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!!

Event Results + Need Wednesday Volunteers!

Sunday, October 14, 2018
SVGD Volunteers:
     I've got a couple updates on the results from recent events that I thought you'd like to hear.  The BBQ & Blues event that we assisted at a couple months ago raised $35,500 for Habitat for Humanity!  The check was presented to Habitat this past month.  Also, the Fall Membership Drive that we assisted at a week ago for KUVO  public radio station did raise $105,000 in pledges to help keep the radio station going!  Thanks to those of you that helped us raise money for these great non profits.
      We did have a full group of volunteers yesterday to help the American Lung Assn. with their registration & T-shirt/bib hand out for the Run the Rocks event!  Unfortunately, the event was cancelled today due to the weather but they are planning on holding it next Sunday.  They were concerned about driving in the weather as well as running on the course today.
       WE STILL NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR THIS WEDNESDAY EVENING'S GLOW IN THE GARDENS EVENT FOR THE DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS!  The weather actually is supposed to be much better on Wednesday so I know it will be a fun & spooky time.  It's time to get ready for Halloween!  I really need volunteers to sign up by tomorrow (Monday) morning or I will have to cancel this event.  Please sign up soon if you are able to help.  I don't want to let them down!
        Also, we are considering having a Thanksgiving Dinner potluck again.  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 & enjoy having a place to go and meeting some great people.  At this point, I'm asking if anyone in our group would like to host the event at their home.  Please let me know!  You wouldn't have to cook, just have enough room that we could have a group of people (usually around 12) at your home for the Holiday.  Please contact me if you're interested so we can discuss the possibility.  Thank you!
 

       

Kayla Okafor
SVGD Volunteer Events Coordinator  
   


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


OCTOBER EVENTS 


Glow at the Gardens benefiting the Denver Botanic Gardens, Wed. Oct. 17th, 5-10PM, 6 Volunteers are needed. We will be Activity Assistants.  We will greet guests and help with the nightly activities, such as greeting at the storyteller area, assisting with craft activities and the Spooky Gardens!  What fun!  The Gardens dress up for Halloween with luminaria-lined pathways, spooky lighting displays and hundreds of carved, glowing gourds. Using all real pumpkins harvested from local farms, their pumpkin artists push the boundaries of traditional pumpkin carving to create larger-than-life sculptures, dense displays of jack-o-lanterns and ornately detailed showpiece pumpkins. In addition to the pumpkin sculptures and creepy atmosphere, enjoy a wide array of activities.  What a good way to get in the mood for Halloween while supporting a great non profit!


Serving Lunch at The Denver Rescue Mission, Sat. Oct. 27th, 10:30AM-1:30PM, 6 Volunteers are needed. 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

Two New October Events

Saturday, October 06, 2018

SVGD Volunteers:
      We had a good time at the KUVO Fall Pledge drive on Thursday night but it was a little slow due to the Rockies playoff game during that time.  GO ROCKIE
S!

      I've just added two new October events on our SVGD web site.  We will be helping the Denver Botanic Gardens at their spooky & fun Glow in the Gardens event!  Also, we have the opportunity to serve lunch at The Denver Rescue Mission this month!
      WE STILL NEED 4 VOLUNTEERS NEXT SATURDAY to help the American Lung Association register the runners for the Run the Rocks Event & to pass out the Tshirts etc. to the participants.  Please sign up soon if you can help us in Lakewood at the booth next Saturday as we definitely need more people for this to work!
       All the details for the three upcoming October 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 


Registration & Packet Pickups for the Run The Rocks event benefiting the American Lung Assn., Sat. Oct. 13th, 9:30AM-2PM,(We still need 4 volunteers for this event!) 6 total Volunteers are needed. We will be helping participants make sure that they have all of their race materials & Tshirts, and getting them signed in for the Run which is on Sunday at Red Rocks.  We will be "running" the booth that is in Lakewood the day prior to the event.  Run the Rocks is a one-of-a-kind fun run/walk supporting the efforts of the American Lung Association in Colorado to support clean air and healthy lungs so that we may continue to LIVE AND BREATHE COLORADO. It was named one of “the best Colorado road races and fun runs of 2017” by The Know at The Denver Post.  This is truly a rocking race offering a 5K Run/Walk and a 10K Run around the Red Rocks Amphitheatre! It is an amazing fun run; has great live local bands along the course, and runners can take in the breathtaking views and scenery and finish on the steps of the Amphitheatre with a cold beer all while supporting a great cause.


Glow at the Gardens benefiting the Denver Botanic Gardens, Wed. Oct. 17th, 5-10PM, 6 Volunteers are needed. We will be Activity Assistants.  We will greet guests and help with the nightly activities, such as greeting at the storyteller area, assisting with craft activities and the Spooky Gardens!  What fun!  The Gardens dress up for Halloween with luminaria-lined pathways, spooky lighting displays and hundreds of carved, glowing gourds. Using all real pumpkins harvested from local farms, their pumpkin artists push the boundaries of traditional pumpkin carving to create larger-than-life sculptures, dense displays of jack-o-lanterns and ornately detailed showpiece pumpkins. In addition to the pumpkin sculptures and creepy atmosphere, enjoy a wide array of activities.  What a good way to get in the mood for Halloween while supporting a great non profit!


Serving Lunch at The Denver Rescue Mission, Sat. Oct. 27th, 10:30AM-1:30PM, 6 Volunteers are needed. 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!  

Two October Events!

Monday, October 01, 2018

SVGD Volunteers:

     I just put another great event on the SVGD web site! We will be in charge of the booth for the registrations & packet pickup for the Run the Rocks event benefiting the American Lung Assn.  This is a fun & worthwhile event.  It should be fun getting everyone registered and being sure they have their T-shirts & what they need to participate in the event. This one is coming up the weekend after next & will be in Lakewood.

      ALSO, WE STILL DO NEED 2 VOLUNTEERS THIS THURSDAY TO HELP AT THE KUVO PUBLIC RADIO STATION! Please sign up soon if you can help at this event.  Thanks!

       

Kayla Okafor
SVGD Volunteer Events Coordinator  
   


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


OCTOBER EVENTS:


Fall Membership Drive benefiting KUVO Public Radio Station, Thurs. Oct. 4th, 4:30-8PM, (We still need 2 volunteers for this Thursday!)4 Volunteers are needed. We will help by answering calls from patrons pledging to support the station.  We haven't helped them at a membership drive for over a year so it's time to lend our assistance again.  Usually the call level is not very hectic so it is an interesting time to see the workings of a radio station.  The station is located in the redeveloping Five Points neighborhood. There is free parking.  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!!  


Registration & Packet Pickups for the Run The Rocks event benefiting the American Lung Assn., Sat. Oct. 13th, 9:30AM-2PM, 6 Volunteers are needed. We will be helping participants make sure that they have all of their race materials & Tshirts, and getting them signed in for the Run which is on Sunday at Red Rocks.  We will be "running" the booth that is in Lakewood the day prior to the event.  Run the Rocks is a one-of-a-kind fun run/walk supporting the efforts of the American Lung Association in Colorado to support clean air and healthy lungs so that we may continue to LIVE AND BREATHE COLORADO. It was named one of “the best Colorado road races and fun runs of 2017” by The Know at The Denver Post.  This is truly a rocking race offering a 5K Run/Walk and a 10K Run around the Red Rocks Amphitheatre! It is an amazing fun run; has great live local bands along the course, and runners can take in the breathtaking views and scenery and finish on the steps of the Amphitheatre with a cold beer all while supporting a great cause.