121 Volunteers Lend a Hand for Arvada Chamber’s Inaugural Day of Service

May 7, 2024 – ARVADA, CO. On May 3, 2024, over 120 volunteers stepped up to help on eight service projects for the Arvada Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural Day of Service. Hosted by the Arvada Chamber Board of Directors, Day of Service invited business and community leaders to give three hours of volunteer time to help Arvada non-profits and community organizations.

“At the Arvada Chamber, part of our purpose as an organization is to make a positive impact on our community and that is reflected in our vision: Healthy businesses, thriving community,” said Kami Welch, Arvada Chamber President & CEO. “Day of Service allowed our business leaders to step up and complete tasks that organizations may not have had the ability to accomplish otherwise.”

“The Day of Service volunteers were amazing,” said Theresa Mazza, Executive Director of Operations at Mirror Image Arts. “They were focused and worked hard to get so much done. We are so blown away by the support and care for our mission.”

The eight service project teams dressed in themes, such as Team Beyond Totally Awesome Dude (BeyondHome) to Marsh Madness Crew (Two Ponds Preservation Foundation). Day of Service 2024 ended with a happy hour celebration at Flights Wine Cafe, which sponsored the event along with Construction Roll-Off.

2024 Day of Service projects:

Mirror Image Arts

Project: Painting, Building Shelves, Gardening

Mirror Image Arts is a Youth Advocacy organization taking a holistic approach to disrupting the Pipeline to Prison through Restorative Theatre™, Restorative Practice, and Reintegration. Our Passion and Purpose is to imagine and create collective liberation for all. Learn more.

Chamber Board and Staff Leaders: Mollie Gilligan and Daisy Romo, Ryan Hecht

Hope House Colorado

Project: Cleaning and Detailing vehicles, cleaning indoors, vacuuming cars, weeding

Hope House empowers parenting teenage moms to strive for personal and economic self-sufficiency and to understand their significance in God’s sight, resulting in a healthy future for them and for their children. Learn more.

Chamber Board and Staff Leaders: Lisa Steven and Nathan Cooper, Paul Lillagore

Animal Assisted Therapy Programs Of Colorado

Project: Gardening, Weeding, Planting, Sweeping

Through counseling and training programs, AATPC provides and promotes animal-assisted psychotherapy with rescued animals to facilitate healing for all people in need. Learn more.

Chamber Board and Staff Leaders: Kathryn Seeheusen, Barb Stevens, Rachel Sheik and Kristy Howell


Project: Community garden cleaning/prepping and other outdoor landscape cleaning, weather permitting. Likely painting inside a vacant unit and organizing south shop supplies as a backup

When vulnerable families are equipped with their basic needs AND empowered to pursue their health, education, and careers, they thrive in newfound self-sufficiency. When our families move into BeyondHome’s housing, they gain immediate access to resources such as a foodbank, financial literacy courses, job readiness courses, parenting courses, emotional health courses, free trauma-informed therapy with private practice clinicians, and so much more. Learn more.

Chamber Board and Staff Leaders: Matt Malone, Dave Runyon, Vanessa Kendrick, Sam Geerdes

Community Table

Project: Building Boxes for Food Drive on 5/11

Community Table offers food, help and hope for struggling families throughout the northern metro Denver area and surrounding communities. Learn more.

Chamber Board and Staff Leaders: Larry Barker and Katie Groke, Kami Welch

Family Tree

Project: Outdoor yard and garden cleanup. Indoor cleaning tasks are available if the weather is inclement

Family Tree works alongside people affected by child abuse, domestic violence and homelessness throughout their journey to safety and economic independence, providing emergency residential services, case management and advocacy, therapeutic services, outreach support, housing search and placement, education and employment support, among many other services. Learn more.

Chamber Board and Staff Leaders: Jennifer Kroetch, Bill Sheridan and Lenka Juchelkova, Molly Kust

City of Arvada

Project: Trail cleanup

The City of Arvada manages a 4,200-acre system of parks, open spaces, and trails guided by the Arvada Park System Master Plan. The parks system includes more than 90 neighborhood parks, one within a ten-minute walk of 96% of residents in our community. Learn more.

Chamber Board and Staff Leaders: Michael Juergens, Lindsay Reinart, Ali Stofflett and Kylie Parks

Two Ponds Preservation Foundation

Project: Cleaning, seeding and various tasks

The mission of Two Ponds is to enrich lives and inspire wonder by providing an urban oasis for members of our extended community to learn about and fully experience our natural habitat. Learn more.

Chamber Board and Staff Leaders: Scott Phillips and Nathan Mudd, Tess McShane

Interested in volunteering, sponsoring, or hosting a service project for Day of Service 2025? Please click here to sign our interest form!


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