You can practice social distancing and still help those in need by donating to any of the following causes. Right now, the greatest need is economic relief and food assistance in the valley, and these organizations provide effective help to those in need.
Food Bank of the Rockies – Western SlopeHunger can be found everywhere – often where you least expect it. The homeless population represents only about 10% of our food recipients. The rest? Everyday people like low-wage workers, children, seniors on fixed incomes and individuals with health issues.
Aspen Community FoundationAspen Community Foundation (ACF) has established the COVID-19 Regional Response Fund to channel needed resources to respond to the immediate and long-term needs of the Aspen to Parachute region. Monies raised will be disbursed to nonprofit organizations or government entities supporting access to appropriate healthcare and meeting essential human needs such as food access, rent and utilities assistance, and emergency services for individuals and families impacted by the virus.
Catholic Charities - Archdiocese of Denver (Western Slope)Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Denver has been serving Colorado since 1927 through seven ministries: Early Childhood Education, Shelter Services, Archdiocesan Housing, Counseling, Marisol Services (for women), Community Outreach, Faith in Action. To donate make sure to click “Region | Western Slope” under “Please direct my donation to.”
RiverCenterThe River Center was founded in 2010 as a way to encourage the creation of a unified dynamic and caring community which supports one another.
Aspen Family ConnectionsAspen Family Connections provides families with information on academic or emotional support organizations, financial assistance, extracurricular activities or summer camps.
Response AspenResponse's mission is to work with our community in Aspen and the upper Roaring Fork Valley to end domestic violence and sexual abuse and to support survivors in achieving safety and empowerment.