Leave it to Chuck Aikens to bring another wonderful experience to our lives. With our friends, and longtime business partners at Volume Nine we joined forces to send 50 volunteers for a day of service at the Brandon Center — a Volunteers of America property in Denver.
The Brandon Center
The Brandon Center is a refuge for homeless women and for women & children during difficult times of transition. The Center provides shelter and helps these families get back on their feet, with the ultimate goal of creating independence and self-reliance.
Our Day of Service – #BrandonCenter2014
We put our pencils down at work for a day and turned our full attention to the Brandon Center.
The reveille assembled the crowd at 8am on May 23, donning our uniforms (event t-shirts designed by V9).
We then got amped-up, enjoying coffee provided by Starbucks and looking at the mountain of supplies donated by Home Depot and Little Tikes.
Our leaders broke us up into smaller teams to work on projects such as repainting the sleeping areas, spreading 1500lbs of mulch in the garden, assembling toys for the children (so cute!) and redecorating the Community Room.
Here’s a few photos of our team in action:
Throughout the day, we were cheered on by Brandon Center residents and even got a hand from some of the children who couldn’t believe we were going to be leaving all these new beautiful toys behind for their enjoyment! All in all, it was a great day and we were thrilled to give back to the Brandon Center and to support some local Denver families!