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Help still needed for new Thrift Shop

Dear Editor:

The volunteers of The Thrift Shop of Aspen are excited to be a part of the city of Aspen’s Civic Master Plan to revitalize community assets (“Is government really Aspen’s biggest developer?” March 2). We remind the community that the cost of a new Thrift Shop building is not included in the bond issue passed for the construction of a new firehouse on East Hopkins Avenue. The Thrift Shop must depend on private donations to rebuild and continue our work in support of valley nonprofits.

A $200,000 Challenge Grant from the Gates Family Foundation has been given to our cause, but the fundraising goal must be matched by the community. So far, we have raised two-thirds of our goal. Gracious thanks go to the more than 300 people and businesses who have donated so far. We appeal to all aspects of the public ” individuals, professionals and businesses ” to participate in The Thrift Shop’s Capital Campaign.

The Thrift Shop has been a community asset since l949. It is a vital resource for residents, workers and visitors. Please visit us at 422 E. Hopkins Ave. to meet our volunteers and make a contribution or call 925-3121 for more information.

Sue Kolbe, president

The Thrift Shop of Aspen