Assistance League Denver opened its popular Thrift Shop in the location at 6265 E. Evans Avenue, Suite 8 in Denver, over a year ago. Just over two months ago, they debuted their new event space.
“It’s going very well,” said Bonnie Slothower, Marketing Committee member. “As soon as we opened, we had a church call us and ask us if they could rent it on an ongoing basis on Sunday mornings.”
The event space is just under 2,400 square feet and features a catering kitchen, state-of-the-art technology, tables, chairs, a grand piano, and ample parking. “It’s a great place for having a seminar or a meeting or a holiday party,” said Slothower. “We have all of the technology available. We also have a catering kitchen.”
Competitive rates are available for business meetings, private parties, recitals or receptions. Discounts are given to nonprofit organizations. The space seats 192 people theater style. Cocktail reception and table seating can accommodate 120 people.
Chamber members are encouraged to call and reserve for their meeting today. “I think that the Glendale Chamber is great because of the people I’ve met that help us,” said Slothower. “Also, the fact that it is so close. It makes sense because of the territory we share.”
As far as the Thrift Shop, Assistance League Denver is enjoying their new location. “The Thrift store is doing extremely well in our new location,” said Slothower.
Assistance League Denver members encourage the public to check out all the treasures available at the new shop. They have many estate items, clothing for both men and women, shoes, handbags, great jewelry, household items and furniture, just to name a few.
Spokeswoman Cindy Crane says, “Our store is newly stocked with these items and you will be amazed at what you will find.”
The Thrift Shop is staffed with very friendly and knowledgeable people who are there to help in any way. One of the helpers rediscovered her stepbrother after 18 years. The young woman was helping the Assistance League Denver Thrift Shop move to the new building when, lo and behold, her long-lost stepbrother walked in the front door of the Thrift Shop as an employee of the moving company. The brother and sister had lost touch with each other because of no cell phones and many address changes. They were thrilled at the exciting surprise of seeing each other and planned to catch up immediately.
Crane says, “The reunion adds to the good feelings of an accomplished move for Assistance League Denver.” She adds, “You never know who you’ll run into at Thrift.”
The numerous programs operated by Assistance League Denver such as Hospital Equipment Lending Program (H.E.L.P.), Operation School Bell, Assault Survivor Kits and others depend on the Thrift Shop as the central fundraiser.
For more information or to rent the Event Center visit www.assistanceleague.org/denver or call 720-638-3650.