Fourth Annual L.U.V.S. at a Glance
On Saturday, September 19, we hosted our fourth annual L.U.V.S. day of service. L.U.V.S., or “Leaders United in Volunteer Service,” is a day of giving back for JLD volunteers.
Typically, there are a wide variety of in-person volunteer shifts, but due to COVID-19, the League made the necessary adjustments to keep both its members and community partners safe, shifting to drive-by donation sites and just a few outdoor, socially distanced volunteer opportunities. A big thank you goes out to this year’s co-chairs, Brenda Garcia and Angela Maramba.
In all, more than 260 JLD members dropped off donations or volunteered at two in-person shifts, donating 325 hours to the community. At the drive-by drop-off donation sites, 230 members drove through four sites, with donations valued at $7,200. The League also provided $10,000 in grants to its five community partners.
For its 2020 L.U.V.S. event, JLD volunteers served the following organizations:
Denver Children’s Advocacy Center: JLD members donated art supplies for the DCAC children’s art therapy sessions.
Family Tree: JLD members donated supplies for welcome bags for individuals coming to Family Tree after escaping domestic violence.
Florence Crittenton Services: JLD members donated baby wipes and feminine hygiene products to support young mothers.
Girls Inc. of Metro Denver: JLD members donated supplies to be included in care packages sent to the girls heading off to college this fall. Additionally, members were on hand to assemble the care packages of the donated supplies.
The GrowHaus: JLD members worked outside to prep 100+ boxes to support children’s virtual education programs.
JLD is looking forward to another successful day of service next fall!
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