Two New October Events + Need Volunteers Friday!

Saturday, September 28, 2019
SVGD NEWSLETTER
September 28, 2019

SVGD Volunteers: 
     We have filled our event tonight to assist at the Warren Village Gala.  Thanks to all of you who are helping!
      I have just put two new events on the web site for which you can register!  We will be helping at Chatfield Farms for the Pumpkin Fest benefiting Denver Botanic Gardens.  Anyone need a pumpkin?  Also, I am happy to announce that we are having a great Event Captain Dinner Meeting!  If you'd like to become an Event Captain also you are welcome to come. (Please let me know if you'd like to become a Captain.  I'd be glad to talk to you about what that entails.  You do not have to plan any of the events & can register to lead the ones that interest you & work with your schedule.)
      WE STILL NEED 3 VOLUNTEERS THIS UPCOMING FRIDAY to help at the Trivia For Life event benefiting the American Transplant Foundation.  Please sign up soon if you can help!
       Details for all of these 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:

Trivia for Life benefiting the American Transplant Foundation, Fri. Oct. 4th, 5-10PM, (WE STILL NEED 3 VOLUNTEERS FOR THIS FRIDAY.) 6 Volunteers in total will be helping.  This is our first opportunity helping the American Transplant Foundation.  They are having their largest fundraising event, Trivia for Life, in a Sky Lounge in Downtown Denver.  They will reimburse all volunteers for the $5 charge to park at the facility so parking is free!  Our volunteers will be helping with Registration, as Table Attendants as they play trivia, and with General Event Assistance such as the silent auction, raffle tickets, etc.  They say this is a super-fun event & that they are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help everyone have a great time!  I'm hoping we can add the American Transplant Foundation to the list of non profits that we assist in our community!


Pumpkin Fest benefiting Denver Botanic Gardens, Sat. Oct 12th, 12-6PM6 Volunteers are needed. We have helped at this event several times and always enjoy the experience.  They usually give us each a free pumpkin in appreciation for helping which helps us get our homes in the Halloween or Thanksgiving spirit.  The event is held at Chatfield Farms.  We've helped before in areas such as with the people entering the Festival, at the check out lines, etc.  It's a lot of fun with a lot of happy people while helping the Gardens.

 Event Captain Dinner Meeting, Wed., Oct. 16th!!, 6:30-8PM.  We used to do these annually but haven't had one for the past few years. We are expecting all Event Captains and Board members to attend. Many of you have asked when we'll be having another one.  Well, here it is!  We will be meeting at a new Indian restaurant in Lone Tree that has a meeting area. After you sign up I will contact you with more information and a choice of a few menu items as we'll place our food order prior to our arrival.  We'll have an opportunity to talk, discuss ideas, distribute the new name tags, hear what is new (i.e. a new web site & Facebook page), meet the Board members as they are coming, etc.  Also, some of the new Captains should be there so it will give everyone an opportunity to meet each other, ask questions, etc.  I am looking for some new Event Captains as we've lost some due to health, moving, etc.  If you would like to be an Event Captain or know of anyone who might make a great Captain please let me know.  A new Captain does not have to be an SVGD member at this time and doesn't have to be single. This will be a great opportunity for new Captains to meet others and learn more about what we do as an organization.  I hope you are as excited as I that we are going to be getting together!  


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. Oct. 19th- Clothing Donation Sorting at the Jeffco Action Center, 9AM-Noon
          Thanksgiving Dinner!, Thurs. Nov. 28th- All SVGD members are welcome!  Time & details coming out later.
       
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!

New October event + Saturday Volunteers Needed

Monday, September 23, 2019
SVGD NEWSLETTER
September 23, 2019  

SVGD Volunteers: 
      I've just put a new October event on the web site for a week from Friday so you can now start registering.  Can you believe it will be October already next week?  We will be helping the American Transplant Foundation at a Trivia night in a Sky Lounge in Downtown Denver.  It sounds like a lot of fun for a very good cause.
      Also, we still need 3 volunteers for this Saturday's Fall Gala for Warren Village.  This is a cocktail event in a great Downtown hotel.  We always have a lot of fun with a group of great people at this event where they raise a lot of money for their cause. Please sign up soon if you can help!  Thank you!
   
Kayla Okafor
SVGD Volunteer Events Coordinator   

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

 SEPTEMBER EVENT:

Taking Flight Fall Gala benefiting Warren Village, Sat., Sept.28th, 5-10PM, (WE STILL NEED 3 VOLUNTEERS FOR THIS SATURDAY!) 6 Volunteers in total will be assisting. We will be helping in areas such as greeters, check-in & out, and with the silent auction.  This fantastic event has cocktails, a gourmet dinner, a live & silent auction, and an inspirational program.  It is a cocktail-attire event that will be held in an upscale Downtown Hotel.  Volunteers will receive free dinner.  Warren Village's goal is to help low-income, single-parent families make the journey from poverty to self sufficiency.  We have helped them in the past at galas, at a fashion show, painted the interior of their school, helped decorate their main building for the Holidays, etc.  They are a very worthy organization!

NEW OCTOBER EVENT:

Trivia for Life benefiting the American Transplant Foundation, Fri. Oct. 4th, 5-10PM, 6 Volunteers are needed.  This is our first opportunity helping the American Transplant Foundation.  They are having their largest fundraising event, Trivia for Life, in a Sky Lounge in Downtown Denver.  The onsite parking is $5 so we may wish to carpool or take public transportation.  Our volunteers will be helping with Registration, as Table Attendants as they play trivia, and with General Event Assistance such as the silent auction, raffle tickets, etc.  They say this is a super-fun event & that they are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help everyone have a great time!  I'm hoping we can add the American Transplant Foundation to the list of non profits that we assist in our community!


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., Oct.12th 12-6PM, Pumpkin Patch at Chatfield benefiting the Denver Botanic Gardens
          Wed., Oct. 16  6:30PM  Event Captain Dinner & Meeting
       
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!

New September Event + Need Saturday Volunteers!

Monday, September 16, 2019
SVGD NEWSLETTER
September 16, 2019  

SVGD Volunteers: 
      We had a great time at the MuckFest for Multiple Sclerosis yesterday!  Thanks to everyone who helped.  They are totaling the proceeds but it looks like we raised between $200,000-$300,000 for MS!
       I've just put another new event on the web site so you can register.  We will be helping Warren Village again at their annual Fall Gala!  This is such a wonderful event. Also, I still need 5 volunteers for this Saturday to help at the Food Bank of the Rockies!  Please sign up soon if you can help as I don't want to have to cancel the event.  Everyone always enjoys this experience as we put together the boxes of food that they give to their needy clients.  We always feel like we've done something to really help out the community!  Please see details for both of these events below.
    
     
Kayla Okafor
SVGD Volunteer Events Coordinator   

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

 SEPTEMBER EVENTS:

Food Bank of the Rockies, Sat.,Sept. 21st, 8:45AM-Noon, 6 Volunteers are needed. We will, once again, be helping at their main warehouse in Aurora.  Food and other items are processed from food drives and grocery rescue pickups.  Volunteers will help inspect, sort and box these items before they are distributed to clients.  This are requires an attention to detail and is a low impact/physical area although it does require standing for the shift.  The event is located in NE Denver. The Food Bank of the Rockies helps families thrive by procuring and distributing food and essentials to the hungry.  They are a fantastic organization!

Taking Flight Fall Gala benefiting Warren Village, Sat., Sept.28th, 5-10PM, 6 Volunteers are needed. We will be helping in areas such as greeters, check-in & out, and with the silent auction.  This fantastic event has cocktails, a gourmet dinner, a live & silent auction, and an inspirational program.  It is a cocktail-attire event that will be held in an upscale Downtown Hotel.  Volunteers will receive free dinner.  Warren Village's goal is to help low-income, single-parent families make the journey from poverty to self sufficiency.  We have helped them in the past at galas, at a fashion show, painted the interior of their school, helped decorate their main building for the Holidays, etc.  They are a very worthy 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.   
     
          Fri., Oct. 4th, 5-10PM, Trivia for Life benefiting the American Transplant Foundation
          Sat., Oct.12th 12-6PM, Pumpkin Patch at Chatfield benefiting the Denver Botanic Gardens
          Wed., Oct. 16  6:30PM  Event Captain Dinner & Meeting
       
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 September Volunteer Events!

Tuesday, September 03, 2019
SVGD NEWSLETTER
September 3, 2019  

SVGD Volunteers: 
     I hope you all had a great Labor Day weekend!  
     I've put our first two September events on the SVGD web site so that you can now register.  We will be helping the National Multiple Sclerosis Society with their MuckFest event (we, however, should not be getting too dirty!) and will also be helping the Food Bank of the Rockies.  Please see the details below regarding these two events and register if you'd like to assist.  It looks like we're going to have a fantastic Fall with lots of great volunteer events!  
     
Kayla Okafor
SVGD Volunteer Events Coordinator   

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

 SEPTEMBER EVENTS:

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.  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.

Food Bank of the Rockies, Sat.,Sept. 21st, 8:45AM-Noon, 6 Volunteers are needed. We will, once again, be helping at their main warehouse in Aurora.  Food and other items are processed from food drives and grocery rescue pickups.  Volunteers will help inspect, sort and box these items before they are distributed to clients.  This are requires an attention to detail and is a low impact/physical area although it does require standing for the shift.  The event is located in NE Denver. The Food Bank of the Rockies helps families thrive by procuring and distributing food and essentials to the hungry.  They are a fantastic 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. 28  Taking Flight Fall Gala benefiting Warren Village.  Evening event at a hotel in Downtown Denver.
          Fri., Oct. 4th, 5-10PM, Trivia for Life benefiting the American Transplant Foundation
       
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!