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Derby Girls Give Back to the Community

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.

SVRG volunteers at the Cupertino site (Left to Right): Asian Orange, Culo Whippin’, Maui Howlee, Unleasha Moore, Skirt Vonna-Gut, Mad 4 Gravy, Mama Booty (spending Mother’s Day volunteering with her daughter), Lizapalooza, Mongoose, Booty Vicious, Spankin’ Firecracker, and Surge

SVRG volunteers at the Cupertino site (Left to Right): Asian Orange, Culo Whippin’, Maui Howlee, Unleasha Moore, Skirt Vonna-Gut, Mad 4 Gravy, Mama Booty (spending Mother’s Day volunteering with her daughter), Lizapalooza, Mongoose, Booty Vicious, Spankin’ Firecracker, and Surge

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, and 100% of the profits from our Derby Girl Karaoke event at the Normandy House Lounge in Santa Clara on March 16th were given to Habitat for Humanity. Combined, we donated about $1,000 and 100 volunteer hours to Habitat for Humanity this year alone.

For over 25 years, Habitat for Humanity Silicon Valley has been helping hard-working families who live in inadequate housing find affordable and safe places to live in Santa Clara County. Together with volunteers, these families build houses and embark on the path to homeownership, thanks to generous donations of money, labor, and supplies.

SVRG reps (Bullet Sucker, Foo Bar, Sasha Degrader, Maui Howlee, and Bad Tempt-Her) plus other One Brick volunteers help paint over graffiti in San Jose

SVRG reps (Bullet Sucker, Foo Bar, Sasha Degrader, Maui Howlee, and Bad Tempt-Her) plus other One Brick volunteers help paint over graffiti in San Jose

One Brick, Silicon Valley

One Brick is a unique national organization that helps volunteers contribute to a variety of nonprofits on a drop-in or one-time basis. One Brick takes individuals or groups, and allows volunteers to commit a couple hours or an entire day. With a dozen chapters located across the continental US, volunteering in your area was never easier!

We love volunteering for One Brick projects! For the Global Day of Service on April 21st, SVRG helped paint over graffiti in San Jose. In addition to sweat equity, 10% of our May 19th bout proceeds went to One Brick.

Be sure to stop by our table at One Brick’s Community Dog Walk in Palo Alto on June 24th. Meet some derby girls and their pets! Your $10 registration fee will go towards One Brick and, in return, your pooch will get a bandana and a doggie bag.

SVRG volunteers massage pepper plants (Left to Right): Smash N’ Burn, Catherine Beata Bones, Surge, Veggielution rep, Absolutely Scabulous, Skirt Vonna-Gut, and Skooter Ov’r

SVRG volunteers massage pepper plants (Left to Right): Smash N’ Burn, Catherine Beata Bones, Surge, Veggielution rep, Absolutely Scabulous, Skirt Vonna-Gut, and Skooter Ov’r

Veggielution, San Jose

A percentage of our June 23rd bout proceeds will be donated to Veggielution, a community farm in San Jose. SVRG volunteers have experienced the therapeutic effects of getting their hands dirty, spending a couple of sunny days in March and May weeding and gardening. Veggielution aims to teach the public about sustainable urban farming and volunteers always go home with fresh veggies!

If your organization is in need of volunteers, shoot us an email at
community@svrollergirls.com. We’re always looking for ways to give back to the community!

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Featured Charity: One Brick

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.

Several SVRG members volunteering at RAFT through a One Brick event

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 community service events! And don’t forget to buy your tickets to our February 5th game to help financially support this amazing organization! They’re only $11 at Brown Paper Tickets until the 15th!

ABOUT ONE BRICK

Headquartered in San Francisco, California, One Brick is a nonprofit organization that brings volunteers together to support other local nonprofits by adopting an innovative twist to the volunteer experience. One Brick creates a friendly and social atmosphere around volunteering, and after each volunteer event—which typically lasts only 3-4 hours—they invite volunteers to gather at a local restaurant or café where they can get to know one another in a relaxed social setting.

One Brick’s “commitment-free volunteering” allows you to choose when you volunteer, rather than having to make commitments for a certain number of volunteer hours, or agree to be available every week at a specific time.

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SVRG assembles food care packages for the needy at Sacred Heart

Bones, Mr. Kitten, Kitten, Johnny Demonic, and Broken BabyDoll volunteered at Sacred Heart.

Some of our Silicon Valley Roller Girls, refs, and a derby widow helped sort and assemble food care packages for the needy at Sacred Heart Community Service on Saturday. Satan’s Kitten, Mr. Kitten, Broken BabyDoll, Jonny Demonic, and Catherine Beata Bones joined other One Brick volunteers to help package over 1000 bags of food to be distributed in the San Jose area.

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