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THE LITTLE NELL TREE LIGHTING

4TH ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING @ THE LITTLE NELL
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11 | 5 PM – 6 PM | COMPLIMENTARY

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Gather together to usher in the holiday season with the 4th annual Tree Lighting Celebration at The Little Nell. This family-friendly event is open to all guests and community members. Enjoy complimentary refreshments, carolers and photos with Santa Claus. A full cookie buffet from the pastry kitchen will be offered along with The Nell’s famous hot cocoa (which can be “supercharged” with your choice of liqueurs from our cash bar). We’ll also accept socks and operating fund donations for the Aspen Homeless Shelter. Please join us in lighting two trees and ushering in the holiday season.

COAT & SLEEPING BAG DRIVE

News In Brief
Aspen Daily News Staff Report
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Coat and sleeping bag drive
The Aspen Homeless Shelter, in collaboration with J. Crew, is collecting winter coats and sleeping bags for people in need.

Drop off gently used coats or sleeping bags at the J. Crew at the Mountain store, 205 S. Mill St., near the corner of Hopkins, and receive a coupon good for 25 percent off a purchase.

The response to the local coat and bag drive has been so strong that J. Crew increased its coupon from 20-25 percent, which is good until Nov. 19.

“As the Aspen nights get longer and colder, homeless men and women need our help the most,” according to a statement by Vince Savage, executive director of the Aspen Homeless Shelter.

“With the need on the rise this year we hope you reach deep this holiday season and share your precious resources with those who are less fortunate,” it continued.

The shelter is also now accepting cash donations for the upcoming winter season. Checks may be mailed to: Aspen Homeless Shelter, 405 Castle Creek Road, Suite 12, Aspen, 81611.

For more information, call 925-1342.

GET EXTRA DISCOUNT WHEN YOU HELP

Winter Coat & Sleeping Bag Drive @ 

at the Mountain
benefits the Aspen Homeless Shelter
NOW receive 25% off
NOW – November 19

 

The response to our announcement of our partnership with J.CREW to collect

  • gently used coat(s) 
  • sleeping bag(s) 
  • donations to the Aspen Homeless Shelter

has been so strong and so positive that J.CREW offered to increase its discount from 20% off your total purchase to 25% off! 

Thank you J.CREW!
As the Aspen nights get longer and colder, homeless men and women need our help the most. Aspen knows how to support a worthy cause, and the Aspen Homeless Shelter is very grateful for the support we have received over the years.

With the need on the rise this year we hope you reach deep this holiday season and share your precious resources with those who are less fortunate!

Please make a donation now for the upcoming winter season!

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

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

ASPEN BBQ COOK-OFF

A BENEFIT FOR THE ASPEN HOMELESS SHELTER
THURSDAY, AUGUST 25 | 6 PM | $95++ |
AJAX TAVERN PATIO

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Join us for a BBQ competition and community fundraiser featuring talented chefs from Aspen’s top restaurants. Each chef will showcase their best BBQ and let you be the judge. Admission includes food, drinks and dancing. As a benefit for the Aspen Homeless Shelter, all profits and live and silent auction proceeds will go directly to the organization. View full menu.

Meet The BBQ Cook-Off Chefs:
Chefs Jim Butchart & Andrew Helsley – Aspen Skiing Company Lamb
Chef Keith Theodore – element 47 – Bison
Chef JD Baldridge – Ajax Tavern – Pork
Chef Rob Zack – Hotel Jerome – Beef
Chef Jeff Casagrande – bb’s – Pork
Chef Barclay Dodge – Bosq – Duck
Chef Taylor Wolters – Rustique – Pork
Chef Will Nolan – Eight K – Pork
Chef Jake Burkhardt – Aspen Kitchen – Lamb

Private tables for $5000++ are available for up to 8 people, including wine, family style dinner service and tableside visits from the participating chefs. Purchase your tickets now.

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The Aspen Homeless Shelter’s mission is to keep people alive, safe and fed while they are homeless. Each person that is cared for saves our community important resources in unnecessary emergency room visits, law enforcement interventions, and other emergency measures. Year-round, AHS offers a day center with amenities most take for granted, such as showers, phones and food, and also provides job counseling and case management.


Thank you to our auction donors:
aspen snowmass logo        four mountain sports logo     
stein eriksen lodge logo   ACES logo      four seasons hotel logo  limelight hotels logo   jazz aspen snowmass logo  gorsuch logo    jackson hole logorancho valencia logo    gateway canyons logo    jimmy buffet logocolorado avalanche logo    denver nuggets logo     st regis logo      aspen alpine guides logo       basalt bike and ski logo       aspen design room logo      viceroy snowmass logo     christy sports logo     westin hotels logo arrabelle at vail square logo     beaver lake retreat logo

A special thanks to our event sponsor:
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A BENEFIT FOR THE ASPEN HOMELESS SHELTER

BIJU’S LITTLE CURRY SHOP GUEST CHEF DINNER

A BENEFIT FOR THE ASPEN HOMELESS SHELTER

DONATIONS OF ANY AMOUNT ENCOURAGED

SATURDAY, MAY 14 | 6 PM – 9 PM | $47++

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Back by popular demand, Biju’s Little Curry Shop, based in Denver and Boulder, will take over element 47 once again for a special, one-night only dinner. Chef Biju Thomas, founder & owner, will prepare a custom 3-course menu featuring authentic Indian food. The inspiration for his menu stems from the food he grew up eating in Kerala, India and his passion for competitive cycling. He noticed that many cyclists and other endurance athletes relied on packaged foods for energy, and weren’t receiving enough nutrition. He then dedicated himself to cooking fresh meals for professional athletes, using only local ingredients. Biju wanted to share his energizing cuisine with his community, which led to the conception of the Little Curry Shop.

aspen homeless shelter donationsDonations will be accepted – via cash or check – during the dinner for the Aspen Homeless Shelter. Your donation will provide meals, shelter, laundry, showers and job hunting assistance to community members in need. The Aspen Homeless Shelter’s mission is to keep people alive, safe and fed while they    are homeless by helping them access resources to meet their needs, and assist in the transition to stability and self-reliance.


For additional details and reservations, please contact element 47 at 970.920.6330 or element47@thelittlenell.com.