Telluride is known for its culture of giving and support, for not just the local organizations, but international concerns as well. When one visits Telluride this overwhelming feeling of compassion and goodwill can be felt just by stepping into the Ah Haa School for the Arts or one of the theatrical fundraisers. We invite you to not only visit Telluride but also dive in a bit deeper, get to know what makes this town tick, and why many people will never leave.
TASP – Telluride Adaptive Sports Program
After watching Hawkeye’s video on his amazing journey to fulfill a desire to help, you will see why one would want to give back to the community and those in need. The Telluride Adaptive Sports Program is a perfect way to contribute.
TASP provides volunteer opportunities, training for staff and volunteers, and provides scholarships for students needing financial assistance and adaptive equipment. This past winter, they initiated a Wounded Warriors project for Troops injured in Iraq and Afghanistan.
There are a multitude of ways to get involved with the Telluride Adaptive Sports Program. TASP relies heavily on both volunteer manpower and donations. They also host several fundraising events throughout the year. Supporters have held scavenger hunts, ice cream socials, movie premiers, pirate parties and more to benefit TASP. No gift or gesture is too small or outrageous, everything is truly appreciated!
To learn more about volunteer opportunities, fundraising events or how to make a donation visit: http://www.tellurideadaptivesports.org/
Chocolate Lovers’ Fling – February 7, 2015
The annual Chocolate Lovers’ Fling is a fundraiser for the San Miguel Resource Center, which works to eliminate violence and sexual assault in the San Miguel County.
The Fling is themed each year and includes a tasting of delectable chocolate treats by local chefs, a silent auction, music, raffle, and cash prizes for the best dressed! This is always a fabulous night of dancing and fun, all while supporting an incredibly worthy cause.
For more information on this year’s Fling or how to make a donation visit the San Miguel Resource Center’s website. http://sanmiguelresourcecenter.org/chocolate-lovers-fling/
Telluride AIDS Benefit – February 28, 2015
The Telluride AIDS Benefit made its debut in 1994 when several locals put together a comedy show to raise money for their friend who was diagnosed with AIDS. The next year the comedy show transformed into a fashion show. Since then, the AIDS Benefit has donated over $1,800,000 toward HIV/AIDS education, advocacy, clinical care and NGO’s.
Whether you’re a large corporation, private foundation, artist, small business owner or individual, TAB’s long list of contributors donate in a variety of ways. Help comes in all shapes and sizes and it is always vastly appreciated. Without it, TAB wouldn’t be able to accomplish its goals, to help our help our beneficiaries keep their programs up and running.
TAB’s Gala Fashion Show is a Telluride institution, a favorite amid both locals and visitors to the Telluride region. We invite you to become a part of it. http://aidsbenefit.org/