Volunteers of America, RSVP Ensures Mother’s Day Joy for Denver Women

Denver — Mother’s Day can be lonely for many women who live far from their families, particularly in the absence of a deserved and heart-felt celebration. Therefore, Volunteers of America Colorado and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) have hosted a beloved annual event for 27 years whereby countless mothers have been honored with breakfast, tea, and warm company in a vibrant communal setting. This celebration, known as I Remember Mama, is free of charge and made possible thanks to individual contributions and a collaboration among generous community partners.

Last Thursday, the day of I Remember Mama’s 27th annual event, was particularly cold and gloomy. Nonetheless, it was brightened by the company of cheerful mothers at Denver’s cozy prohibition-themed speakeasy, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. Guests were provided with free transportation to and from their homes, courtesy of Metro Transportation, and even escorted to their seats by men in uniform of the Denver Fire Department.

Volunteers of America Colorado CEO, Dave Schunk, addressed an enthusiastic crowd with a message of gratitude, “We want to thank you, the mother, for the dedication, sacrifices and most of all love that you have so unselfishly bestowed upon so many.” Mothers were even treated to a musical performance by reigning Ms. Senior America, Gayle Novak – the same that earned her title.

“I can’t think of a more important celebration for a worthier title and responsibility in our society than Mom,” said Schunk. “Moms just love more, care more, serve more, work harder and are the bravest souls I know.” Volunteers of America Colorado plans to continue ensuring our mothers in Denver are recognized and appreciated for many Mother’s Days to come.

If you are age 55 or better and interested in volunteering in your community, please contact the Retired Senior Volunteer Program at (720) 264-3339.

Contact: Elizabeth Grice




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 voacolorado.org.