New Sept. Volunteer Event + Blues TY Party from Habitat for Humanity

Sunday, August 25, 2019
SVGD NEWSLETTER
August 25, 2019  

SVGD Volunteers: 
       I just put our new event that benefits the Multiple Sclerosis society on the web site.  This should be extremely fun!  Even though we shouldn't get muddy there will be a lot of muddy contestants on the obstacle course.  Please sign up if you'd like to have a good time!
       Also, two Blues bands will be playing for us in Evergreen next Saturday at the Thank You Party from Habitat for Humanity.  Everyone is welcome to attend but please let me know if you're coming so I know the number of people who will be there and can arrange any car pools that are desired.  See you there for another great time!  

     
Kayla Okafor
SVGD Volunteer Events Coordinator   

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


AUGUST EVENT:

Blues N' BBQ Thank You Party- Habitat for Humanity, Sat.,Aug. 31st 4-8PM. All members are welcome but please sign up so we have a number. On July 20th we assisted Habitat for Humanity at their Blues N' BBQ event.  Unfortunately the event was rained out 20 minutes before our shift ended and the last two bands which were going to play weren't able to do so just when we were planning on enjoying the event.  Habitat for Humanity is throwing a Thank You party where The Duke Street Kings and My Blue Sky, who never got to play due to the rain, are going to play to finish the show and they've invited all of our members (even if you didn't help at the event) to attend! They have told me how very thankful they are for all the support SVGD has provided to Habitat for Humanity through the years.  They are going to also present the check to Habitat for Humanity.  They raised a record-breaking $50,000 this year for Habitat for Humanity so they are extremely thankful for everyone who helped!  The event is going to be held at a Brewing Company in Evergreen.  Please sign up if you'd like to come so we have a number for them & then we'll get you the exact location.  This should be a fun way to start the Labor Day weekend and a great opportunity to get to the foothills just West of Denver.  We'll be glad to set up a car pool if you'd like to attend.  Come have a great time while supporting this worthwhile organization!!

NEW SEPTEMBER EVENT:

MuckFest in Parker benefiting the National MS Society, Sat. Sept. 14th, 11:30AM-3PM, 6 Volunteers are needed. We will be assisting as the participants monitor the 5k MuckFest (that's lots of mud!) course with over 18 obstacles, i.e. T-shirt, snack, & water distribution plus cheering on the Muckers as they crawl, climb, swing, fly & jump through the action.  We should not get too dirty as we will be helping in the Festival area- perhaps Gear Check, T-shirt/snack distribution, monitoring the Little Muckers play area (for kids 5-11 years old) or handing out water at the start & finish lines.  This will be confirmed as we get closer to the date.  We should have a fantastic time while raising money to try to help those with MS live their best lives as the Society works to stop MS in its tracks. I know that many of us have had family/friends whom this has affected.  This will be a fun way to make a difference!  I'm sure we will enjoy watching this event!  We have helped the MS Society before but this is the first time we've helped at this event.  Please consider the opportunity as I want to be sure we have a great group of volunteers to help them & that they know they can depend upon us.


Please sign up for any of these events on the www.svgd.org  web site.

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FUTURE EVENTS:
     The following events are going to be upcoming but I don't have either the Event Captains or 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.   
     
        Sat., Sept. 21  Food Bank of the Rockies, 8:45AM-Noon.  This in NE Aurora.  We will be putting food boxes together for low-income families.
        Sat., Sept. 28  Taking Flight Fall Gala benefiting Warren Village.  Evening event at a hotel in Downtown Denver.
       
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!

Two New August Volunteer Events!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
SVGD NEWSLETTER
August 14, 2019  

SVGD Volunteers: 
      We have been filling our events & having a great time!  Thanks to everyone who helped at the School Supply Distribution last weekend.  Those Jefferson County students are starting school today & I know how thankful they & their families were when we helped them!
      We have two fantastic events coming up yet this month.  They are both with Habitat for Humanity- one being a Thank You party with live music as they are so thankful for the help we've provided them in the past years.
       Details for the two new events are given below.  Please sign up if you'd like to help at the Denver ReStore and/or attend the Blues N' BBQ Thank You party in the foothills. I hope to see you soon!  
     
Kayla Okafor
SVGD Volunteer Events Coordinator   

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


AUGUST EVENTS:

Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Sat. Aug. 24th, 10AM-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.

Blues N' BBQ Thank You Party- Habitat for Humanity, Sat.,Aug. 31st 4-8PM. All members are welcome but please sign up so we have a number. On July 20th we assisted Habitat for Humanity at their Blues N' BBQ event.  Unfortunately the event was rained out 20 minutes before our shift ended and the last two bands were going to play weren't able to do so just when we were planning on enjoying the event.  Habitat for Humanity is throwing a Thank You party where The Duke Street Kings and My Blue Sky, who never got to play due to the rain, are going to play to finish the show and they've invited all of our members (even if you didn't help at the event) to attend! They have told me how very thankful they are for all the support SVGD has provided to Habitat for Humanity through the years.  They are going to also present the check to Habitat for Humanity.  They raised a record-breaking $50,000 this year for Habitat for Humanity so they are extremely thankful for everyone who helped!  The event is going to be held at a Brewing Company in Evergreen.  Please sign up if you'd like to come so we have a number for them & then we'll get you the exact location.  This should be a fun way to start the Labor Day weekend and a great opportunity to get to the foothills just West of Denver.  We'll be glad to set up a car pool if you'd like to attend.  Come have a great time while supporting this worthwhile organization!! 

Please sign up for any of these events on the www.svgd.org  web site.

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FUTURE EVENTS:
     The following events are going to be upcoming but I don't have either the Event Captains or 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.   
     
        Sat., Sept. 14, MuckFest benefiting the National MS Foundation, 11:30AM-4PM. The event will be in Parker.  It's a muddy obstacle course. We assist but don't run the course (still may get a little muddy!)  What fun while helping a good cause!
        Sat., Sept. 21  Food Bank of the Rockies, 8:45AM-Noon.  This in NE Aurora.  We will be putting food boxes together for low-income families.
       
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!

Upcoming August Volunteer Events!

Thursday, August 01, 2019
SVGD Volunteers: 
     I have just put another new event on our SVGD web site.  We will be serving dinner at the Denver Rescue Mission on Monday, August 12th.  Also we have a School Supply Distribution event coming up on Saturday, August 10th.  I hope you are able to help at one or both of these events.  Both provide such a great service to our community!  Thanks for your help!
     
Kayla Okafor
SVGD Volunteer Events Coordinator   


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


AUGUST EVENTS:

School Supply Distribution for the Jeffco Action Center, Sat. Aug 10th, 9AM-12:45PM, (We still need 4 volunteers for this event.) 6 Volunteers in total will be helping. We will be helping to staff the school supply distribution. Approximately 5000 students in Jefferson County will be assisted.  Last year one of the students wrote that it "made me feel like I was not different from anyone."  Did you know?...  In 2018, Colorado had the 3rd highest rate of family homelessness in the nation and the Jefferson County School District has the highest number of identified homeless students in Colorado.  We will be helping the Action Center to make a big difference in our Metro community.  The event will be held at an elementary school in Wheat Ridge.

Serving Dinner at the Denver Rescue Mission, Mon. Aug. 12th 4:45-7:30PM, 6 Volunteers are needed. We will be serving dinner to the homeless in their Downtown facility.  They do have free parking for the volunteers.  For some of the guests, the meals they serve at the Mission are the only source of nutrition they receive.  They say that "with each healthy meal comes strength to face the new challenges of each day."  They serve over 600,000 meals to the hungry each year.  We have helped them before.  The volunteers truly find this to be a worthwhile experience