Roaring Fork Valley toy drives accepting for donations |

Roaring Fork Valley toy drives accepting for donations

A couple of the valley’s holiday toy drives are underway and accepting donations for the next few weeks. 

The Shining Stars Foundation drive runs until Dec. 23 and there are a number of dropoff locations in Aspen and the valley. New and unwrapped gifts, which will go to kids facing cancer and other illnesses, can include books (fiction and nonfiction), art supplies and craft sets, sports equipment, building sets/Legos, dolls and video games. 

Dropoff locations are: Alpine Bank valley locations; Aspen Eagles Club; Aspen Elks Lodge; Aspen Emporium and Flying Circus; Aspen Meadows Resort; Aspen Middle and High schools; The Aspen Times; D’Angelico’s Guitars; Forum Phi (Aspen, Basalt and Carbondale locations); Hyatt Grand Aspen; Ritz-Carlton Club; Inn at Aspen; Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar in Basalt; and in Glenwood Springs at the Courtyard Marriott and Residence Inn. 

For more information, contact Cookie Ready at 970-726-8009 or email

The real estate offices of Coldwell Banker Mason Morse are accepting new, unwrapped toys to get to families in need. Those interested in donating can drop off toys at any of their locations in the Roaring Fork Valley through Dec. 13. 

On Thursday, the agency is hosting a toy drive dropoff and art show (featuring Lisa Caplan) at the Willits office (727 E. Valley Road). The event runs from 4 to 7 p.m. 

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