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!