 2018 during their annual gala. As partners in our community, Blue and Realities for Children have teamed up to make a difference in the lives of local children and their families.
Realities for Children is a charitable organization that provides for the unmet and emergency needs of Northern Colorado Children who have been abused, neglected or are at-risk. They strive to educate, engage and inspire local businesses, youth agencies and the community to support and improve the lives of children. The philanthropic organization is dedicated to educating our community about local child abuse problems and how they can be a part of active solutions. They have 35 local Partner Youth Agencies and are the primary sponsor for virtually every major fundraising event for children who have faced abuse and neglect in Larimer County.
As a business member, Blue has aligned with over 240 additional businesses in Northern Colorado to invest in making a difference in the lives of local youth. Realities for Children hosts events throughout the year, which Blue has been a significant sponsor.
Realities Rally and Ride is an annual event during Memorial Day weekend. The weekend-long event celebrates freedom and honors those who gave all to defend that freedom, beginning with a rally and a motorcycle ride parade and ends with a party in Civic Center Park. In July, Blue sponsors the Realities Cup Golf Tournament which features a silent auction, banquet with delicious food, and of course a fun-filled golf tournament!
Blue is also honored to support Night Lights, the largest annual fundraiser of the year, which aims to “take a child out of the darkness of abuse.” The community comes together to make donations and light a large clue tree at the First Presbyterian Church in Fort Collins. The event occurs the first of December and brings businesses, agencies, and the community of Fort Collins together with food, music, and of course, Santa Clause, to spread awareness during Tree Lighting Celebration.
We are so honored that this organization has recognized Blue as Business of the Year and we thank Realities For Children for all they do to support our local children during their darkest times. We look forward to helping them light the way towards hope for many years to come.