The Holiday Project
Thank you notes mailed to us from the residents at one of the facilities visited for Christmas 2015.
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2016 New Visit Team Leader Communication Plan
Ashley Nguyen, a new Team Leader who responded to an ad placed on VolunteerMatch.org, expressed a need for the Team Leaders to have timely access to volunteer information. A new email address has been created by volunteer Chad Noland, that will allow Team Leaders to access the emails received using a password to log on to the new email site.The plan is to have this new email address -- holidayprojectCO@outlook.com -- and our phone number -- 303.333.3747 -- used by Team Leaders who would rather not have their personal email or phone numbers listed on sites used to recruit volunteers.
For Christmas, we visited residents at 15 facilities, including a new facility added by Marilyn Halpern, the assistant Team Leader for Holly Heights Nursing Care Center. Forty five volunteers showed up Christmas morning at Holly Heights. Team Leaders Melanie Wheeler and Marilyn Halpern split the group in two and Marilyn took a group to a facility next door to Holy Heights. It worked out great for them. Thirty volunteers showed up at the VA Medical and Community Living Center.We had eight returning Team Leaders, four new Team Leaders and one new Co-Team Leader. The weather was good and the roads were dry in Denver for Christmas.
We responded to one hundred emails from volunteers looking to volunteer on Christmas Eve, from a combined source of: VolunteerMatch.org (53), The Holiday Project National Website (25), Craigslist (7), Facebook (3) and 12 emails from returning volunteers. The 100 emails do not include the volunteers who contacted Team Leaders directly from the listing on The Holiday Project website or Craigslist.
Statistics for Christmas 2015:
15 - Facilities visited on Christmas
272 - Approximate number of Volunteers
1472 - Approximate number of Residents
1 - Chanukah Celebration
Facilities Visited: Alpine Living Center – Amberwood Court Care Center – Betty K. Marler Youth Service Center – Brookshire House – Holly Heights Nursing Center – Cherry Creek Nursing Center – Highline Rehabilitation and Care Community - Julia Temple Center – Mesa Vista of Boulder – Mount View Youth Detention Center – Pearl Street Health and Rehabilitation Center - North Star Community – Porter Adventist Hospital – Rowan Community Center – VA Medical and Community Living Center