2 New September Volunteer Events!

Sunday, August 26, 2018

SVGD Volunteers: 

     I just put 2 new September events on our SVGD web site for which you can register!  We will be helping the JeffCo Action Center with their upcoming Fall Sale.  Also, Habitat for Humanity is receiving a huge donation so we will be helping them at the Denver Convention Center.  These are two very worthwhile causes coupled with our previous commitment to help Warren Village with their Gala and The Crossing with serving a meal to the homeless residents.

     We have a very busy September in which we'll provide assistance to 4 great non-profit organizations.  The details for all four events are given below.  Thank you for your assistance in helping make a difference in the Denver Metro area!!!

Kayla Okafor
SVGD Volunteer Events Coordinator  

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


"Beautiful Junk Sale" benefiting JeffCo Action Center, Sat. Sept. 29, 7:45AM-12PM, 6 volunteers are needed to help during the sale.  What is this you say??  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.  We've helped before at the sale portion & enjoyed it.  Last time we were cashiers but that was a little slower so I requested that we help in the sales portion again this time which our volunteers enjoyed more. This event normally brings in more than $50,000 to support families in need through the Action Center's services.

ReStore Donation for Habitat for Humanity, Sun. Sept. 30, 4-10PM, 6 Volunteers are needed.  Habitat for Humanity is having a special event at the Colorado Convention Center.  They are receiving a donation from a large retail convention that will generate over $400,000 in Habitat ReStore sales to help them fund homeownership and & home repair programs.  We helped them at the convention center for a similar experience a few years ago.  They are so happy to have SVGD volunteers again that they are going to note us as a "Habitat Sponsor" which should greatly help our SVGD organization.  We will be working with the Habitat staff to organize the donations onto pallets for distribution to their ReStores.  They will provide training prior to the beginning of the event.  We will each receive a free parking voucher, a Habitat Tshirt and will be given a dinner break.  Volunteers will receive snacks & water but are encouraged to bring their own sack dinner if they wish.  They also ask that you bring a sense of humor, flexibility, patience and be prepared to multi-task!  There will be some standing and lifting.  This is a fun, worthwhile, event for which they really need us.  Please come help if you wish to help a fantastic cause & know that you really made a difference!!


Serving Lunch at The Crossing homeless shelter, Sat.Sept. 8th, 10:30AM-1:30PM,  ( We still need 4 volunteers for this event) 6  total volunteers are needed. Many of our volunteers request this event because they enjoy it and feel that it is such a worthwhile organization. Usually we help during the week for dinner but this is a weekend opportunity for lunch which might work better for some of your schedules.  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 lunch time.  After we serve lunch 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.

Taking Flight Gala benefiting Warren Village, Fri. Sept 14, 4PM-late evening, (We still need 2 volunteers for this event) 6 total Volunteers needed. Warren Village's gala evening has cocktails, a gourmet dinner, a live & silent auction, an inspirational program, dancing, and is being held at the MicNichols Civic Center Building in Denver. Our volunteers will actually start at 5PM, if you can't make it earlier, but they are serving food to volunteers from 4-5PM.  They will be confirming later what our exact duties are at the gala.  The event runs until 11PM but they will release volunteers as the night winds down and will only keep people as needed.  Warren Village exists so low-income, single-parent families can achieve sustainable personal & economic self-sufficiency.  They offer safe & affordable housing; provide career & financial counseling; a life skills & parenting class; plus have a Learning Center for the children along with after school & social/emotional support services.  Previously we've helped them paint their learning center, have decorated their main building for the Holidays, and have helped at a few events through the years

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