First ever "Women's Day of Service" in Denver

Organizer was inspired by women's marches
Posted at 9:25 AM, Mar 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-21 15:18:41-04

DENVER -- On January 21, Jessica Ponder was at home with a newborn baby watching women marching all over the country. The next day she decided to take action herself. She got on Facebook and started organizing the first ever "Women's Day of Service" in Denver. It will take place Saturday, March 25.

"This was a way for me to make an investment of my time and my energy where I can actually see the results. I can actually see people being helped and I don’t have to wait for bureaucracy to get around to taking care of things," says Ponder.

More than 50 organizations and 2,500 volunteers have already signed up to take part in service projects for "Women's Day of Service." Many of the projects help other women, with agencies that deal with domestic violence, poverty, sexual abuse, and teen parents.

Ponder says so many women are already volunteering their time to help others, and this is a way to show how their efforts are making a difference.

"These are women who are out in the community, they’re doing this work already. We want to highlight that. and we want to show all the women that are out there working, that we are not alone." 

Men are also welcome to participate in service projects. More information can be found through the event Facebook page.

Ponder hopes this will encourage others to take action. Already similar events have been organized in Colorado Springs and Fort Collins


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