History of Love Uniting Volunteers (LUV).
Love Uniting Volunteers (LUV) was envisioned in the early 1980s as an auxiliary to support the welfare of seniors at St. Paul’s Senior Services. LUV members organize several events for St. Paul’s – some are fundraisers, others are events that enhance the social environment for our Residents and Participants.
What do they do for St. Paul’s?
The main fundraiser is the annual St. Paul’s LUV Gala, which has raised over $1.4 million since LUV’s founding, to update St. Paul’s facilities and expand our programs!
LUV also sponsors several Ice Cream Socials at St. Paul’s Manor, St. Paul’s Villa, McColl Health Center, and St. Paul’s PACE. Staffed with volunteers, the Ice Cream Social has become a much anticipated event with music and just about every ice cream topping you can imagine.
LUV sees to it that the holiday season is a memorable one, especially for those Residents that may not have any family or loved ones nearby. A
number of LUV members coordinate the collection of gift items and prepare each gift bag for delivery on Christmas Eve for every St. Paul’s Resident and Participant.
Both the Ice Cream Socials and the LUV holiday gift bags are long-standing and proud traditions that bring together volunteers and the Residents and Participants they enjoy serving.
How can someone join?
LUV holds its annual membership drive every Valentine’s Day. The cost of membership is $20 per year for an individual member and $25 per year for a family membership. To learn more about LUV or becoming a member, please contact Joyce Frye, LUV President, at (619) 298-9011.