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Family Volunteer Opportunities: Rake Up Colorado, Serve Up Thanksgiving or Adopt a Safeway Store!

Family Volunteer Opportunities: Rake Up Colorado, Serve Up Thanksgiving or Adopt a Safeway Store!

Volunteers of America is looking for families to help rake limited-income seniors’ yards in Adams, Arapahoe, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson counties. Take advantage of this group and family-friendly opportunity to help limited-income seniors with this important fall chore. YOU can make a difference!

When:  Saturday, November 2nd, 9:0 0.am. – 3:00 p.m. (times are flexible)

Where: Limited-income seniors’ yards in Adams, Arapahoe, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson counties

Who:    You and your family…children of all ages are welcome!

What:   Volunteers will be assigned to rake leaves at seniors’ yards throughout their service area. Together, the goal is to serve 250 seniors through this one day of service.

Sign-Up:  To sign-up to volunteer, please call Robin Sikora at 303-297-0408.

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Thanksgiving Social and Bingo Event

You can help brighten up the holidays and bring joy to low-income seniors this Thanksgiving by joining VOA for November’s Family Volunteer Project!  Families can  participate in a Thanksgiving Social and Bingo Event at Westminster Commons. Westminster Commons is an affordable housing apartment complex for seniors age 62 years and over. It is an independent living facility and is categorized under Subsidized Housing through HUD.

When:     Saturday, November 23, 2013, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where:   Westminster Commons, 3180 W. 76th Ave, Westminster, CO 80030
Who:       You and your family…children of all ages are welcome!
What:      Hosting an appetizer  bar, making holiday cards and playing Bingo with low-income seniors at Westminster Commons.  Each family can bring their favorite appetizer to share.
RSVP:     Please sign up each member of your family through Volunteer Spot as well as an appetizer  to bring to the social. *Space is limited for this event. Sign-up is on a first come, first serve basis.

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Adopt a Safeway Store

Partner with Volunteers of America and Safeway this holiday season by adopting a Safeway store during the End Hunger Food Drive. Families will sign up for two-week shifts to collect donated food from their adopted store and drop off  items collected at Volunteers of America, City Harvest Food Bank.

Where:   Safeway Stores all over the Denver Metro area

When:   First shift starts November 13, 2013. Last shift ends December 25, 2013

Who:       You and your family…children of all ages are welcome!

What:      Collecting donated food several times a week from local Safeway store and bringing items to City Harvest Food Bank.

RSVP:     Please sign up  your family for a two week shift at your closest Safeway store listed through Volunteer Spot. Once you have signed up you will be contacted with additional information via email.

Additional Opportunities: Volunteers (over the age of 14) are also needed to help sort and box donated food on Saturdays throughout the drive.  If you would like to help, please contact Andrew Wilson at (303) 297-0408

 

 

Amber Johnson
Author: Amber Johnson

Amber is the founder and editor of Mile High Mamas, travel writer and former columnist for The Denver Post. She is a passionate community builder and loves the outdoors. She has two awesome teens and is happily married to a man obsessed with growing The Great Pumpkin.

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Amber is the founder and editor of Mile High Mamas, travel writer and former columnist for The Denver Post. She is a passionate community builder and loves the outdoors. She has two awesome teens and is happily married to a man obsessed with growing The Great Pumpkin.