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!