WINTER COAT DRIVE

AT THE MOUNTAIN, 205 S MILL STREET
benefits Aspen Homeless Shelter
participants receive 20% off
November 13-19 

We are looking to the upcoming holiday season with much gratitude including our newly forged partnership with J. Crew at the Mountain to provide much needed winter coats and operating funds for the upcoming winter season to help local homeless men and women make it through the coldest months.

The DEAL
Bring in your gently worn coat(s) or make a donation to the Aspen Homeless Shelter’s fund raising drive and receive 20% off your total purchase. All coats and contributions will go directly to the Aspen Homeless Shelter.

The Shelter operates on a bare-bones budget, relying on in-kind donations (such as coats) as well as monetary donations for general operating expenses. With partnerships such as these, we are able to raise awareness about homelessness right here in Aspen as well as provide the crucial basics to the most vulnerable members of our community.

Are there REALLY homeless people in Aspen?
In short…YES! Believe it or not, there are over 150 unique individuals we serve per year. We received nearly 8,500 visits last year from homeless individuals for meals, showers, laundry, job searches, general assistance and overnight stays. This year we see the numbers rising! AHS offers a Day Center 365 days a year and the overnight shelter operates during the coldest months of the year.

Who are they?
Most of our clients are locals, born in Aspen Valley Hospital, graduated from Aspen High School, or people who have lived here for decades and fallen on hard times. Each person that is cared for saves our community important resources in unnecessary emergency room visits, law enforcement interventions, and other emergency measures.

The Aspen community knows how to rally and support a cause and the Homeless Shelter is very grateful for the support we have received over the years. We hope you reach deep this holiday season and share your precious resources with those who are less fortunate!

With deep gratitude,
Dr. Vince Savage, Executive Director, Aspen Homeless Shelter