Upcoming Holiday Events!

Sunday, November 17, 2019
SVGD NEWSLETTER
November 17, 2019  

SVGD Volunteers:
      I know that we are entering an active Holiday Season for many people!  Usually that's also a time when people do like to volunteer.  We have three confirmed events for December that will be on the web in the next couple weeks for you to sign up.  Right now though you can pencil them in to your busy schedule if you'd like to assist- we will be Santa's Elves for a party for handicapped families, will be wrapping gifts for low-income children, and will be helping at the beautiful light show at the Denver Botanic Gardens!  The dates are below in the Future Events section.
      First, we do still need 2 more volunteers for next Sunday AM's Thanksgiving Food Distribution.  Please sign up soon if you can help so the Event Captain can get all the information to you this week.
       Also, please come join our SVGD Thanksgiving Dinner if you are available.  We'd love to have you!  It's a great opportunity to meet some other fantastic people who volunteer with our group.  I know there are always people who don't yet have Thanksgiving plans so please consider coming.  We'd really like everyone to sign up by the end of this week so we can coordinate the potluck list in order to have variety (we will be providing the turkey, stuffing, potatoes & gravy.)  
   
Kayla Okafor
SVGD Volunteer Events Coordinator   

Please sign up on www.svgd.org to this assist at these events.

NOVEMBER EVENTS:

Thanksgiving Food Distribution for the Jeffco Action Center, Sunday, November 24th, 8-10:30AM. (We still need 2 volunteers for next Sunday!) 6 Volunteers in total will be helping.  We will once again be helping the low-income families in Jefferson County so that they are able to have a Thanksgiving Dinner for their family.  The event is actually at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds on the Sunday prior to Thanksgiving.  Low income families will receive a voucher prior to the event.  This event will help approx. 5200 families!!  We will collect the vouchers and then hand out boxes that contain the fixings for them to prepare a Thanksgiving dinner for their household.  The families will also receive a certificate for a turkey or ham at their local grocery store.  We have helped at this event before.  It is such a good feeling to help the families that would not be able to have a Thanksgiving dinner at their homes.  They are so very grateful for the assistance!  Before you have your Thanksgiving, please help those who are hoping to have one. 

SVGD Thanksgiving Dinner, Thurs., Nov. 28, 2:00 PM-approx. 6:00 PM, (Please sign up soon as we are putting together our potluck list!) We will be having a Thanksgiving Dinner again for our SVGD members at one of our member's homes near C470/Kipling.  We've  done this several times and it has always been well attended.  We have several members who are not able to go to be with their families on Thanksgiving (or at least don't have afternoon plans) & enjoy having a place to go and meet some great people.  We have a fantastic time with good people.  I hope you are able to make it!  SVGD will provide the turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes & gravy.  Each of the attendees will be bringing a potluck dish to pass such as an appetizer, salad, bread, vegetable, or dessert.  After you sign up we will contact you to figure out what you'd like to bring & will create a list so we have a good variety.  We always have a great meal and a good time!  Attendees also can bring whatever they wish to drink (we, of course, will have water.)  You are responsible to drink responsibly.  If you'd like to share Thanksgiving with us we'd love to have you!  We all have so very much for which to be Thankful!!

Please sign up for these events on the www.svgd.org  web site.

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FUTURE EVENTS:
     The following events are going to be upcoming but I don't have either the Event Captain or all the details yet.  Some of our members do like to get their schedule planned as soon as possible so I'm listing these so you can "pencil them" in to your schedule.  I will let you know when I have all the information & have put them on the web site so you can "officially" register.   
 
          Sat. Dec.7th, afternoon, Bayaud Enterprises Holiday Party for disabled families- we'll be giving out gifts (as Santa's elves) to the children  of the handicapped families.
          Sat. Dec. 14th 12:45-4:30PM, We will be wrapping gifts for the Warren Village children after their parents pick them out at their Holiday Shop. Park Hill area.
          Mon. Dec. 30th, 4:15-9:15PM, We will be helping at the Blossoms of Light Festival at the Denver Botanic Gardens
       
If you know of any non-profit organizations that can use a group of 6 or more volunteers during an upcoming evening or weekend please feel free to give me the information as I'll be glad to explore the possibility of organizing a group of our SVGD volunteers to assist!  Thank you!

3 November Volunteer Events!

Sunday, November 10, 2019
SVGD NEWSLETTER
November 10, 2019  

SVGD Volunteers:
     November is a month when most of us feel very thankful for our lives and many people wish to give back to our community.  I just put two new volunteer events on the web site for which you can register.
     First of all, we still need three volunteers for next Saturday's Denim & Diamonds Gala benefiting Bridges of Hope!  I'm surprised as this one has filled up quickly previously.  It is a great time for a good cause.  Please sign up soon if you can help!
     Secondly, we will be helping with a Thanksgiving Food Distribution at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds the Sunday prior to Thanksgiving.  Did you know that2/3 of Coloradans are struggling to meet their basic needs?, Or that in 2018 there were 10,587 Colorado Residents who were experiencing homelessness? Or, that last year alone, there were 3,135 Jeffco Students struggling with homelessness - that's 1,300 more students than Denver Public Schools! This is 10,587 people TOO MANY. This is 3,135 students TOO MANY. Definitely there is a need!  We always enjoy our experience helping them.
     Also, we are going to, once again, have a Thanksgiving Dinner for our SVGD volunteers.  If you haven't already made plans please come join us!  We all have so much for which to be thankful but sometimes we don't have plans for the Thanksgiving Day meal.  We'd love to have you join us!  We are very thankful for you! I know this isn't our "normal" kind of event but it is also nice to meet & talk to our volunteers and have a great dinner.  You will probably find some very "like minded" people who you will enjoy.
      Please see the details below for all of these events.
           
   
Kayla Okafor
SVGD Volunteer Events Coordinator   

Please sign up on www.svgd.org to this assist at these events.

NOVEMBER EVENTS:

Denim & Diamonds Gala benefiting the Bridges of Hope, Sat. Nov. 16th, 4:30-8:30PM,(We still need 3 volunteers for this event) 6 Volunteers in total will be helping. We will be helping with check-in, registration, and a little with the live & silent auction.  Volunteers will be provided with a plated dinner (just like the $100-$850 guests) and will have a break.  Bridges of Hope partners with single mothers and their children to provide rental assistance to prevent homelessness.  The event is being held in Lakewood at an Event Center that many use for weddings & special events.  It resembles a European Vineyard with rock arches.  We will be inside with a great view of a small lake!  Cocktail attire is fine but with the "Denim & Diamonds" theme it is fine to wear jeans and a fancy shirt.  They will be having cocktails and live music also.  We helped for the first time last year and had a fantastic time!  They gave us many complements re: our great volunteers.  Our volunteers are invited to stay to dance and enjoy the event which ends around 11:30PM.

Thanksgiving Food Distribution for the Jeffco Action Center, Sunday, November 24th, 8-10:30AM. 6 Volunteers are needed.  We will once again be helping the low-income families in Jefferson County so that they are able to have a Thanksgiving Dinner for their family.  The event is actually at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds on the Sunday prior to Thanksgiving.  Low income families will receive a voucher prior to the event.  This event will help approx. 5200 families!!  We will collect the vouchers and then hand out boxes that contain the fixings for them to prepare a Thanksgiving dinner for their household.  The families will also receive a certificate for a turkey or ham at their local grocery store.  We have helped at this event before.  It is such a good feeling to help the families that would not be able to have a Thanksgiving dinner at their homes.  They are so very grateful for the assistance!  Before you have your Thanksgiving, please help those who are hoping to have one. 

SVGD Thanksgiving Dinner, Thurs., Nov. 28, 2:00 PM-approx. 6:00 PM, We will be having a Thanksgiving Dinner again for our SVGD members at one of our member's homes near C470/Kipling.  We've  done this several times and it has always been well attended.  We have several members who are not able to go to be with their families on Thanksgiving (or at least don't have afternoon plans) & enjoy having a place to go and meet some great people.  We have a fantastic time with good people.  I hope you are able to make it!  SVGD will provide the turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes & gravy.  Each of the attendees will be bringing a potluck dish to pass such as an appetizer, salad, bread, vegetable, or dessert.  After you sign up we will contact you to figure out what you'd like to bring & will create a list so we have a good variety.  We always have a great meal and a good time!  Attendees also can bring whatever they wish to drink (we, of course, will have water.)  You are responsible to drink responsibly.  If you'd like to share Thanksgiving with us we'd love to have you!  We all have so very much for which to be Thankful!!

New November Volunteer Event!

Thursday, October 31, 2019
SVGD NEWSLETTER
October 31, 2019  

SVGD Volunteers:
     Happy Halloween!  I just put a new event on our SVGD web site.  We will be helping at the Denim & Diamonds Gala this month.  I have a feeling this one will fill up quickly so please sign up soon if you'd like to help.
      One of our volunteers had to cancel for this Saturday's Habitat for Humanity ReStore event in Littleton so we could really use another volunteer for this one.  If you'd like to help please sign up soon so I can get all the information to you.  Thanks for your help!         
   
Kayla Okafor
SVGD Volunteer Events Coordinator   

Please sign up on www.svgd.org to this assist at thes events.

NOVEMBER EVENTS:

Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Sat. Nov. 2nd, 10AM-2PM, (We had a volunteer cancellation so need at least 1 more volunteer for this Saturday!) 6-10 Volunteers in total will be helping. We will be helping for the first time at the Littleton store on W. Quincy. We've helped them many times previously but this is our first time at this location.  We normally are helping to stock donations onto the shelves, straighten up or rearrange some of the areas, and sometimes help with accepting incoming donations.  They have a new change in policy- ReStore volunteers will receive a 10% discount off of any purchases they wish to make on the day that they volunteer.  There is free parking and a lunch break.  Customers shop at the ReStore for new and gently used appliances, furniture, home remodeling supplies, pictures, and more at huge discounts.  All profits support Habitat for Humanity's home ownership program for low-income families.

Denim & Diamonds Gala benefiting the Bridges of Hope, Sat. Nov. 16th, 4:30-8:30PM, 6 Volunteers are needed. We will be helping with check-in, registration, and a little with the live & silent auction.  Volunteers will be provided with a plated dinner (just like the $100-$850 guests) and will have a break.  Bridges of Hope partners with single mothers and their children to provide rental assistance to prevent homelessness.  The event is being held in Lakewood at an Event Center that many use for weddings & special events.  It resembles a European Vineyard with rock arches.  We will be inside with a great view of a small lake!  Cocktail attire is fine but with the "Denim & Diamonds" theme it is fine to wear jeans and a fancy shirt.  They will be having cocktails and live music also.  We helped for the first time last year and had a fantastic time!  They gave us many complements re: our great volunteers.  Our volunteers are invited to stay to dance and enjoy the event which ends around 11:30PM.


Please sign up for these events on the www.svgd.org  web site.

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FUTURE EVENTS:
     The following events are going to be upcoming but I don't have either the Event Captains or all the details yet.  Some of our members do like to get their schedule planned as soon as possible so I'm listing these so you can "pencil them" in to your schedule.  I will let you know when I have all the information & have put them on the web site so you can "officially" register.   
     
          Sun. Nov. 24th TDay Food Distribution at Jeffco Fairgrounds, 8-10:30AM          
          Thurs. Nov. 28th Thanksgiving Dinner for our SVGD members!!
          Sat. Dec.7th, afternoon, Bayaud Enterprises Holiday Party for disabled families- we'll be giving out gifts to the children of the handicapped families.
       
If you know of any non-profit organizations that can use a group of 6 or more volunteers during an upcoming evening or weekend please feel free to give me the information as I'll be glad to explore the possibility of organizing a group of our SVGD volunteers to assist!  Thank you!

Need Volunteers for Clothing Donation Sorting event next Sat.!

Sunday, October 13, 2019
SVGD NEWSLETTER
October 13, 2019  

SVGD Volunteers: 
     We had a great time at the Pumpkin Fest at Chatfield Farms benefiting the Denver Botanic Gardens yesterday plus had great weather!  Thanks to those of you who helped!  They gave us each a free pumpkin.  We had thousands of people there having fun, going through the Corn Maze, getting hay rides, enjoying the children's carnival and getting their pumpkins!
      We still need a group of volunteers to help next Saturday at the Clothing Donation Sorting for the Jeffco Action Center.  Please sign up soon if you can help.  We always enjoy the event but so far no one has signed up!!  I don't want to let them down as the last time we were going to help there was bad weather.  Please help if you can.  Thank you!    
   
Kayla Okafor
SVGD Volunteer Events Coordinator   

Please sign up on www.svgd.org to this assist at these events.


OCTOBER EVENT:

Clothing Donation Sorting for Jeffco Action Center, Sat., Oct. 19th, 9AM-Noon. 6 Volunteers are needed to help sort the donated clothing for the busy week ahead.   During the week people in need shop with volunteer shoppers in their donation "store" that is set up by sizes and types of clothing just like a regular store.  They are told how many items they can receive at the store and are given a time limit for their shopping. We have helped with this portion of their center's activities before and really enjoyed the experience!! The Action Center’s mission is to provide an immediate response to basic human needs and promote pathways to self-sufficiency for Jefferson County residents and the homeless.  They are located in Lakewood. We were going to help them in January but the event was canceled due to the bad weather. I'm happy that we have a chance again to help!


Please sign up for any of these events on the www.svgd.org  web site.

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FUTURE EVENTS:
     The following events are going to be upcoming but I don't have either the Event Captains or all the details yet.  Some of our members do like to get their schedule planned as soon as possible so I'm listing these so you can "pencil them" in to your schedule.  I will let you know when I have all the information & have put them on the web site so you can "officially" register.   
     
          Sat. Nov. 16th Denim & Diamonds Gala benefiting Bridges for Hope, evening
          Sun. Nov. 24th TDay Food Distribution at Jeffco Fairgrounds, 8-10:30AM          
          Thurs. Nov. 28th Thanksgiving Dinner!!
       
If you know of any non-profit organizations that can use a group of 6 or more volunteers during an upcoming evening or weekend please feel free to give me the information as I'll be glad to explore the possibility of organizing a group of our SVGD volunteers to assist!  Thank you!

New Volunteer Event + Need Volunteers for Pumpkin Patch on Saturday

Sunday, October 06, 2019
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SVGD NEWSLETTER
October 6, 2019  

SVGD Volunteers: 
      I've just put the Clothing Donation Sorting event on the web site so you can now register.  We will be helping on October 19th.
      We still need two volunteers to help this upcoming Saturday at the Pumpkin Fest at Chatfield.  Please sign up soon if you'd like to help.  Do you need a pumpkin?
      Also, the Event Captain Dinner meeting is coming up a week from Wednesday.  I need to get the menus to the attendees so also sign up as soon as you can for this one.  We'd love to have some new Event Captains!  You don't have to plan any of the events and only sign up for events when you are available.  Please email me if you 'd like to discuss this opportunity.
       Thanks so much for your help in the non-profit community!  

   
Kayla Okafor
SVGD Volunteer Events Coordinator   

Please sign up on www.svgd.org to this assist at these events.


OCTOBER EVENTS:

Pumpkin Fest benefiting Denver Botanic Gardens, Sat. Oct 12th, 12-6PM(WE STILL NEED 2 VOLUNTEERS TO HELP THIS UPCOMING SATURDAY!) 6 Volunteers in total will be helping. We have helped at this event several times and always enjoy the experience.  They usually give us each a free pumpkin in appreciation for helping which helps us get our homes in the Halloween or Thanksgiving spirit.  The event is held at Chatfield Farms.  We've helped before in areas such as with the people entering the Festival, at the check out lines, etc.  It's a lot of fun with a lot of happy people while helping the Gardens.

 Event Captain Dinner Meeting, Wed., Oct. 16th!!, 6:30-8PM.  We used to do these annually but haven't had one for the past few years. We are expecting all Event Captains and Board members to attend. Many of you have asked when we'll be having another one.  Well, here it is!  We will be meeting at a new Indian restaurant in Lone Tree that has a meeting area. After you sign up I will contact you with more information and a choice of a few menu items as we'll place our food order prior to our arrival.  We'll have an opportunity to talk, discuss ideas, distribute the new name tags, hear what is new (i.e. a new web site & Facebook page), meet the Board members as they are coming, etc.  Also, some of the new Captains should be there so it will give everyone an opportunity to meet each other, ask questions, etc.  I am looking for some new Event Captains as we've lost some due to health, moving, etc.  If you would like to be an Event Captain or know of anyone who might make a great Captain please let me know.  A new Captain does not have to be an SVGD member at this time and doesn't have to be single. This will be a great opportunity for new Captains to meet others and learn more about what we do as an organization.  I hope you are as excited as I that we are going to be getting together!  

Clothing Donation Sorting for Jeffco Action Center, Sat., Oct. 19th, 9AM-Noon. 6 Volunteers are needed to help sort the donated clothing for the busy week ahead.   During the week people in need shop with volunteer shoppers in their donation "store" that is set up by sizes and types of clothing just like a regular store.  They are told how many items they can receive at the store and are given a time limit for their shopping. We have helped with this portion of their center's activities before and really enjoyed the experience!! The Action Center’s mission is to provide an immediate response to basic human needs and promote pathways to self-sufficiency for Jefferson County residents and the homeless.  They are located in Lakewood. We were going to help them in January but the event was canceled due to the bad weather. I'm happy that we have a chance again to help!


Please sign up for any of these events on the www.svgd.org  web site.

Two New October Events + Need Volunteers Friday!

Saturday, September 28, 2019
SVGD NEWSLETTER
September 28, 2019

SVGD Volunteers: 
     We have filled our event tonight to assist at the Warren Village Gala.  Thanks to all of you who are helping!
      I have just put two new events on the web site for which you can register!  We will be helping at Chatfield Farms for the Pumpkin Fest benefiting Denver Botanic Gardens.  Anyone need a pumpkin?  Also, I am happy to announce that we are having a great Event Captain Dinner Meeting!  If you'd like to become an Event Captain also you are welcome to come. (Please let me know if you'd like to become a Captain.  I'd be glad to talk to you about what that entails.  You do not have to plan any of the events & can register to lead the ones that interest you & work with your schedule.)
      WE STILL NEED 3 VOLUNTEERS THIS UPCOMING FRIDAY to help at the Trivia For Life event benefiting the American Transplant Foundation.  Please sign up soon if you can help!
       Details for all of these events are given below.
   
Kayla Okafor
SVGD Volunteer Events Coordinator   

Please sign up on www.svgd.org to this assist at these events.

 OCTOBER EVENTS:

Trivia for Life benefiting the American Transplant Foundation, Fri. Oct. 4th, 5-10PM, (WE STILL NEED 3 VOLUNTEERS FOR THIS FRIDAY.) 6 Volunteers in total will be helping.  This is our first opportunity helping the American Transplant Foundation.  They are having their largest fundraising event, Trivia for Life, in a Sky Lounge in Downtown Denver.  They will reimburse all volunteers for the $5 charge to park at the facility so parking is free!  Our volunteers will be helping with Registration, as Table Attendants as they play trivia, and with General Event Assistance such as the silent auction, raffle tickets, etc.  They say this is a super-fun event & that they are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help everyone have a great time!  I'm hoping we can add the American Transplant Foundation to the list of non profits that we assist in our community!


Pumpkin Fest benefiting Denver Botanic Gardens, Sat. Oct 12th, 12-6PM6 Volunteers are needed. We have helped at this event several times and always enjoy the experience.  They usually give us each a free pumpkin in appreciation for helping which helps us get our homes in the Halloween or Thanksgiving spirit.  The event is held at Chatfield Farms.  We've helped before in areas such as with the people entering the Festival, at the check out lines, etc.  It's a lot of fun with a lot of happy people while helping the Gardens.

 Event Captain Dinner Meeting, Wed., Oct. 16th!!, 6:30-8PM.  We used to do these annually but haven't had one for the past few years. We are expecting all Event Captains and Board members to attend. Many of you have asked when we'll be having another one.  Well, here it is!  We will be meeting at a new Indian restaurant in Lone Tree that has a meeting area. After you sign up I will contact you with more information and a choice of a few menu items as we'll place our food order prior to our arrival.  We'll have an opportunity to talk, discuss ideas, distribute the new name tags, hear what is new (i.e. a new web site & Facebook page), meet the Board members as they are coming, etc.  Also, some of the new Captains should be there so it will give everyone an opportunity to meet each other, ask questions, etc.  I am looking for some new Event Captains as we've lost some due to health, moving, etc.  If you would like to be an Event Captain or know of anyone who might make a great Captain please let me know.  A new Captain does not have to be an SVGD member at this time and doesn't have to be single. This will be a great opportunity for new Captains to meet others and learn more about what we do as an organization.  I hope you are as excited as I that we are going to be getting together!  


Please sign up for any of these events on the www.svgd.org  web site.

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FUTURE EVENTS:
     The following events are going to be upcoming but I don't have either the Event Captains or all the details yet.  Some of our members do like to get their schedule planned as soon as possible so I'm listing these so you can "pencil them" in to your schedule.  I will let you know when I have all the information & have put them on the web site so you can "officially" register.   
     
          Sat. Oct. 19th- Clothing Donation Sorting at the Jeffco Action Center, 9AM-Noon
          Thanksgiving Dinner!, Thurs. Nov. 28th- All SVGD members are welcome!  Time & details coming out later.
       
If you know of any non-profit organizations that can use a group of 6 or more volunteers during an upcoming evening or weekend please feel free to give me the information as I'll be glad to explore the possibility of organizing a group of our SVGD volunteers to assist!  Thank you!

New October event + Saturday Volunteers Needed

Monday, September 23, 2019
SVGD NEWSLETTER
September 23, 2019  

SVGD Volunteers: 
      I've just put a new October event on the web site for a week from Friday so you can now start registering.  Can you believe it will be October already next week?  We will be helping the American Transplant Foundation at a Trivia night in a Sky Lounge in Downtown Denver.  It sounds like a lot of fun for a very good cause.
      Also, we still need 3 volunteers for this Saturday's Fall Gala for Warren Village.  This is a cocktail event in a great Downtown hotel.  We always have a lot of fun with a group of great people at this event where they raise a lot of money for their cause. Please sign up soon if you can help!  Thank you!
   
Kayla Okafor
SVGD Volunteer Events Coordinator   

Please sign up on www.svgd.org to this assist at these events.

 SEPTEMBER EVENT:

Taking Flight Fall Gala benefiting Warren Village, Sat., Sept.28th, 5-10PM, (WE STILL NEED 3 VOLUNTEERS FOR THIS SATURDAY!) 6 Volunteers in total will be assisting. We will be helping in areas such as greeters, check-in & out, and with the silent auction.  This fantastic event has cocktails, a gourmet dinner, a live & silent auction, and an inspirational program.  It is a cocktail-attire event that will be held in an upscale Downtown Hotel.  Volunteers will receive free dinner.  Warren Village's goal is to help low-income, single-parent families make the journey from poverty to self sufficiency.  We have helped them in the past at galas, at a fashion show, painted the interior of their school, helped decorate their main building for the Holidays, etc.  They are a very worthy organization!

NEW OCTOBER EVENT:

Trivia for Life benefiting the American Transplant Foundation, Fri. Oct. 4th, 5-10PM, 6 Volunteers are needed.  This is our first opportunity helping the American Transplant Foundation.  They are having their largest fundraising event, Trivia for Life, in a Sky Lounge in Downtown Denver.  The onsite parking is $5 so we may wish to carpool or take public transportation.  Our volunteers will be helping with Registration, as Table Attendants as they play trivia, and with General Event Assistance such as the silent auction, raffle tickets, etc.  They say this is a super-fun event & that they are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help everyone have a great time!  I'm hoping we can add the American Transplant Foundation to the list of non profits that we assist in our community!


Please sign up for any of these events on the www.svgd.org  web site.

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FUTURE EVENTS:
     The following events are going to be upcoming but I don't have either the Event Captains or all the details yet.  Some of our members do like to get their schedule planned as soon as possible so I'm listing these so you can "pencil them" in to your schedule.  I will let you know when I have all the information & have put them on the web site so you can "officially" register.   
     
          Sat., Oct.12th 12-6PM, Pumpkin Patch at Chatfield benefiting the Denver Botanic Gardens
          Wed., Oct. 16  6:30PM  Event Captain Dinner & Meeting
       
If you know of any non-profit organizations that can use a group of 6 or more volunteers during an upcoming evening or weekend please feel free to give me the information as I'll be glad to explore the possibility of organizing a group of our SVGD volunteers to assist!  Thank you!

New September Event + Need Saturday Volunteers!

Monday, September 16, 2019
SVGD NEWSLETTER
September 16, 2019  

SVGD Volunteers: 
      We had a great time at the MuckFest for Multiple Sclerosis yesterday!  Thanks to everyone who helped.  They are totaling the proceeds but it looks like we raised between $200,000-$300,000 for MS!
       I've just put another new event on the web site so you can register.  We will be helping Warren Village again at their annual Fall Gala!  This is such a wonderful event. Also, I still need 5 volunteers for this Saturday to help at the Food Bank of the Rockies!  Please sign up soon if you can help as I don't want to have to cancel the event.  Everyone always enjoys this experience as we put together the boxes of food that they give to their needy clients.  We always feel like we've done something to really help out the community!  Please see details for both of these events below.
    
     
Kayla Okafor
SVGD Volunteer Events Coordinator   

Please sign up on www.svgd.org to this assist at these events.

 SEPTEMBER EVENTS:

Food Bank of the Rockies, Sat.,Sept. 21st, 8:45AM-Noon, 6 Volunteers are needed. We will, once again, be helping at their main warehouse in Aurora.  Food and other items are processed from food drives and grocery rescue pickups.  Volunteers will help inspect, sort and box these items before they are distributed to clients.  This are requires an attention to detail and is a low impact/physical area although it does require standing for the shift.  The event is located in NE Denver. The Food Bank of the Rockies helps families thrive by procuring and distributing food and essentials to the hungry.  They are a fantastic organization!

Taking Flight Fall Gala benefiting Warren Village, Sat., Sept.28th, 5-10PM, 6 Volunteers are needed. We will be helping in areas such as greeters, check-in & out, and with the silent auction.  This fantastic event has cocktails, a gourmet dinner, a live & silent auction, and an inspirational program.  It is a cocktail-attire event that will be held in an upscale Downtown Hotel.  Volunteers will receive free dinner.  Warren Village's goal is to help low-income, single-parent families make the journey from poverty to self sufficiency.  We have helped them in the past at galas, at a fashion show, painted the interior of their school, helped decorate their main building for the Holidays, etc.  They are a very worthy organization!


Please sign up for any of these events on the www.svgd.org  web site.

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FUTURE EVENTS:
     The following events are going to be upcoming but I don't have either the Event Captains or all the details yet.  Some of our members do like to get their schedule planned as soon as possible so I'm listing these so you can "pencil them" in to your schedule.  I will let you know when I have all the information & have put them on the web site so you can "officially" register.   
     
          Fri., Oct. 4th, 5-10PM, Trivia for Life benefiting the American Transplant Foundation
          Sat., Oct.12th 12-6PM, Pumpkin Patch at Chatfield benefiting the Denver Botanic Gardens
          Wed., Oct. 16  6:30PM  Event Captain Dinner & Meeting
       
If you know of any non-profit organizations that can use a group of 6 or more volunteers during an upcoming evening or weekend please feel free to give me the information as I'll be glad to explore the possibility of organizing a group of our SVGD volunteers to assist!  Thank you!

Two September Volunteer Events!

Tuesday, September 03, 2019
SVGD NEWSLETTER
September 3, 2019  

SVGD Volunteers: 
     I hope you all had a great Labor Day weekend!  
     I've put our first two September events on the SVGD web site so that you can now register.  We will be helping the National Multiple Sclerosis Society with their MuckFest event (we, however, should not be getting too dirty!) and will also be helping the Food Bank of the Rockies.  Please see the details below regarding these two events and register if you'd like to assist.  It looks like we're going to have a fantastic Fall with lots of great volunteer events!  
     
Kayla Okafor
SVGD Volunteer Events Coordinator   

Please sign up on www.svgd.org to this assist at these events.

 SEPTEMBER EVENTS:

MuckFest in Parker benefiting the National MS Society, Sat. Sept. 14th, 11:30AM-3PM, 6 Volunteers are needed. We will be assisting as the participants monitor the 5k MuckFest (that's lots of mud!) course with over 18 obstacles.  We should not get too dirty as we will be helping in the Festival area- perhaps Gear Check, T-shirt/snack distribution, monitoring the Little Muckers play area (for kids 5-11 years old) or handing out water at the start & finish lines.  This will be confirmed as we get closer to the date.  We should have a fantastic time while raising money to try to help those with MS live their best lives as the Society works to stop MS in its tracks. I know that many of us have had family/friends whom this has affected.  This will be a fun way to make a difference!  I'm sure we will enjoy watching this event!  We have helped the MS Society before but this is the first time we've helped at this event.  Please consider the opportunity as I want to be sure we have a great group of volunteers to help them & that they know they can depend upon us.

Food Bank of the Rockies, Sat.,Sept. 21st, 8:45AM-Noon, 6 Volunteers are needed. We will, once again, be helping at their main warehouse in Aurora.  Food and other items are processed from food drives and grocery rescue pickups.  Volunteers will help inspect, sort and box these items before they are distributed to clients.  This are requires an attention to detail and is a low impact/physical area although it does require standing for the shift.  The event is located in NE Denver. The Food Bank of the Rockies helps families thrive by procuring and distributing food and essentials to the hungry.  They are a fantastic organization!



Please sign up for any of these events on the www.svgd.org  web site.

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FUTURE EVENTS:
     The following events are going to be upcoming but I don't have either the Event Captains or all the details yet.  Some of our members do like to get their schedule planned as soon as possible so I'm listing these so you can "pencil them" in to your schedule.  I will let you know when I have all the information & have put them on the web site so you can "officially" register.   
     
          Sat., Sept. 28  Taking Flight Fall Gala benefiting Warren Village.  Evening event at a hotel in Downtown Denver.
          Fri., Oct. 4th, 5-10PM, Trivia for Life benefiting the American Transplant Foundation
       
If you know of any non-profit organizations that can use a group of 6 or more volunteers during an upcoming evening or weekend please feel free to give me the information as I'll be glad to explore the possibility of organizing a group of our SVGD volunteers to assist!  Thank you!

New Sept. Volunteer Event + Blues TY Party from Habitat for Humanity

Sunday, August 25, 2019
SVGD NEWSLETTER
August 25, 2019  

SVGD Volunteers: 
       I just put our new event that benefits the Multiple Sclerosis society on the web site.  This should be extremely fun!  Even though we shouldn't get muddy there will be a lot of muddy contestants on the obstacle course.  Please sign up if you'd like to have a good time!
       Also, two Blues bands will be playing for us in Evergreen next Saturday at the Thank You Party from Habitat for Humanity.  Everyone is welcome to attend but please let me know if you're coming so I know the number of people who will be there and can arrange any car pools that are desired.  See you there for another great time!  

     
Kayla Okafor
SVGD Volunteer Events Coordinator   

Please sign up on www.svgd.org to this assist at these events.


AUGUST EVENT:

Blues N' BBQ Thank You Party- Habitat for Humanity, Sat.,Aug. 31st 4-8PM. All members are welcome but please sign up so we have a number. On July 20th we assisted Habitat for Humanity at their Blues N' BBQ event.  Unfortunately the event was rained out 20 minutes before our shift ended and the last two bands which were going to play weren't able to do so just when we were planning on enjoying the event.  Habitat for Humanity is throwing a Thank You party where The Duke Street Kings and My Blue Sky, who never got to play due to the rain, are going to play to finish the show and they've invited all of our members (even if you didn't help at the event) to attend! They have told me how very thankful they are for all the support SVGD has provided to Habitat for Humanity through the years.  They are going to also present the check to Habitat for Humanity.  They raised a record-breaking $50,000 this year for Habitat for Humanity so they are extremely thankful for everyone who helped!  The event is going to be held at a Brewing Company in Evergreen.  Please sign up if you'd like to come so we have a number for them & then we'll get you the exact location.  This should be a fun way to start the Labor Day weekend and a great opportunity to get to the foothills just West of Denver.  We'll be glad to set up a car pool if you'd like to attend.  Come have a great time while supporting this worthwhile organization!!

NEW SEPTEMBER EVENT:

MuckFest in Parker benefiting the National MS Society, Sat. Sept. 14th, 11:30AM-3PM, 6 Volunteers are needed. We will be assisting as the participants monitor the 5k MuckFest (that's lots of mud!) course with over 18 obstacles, i.e. T-shirt, snack, & water distribution plus cheering on the Muckers as they crawl, climb, swing, fly & jump through the action.  We should not get too dirty as we will be helping in the Festival area- perhaps Gear Check, T-shirt/snack distribution, monitoring the Little Muckers play area (for kids 5-11 years old) or handing out water at the start & finish lines.  This will be confirmed as we get closer to the date.  We should have a fantastic time while raising money to try to help those with MS live their best lives as the Society works to stop MS in its tracks. I know that many of us have had family/friends whom this has affected.  This will be a fun way to make a difference!  I'm sure we will enjoy watching this event!  We have helped the MS Society before but this is the first time we've helped at this event.  Please consider the opportunity as I want to be sure we have a great group of volunteers to help them & that they know they can depend upon us.


Please sign up for any of these events on the www.svgd.org  web site.

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FUTURE EVENTS:
     The following events are going to be upcoming but I don't have either the Event Captains or all the details yet.  Some of our members do like to get their schedule planned as soon as possible so I'm listing these so you can "pencil them" in to your schedule.  I will let you know when I have all the information & have put them on the web site so you can "officially" register.   
     
        Sat., Sept. 21  Food Bank of the Rockies, 8:45AM-Noon.  This in NE Aurora.  We will be putting food boxes together for low-income families.
        Sat., Sept. 28  Taking Flight Fall Gala benefiting Warren Village.  Evening event at a hotel in Downtown Denver.
       
If you know of any non-profit organizations that can use a group of 6 or more volunteers during an upcoming evening or weekend please feel free to give me the information as I'll be glad to explore the possibility of organizing a group of our SVGD volunteers to assist!  Thank you!