Iowa Delegates Volunteer in Denver

Democrats Work, Volunteers for America, Metro Volunteers and the DNCC are hosting “Delegate Service Day”. Over 1,000 of the great convention delegates including Michelle Obama and President Jimmy Carter will be fanning out across Denver to give back to the city that is inviting them in.

The Iowa delegation will be helping to serve lunch to the residents of the Sunset Towers senior facillity.

A full list of events follows.

Site/Project

Organization Description

Project Description

Delegations

Graffiti Removal (Stapleton)

Denver Solid Waste provides waste management service to Denver residents

Graffiti /litter removal

AL, GA, ND, SD

Front Range Earth Force

Nonprofit organization promoting respect for the environment among youth

Restoring Confluence Park

CA, NY

Denver Rescue Mission

Provides shelter & other necessities to Denver residents in need

Preparing and serving a meal to clients.

CO

Urban Peak

Provides a safe haven, respect, essential services and support to homeless youth

Participating in a neighborhood block party

IL, VI, WI

Trinity U.M.C.

An active church dedicated to serving the needs of parishioners and the community

Serving meals

IL, VI, WI

Graffiti Removal (Downtown)

Denver Solid Waste provides waste management service to Denver residents

Graffiti /litter removal

MO

Homes for Our Troops Move-in/ Key Ceremony

Builds

specially-adapted homes for severely-wounded Iraq war veterans. The

DNCC is supporting a house in Golden, Colo. for Staff Sergeant Travis

Strong & family

Volunteers to put finishing touches on home and present keys to family

Local elected officials, labor leaders, CUNA

Aurora Parks – Bicentennial Park

Parks and Open Space Department engages citizens in maintaining local environments

Revitalize and restore Bicentennial Park

DA, MD, MA, MT, AL, GA, ND, SD, FL

Curtis Park

Park in historic Curtis Park neighborhood, bordering downtown Denver

Park clean-up and tree-planting, block party with local residents

CT, PA, TN, NH, CO, KY, WY, ME

Family Tree’s House of Hope

Shelter and self-sufficiency program for women and children

Participating in activities with children at site.

AK, MN, PR, RI, AS

Force Elementary

Elementary school in northeast Denver

Helping to build a playground

CA, NY

YouthBiz

Advances the social and economic empowerment of youth

Assisting in move to a new facility.

WV

CASA

Supports and advocates for abused and neglected children in the Denver metro area

Participating in a joint learning session with youth

DC, NM, VA

Cole Elementary

Denver Public School that is reopeningx after shutting its doors four years ago

Joining students for reading/ other activities

IL, VI, WI

Hope Communities

Non-profit home health agency that provides home care, hospice service and community wellness programs.

Making fleece blankets for patients in hospice care

IL, VI, WI

Warren Village

Motivates low-income, single parents to move from public assistance to self-sufficiency

Playing and interacting with children

IL, VI, WI

Project CURE

Humanitarian

relief organization that collects medical supplies and equipment and

donates it to developing countries.

Sorting/packing medical supplies to ship overseas to communities in need.

KS, NC

Women’s Bean Project

Teaches job readiness and life skills for entry-level jobs

Working alongside women at the site

KY, ME

Brent’s Place

Home away from home for cancer patients and their families.

Helping to clean and maintain the grounds.

UT

Cherry Creek State Park (VOC)

Outdoor Colorado enables citizens to be active stewards of Colorado’s public lands.

Revitalize and restore areas of Cherry Creek State Park.

AR, DE, HI, TX, MS

DenUM

Provides resources for persons in crisis and creates opportunities for growth and service.

Sorting/packing emergency food boxes

OK

Incredible Kids

National, annual letter-writing campaign urging adults to write letters of support to children in their lives.

Write letters to incredible kids in their lives and in their delegations.

CA, NY

Manual H.S. Community Connect

Provides high school students with opportunities to become engaged citizens in their community.

Joint learning activities with students and/or a school assembly

CA, NY

VOA-Mission Sort

Serves the basic needs of the most vulnerable individuals and families

Sorting food and clothing to give to local families

DC, NM, VA

Blair Caldwell African American Research Library

Serves

as educational and cultural resource, focusing on history, literature,

art, music, religion, and politics of African Americans.

Hosting a reading event for children at the library and passing out school supplies.

DC, NM, VA

VOA Sunset Towers-Bingo

Senior living facility that offers a variety of services.

Playing Bingo and games with residents.

IA, NV

VOA Sunset Park Senior Center-Bingo/Meal

Provides a variety of programs and noon meals to senior residents.

Playing bingo and other games and serving lunch

OH, IA, NV

Meals on Wheels

(Stapleton: Doubletree)

Meals on Wheels prepares and delivers meals to home-bound elderly citizens

Sorting and packing food

AL, GA, ND, SD, LA, SC

Meals on Wheels On-Site (DTC: Sheraton)

Meals on Wheels prepares and delivers meals to home-bound elderly citizens

Sorting and packing food

GU, ID, IN, AZ, OR, WA, NJ, KS, NC

Meals on Wheels (Hampden & 1-25: Four Points)

Meals on Wheels prepares and delivers meals to home-bound elderly citizens

Sorting and packing food

AK, MN, PR, RI, AS, MO, NE, OK, KS, NC, NJ, AZ, WA, OR

VOA

Serves the basic needs of the most vulnerable individuals and families

Sorting food and clothing to give to local families

MI

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