COVID-19 Response: Together While Apart

We are proud to live in a community where people are looking for ways to support one another and the agencies and businesses they love during this time. If there’s anything that this uncertain time proves to us, it’s what we already knew to be true in our hearts, that community is the foundation upon which we can all thrive and that community is what is going to get us through this time. While we know that many agencies are working on more comprehensive solutions to address the current and potential needs in our community, we wanted to share some immediate opportunities to provide support.

Our community’s needs are varied. We have prepared a few options that are currently available to request assistance, volunteer, and/or donate. We will continue adding to this list as more options become available. 

  • Holiday Opportunities
    • Share-A-Gift is an all-volunteer, secular annual holiday project that distributes children’s toys, books, games, puzzles, and bicycles for low-income families in the area of Colorado’s Boulder Valley School District. 
    • There With Care is accepting donations and purchases online (such as holiday meals and gift cards) that go directly to supporting families with children facing a critical illness – giving them some extra comfort and joy for the holidays. 
    • Jewish Family Service - Denver
    • Jewish Colorado
    • A Precious Child
  • The state has put together a website called Help Colorado Now to mobilize volunteer opportunities and a Colorado COVID Relief Fund.

  • The Community Foundation has created a COVID-19 Response Fund Boulder County to ensure essential services for community members. Learn more and donate if you are able. All donations will be matched up to $100,000 at this time.

  • Community Food Share has prepared a Coronavirus Preparedness and Prevention page for those needing food and for those with the ability to donate or volunteer.

  • BVSD has an Emergency Food Distribution plan. Check back regularly on their website for updates. 

  • Connect with EFAA for assistance with basic needs or to get involved in supporting their efforts. Más información sobre los servicios de EFAA en español

  • Boulder County AIDS Project (BCAP) remains staffed and is providing services to people living with and at risk of acquiring HIV, to the best of our ability within the constraints of COVID-19 prevention recommendations. If you need services, information or support related to HIV, please call BCAP 303-444-6121. To learn more about BCAP, or to donate in support of our mission, please visit

  • From Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley: "COVID-19 increases the chance that survivors are confined in an unsafe place with their abuser. If you need emotional support or are ready to leave your abuser but don’t know how to safely, Safe Shelter is there for you anytime day or night. Call an advocate for help at 303-772-0432. If you fear that you are in danger from your abuser, call 911 immediately."

  • Jewish Family Service is providing emergency financial assistance for rent, mortgage, utilities, and phone bills to individuals throughout Boulder County. Donations to COVID-19 response are being match by a generous donor. 

  • Colorado Pet Pantry is continuing to hold pet food banks. Learn more.  

  • Meals on Wheels has prepared a COVID-19 Response page with information about their services

  • Sister Carmen Community Center has an updated list of resources and services available

  • Our Center has updated hours of service for groceries and lunch foods

  • Cultivate connects members of the community with seniors who face the challenge of securing reliable access to groceries. Sign up to receive groceries or to volunteer your time.

  • Continue to support us, the Boulder JCC, and our ability to serve the community during this uncertain time