Volunteer of the Month - February 2013
Noa Greenwald & Lily Siegert
Noa Greenwald from Boulder High and Lily Siegert of Fairview High joined forces as volunteers to host their second Annual Italian Dinner and Benefit Concert February 22nd to support our runaway and homeless youth. We honor them this month for their energy, enthusiasm and compassion for our mission. Together with friends and family, they raised over $3,000 and 200+ people enjoyed a special evening featuring an Italian feast donated by A Spice of Life Catering, a raffle, and musical entertainment by Cascade Kinzie and Brandon Calano.
“We are sad to say that we did not know of Attention Homes before this,” said Noa and Lily. “We both live very comfortable lives and have no idea of the struggles that some teens face. Now we do. The comments we heard that night were almost more valuable than the money we raised. People were excited about getting involved through volunteering and donating. We really do hope this has raised awareness among groups in the community that may not have heard of you otherwise.” Thank you Lily and Noa for honoring our youth!
Carrie Graeff has been a street outreach volunteer for our program since 2011. From the very beginning she was a natural; talking with kids on the street, gaining their trust and encouraging them to visit our RHY shelter. “Carrie has been a wonderful volunteer,” commented Whitney Grigsby, Street Outreach Coordinator. “She takes an interest in each individual youth, providing unconditional positive regard to everyone she encounters. In addition, she’s flexible with program adjustments and loves to take on new challenges whether it’s moving from day to night outreach or sharing her experience at volunteer trainings.” Thank you, Carrie, for all you’ve done to make a difference in the lives of at-risk youth.