New April Volunteer Event + 2 March Events Need Volunteers!

Monday, March 11, 2019
SVGD NEWSLETTER
March 11, 2019  

SVGD Volunteers:  
      I just put a new April volunteer event on our web site!  We will be helping at a Prom Dress event that provides free prom dresses, shoes, and accessories for low-income teens so they can have as fantastic a time at their prom as their peers.  This is the first time we've done this event & I think it will be a great, worthwhile experience.
      Also, our last two March events still need volunteers!!!  We've been filling all of our events this year but I'm getting a little concerned as WE STILL NEED 4 VOLUNTEERS FOR EACH OF THE UPCOMING TWO EVENTS, ONE BEING THIS SATURDAY!  Part of that might be my error from last week regarding the date.  I hope you're able to help as we never want to let down the non-profit organizations once we make a commitment to them.  We want them to know that they can depend upon us.  Thanks for considering the opportunities!
      Our 2019 Board had its first meeting of the year this past week.  It looks like we've got a great group and should be making a lot of progress during the upcoming year!!
 
Kayla Okafor
SVGD Volunteer Events Coordinator  
 


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

MARCH EVENTS:

"Beautiful Junk Sale" benefiting JeffCo Action Center, Sat. March 16, 7:45AM-Noon, (WE STILL NEED 4 VOLUNTEERS FOR THIS EVENT!) 6 volunteers in total from our group will be helping.  We are going to help with the sales portion where we will be helping to stock and stage the merchandise as well as assist buyers.  This event is back by request from previous volunteers who had such a great time! This enormous 2-day garage sale is the largest bargain shopping extravaganza in Jefferson County.  It is held inside at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds and offers 10,500 sq. ft. of jewelry, collectibles, vintage odds & ends, a vast array of household items, sporting goods, holiday decor & much more!  Our volunteers will be helping during the actual sale which continues all day so they will have the opportunity to shop after their shift if they wish.  This event normally brings in more than $40,000 to support families in need through the Action Center's services. 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.  We help them with their Clothing & Food donations as well as their Thanksgiving food donations to needy families.  This is such a worthy non profit!! 

9Health Fair, Sun. March 31st, 6AM til Noon, (WE STILL NEED 4 VOLUNTEERS FOR THIS EVENT!) 6 volunteers in total from our group will be helping.  We will be helping in their busiest area with half the group helping with traffic & participants in the lab area and the other half helping to relieve during breaks for volunteers in that and other areas. Also, we will all be helping to get the break room food set up for the volunteers.  You do not have to have a medical background in order to help.  I'm sure we all know what a great service the 9Health Fairs provide for people who don't have insurance who are under-insured!  We will be helping again in South Denver off of Hampden. The 9Health Fair is the largest volunteer-driven, non-profit health, wellness & prevention effort in the nation!  They provide affordable, convenient screenings, & health education. 

NEW APRIL EVENT:

Prom Dress Event for Low-Income Teens!- Sat., April 6th, 12-3PM.  6 Volunteers are needed to help teens select prom dresses, shoes, & accessories in addition to sorting inventory & organizing new donations.  Volunteers are asked to wear all black. You will receive training & have time to familiarize yourself before working with the students.  Bella Boutique is Denver's only 501(c) non profit dedicated to providing area teens in financial need with free gowns, shoes, accessories & more in a boutique space so they are able to shop in a beautiful space like their peers.  Teens are referred by educators, coaches, pastors, other community leaders, or are those who qualify for a free lunch.  This non profit allows teens to have a great prom experience which they might not otherwise be able to do because of financial limitations.  The event will be near I25/6th Ave.


FUTURE EVENTS:
     The following events are going to be upcoming but I don't have the Event Captains nor 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.
        
        Saturday, April 13- "Puttin On the Leash" benefiting the Boulder Humane Society- help with Silent Auction in evening
        Saturday, April 27- Cafe 180- free food for people who can't pay- Early afternoon in Englewood
        Sunday, April 28- Cherry Creek Sneak- we will be Beer Pourers from 8:30AM til Noon
        Saturday, May 4- MS Walk at City Park- helping with Registration in the AM
        Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day)- Victory for Veterans "Flower on Every Grave" event at Ft. Logan Cemetary- AM
        Wed, May 29th We will be helping Warren Village with their Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
        Sat. & Sun., June 15th & 16th- Our Fundraiser at PrideFest in Civic Center Park- you are welcome to invite friends and fellow employees
        Fri., Sat.,& Sun., July 5th, 6th, & 7th- Our Fundraiser at Cherry Creek Arts Festival- again you are welcome to invite friends and fellow employees
       
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 Saturday Volunteers + New 9Health Fair Event!

Monday, March 04, 2019
SVGD NEWSLETTER
March 4, 2019  

SVGD Volunteers:   
      Wow!  What weather, huh!  We've had events scheduled the past two weekends during our "weather events".  We did have to cancel the Clothing Donation Sorting event at the Jeffco Action Center a week ago due to the amount of snow as they were advising that no one drive and we never want our volunteers to get injured trying to attend an event.  We did, however, help the American Lung Assn. yesterday at their Fight for Air Climb even though it was very cold.  We were inside and 5 of the 6 volunteers (including myself) were able to make it!!  Thank you to those who were able to help at yesterday's cold event!!  Your help was greatly appreciated & I know we all enjoyed seeing the firefighters in full gear go up all those steps for the last of the climbers!!
      We still need 4 volunteers to help at the Jeffco Action Center this Saturday for their "Beautiful Junk Sale".  This event is also inside and the weather is finally supposed to be nice this upcoming weekend!  Please sign up soon if you can help.  I don't want to let them down again since we had to cancel the event with them a week ago.
      Also, I just put a new event on our web site so that you can start registering.  We will be helping at the 9Health Fair on Sunday, March 31st.  I'm sure most of us know what a great contribution these Fairs make in our community.  You do not have to have a medical background to help for our volunteer duties.
       I look forward to seeing you soon at an upcoming event!  Thanks so much for your help!
 
Kayla Okafor
SVGD Volunteer Events Coordinator  
 


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

THIS SATURDAY'S EVENT:

"Beautiful Junk Sale" benefiting JeffCo Action Center, Sat. March 16, 7:45AM-Noon, (WE STILL NEED 4 VOLUNTEERS FOR THIS EVENT!) 6 volunteers in total from our group will be helping.  We are going to help with the sales portion where we will be helping to stock and stage the merchandise as well as assist buyers.  This event is back by request from previous volunteers who had such a great time! This enormous 2-day garage sale is the largest bargain shopping extravaganza in Jefferson County.  It is held inside at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds and offers 10,500 sq. ft. of jewelry, collectibles, vintage odds & ends, a vast array of household items, sporting goods, holiday decor & much more!  Our volunteers will be helping during the actual sale which continues all day so they will have the opportunity to shop after their shift if they wish.  This event normally brings in more than $40,000 to support families in need through the Action Center's services. 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.  We help them with their Clothing & Food donations as well as their Thanksgiving food donations to needy families.  This is such a worthy non profit!! 

NEW MARCH EVENT:

9Health Fair, Sun. March 31st, 6AM til Noon, 6 volunteers are needed.  We will be helping in their busiest area with half the group helping with traffic & participants in the lab area and the other half helping to relieve during breaks for volunteers in that and other areas. Also, we will all be helping to get the break room food set up for the volunteers.  You do not have to have a medical background in order to help.  I'm sure we all know what a great service the 9Health Fairs provide for people who don't have insurance who are under-insured!  We will be helping again in South Denver off of Hampden. The 9Health Fair is the largest volunteer-driven, non-profit health, wellness & prevention effort in the nation!  They provide affordable, convenient screenings, & health education. 



FUTURE EVENTS:
     The following events are going to be upcoming but I don't have the Event Captains nor 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.
        
        Saturday, April 13- "Puttin On the Leash" benefiting the Boulder Humane Society- help with Silent Auction in evening
        Saturday, April 27- Cafe 180- free food for people who can't pay- Early afternoon in Englewood
        Saturday, May 4- MS Walk at City Park- helping with Registration in the AM
        Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day)- Victory for Veterans "Flower on Every Grave" event at Ft. Logan Cemetary- AM
        Sat. & Sun., June 15th & 16th- Our Fundraiser at PrideFest in Civic Center Park- you are welcome to invite friends and fellow employees
        Fri., Sat.,& Sun., July 5th, 6th, & 7th- Our Fundraiser at Cherry Creek Arts Festival- again you are welcome to invite friends and fellow employees
        May or June (date yet to be set)- we will be helping Warren Village with their Volunteer Appreciation 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!

Need 3 Volunteers for Sunday AM Lung Assn. event

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
SVGD NEWSLETTER
February 26, 2019  

SVGD Volunteers:   
        We still need 3 people to help this Sunday morning at the Fight For Air Climb benefiting the American Lung Assn.  We will be in charge of the registration table.  The event is inside and there is free parking.  Please sign up soon if you can help as they really need 6 people at the registration table & I don't want to let them down.
        I just put the "Beautiful Junk Sale" event on the web site so you can now sign up for that.  It will be on Sat. March 16th.  This is a unique and fun event!
       I could use a few more SVGD Event Captains if you are interested.  I provide training and you co-Captain before doing it yourself so you can see how we do it.  I still find and confirm the event.  The Event Captain's job isn't hard, is a lot of fun, but I do need people to lead some of the events as I can't lead them all myself.  Please email me if you're interested in getting more information.  I email out a list of upcoming events to the Event Captains and they select ones they would like to lead that meet their schedules.
       Thanks to all of you for helping our Denver Metro Community at these upcoming events!  
Kayla Okafor
SVGD Volunteer Events Coordinator  
 


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



UPCOMING MARCH EVENTS:

2019 Fight for Air Stair Climb benefiting the American Lung Assn., Sun. March 3rd,  6:45AM til 1PM (oftentimes we get done by 10:30AM but they do go til 1PM so that's a possibility.)  (WE STILL NEED 3 VOLUNTEERS FOR THIS SUNDAY'S EVENT)6 total Volunteers will be assisting to help at the registration table.  They will have free parking for our volunteers!  This fun and unique event is a 56-floor climb (I'm out of breath just thinking about it!) at Denver's tallest building in Downtown Denver.  They are expecting over 2,400 participants this year!  We have helped them for several years.  This event makes a huge difference in helping the American Lung Association assist those who have lung disease.  

"Beautiful Junk Sale" benefiting JeffCo Action Center, Sat. March 16, 7:45AM-Noon, 6 volunteers are needed.  We are going to help with the sales portion where we will be helping to stock and stage the merchandise as well as assist buyers.  This event is back by request from previous volunteers who had such a great time! This enormous 2-day garage sale is the largest bargain shopping extravaganza in Jefferson County.  It is held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds and offers 10,500 sq. ft. of jewelry, collectibles, vintage odds & ends, a vast array of household items, sporting goods, holiday decor & much more!  Our volunteers will be helping during the actual sale which continues all day so they will have the opportunity to shop after their shift if they wish.  This event normally brings in more than $40,000 to support families in need through the Action Center's services. 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.  We help them with their Clothing & Food donations as well as their Thanksgiving food donations to needy families.  This is such a worthy non profit!! 


FUTURE EVENTS:
     The following events are going to be upcoming but I don't have the Event Captains nor 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.
        
        Sunday, March 24- 9Health Fair at Temple Sinai in Denver- AM
        Saturday, April 13- "Puttin On the Leash" benefiting the Boulder Humane Society- help with Silent Auction in evening
        Saturday, April 27- Cafe 180- free food for people who can't pay- Early afternoon in Englewood
        Saturday, May 4- MS Walk at City Park- helping with Registration in the AM
        Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day)- Victory for Veterans "Flower on Every Grave" event at Ft. Logan Cemetary- AM
        Sat. & Sun., June 15th & 16th- Our Fundraiser at PrideFest in Civic Center Park- you are welcome to invite friends and fellow employees
        Sat., Sun. & Mon., July 5th, 6th, & 7th- Our Fundraiser at Cherry Creek Arts Festival- again you are welcome to invite friends and fellow employees
        May or June (date yet to be set)- we will be helping Warren Village with their Volunteer Appreciation 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!

Need Saturday Volunteer plus New March Event!

Thursday, February 21, 2019
SVGD NEWSLETTER
February 21, 2019  

SVGD Volunteers:   
      We've had a volunteer cancellation for this Saturday's Clothing Donation Sorting in Jefferson County so please sign up soon if you can help so I can get you all the details.  Thanks!
       I've just put a new event on the SVGD web site so you can now sign up.  We will be helping the American Lung Assn. at their Fight For Air Climb at Denver's tallest building on March 3rd.
       Also, I've just added some new events on the list below of future events so you can check out the list and pencil in any that interest you.  I will let you know when I've got Event Captains and have them on the web site.
       I could use a few more SVGD Event Captains if you are interested.  I provide training and you co-Captain before doing yourself so you can see how we do it.  I still find and confirm the event.  The Event Captain's job isn't hard, is a lot of fun, but I do need people to lead some of the events as I can't lead them all myself.  Please email me if you're interested in getting more information.  I email out a list of upcoming events to the Event Captains and they select ones they would like to lead that meet their schedules.
       Thanks to all of you for helping our Denver Metro Community at these upcoming events!  
Kayla Okafor
SVGD Volunteer Events Coordinator  
 


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

 FEBRUARY EVENT:

Clothing Donation Sorting for Jeffco Action Center, Sat., Feb. 23rd, 9AM-Noon. (WE STILL NEED 1 VOLUNTEER FOR THIS EVENT!!)  6 total 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 the 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.

MARCH EVENT:

2019 Fight for Air Stair Climb benefiting the American Lung Assn., Sun. March 3rd,  7AM til 1PM (oftentimes we get done by 10:30AM but they do go til 1PM so that's a possibility.)  6 Volunteers are needed to help with water stations, registration, gear-check etc.  They will have free parking for our volunteers!  This fun and unique event is a 56-floor climb (I'm out of breath just thinking about it!) at Denver's tallest building in Downtown Denver.  They are expecting over 2,400 participants this year!  We have helped them for several years.  This event makes a huge difference in helping the American Lung Association assist those who have lung disease.  


FUTURE EVENTS:
     The following events are going to be upcoming but I don't have the Event Captains nor 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.
        Saturday, March 16- "Beautiful Junk Sale" benefiting the Jeffco Action Center- AM
        Sunday, March 24- 9Health Fair at Temple Sinai in Denver- AM
        Saturday, April 13- "Puttin On the Leash" benefiting the Boulder Humane Society- help with Silent Auction in evening
        Saturday, April 27- Cafe 180- free food for people who can't pay- Early afternoon in Englewood
        Saturday, May 4- MS Walk at City Park- helping with Registration in the AM
        Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day)- Victory for Veterans "Flower on Every Grave" event at Ft. Logan Cemetary- AM
        Sat. & Sun., June 15th & 16th- Our Fundraiser at PrideFest in Civic Center Park- you are welcome to invite friends and fellow employees
        Sat., Sun. & Mon., July 5th, 6th, & 7th- Our Fundraiser at Cherry Creek Arts Festival- again you are welcome to invite friends and fellow employees
        May or June (date yet to be set)- we will be helping Warren Village with their Volunteer Appreciation 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!

2 New Feb. events + 2019 New Board Election

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
SVGD NEWSLETTER
January 30, 2019  

SVGD Volunteers:   
      We had our 2019 SVGD Annual Meeting last night.  Congratulations to our newly elected Board members:  Brenda Spomer, Doug Steebner, Erik Schumann, Kayla Okafor & Lylie King!!!!  We have a great group of people for the new Board and will be meeting in about a month to start on our 2019 activities.  We also had a wonderful group of members for our dinner meeting last night and got a lot of good suggestions and ideas for the upcoming year in order to try to make SVGD as good as possible for both our members and our Denver Metro area non-profit community.  Thank you to all of you for taking your time to help our SVGD organization!!  
      I have just put two new events on our web site for the month of February for which you can now register.  We will be helping KUVO Public Radio Station at their phone bank and will be helping the Jeffco Action Center with their Clothing Donation Sorting.  Please see the details below.
      Also, I have added after our events, some of the future events that I am working on so you have an idea and can put them into your schedule (as suggested by one of our members at last night's meeting).  There will be more events to come for all the upcoming months but these are the ones I'm working on right now. 
    
Kayla Okafor
SVGD Volunteer Events Coordinator  
   



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

 NEW FEBRUARY EVENTS:

Phone Bank for KUVO Public Radio Station, Tues. February 19, 5:30-8PM, 5 Volunteers are needed to help answer calls from patrons pledging to support the station.  This is an interesting time to see the workings of a radio station.  The station is located in the redeveloping Five Points neighborhood.  Since 1985, KUVO has provided a rare blend of music and news.  Their mission is to provide distinctive music, news, and informational programming reflecting the values and cultural diversity of their listener community.  They do provide dinner for us that evening.  Also, you will have an opportunity to see the studio that provides the great music!!

Clothing Donation Sorting for Jeffco Action Center, Sat., Feb. 23rd, 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 the 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.

FUTURE EVENTS:
     The following events are going to be upcoming but I don't have the Event Captains nor 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.
        Sunday, March 3- Fight for Air Climb benefiting the American Lung Assn.- AM
        Saturday, March 16- "Beautiful Junk Sale" benefiting the Jeffco Action Center- AM
        Sunday, March 24- 9Health Fair at Temple Sinai in Denver
        Monday, March 27 (Memorial Day)- Victory for Veterans "Flower on Every Grave" event at Ft. Logan Cemetary- AM
        Sat. & Sun., June 15th & 16th- Our Fundraiser at PrideFest in Civic Center Park- you are welcome to invite friends and fellow employees
        Sat., Sun. & Mon., July 5th, 6th, & 7th- Our Fundraiser at Cherry Creek Arts Festival- again you are welcome to invite friends and fellow employees
        May or June (date yet to be set)- we will be helping Warren Village with their Volunteer Appreciation 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!

4 January Events!

Thursday, December 27, 2018
JANUARY EVENTS:

Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Sat. Jan. 5th, 9AM-2PM, 6 Volunteers are needed. We will be helping at the Central Denver ReStore on Rio Grande. We've helped them many times previously.  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.

Food Bank of the Rockies, Sat. Jan. 12th, 8:45AM-Noon, 6 Volunteers are needed. We will be helping at their Main Warehouse in Aurora. Food and other items are processed from food drives and grocery rescue pickups. Volunteers help inspect, clean, sort and box these items before they are distributed to clients. This area requires an attention to detail and is a lowimpact/physical area, though it does require standing for the shift. The Food Bank of the Rockies helps families thrive by procuring and distributing food and essentials to the hungry. They are a fantastic organization.  Unfortunately, we haven't assisted them in years so this will be a great opportunity to start working with them again.

Serving Dinner at The Crossing homeless shelter, Thurs. Jan. 17th, 4:45-7:15PM, 6 volunteers are needed. Many of our volunteers request this event because they enjoy it and feel that it is such a worthwhile organization.  The Crossing is a transitional facility between the homeless shelter and getting back into an apartment.  The residents are working and saving up for an apartment.  It is drug & alcohol free.  Men, women & families reside there.  It provides a great service as people work to get back on their feet. Our volunteers will help in the buffet line and may help with some of the meal bags for those who come back from work after dinner time.  After we serve dinner we will have an opportunity to eat as a group and also enjoy the meal.  We then do a few minutes of clean up and straightening in the dining room.

2019 SVGD Annual Meeting, Tues. Jan. 29th, 6-8PM, All SVGD members are welcome!  At our Annual Meeting we will review the year of 2018 for our organization, we will elect our 2019 Board members, and we will have a group discussion about our plans for upcoming year.  Everyone is welcome.  We will be serving dinner so do need you to register for the meeting no later than Thurs. the 24th so we can put in the food order.  The meeting will be centrally located in the Cherry Creek area with free parking available.  Once you sign up you will receive all the details.  This is a great time to get to know some of the other members.  Please join us and help to make our plans to make a difference in the Denver Metro area!

New December Volunteer Event Next Saturday!

Saturday, November 24, 2018
SVGD Volunteers:
      I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!!  We had a very nice group at our SVGD Thanksgiving!  Thank you to Sandra Dow for hosting the event at her home!
      I just put a new event on our SVGD web site.  We will be helping at the Holiday Party for Bayaud Enterprises which is for the families of the handicapped persons they assist.  There is a large group of very thankful attendees who will definitely put you in the Holiday Spirit!  We really get involved with the gift-giving etc.  It is next Saturday so sign up soon!  All the details are given below.
       Also, I have two other December events scheduled but not yet on our web site as I'm looking for the Event Captains.  I'll let you know when I have them on the web so you can register but thought you might want to pencil them in on your busy schedule.  We will be helping the Botanic Gardens at their Blossoms of Light the evening of Wed., Dec. 12th & will be wrapping gifts for the homeless children at Samaritan House the evening of Thurs., Dec. 20th.  I look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event!
         

Kayla Okafor
SVGD Volunteer Events Coordinator  
   


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DECEMBER  EVENT:


Holiday Party for Bayaud Enterprises, Sat., Dec. 1st, 11:30AM-3:30PM. 6 Volunteers are needed. We will once again be assisting Bayaud Enterprises at their Holiday Party.  We will be helping to organize the gifts by the children's ages, will be helping to get the gifts from the gift room to Santa at the appropriate times, help as elves for Santa in passing out the gifts, and may even help a little with their buffet food line for the attendees.  This is a fun-filled afternoon with lots of thankful guests!  Bayaud Enterprises mission is to create Hope, Opportunity and Choice, with work as the means through which people with disabilities and other barriers to employment can more fully participate in the mainstream of life.  They do a great job at helping people become self sufficient.  At the Holiday party the families of these people also can come for a lot of fun.  There is a free food buffet for them, Santa Claus, gifts for the children, and usually a well-known speaker coordinating the event.  Everyone is so festive and happy!  It will be a good time to get into the Holiday spirit and to do something to help our community.  The event is held in Northwest Denver.

Need Denim & Diamonds Gala Volunteers + New Event!

Monday, November 05, 2018
SVGD Volunteers:
      Fall weather is here and I'm sure we are all starting to think about Thanksgiving!  I have 4 great events on the SVGD web site to help put you in the Thanksgiving spirit where you can make a difference in our community.  I just put the Thanksgiving Food Distribution event on the web site so you can now sign up to help.
      Also, WE STILL NEED 4 VOLUNTEERS TO HELP THIS SATURDAY AT THE DENIM & DIAMONDS GALA helping the single mothers & children so that they are not homeless.  Please sign up soon if you can help at this event.
      We will be having some fun at the Yappy Hour for the Dumb Friends League where you can even bring your well-mannered dog & have a photo taken if you'd like.  I'll be there but I don't think my two cats would enjoy the experience!  Also, please join us at the SVGD Thanksgiving Dinner!  Details for all four of these November events are given below.   
  
       

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. 10th, 4:30-8:30PM, (WE STILL NEED 4 VOLUNTEERS FOR THIS SATURDAY!) 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.  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 18th, 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.  


Yappy Hour benefiting the Denver Dumb Friends League, Sat., Nov. 17th, 2-4PM, Everyone is welcome but we do need to register how many are coming prior to the event.  Please sign up by Monday, November 12th so we can let them know how many are coming.  Join us at a brewery near Broadway/Hampden for their "Paws to be Thankful!" Yappy Hour.  Start a new tradition with family and friends, and give thanks for our furry friends.  This is a dog friendly event (must be leashed, well behaved & kept in hand) and raise a pint for homeless pets. You are welcome to invite friends just let us know how many. A portion of the beer sales benefit the homeless pets at the Dumb Friends League.  You can also get a photo with you and your pup by Denver's A-List Top Dog Photographer, Sean McNeil for a $25 donation or purchase a collectible glass while supplies last if you like.  You do not have to bring a dog to the event though!  Every once in awhile we do a social event that benefits a good cause.  Our Going Out for a Good Cause Meetup group is being invited as well as volunteers from many organizations & companies.  I hope to see you there for some pre-Thanksgiving fun! 


SVGD Thanksgiving Dinner, Thurs., Nov. 22, 1:30PM-approx. 5:30PM, We will be having a Thanksgiving Dinner again for our members at one of our member's homes in Centennial.  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.  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 I will contact you to figure out what you'd like to bring.  We try to coordinate so that we do have a variety and plenty to eat.  Attendees also will 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!!

November Events

Monday, October 29, 2018

NOVEMBER  EVENTS:


Denim & Diamonds Gala benefiting the Bridges of Hope, Sat. Nov. 10th, 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.  Our volunteers are invited to stay to dance and enjoy the event which ends around 11:30PM.


Yappy Hour benefiting the Denver Dumb Friends League, Sat., Nov. 17th, 2-4PM, Everyone is welcome but we do need to register how many are coming prior to the event.  Please sign up by Monday, November 12th so we can let them know how many are coming.  Join us at a brewery near Broadway/Hampden for their "Paws to be Thankful!" Yappy Hour.  Start a new tradition with family and friends, and give thanks for our furry friends.  This is a dog friendly event (must be leashed, well behaved & kept in hand) and raise a pint for homeless pets. You are welcome to invite friends just let us know how many. A portion of the beer sales benefit the homeless pets at the Dumb Friends League.  You can also get a photo with you and your pup by Denver's A-List Top Dog Photographer, Sean McNeil for a $25 donation or purchase a collectible glass while supplies last if you like.  You do not have to bring a dog to the event though!  Every once in awhile we do a social event that benefits a good cause.  Our Going Out for a Good Cause Meetup group is being invited as well as volunteers from many organizations & companies.  I hope to see you there for some pre-Thanksgiving fun! 


SVGD Thanksgiving Dinner, Thurs., Nov. 22, 1:30PM-approx. 5:30PM, We will be having a Thanksgiving Dinner again for our members at one of our member's homes in Centennial.  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.  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 I will contact you to figure out what you'd like to bring.  We try to coordinate so that we do have a variety and plenty to eat.  Attendees also will 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!!

Denver Rescue Mission & SVGD Thanksgiving Dinner!

Sunday, October 21, 2018
SVGD Volunteers:
     What beautiful Fall weather we are having!  I hope you're having a great weekend!  I just put our SVGD Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner on the web site so you can sign up to attend.  Please see the details below.
     Also, we can still use one more volunteer to help serve lunch next Saturday at the Denver Rescue Mission.  Please sign up soon if you'd like to assist.
     I have two more events that I will be putting on our November schedule as soon as I confirm the Event Captains in case you'd like to pencil them in.  I'll let you know when they are on the web site so you can register.  First, we will be helping on November 10th at the Denim & Diamond Gala benefiting the Bridges of Hope organization that helps single mothers & their children have rental properties so they aren't homeless.  Secondly, we will be helping the morning of Sunday, November 18th in Jefferson County to provide Thanksgiving Meal boxes to low income families who have been given vouchers by the Action Center so they are able to have a Thanksgiving meal for their households.  Both are very worthy events.   

       

Kayla Okafor
SVGD Volunteer Events Coordinator  
   


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


OCTOBER EVENT

Serving Lunch at The Denver Rescue Mission, Sat. Oct. 27th, 10:30AM-1:30PM, (We still need one volunteer to help next Saturday) 6 total Volunteers will assist. We will be helping to serve lunch at their Lawrence Street shelter which is the Mission's most well-known & most recognizable location.  It provides emergency care to the poor and homeless.  It is open 365 days a year and offers 200 beds and up to 115 mats for a total of 315 overnight guests.  You really know you're making a difference in our community when you help at this shelter that serves those who most likely would not have a meal without it!  


SVGD THANKSGIVING DINNER

SVGD Thanksgiving Dinner, Thurs., Nov. 22, 1:30PM-approx. 5:30PM, We will be having a Thanksgiving Dinner again for our members at one of our member's homes in Centennial.  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.  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 I will contact you to figure out what you'd like to bring.  We try to coordinate so that we do have a variety and plenty to eat.  Attendees also will 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!!