Originally delivered on 2/11/2024 6:30 am

SUBJECT: SUNI February 2024 Newsletter

Hello, Neighbors.

Happy Super Bowl Sunday! February is a short month long on celebration and reflection ✨. 

We honor Black History Month, spotlighting trailblazers like Elvin Caldwell. As the first African American on the Denver City Council, he paved the way for future leaders in our community.

Yesterday's Lunar New Year 🐉 ushered in a new year of luck and prosperity. It's also time to express love in its myriad forms—towards our families, friends, and fellow neighbors ❤️🏠. Take this opportunity to deepen connections and show our appreciation for each other. 

This month's SUNI Sipper will be on Feb. 20th, hosted by The Scapegoat at 5:30 pm. Find more events below.

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who contributed to our Venezuelan Students Fundraiser 🙏. Read on to see the results and find new opportunities to help.

Stay warm and connected,

- The SUNI Board

P.S. If you are a recurring member you may have received an email canceling your payment. We are moving payment platforms and renewal notices will be coming in the future. Thanks for your patience! 

P.P.S. Become a SUNI member to stay up to date on all the fun and important news in the neighborhood 📣.

In This Month's Letter
  • Gratitude for Giving 
  • Mark Your Calendar

  • Community Scoop

    • Land Use 

    • 38th Street Corridor 

    • District 1 Corner

  • Spotlight on… Dumpling Kitchen

Build Stronger Bonds, Block by Block

Become a SUNI Neighborhood Champion! 

As block captains, you will help share information about SUNI, help people sign up for our newsletter, and welcome new residents to the community.  

Sign up here. 

You Made a Difference this Winter! 🌟

Your generosity has led to a total donation of $3,000, with $1,500 donated to each school. 

Through your 100% direct aid, you have extended warmth and care to areas in Denver Public Schools where resources are already spread thin. 

These schools are providing a vital resource through education, safe space, nutrition, and counseling to our migrant families in need. 

Thank you for your kindness and generosity! 

Volunteer Opportunity Alert 🚨: Help Venezuelan Migrants This Winter! ❄️

Denver Friends Church, 4595 Eliot St., opened an emergency overnight shelter for unhoused Venezuelan migrants, operational on nights below 32°F throughout the winter.

  • Volunteer Needs:

    • Set Up Team: 6:00-8:00 PM

    • Kitchen Team: 6:00-9:00 PM

    • Overnight Team: 7:00 PM - 8:00 AM

    • Clean Up Team: 7:00 - 9:00 AM

  • To volunteer, visit Sign Up Genius for full details.

  • Contact: Linzy Whorton at 303-941-6994 or linzy.whorton@gmail.com for more info.

Join us in making a difference this winter!

Mark Your Calendars
Join us for our February SUNI Sipper on Tuesday, February 20th ✨

Come meet your neighbors and get the scoop on all the Sunnyside neighborhood updates! Happy hour prices are just for us, pickle shots are $3 and all wells are $5 🥒🥃 The ScapeGoat is located at 3801 Osage

New School Break Camps from HERO Sports Kids

Check out their camps for Presidents Day (February 16th & 19th) and during Spring Break (March 25th-29th). This is a great way to keep your kids engaged during the breaks. Ready to sign up? Head over to https://www.herokidsports.com/schoolbreakcamps for registration info. Don't miss out on the fun!

Bookmark the Events Page

Stay up to date with neighborhood events here. 

SUNI Land Use Meeting - Topics Request! What Land Use issues should we cover in our monthly meeting?

Are you curious about a sign posted in front of a building? Wondering if your project requires a building permit? Curious about your property's zoning code and what it means?  We need to hear from you! Send ideas to info@sunnysidedenver.org

Our next virtual meeting is scheduled for March 14 from 6:30-8 pm. Cancellations will be posted on our website calendar and the monthly agenda. So bookmark those and check them before the meeting.

All documentation can be found here:

  • SUNI Land Use Public Folder: Click Here 
  • Watch recordings of our meetings on our YouTube page: Click Here 
  • See our website Calendar for monthly meeting info: Click here

Can't make our usual monthly meetings? Please email us at pcd.sunnysidedenver.org to set up a meeting with us.

Don't miss the chance to shape the future of West 38th Avenue!

Join the 38th Avenue Corridor Study Virtual Meeting.

  • When? Thursday, February 15

  • Where? Online via Zoom @ 5:30 pm

  • Who? Anyone who drives, bikes, walks, or uses public transit on West 38th Avenue.

  • Why? Share your travel experiences and ideas for a safer West 38th Avenue.

  • Register: Click here to sign up.

District 1 Corner - Amanda Sandoval

In her recent newsletter, Councilwoman Amanda P. Sandoval emphasized the importance of Black History Month, urging us to acknowledge the vast contributions of African Americans beyond famous figures and to work towards a more equitable society. She drew a parallel with Valentine’s Day, using the Greek understanding of love's different forms to express her affection for the Northside's unique spots and community character. Sandoval encouraged reflection on personal connections to the community.

Bookmark Councilwoman Sandoval's webpage.  You can find all her newsletters and neighborhood update archives here.

Come chat with Amanda Sandoval about issues in Northwest Denver. Appointments are required for virtual office hours. Book an appointment here

Sunnyside's Future: Councilwoman Sandoval's ADU Proposal

Councilwoman Sandoval is leading a pivotal initiative to rezone Sunnyside for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), and your voice matters! 

As part of this process, she seeks your valuable feedback through an online survey. This is a crucial opportunity for neighbors to share their perspectives and help shape the community's future.

We encourage you to participate and spread the word. Engage in this significant decision by visiting the survey and learning more on our dedicated webpage.

🔗 Learn More & Participate: NWDenver ADUs Information 

🔗 Share Your Feedback: Sunnyside ADUs Survey

Your input is essential in driving meaningful change in Sunnyside. Thank you for taking the time to contribute to our community's growth!

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Spotlight On...

Discover Dumpling Kitchen: Delicious dumplings are a click away!

Craving authentic Chinese dumplings? Our local Chinese dumpling spot offers easy online ordering. Savor classic dumplings from the comfort of your home or dine-in at their location on Pecos. 

Dive into the rich flavors and delicate textures of our traditional recipes, and experience a taste of culinary heritage with every bite. Order today.

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