Community Service


SVRG Summer Update

Hi Blogfans!!

SVRG has a jam-packed summer of fun planned and we want YOU to be a part of it!!

SVRG is always looking for new members!! We have openings for skaters, officials, and volunteers; if you’re interested in becoming a part of SVRG, email recruitment@svrollergirls.com, we’d love to have you!

We have a lot of community service events this summer, with our summer kick off event volunteering for Habitat for Humanity. Members of our league will help build houses for those who need them. SVRG will also be collecting school supplies for Sacred Heart’s Pack-a-back campaign! If you are interested in donating school supplies, email cs@svrollergirls.com.

SVRG will also be participating in the Rose White, and Blue Parade on the 4th of July on the Alameda in San Jose. Come see your favorite derby girls and check out our SVRG booth.

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Community Service and SVRG

Our fans know that the Silicon Valley Roller Girls are a hard-hitting sports team. Did you know that SVRG is a legit (501 c3) non-profit organization dedicated to serving our community? This year, we’ve created partnerships with several community-based organizations and our skaters will volunteer to plant gardens, build homes, collect books for women in prison, distribute school supplies to kids in need, teach health & wellness to the daughters of farmworkers and lead empowerment workshops with young female athletes. That’s just a snapshot of our activities through the summer of 2015!

In April, SVRG volunteered at HaTikvah (Hope) House, an assisted living and micro-community for developmentally disabled adults alongside members of the Congregation Shir Hadash. This event provided a wonderful multi-generational opportunity for our skaters to engage with HaTikvah residents in a meaningful and fun way, while focusing on the ... Read More »


SVRG's 3rd Annual Blood Drive

Posted on August 23rd, by demonic in Community Service, SVRG Events. Comments Off

SVRG’s 3rdAnnual Blood Drive is Saturday, August 25!

SVRG partners with the American Red Cross this Saturday forour 3rd Annual Blood Drive. The Donation Bus will be in front of San Jose Skate, located at 397 Blossom Hill Road in San Jose from 9 a.m to 3 p.m.

According to the American Red Cross, blood donation is downmore than ten percent across the country. One pint is collected during anindividual blood donation. One pint of blood can save up to three lives.

How Can I Donate?

To schedule your appointment, visit redcrossblood.org,select “Make a Blood Donation Appointment” and search by our sponsor code:Skate. You can also call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Learn about Tips for a Successful Donation here: http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/tips-successful-donation

Remember to bring your donor card, driver’s license, or two other forms of identification

All presenting donors will be entered to win tickets toSilicon Valley’s next home bout on ... Read More »


Derby Girls Give Back to the Community

Posted on June 11th, by demonic in Community Service. Comments Off

SVRG loves to donate time and money to local charities. Volunteering not only gives us a chance to reach out to the community that supports us but also gives us an opportunity to bond together with our derby sisters off-skates. As an added bonus, we get enormous satisfaction from learning new skills—like using power tools! Here’s a glimpse of a few of the local nonprofits we’ve been helping out this spring.

Habitat for Humanity, Silicon Valley

In honor of National Women Build Week, SVRG volunteered for a day at the development in Cupertino, where four houses are being built. We helped to build a fence and put up panels on the sides of three houses.

For each of our home games, SVRG donates 10% of all proceeds to charity. A portion of our March 24th bout proceeds went to benefit Habitat for Humanity, ... Read More »


Featured Charity: Be a Dear and Donate a Brassiere

Posted on May 28th, by demonic in Community Service. Comments Off

"Be a Dear and Donate a Brassiere" is a community organization that collects new and gently-used bras which are then donated to other local charities that serve women in need. Most women would agree that having a comfortable, well-fit bra is key to feeling confident in your wardrobe.

When hunting for a new job, or even just taking care of daily chores, wearing the right bra is important. Bras can be very expensive and when making donations to charities the need for bras is often overlooked. Be a Dear's mission is to change that and make sure every woman has access to the comfort and support they need.

Last season SVRG teamed up with Be a Dear and collected bras at one of our exhibition bouts, and this season Be a Dear will be at our June 11th bout collecting new and ... Read More »


Featured Charity: YWCA

Posted on May 4th, by demonic in Community Service. Comments Off

SVRG fully supports the mission of the Silicon Valley YWCA.  On April 27th, a group of our skaters were there to cheer on the participants of the YWCA's "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes", a rape awareness event. Men signed up to walk a mile in a pair of borrowed high heels in order to demonstrate their support of women and help get the word out about rape statistics and prevention.

The mission of the YWCA is to empower women and eliminate racism. YWCA provides support to women in times of crisis, and helps them deal with the impact of domestic violence and rape. YWCA provides job training, career counseling and child care to help women be independent and strong.

How can you support the YWCA?
1) Financial donations are always needed.
2) Volunteer your time! Areas where volunteers are always needed include:

Event Committees
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Featured Charity: Sacred Heart Community Service

Posted on April 6th, by demonic in Community Service. Comments Off

The Silicon Valley Roller Girls have spent many volunteer hours with Sacred Heart since 2007, so it’s no surprise that Sacred Heart will be the recipient of a portion of our bout proceeds on Saturday, June 11th (tickets are available now - Click Here). SVRG has worked countless hours organizing clothing donations and bagging groceries to be given to needy area families, including during a volunteer event this past March. Our junior derby league, Derby 2.0, also joined in the fun and worked with us to give back!

The mission of Sacred Heart is to address the issues associated with poverty. Many different programs are designed to make the lives of local working poor families better. Three categories of assistance are available to the needy. One addresses housing and basic needs, such as food and clothing. The second addresses education and ... Read More »


Featured Charity: Career Closet

Posted on March 8th, by demonic in Community Service, Off the Rink. Comments Off

Career Closet is our featured charity and will be accepting donations at our April 2nd bout! If you have clothing, accessories, or handbags that you would like to donate, please bring them with you and drop them off at their booth! You can also stop by to learn more about Career Closet's programs and locations. A portion of the proceeds from the bout will also go to Career Closet!

Career Closet is a nonprofit organization that lends a hand to women wanting to get back into the work force. Whatever challenges they face—poverty, being a single mother, or lacking experience—Career Closet helps set them on their way to landing a job they can be proud of. The first step to a good career is confidence, and yes, it may sound silly but appropriate work attire is part of that confidence. Women ... Read More »


Featured Charity: The Bicycle Exchange

Posted on January 30th, by demonic in Community Service. Comments Off

The Bicycle Exchange, 2566 Leghorn St., Mountain View, CA

A part of the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, the Bicycle Exchange helps needy families and individuals by repairing and donating used bicycles to partner community service organizations. Bikes benefit needy children as well as homeless individuals by providing transportation from shelters to schools and places of employment.

The Bicycle Exchange meets on selected Saturdays throughout the year to receive, repair, and distribute its inventory of donated bicycles. Their warehouse and workshop are fully outfitted with storage, repair stands, and tools for year-round operation.

New volunteers learn bicycle repair skills by assisting a team of more experienced volunteers. Mechanics always have lots to do and none are paid so they appreciate your effort to clean up your bike before donating it so they can focus on repairs.

SVRG recently volunteered with this group, and we were impressed with ... Read More »


Featured Charity: One Brick

Posted on January 6th, by demonic in Community Service. Comments Off

A percentage of the proceeds from our February 5th game will be donated to One Brick, a local nonprofit organization that provides support to other local nonprofit and community organizations by creating a unique, social, and flexible volunteer environment for those interested in making a concrete difference in the community. They enable people to get involved, have an impact, and have fun—without the requirements of individual long-term commitments.

In 2010, utilizing One Brick’s awesome events, SVRG donated many community service man hours sorting school supplies at Resource Area for Teachers (RAFT), making crafts with kids on Family Fun Day at Palo Alto Art Center, serving food for a Christmas in the Park fundraiser, and sorting donations at Sacred Heart Community Service. Their events are always well-organized and tons of fun!

Come volunteer with us at One Brick by checking out their available ... Read More »



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