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The Co-Op at 1st and Jovial Concepts recognizes that 2020 has been rough for so many of our community members, volunteers, employees, and many others across the world. However, we are so happy that through this we have learned how to adapt and serve our community in any way that we possibly can. We want to thank everyone who has helped make this year possible. We also want to congratulate every single one of our community members for getting through hard times. Whether it has been financial struggles, health struggles, or everyday struggles, we will continue to get through this together! If you or anyone you know could use help through this holiday season or in the new year read below to see what programs we are currently offering! If there are any other services you are interested in you can email alyssa@jovialconcepts.org to be connected to other programs outside of The Co-Op. 

Happy Holidays and may 2021 bring you and your loved one's happiness and good health, 

The Co-Op at 1st & Jovial Concepts  
BUY LOCAL FOR THE HOLIDAYS 
Support local and come shop in The Market! We have many products from small businesses in the Denver area that are perfect for holiday gifts! Don't forget your 10% neighborhood discount if you live in the the area! 

MARKET HOURS

Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 am-7:00 pm


Come grab some coffee and shop around The Market! We are always accepting new volunteers in our market and are flexible for hours during the time the market is open! If you would like to volunteer, email Alyssa at the email below.

We ask that all customers, volunteers, and employees wear a mask while you are in the market and follow social distancing practices.


The Market also accepts SNAP and Double Bucks! 


To volunteer in our market email Alyssa: alyssa@jovialconcepts.org
It's that time of year! If you are purchasing gifts on Amazon, please consider supporting our Food Program Holiday Meal handout. We are handing out, Traditional America, Latinx, and Vegan options on the 15th and 22nd of December and need all the financial help you can give to make this happen.
Add Amazon Smiles to your account here!
Food Program Holiday Update: 
For Thanksgiving, we were able to hand out 60-holiday meal boxes and 80 extra turkeys! For the upcoming holidays, we will be handing out 110-holiday meal boxes! We are even aiming to hand out additional Hams this holiday season. If. you would like to donate so we can hand out more hams please donate to the link below! If your family could benefit from some help with holiday meals stop by on 12/15 and 12/22 from 10:00-6:30 for a honey-baked ham and other food options! 
 
Donate for Food Program Here
Our Food Program, EOC, SNAP Program, and offices will be closed
December 23rd-31st. 


THERE WILL BE NO FOOD PROGRAM HANDOUT 12/29.

 
Are you having a hard time putting nutritious food on the table? We understand that the grocery bill can put a  large strain on families. The Co-Op at 1st can help you sign up for SNAP! We understand that assistance programs can be confusing. We are here to help you through the process! If you are a household of 4 and make under $4368 you may be eligible!
To see if your household might be eligible email alyssa@jovialconcepts.org 

**We also accept SNAP & Double Bucks in our Market! 
ENERGY ASSISTANCE BILL SIGN-UP

 We are currently helping with Energy Bill Assistance. We can help with past due balances up to $1,000. The Co-Op at 1st is dedicated to helping families in need. We recognize that this is an especially hard time for many people in
 
CONTACT INFORMATION: alyssa@jovialconcepts.org 
Do you want to get involved this holiday season? Volunteer with our Food Program or in The Market! We are particularly looking for weekly regular volunteers in our Market in hopes of limiting the people going in and out of The Market. To volunteer click the link below to sign yourself up! If you have any further questions please email alyssa@jovialconcepts.org 
FAQ's on Volunteering:
1.How does volunteering work with COVID?
Part of the volunteer shifts is to help us make sure that we are sanitizing every hour. We are also setting shifts to make sure to limit the number of people in the building at a time. Temperatures will be taken upon arrival and we ask that volunteers wear masks, social distance, and if you have ANY COVID symptoms please do not come! If you have to cancel 36 hours in advance just remove your name from the excel sheet. If you need to cancel within 36 hours of your shift please remove your name and email
alyssa@jovialconcepts.org to let us know. Do not worry about canceling due to exposure/having any symptoms! We would rather be safe than sorry! If you are high risks/with family members that are high risks we do advise that you refrain from volunteering as we are doing our best to reduce any contact with others but there will still be a chance of some/little contact during all shifts.

2. Do I need to do anything before my shift and where do I go when it is time for my shift? 
If you are volunteering for the first time please sign our volunteer waiver at this link: 
jovialconcepts.org/volunteerapp

5045 W 1st Ave Denver CO
Please park in the West Parking lot and make your way over to the east lot. You can enter The Market from the East parking lot. Don't forget your masks, please!
Volunteer Here!

We ask during this time if you have any symptoms to please refrain from visiting The Co-Op Market, Classes, Events, or Volunteering. You are welcomed to send a friend/family member to pick up food from our emergency food program or curbside grocery pick up from The Market. 

According to the CDC symptoms of COVID-19 include:

Fever 
Cough 
Shortness of Breath

www.cdc.gov/COVID19-symptoms

We care about you and we are in this together. If you have any questions feel free to email alyssa@jovialconcepts.org

The Co-Op at 1st and Jovial Concept's main missions is to help the community in various ways, especially during these hard times.

Your donations go a long way and we appreciate it more than you know. If you are able, please donate to the link below or click our website link to donate directly.

If you are unable to donate we could also always use more volunteers.
Contact alyssa@jovialconcepts.org for volunteer information. 
Donate Here
** To see this newsletter in Spanish or another language click bellow
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