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Elizabeth Guild Needs A New Home


To The Editor:

The Elizabeth Guild has been a main stay and a chief recycler of clothing and house hold items in Estes Park since 1975. Hundreds of volunteers have toiled countless hours away sorting clothing and goods and even repairing some household items to work again.

Hundreds if not thousands of people have benefited directly from the ability to purchase at a low cost this clothing and goods for their families. Over 2.9 million dollars has been donated to the Estes Park Medical Center for various projects as a direct result of sales from the Elizabeth Guild.

Recently the Elizabeth Guild donated over $88,000 to the prospect Park Living Center for renovations there.

We think that it is high time for the recipients of these monies to contribute towards a larger and more comfortable and safer location for the “Guild.” At the present time there is not only no room to adequately display items for sale but more importantly volunteers are forced to work in a very cramped and inadequate work space. We are confident if a risk manager were to inspect this present location of operation the doors would probably be shut do to overcrowding, tripping hazards, no public restroom., only one entry/exit door, the list goes on.

Is it too much to ask to be provided a new and safer venue for all of these years of supporting the Hospital? We think not.

Gary and Chris Shanafelt

To The Editor:
The Elizabeth Guild has been a main stay and a chief recycler of clothing and house hold items in Estes Park since 1975. Hundreds of volunteers have toiled countless hours away sorting clothing and goods and even repairing some household items to work again.
Hundreds if not thousands of people have benefited directly from the ability to purchase at a low cost this clothing and goods for their families. Over 2.9 million dollars has been donated to the Estes Park Medical Center for various projects as a direct result of sales from the Elizabeth Guild.
Recently the Elizabeth Guild donated over $88,000 to the prospect Park Living Center for renovations there.
We think that it is high time for the recipients of these monies to contribute towards a larger and more comfortable and safer location for the “Guild.” At the present time there is not only no room to adequately display items for sale but more importantly volunteers are forced to work in a very cramped and inadequate work space. We are confident if a risk manager were to inspect this present location of operation the doors would probably be shut do to overcrowding, tripping hazards, no public restroom., only one entry/exit door, the list goes on.
Is it too much to ask to be provided a new and safer venue for all of these years of supporting the Hospital? We think not.
Gary and Chris Shanafelt

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