Events the Next Two Weekends!

Monday, April 29, 2019
SVGD NEWSLETTER
April 29, 2019  

SVGD Volunteers: 
    We just had a fantastic weekend with two events!  We helped Cafe 180 that provides meals for people who can't afford to pay for their meals on Saturday & ran the Cherry Creek Sneak Beer Garden on Sunday helping to provide funds so that good food doesn't go into the dumpsters & landfills but, rather, goes to people who need the food!  Thank you to all of you who volunteered at the events!
     I've just put another event on our SVGD web site so there are now two May events (the first this upcoming weekend) for which you can register.  We will be helping at the registration area for the MS Walk in City Park this upcoming Saturday and will be helping at The Denver Botanic Gardens Spring Plant Sale the following Saturday.  Please sign up soon if you can help at either of these events.  The weather is supposed to be great this Saturday so we should have a fantastic time while helping a good cause!  I know that MS has touched many of our lives and many of us know family and/or friends who have been impacted by this illness.
     Details for both of these events are given below.  I hope to see you there as we continue to give back to our community!

Kayla Okafor
SVGD Volunteer Events Coordinator   


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

MAY EVENTS:

MS Walk Registration Tent, Sat.,May 4 6-11:30AM, 6 Volunteers are needed. This event will be held at Denver City Park.  This is a 5K Run & Walk.  Walk MS brings together a community of passionate people for one powerful cause: to end MS forever. And with every step they take and every dollar they raise... they're that much closer. The National MS Society is the largest private funder of MS research in the world.  Right now the Denver event already has over 2,000 registered participants! Their goal is $850,000 in fundraising and 5,500 registrants.  It's an exciting event where they have a program and lots going on. 

Spring Plant Sale benefiting Denver Botanic Gardens, Sat. May 11th, 7:15AM- 12:30PM, 6 Volunteers are neededWe will be helping as cashier's assistants who help the customers with their carts containing the plants they wish to purchase. This is one of the Botanic Gardens biggest events.  They will provide both breakfast & lunch as well as snacks, coffee, and beverages.  Also all volunteers will get 10% off any plants they wish to purchase as the event does continue on after our shift ends as well as a 10% discount at their Cafe if they would like to make a purchase there! We have done this event previously and the volunteers really liked it.  This should be a fun experience!

NEED EVENT CAPTAINS: Right now I am short on Event Captains due to several people now having health, work, or other personal issues.  I can't lead all the events myself so really depend on having Event Captains so we can offer several events each month.  As an Event Captain you do not have to plan the event. You confirm the attendance for the volunteers who have registered and give them the event information. Then you attend the event to check in the group and make sure everyone knows what to do. I provide a training sheet & information on the event to you.  I could really use a few new Event Captains!  You get to pick the events that you wish to lead.  Please let me know if you would like to help.  It's a fun position!!

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.   
     
        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
        June 1- Chalk Fest at Larimer Square- we will be running an alcohol booth from 9:30AM-2PM- in support of the Larimer Square Arts Assn.
        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!
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