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Buddy Program needs your help

The Buddy Program needs your help.

We’re putting together our annual fund-raiser and we need donations for our silent auction. It is through the continued support of our generous community that our program is able to reach out to so many deserving children.

For 30 years, The Buddy Program has provided adult mentors for children from Aspen to El Jebel, allowing several generations to enjoy the benefits of mentoring.

Thanks to the success of last year’s fund-raiser, we have increased the number of Buddy pairs from 108 to a whopping 140! The money we raise provides counseling and support to Little Buddies and their families.

In addition, the contributions have allowed us to hire a Spanish-speaking program coordinator to work with our Latino families. The donations have also provided over 25 organized Buddy activities during the year, including a ski/snowboarding day, arts and crafts workshops, a volunteer recognition dinner, a team-building day at Rock Bottom Ranch and a hut trip.

Many of you have donated to us in the past, and we are once again calling upon you for your support. If you have an abundance of frequent flyer miles, spa services, rare wines or anything else unique that you would like to donate, please call Kathryn Penn at 923-6995, or e-mail her at kpbuddyprogram@aol.com.

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Also, if you would like more information about being a Big Buddy, please contact The Buddy Program office in Aspen at 920-2130 or in Basalt at 927-1001. Or visit us online at http://www.buddyprogram.org.

Thank you!

Kathryn Penn

Big Buddy and board member

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