Unraveling the Joy of Sewing at Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver

In recognition of National Volunteer Week, we want to spotlight the incredible individuals who selflessly give their time and energy to make a positive impact in their communities. One such individual we're honored to highlight is Ms. Sue King, a dedicated volunteer sewing instructor at Lasley Elementary Boys & Girls Club. 

Sew Many Possibilities  

For nearly 13 years, Ms. Sue has taught kids practical sewing skills and valuable life lessons. From simple coin purses to more complex projects like aprons, Club members have had the opportunity to grow their skills under her guidance and expertise. Ms. Sue tailors her teaching approach to accommodate kids of different ages and skill levels, ensuring each participant feels supported and challenged. Many kids bring items to class for mending, such as toy animals. Ms. Sue embraces these opportunities to teach them practical skills while fostering a sense of responsibility and care for their belongings. 

Encouraging creativity and celebrating interests, she adapts design patterns and provides materials. In a recent class, she proudly showed off a new basketball print she got for a Club member. Her willingness to go the extra mile and tailor her teaching to accommodate individual interests is a testament to her dedication to each Club member's growth and development.  

A Patchwork of Impact 

When asked about her inspiration for volunteering to teach sewing classes at the Club, Ms. Sue humbly attributes it to her love for teaching and her desire to see kids thrive. She finds gratification in witnessing the joy on their faces as they create something tangible to take home. 

As Ms. Sue reflected on her volunteer journey, she emphasized, “I’ll keep doing it for as long as the kids want me to!” It's evident that Ms. Sue's impact extends beyond the skills taught in the sewing class, fostering a sense of creativity, confidence, and empowerment in each kid she encounters. 

Fabric of Community 

Ms. Sue has been an integral part of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver since its inception in Jefferson County. Alongside a dedicated group of community leaders, she supported fundraising efforts towards expanding Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver reach. Reflecting on her involvement, Ms. Sue modestly stated, “We had a great team that worked together to achieve our goals.” 

Beyond her volunteer work at the Club, Ms. Sue is deeply ingrained in the Metro Denver community. Known as Councilwoman Sue King to many, she served with distinction as a representative of Lakewood City Council Ward 3. Additionally, she devoted several years to leading the Lakewood Business Association as its President. Presently, Ms. Sue continues her community involvement as a member of the Board of Directors for Alameda Connects and as an Emeritus Board Member for Ralston House 

Stitching a Brighter Future Together 

In recognition of National Volunteer Week, we extend our deepest gratitude to Ms. Sue King and all volunteers who dedicate their time and talents to enriching the lives of kids and teens across Metro Denver. Their contributions are invaluable, shaping brighter futures and building stronger communities one stitch at a time. 

Visit our Volunteer page to learn more about how you can be a part of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver's mission and make a meaningful difference in the lives of our Club kids. Happy National Volunteer Week! 


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