I Remember Mama Turns 25

Zachary Kinder
Volunteers of America
Denver, CO 80205

May 10, 2017
Media Release

Denver — Nearly 70 senior women poured into Whiskey Tango Foxtrot early Tuesday morning to celebrate Mother's Day at the Volunteers of America Colorado's 25th annual I Remember Mama event. The event provides senior women who are unable to spend the holiday with their families an outlet to celebrate.

"I Remember Mama appreciates those special and wonderful ladies who played a crucial role in helping mold us into the people we've become today and the people we see ourselves becoming tomorrow," said President and CEO Dianna Kunz. "Every mother deserves a celebration."

Ladies who attended the event were greeted to an elaborate high tea party, complete with tea sandwiches, scones and desserts. Many came dressed in fanciful outfits with matching hats for the annual hat contest. Anonymous judges selected winners who received prizes for both creativity and style. Every lady in attendance received flowers and a gift bag at the conclusion of the event.

The morning began in style for many ladies, who received free chauffeur services from Metro Taxi, a constant supporter of I Remember Mama. Due to physical and financial limitations, getting out of the house can be difficult for senior women, so receiving the finest treatment can create a special memory.

"We want to remember this time as an opportunity to thank our mothers for the dedication and sacrifices they've made in life for us, and also our sponsors," Kunz said. "Happy Mother's Day!"

Dozens of individuals helped sponsor I Remember Mama in honor of their own mothers. Proceeds benefit the Retired Senior Volunteer Program at Volunteers of America Colorado. RSVP provides seniors the opportunity to use their skills and experience to give back to the community in a meaningful way.

I Remember Mama wouldn't be possible without the generous support of Metro Taxi, Tavern Hospitality Group and 5280 Magazine.

Volunteers of America is a national, nonprofit, faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need live healthy, safe and productive lives. Since 1896, our ministry of service has supported and empowered America's most vulnerable groups, including the frail elderly, people with disabilities, at-risk youth, homeless individuals, women in need, and veterans and their families. For more information about Volunteers of America, visit www.voacolorado.org