Aspen’s oldest recycling center |

Aspen’s oldest recycling center

Dear Editor:

It’s closet-cleaning time, and the 80 volunteers of The Thrift Shop want to thank everyone for giving us the “really good stuff.”

For those who don’t know, we’re not a consignment store ” we’re Aspens’ oldest recycling center! We take your wonderful donations, sell them for affordable prices and give the proceeds right back to the community every month in the form of grants.

Nonprofits of all sizes and purposes, as well as schools, youth activities, community services and high school scholarships benefit from your donations. Since January we have given more than $135,000. And what items we can’t fit into the store, we send on throughout western Colorado and beyond to benefit others.

Since The Thrift Shop of Aspen is your community asset, would you help keep us going for another 57 years (yes, we’re that old!) by doing two things?

First, please give us the “good stuff” when we’re open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Our drop-off is at 312 E. Hyman Ave., behind the Crystal Palace. Otherwise your donation frequently gets stolen or wet. We promise we’re working on a great new drop-off area for our new store (right back in our good old location next to the fire station).

That’s the second thing: Help us complete our campaign. We’re over three-quarters of the way to our goal. There are very few organizations to which you can contribute that cost as little to operate and give as much back as The Thrift Shop of Aspen. Call us at 925-3121, we’ll tell you how to contribute. Thanks from your all-volunteer Thrift Shop.

Sue Kolbe, president

The Thrift Shop


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User