Volunteers of the Month

At Attention Homes, we have amazing volunteers that make our work possible! Here are some of our featured Volunteers of the Month:

Jake Lee

Jake Lee

August 2018

For his final Eagle Scout project, Jake Lee, a Centaurus High School senior, wanted to find a practical way to give back to his peers. “School is hard enough without the stress of worrying where your next meal might come from, or where you might sleep,” stated Lee on his fundraising page. Since he did not want our youth to worry about how they will get their school supplies, Jake raised around $1,800 for his project during June & July to provide school supplies to the youth at Attention Homes. With the donation, Lee purchased backpacks and filled them with back to school items such as binders, calculators, pens & pencils, and a Target gift card in each one for everybody to get something special. Lee was able to provide 20 backpacks full of resources necessary for back to school success. Thanks to Jake’s vision and persistence, the youth at Attention Homes can be less stressed and more prepared for the start of the upcoming school year. Thanks Jake!
Kristen Solomon

Kristen Solomon

July 2018

Ever since she started volunteering 18 months ago, Kristen has been an integral part of the Attention Homes Outreach Team. Every Thursday morning, Kristen steps out of her car in downtown Boulder and unloads 50 warm, handmade meals she’s prepared in individual containers such as fried chicken with mashed potatoes & Philly cheesesteaks. As great of a deed this is, the most impressive aspect that Kristen brings to Attention Homes is her compassion. While on Street Outreach, she earnestly listens to everyone she encounters, and helps people reflect on their personal goals. Kristen brings an enthusiasm that is contagious and is constantly seeking to broaden her skills to be more effective on the Street Outreach Team. Anytime donations are running low, Kristen doesn’t hesitate to reach out to her personal network and secure the required donations. In addition to Street Outreach, Kristen has arranged donation drives, hosted a volunteer event at her house, and is frequently advocating to humanize the homeless community. Kristen states her experiences with Attention Homes as helping her grow.
Patti Feagans

Patti Feagans

June 2018

Patti came to Attention Homes in January 2016. She started off helping youth in our Employment & Life-Skills group for over a year, engaging in activities around budgeting, communication, and job skills. After that, she decided to jump right into the event world of Attention Homes and has now helped with the last 2 Kaleidoscope Galas. Over the years, Patti has never hesitated to fully commit to the success of Attention Homes. She reaches out to her personal network to bring in unique auction item donations and lends a hand in the planning and execution of the event. As if her plate is not full enough, Patti just took on helping plan a new pop-up salon event this fall that will benefit Attention Homes. We are so fortunate to have Patti contributing her expertise in such diverse ways to benefit the youth at Attention Homes.

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“I volunteer for Attention Homes because I think that young adults benefit greatly from having a stable environment in which to flourish. To have people you can count on to support you in times of need is one of the greatest gifts.” – Patti Feagans

Volunteers of the Year

Volunteers of the Year

April 2018

In 2017, Attention Homes had over 800 individuals & 21 volunteer groups come through our doors and provide over 11,000 hours of service. Each April in honor of National Volunteer Recognition Month, we honor an exceptional volunteer from each of our programs to award for their dedication throughout the year. This year’s Volunteers of the Year were:

Xcel Energy:
Volunteer Group of the Year

Leah Colby:
Vern Gardner Distinguished Service Award

Josh Major:
The Source Volunteer of the Year

Clint Van Akkeren:
Chase House Volunteer of the Year

Cultivate

Cultivate

March 2018

We’d like to recognize one of our newest Corporate Partners: Cultivate Premium Corporate Gifts. Soon after reaching out to Attention Homes, Cultivate scheduled a company wide volunteer training which has since led to many of their employees volunteering at The Source. The company also committed to being a 2018 Kaleidoscope Event Sponsor at the Mentor Level of $5,000. This is a tremendous gift that directly helped us hit our fundraising goal for the event. We are incredibly fortunate to have their support and we look forward to broadening our partnership!
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“We’re excited to be a partner of Attention Homes. We launched our Giveback Program last year and were looking for an organization that not only made a difference in our local community, but helped to change lives now and impact the future. We value Attention Homes and look forward to partnering with them for years to come.”
-Tom Romine [President, Cultivate]
Josh Major

Josh Major

February 2018

“Coming from an at-risk background I have always had a desire to help youth in tough situations, but I wasn’t sure how I could do that. After finding Attention Homes and being here for some time, I realized that the youth just need people to care about making sure their basic needs are met. The staff and other volunteers do an amazing job caring for, feeding, and sheltering the youth; but I found there were little maintenance things around the buildings that needed attention so I’m helping care for the homes as well. My goal at The Source and Chase House is to make sure the youth are provided with the same comfortable and safe living space that most people take for granted at home.”
– Josh
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