Local nonprofits’ community wish list
December 20, 2006
Aspen, CO ColoradoEarlier this month, The Aspen Times requested holiday wish lists from Roaring Fork Valley nonprofit organizations. Every year at this time we publish those lists in an effort to help our charitable groups meet their needs and continue their good work. Below are this year’s wish lists.The Aspen Times encourages all readers and valley residents to respond and help if they can.On behalf of the nonprofits and everyone at this newspaper, have a merry Christmas!All Beings Equal Foundation Horse RescueA truck that can reliably pull a four-slant horse trailer that is in excellent condition, a four-slant horse trailer in good condition, and 15 or 16 Western or Australian saddles and 13 or 14 kids’ saddles in excellent condition. Contact Alecia Evans at 948-5418 or http://email@example.comAspen Camp School for the DeafTwin bunk beds (new or used in good condition) and mattresses; safety harnesses for the high ropes course; a folding machine for the printer. Contact Erin at 923-2511.Aspen Dance ConnectionOffice supplies, housing for dancer in January and June, a car in good working condition. Contact artistic/executive director Fran Page at 927-0641 or 1900 Willits Lane, No.17A, Basalt, CO 81621.Aspen Education FoundationDonations to fund Science Kits in the elementary school, donations toward microscopes in the middle school, donations toward TI Smartview Calculators in the high school. Contact executive director Lisa Chiles at 925-3760, ext. 1016, or P.O. Box 2200, Aspen, CO 81612. Or visit http://www.aspenaef.org.Aspen Historical SocietyA seasoned proofreader who can receive drafts electronically and proof with 24-hour notice; docents for one afternoon (1 to 5 p.m.) one day per week or even biweekly, to give tours of exhibits at museum seasonally; a good, 5-megapixel minimum, digital camera so our pictures will print in focus. Contact Sheila McKenney at 925-3721, ext. 104.Aspen Youth ExperienceNew or near-new laptop, ski clothing (helmets, goggles, wrist guards, gloves, ski jackets and pants), office chairs. Contact Dave Fuentes at 925-6671.Braun Hut SystemA new “used” truck for our summer maintenance needs in the high country. Must be heavy-duty, 4X4, with either an open bed or contained bed. Low mileage. Contact hut manager Hawk Greenway at 920-7859.Cancer Survivor Center for Health and WellbeingScholarships for Cancer Survivors to participate in our fitness, nutrition and mental health programs ($600/client), assistance with the production and printing of a brochure, medical/general office filing cabinets. Contact Riggs J. Klika at 920-5836 or 1450 Crystal Lake Road, Aspen, CO 81611.Carbondale Senior HousingA printer for our commons area, enclosed snowblower for clearing sidewalks (safety is a big concern and it’s hard to find shovelers). Contact executive director Jerilyn Nieslanic at 963-9326.Community Health ServicesFifteen “newborn” car seats that are rear-facing and come with a “stay-in-car” base for prenatal clients. Contact Liz Stark at 920-5010 or 0405 Castle Creek Road, Aspen, CO 81611.DonorDirect’s “Tide me over” lending fundA basic computer, Sandy’s gift certificate, postage stamps. Contact Bartlett at 948-2104 or visit http://www.tidemeover.org.English In ActionScrabble – or other word-related board games, Smart Readers or other books-on-tape for adult English learners, Sound Sentences or other English language CD-ROMS for adults. Contact Julie Fox-Rubin at 963-9200The Forest ConservancySatellite phones and/or radios for emergency communications by our Volunteer Wilderness Rangers; digital camera, new or gently used, preferably with photo printer; laser printer, new or gently used, preferably with color printing capabilities. Contact Jennifer Lamb, executive assistant at 963-8071, or P.O. Box 3136, Aspen, CO 81612, or visit http://www.forestconservancy.com.GrassRoots Community TelevisionA Final Cut Pro community video edit system, to be made available to all citizens of the Roaring Fork Valley. It’s a big-ticket item at about $13,000; Ski Bum Theatre needs your new and old ski films or videos. Family ski trips, old promotional films, new videos you just shot with your friends; CDs of local bands and original music from the Roaring Fork Valley for air as the music bed under the GrassRoots TV Free Range Forum Bulletin Board. Contact John Masters at 925-8000 or 110 E. Hallam St. Suite 132, Aspen, CO 81611.High Country RSVPA financial contribution or in-kind gifts of a donated luncheon meal to volunteers who help senior and low-income residents of the valley file taxes each year. The annual luncheon of appreciation totals $14 per meal and $10 per gift. Meal must be in one central place so volunteers can discuss the program and improvements can be made. Contact program director Cheryl Cain at 947-8462 or firstname.lastname@example.orgRanch Good Days; Colorado Girls RanchCash contributions, therapeutic center and equipment – for girls and animals, truck horse and trailer. Contact Donna Otabachian at email@example.comRoaring Fork ConservancyA low-mileage 2001 to 2007 Subaru Outback or Forester to transport equipment and materials to schools for educational sessions and for water testing throughout the Roaring Fork Valley; airline miles for staff to attend regional and national meeting on rivers management and conservation issues, and two 10-by-10-foot event tents for use at various outdoor events. Contact Ed Perregaux, development director at 927-1290 or firstname.lastname@example.orgShining Stars FoundationA laptop computer with graphic design software, a flat bed trailer to transport items for our Winter Games Week and other special events, a small office space in Aspen to serve as headquarters for Aspen area events. Contact Lisa Nagy, executive assistant. http://www.shiningstarsfoundation.com (970) 725-8009.Wilderness WorkshopThe Wilderness Workshop needs a bigger office for its growing staff. If anyone has any leads on a good deal (to rent or purchase) for a 1,000-square-foot space in downtown Carbondale, please refer them to executive director Sloan Shoemaker, email@example.com or 963-3977.