Kudos: March 4, 2018 | AspenTimes.com

Kudos: March 4, 2018

Thrift Shop generosity

For so many years the Ladies of the Aspen Thrift Shop have time-traveled back with me to grade school eagerly performing one of my science experiments and finding out first hand how exciting and fun science can be for students of all ages. Gratefully, they quickly return to the present and fulfill their responsibilities by rewarding a generous grant to my program Science in Schools. I am deeply indebted to them for their continued support.

Thank You.

Bruce Gabow aka Mr.G

Thanks from the Thrift Shop

Every month, volunteers of the Aspen Thrift Shop meet to continue to accomplish our mission: to make grants to nonprofit organizations in the Roaring Fork Valley. We are grateful to community members who continue to support our efforts by donating and purchasing gently used clothing and household items. For the month of February, we are pleased to announce the following recipients: Ascendigo, Aspen Chapel Gallery, Aspen City of Wellbeing, Aspen High School-World Languages, Aspen Middle School Robotics, CRMPI, Pathfinders, Science in Schools, Senior Services, Stepping Stones and Western Colorado Boy Scouts Association.

The Ladies of Aspen Thrift Shop

Thanks to many for support of fundraising event

This year’s Ascendigo Blue Aspen event was a huge hit. With each passing year, we at Ascendigo Autism Services are consistently amazed with the growing support we receive from this community. From the delicious food and curated cocktails to the exhilarating live auction and wildly successful Fund-A-Need paddle raise to the high-energy concert with Vintage Trouble, our seventh annual Ascendigo Blue Aspen was one to remember.

We are humbled and grateful to announce that our signature fundraising event raised an unprecedented amount for vital support and services for those living with autism. We understand that many individuals on the autism spectrum lack opportunities for social or athletic activities in their daily lives and we believe the Roaring Fork Valley is an ideal environment for providing them with those opportunities. This close-knit community is both welcoming and soothing for people with autism and we appreciate all that you do to accommodate their various needs and abilities.

Special thanks to Coldwell Banker Mason Morse, Larry and Marla Butler, Sentient Jet, The Aspen Times, Aspen Magazine, Aspen Eventworks, William Steere Foundation, United Airlines, Quintessentially, Woody Creek Distillers, Lugano Diamonds, Devlin Financial, Valley Commercial Fueling and other sponsors, donors, attendees and volunteers.

We also want to thank our hard-working host committee — Sallie Bernard, Larry Butler, Laurel Gilbert and Julie Manning. Your contributions go a long way in supporting our mission. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you.

Peter Bell

President and CEO, Ascendigo Autism Services


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