COVID-19 Affecting Upcoming Events!

Sunday, March 15, 2020
SVGD NEWSLETTER
March 15, 2020  

SVGD Volunteers:
      I have been receiving emails from dozens of non-profit organizations that we assist.  Most of them are canceling their events that are coming up within, minimally, the next 30 days due to COVID-19.  I have put a list of the Future Events that we'd confirmed and have noted their present status.  As of right now, I do not have any events on our web site for which you can register due to the numerous cancellations.
       The last event that we did was this past Wednesday.  Our SVGD volunteers helped to serve 611 dinners at the Denver Rescue Mission!  
       The Beautiful Junk Sale benefiting the Jeffco Action Center next Saturday has been canceled.  The Bella Boutique Prom Dress event has not been canceled as of yet.  I heard from them saying that they have not heard from the schools yet as to whether they are canceling the proms.  If, indeed, that one does proceed I will let you know when I put it on the web site.  That one is still scheduled for April 4th.
        The SVGD Board of Directors wants all of our volunteers to be safe!  They want you to know that we may not offer as many events per month due to the organizers canceling the events.  Also, SVGD encourages volunteers not to attend an event if one is scheduled if they feel sick until the COVID-19 outbreak is remedied.  The three-strike policy will not apply during this time.  Also, while attending events, volunteers are encouraged to limit contact with guests and to wash their hands frequently.  We have a great group of volunteers and we want you all to be safe.  
        I am starting to receive contacts from the non profits that serve low-income people, especially by providing food.  They still need to be sure that people have food so, I believe, those may be some of the first events that we start doing.   Please check the list below to see the current status of the upcoming events to which we have already committed.  I will keep you posted as to any updates on these events or any new events that we do schedule.     
  
Kayla Okafor
SVGD Volunteer Events Coordinator   

To sign up for these events please go to the www.svgd.org web site.


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FUTURE EVENTS:
     The following events were scheduled but some are being canceled or postponed.  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., March 21st- Beautiful Junk Sale benefiting the Jeffco Action Center-CANCELED BY THE ACTION CENTER DUE TO COVID-19.
     Sat., April 4- Bella Boutique- providing prom dresses to low-income girls, 9AM-1PM- we will be Personal Shoppers & assist the girls- RIGHT NOW THEY MAY STILL HOLD THIS IF THE PROMS ARE SCHEDULED.  THEY ARE WAITING TO HEAR FROM THE SCHOOLS.
     Sat., April 11th- 9Health Fair- Non-medical volunteer assistance, We will be helping the Denver Salvation Army.- ALL 9 HEALTH FAIRS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED.
     Sun., April 26th- 7;45AM-Noon, Cherry Creek Sneak, we will be helping at the Beer Garden!
     Sat. May 2nd,- MS Walk at City Park, 6:30-11:30AM, we will be helping at registration. This is the largest MS Walk in the United States!!
     Sat. May 9th- Spring Plant Sale at the Denver Botanic Gardens, 7:30AM-1PM
     Sat. & Sun. June 20th  & 21st- PrideFest- Denver Civic Park- this is a big fundraiser where we help The GLBT Community Center & also make funds to sustain us.  We need 44 volunteers over the 2-day period!
     Sat. July 18th, 3-6PM, Blues & BBQ concert event for Habitat for Humanity, 3-6PM helping with registration, then we will be able to stay to watch the headliner band!
     More to come.....
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