Snowmass Rotary shows spirit of giving
Like many Rotary clubs, the Snowmass chapter holds fundraisers throughout the year to raise donations for its various charitable ventures, including the community grant program. This year, through that program, the club donated a total of $27,000 to 16 valley nonprofits.
Snowmass Rotary presented checks to those organizations at its meeting on Dec. 3. The charities are:
Aspen Legal Services
Aspen Hope Center
Aspen Youth Center
The Carbondale Clay Center
HomeCare and Hospice of the Valley
Junior Achievement of the Roaring Fork Valley
Little Red School House
Roaring Fork Conservancy
Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers
Valley Partnership for Drug Prevention
Representatives of the nonprofits attended the Dec. 3 meeting, and many explained what the funds would be used for. For example, Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers plans to use the donation to support its youth program. The Roaring Fork Conservancy will put the money toward its water education programs in local schools.
Others are located right here in Snowmass Village, including Challenge Aspen; Little Red Schoolhouse, where 32 of its 35 families live or work here; and Project 18, whose summer camp Smashbox served 170 kids last year.
The Rotary club’s next fundraiser is the Mammoth Meltdown, which it already has started selling tickets for. For more information, visit http://www.snowmassrotary.org.
The Snowmass Village Housing Department is cracking down on its rental compliance for workforce housing in this year’s lease renewal cycle.