By October of this year, FirstBank will be making our debut in the Town of Carbondale, Colo. In what marks our seventh year in the Roaring Fork Valley, this will be FirstBank’s third branch, adding to the Glenwood Springs and Aspen locations. Located in the heart of Carbondale (791 HWY 133), we look forward to continuing our relationship with the amazing folks of this uniquely beautiful community.

Over the past few months FirstBank has had the pleasure to be the presenting sponsor of First Fridays Carbondale. Building on the time we’ve had to mingle with, and learn about our new home, we are excited to announce “Giving For Good,” a community outreach program that partners with two of Carbondale’s well-respected organizations.

Giving for Good:

Here’s how it’ll work. For the entire month of September, visit the Carbondale Creamery and Café (we’re assuming this is already a daily routine… it is for us). For every latte or cupcake purchased, FirstBank will donate $5 to Ascendigo Autism Services, up to $5,000. We recommend ordering both, double the impact, double the flavor.

UPDATE – As of Sept. 13, we have raised $2,530 for Ascendigo. The Carbondale Creamery and Café happily reports 435 lattes and 71 cupcakes have been sold since Sept. 1, putting us just past the halfway point. With half the month to go, stop by and help us get to the 1,000 item threshold.

A little about Ascendigo:

This Carbondale-based nonprofit is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. Ascendigo provides opportunities for growth and independence for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Ascendigo’s mission is to elevate the spectrum by empowering people, inspiring lives and shattering expectations. The organization provides opportunities for recreation and adventure in the outdoors, skills development and coaching, vocational and residential support and in-home behavioral therapy for individuals with ASD.

Join us in supporting these wonderful organizations. So the next time you’re washing down a homemade cupcake with a latte, don’t sweat the calories. Find comfort in knowing you’re contributing to a nonprofit devoted to empowering individuals with autism to live a life with dignity, purpose, and respect.

We believe this is the beginning of a lasting bond between FirstBank and Carbondale, a town that embodies our philosophy of ‘banking for good’ for our customers, communities, and employees.

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