AFW, Easterseals Colorado staff take part in volunteer day at Rocky Mountain Village Camp

EMPIRE, Colo. – It is no surprise to have local renown philanthropist, Jake Jabs, once again recognized for his support within the community. On Tuesday, June 6, 2023, Easterseals Colorado (ESC) and the American Furniture Warehouse (AFW) team of employees will be partaking in a volunteer day at Rocky Mountain Village (RMV) Camp in Empire, CO.

RMV is a fully accessible camp used by more than 1,300 children and adults living with disabilities throughout the year. The camp provides a safe, barrier-free environment for them to experience all aspects of camp without the usual limitations.

The AFW volunteers will spend the day at camp helping upgrade boardwalks and trails, landscaping, beautifying buildings, and much more. Their day will conclude as they join campers and camp staff for a dedication of the RMV amphitheater renamed in honor of Founder and CEO of AFW, Jake Jabs.

Staff of Easterseals Colorado and American Furniture Warehouse pose at the Rocky Mountain Village Camp.

Jabs has played music for the RMV campers over the years and has become one of the campers’ favorite times and memories at camp. Not only do they get to share in this special time with Mr. Jabs but they themselves get to dance, and sing, and experience life in ways they do not normally.

“AFW is proud to have the legacy of supporting the community for over 40 years,” said Jacqueline Brookshire, president of American Furniture Warehouse. “We work with a variety of causes in Colorado and are immensely proud to have Easterseals’ Rocky Mountain Village be among one of the many charities benefiting from our philanthropy. The naming of the amphitheater after my father is just one more example of the appreciation bestowed upon him for his dedication to the Colorado community.”

“Volunteers are a critical part of Easterseals Colorado,” added Roman Krafczyk, president and chief executive officer of Easterseals Colorado. “Their passion and contributions, in various capacities, to the mission and success of the organization helps ensure that we can
provide programs and services that make a positive, transformative impact in the lives of many individuals and families across Colorado who are living with disabilities. We are incredibly grateful and thankful to Mr. Jabs and the many volunteers at AFW for their incredible
generosity and contributions to Rocky Mountain Village, and their unwavering dedication to helping make camp a truly accessible and inclusive society for all campers.”

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