Six years ago, the Junior League of Denver held its first JLD L.U.V.S. day of service. Leaders United in Volunteer Service was created as a way for our members to come together to tackle a variety of projects for our nonprofit partners in one day. JLD has been told repeatedly how wonderful our members are and how much staff time we have saved our partners through these efforts.
Our sixth annual JLD L.U.V.S. day of service was held on Saturday, September 17. This year’s theme was “Opening Doors,” and JLD provided its members with eight in-person volunteer opportunities. In all, more than 140 JLD members volunteered, donating more than 560 hours
to organizations in the Denver community. The League also provided $8,000 in grants to its community partners.
For its 2022 L.U.V.S. event, JLD volunteers served the following organizations:
A Precious Child: JLD volunteers helped spread awareness of A Precious Child at the Broomfield Day Parade.
ACCESS Housing: JLD volunteers performed outdoor yard clean-up, landscaping and shed organization for ACCESS Housing. They also prepped the backyard to be re-established into a vegetable garden.
Denver Children’s Advocacy Center: JLD volunteers assisted Denver Children’s Advocacy Center in throwing their “End of Year Garden Party” to celebrate the end of their summer programs. They set up games, did face painting and served healthy snacks.
Florence Crittenton Services: JLD volunteers finished painting the mural in the on-site Baby Bucks store, organized and stocked the store, planted bulbs and weeded the flower bed, cleaned out the playground planters and shampooed rugs.
MotherWise Colorado: JLD volunteers assisted MotherWise with assembling self-care packages for their postpartum support group and orientation boxes for their core education program.
The Blue Bench: JLD volunteers organized and assembled care packages and created a “Welcome Wall” at The Blue Bench facility.
The Gathering Place: JLD volunteers set up mirrors, lamps and clothing racks, painted walls, and performed other organization projects to get their on-site boutique ready to serve the community.
The Urban Farm: JLD volunteers helped The Urban Farm with seasonal tasks such as planting bulbs, packing food for distribution and general gardening needs.
JLD is looking forward to another successful day of service next fall!
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