Summit County giving briefs: Habitat for Humanity ReStore moves |

Summit County giving briefs: Habitat for Humanity ReStore moves

Habitat for Humanity's local ReStore, 1291 Blue River Parkway in Silverthorne.
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Habitat for Humanity ReStore moves

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore moved one mile north in Silverthorne to a new, larger location at 1291 Blue River Parkway. The 9,700 square-foot space is nearly triple the size of the ReStore’s previous location.

“It’s a beautiful store. We’re very excited about the space,” store manager Ed Williams said. “We’re very lucky to have such a generous community.”

With the additional space, the ReStore is not only able to display more items, but to expand their line of offerings as well. The store is now able to accept appliances in good condition, though it is still primarily a furniture and home goods store.

“Just the layout of the store makes it possible to stage the items in a more attractive way,” Williams said. “This new space, it’s really a much more customer-friendly space.”

The ReStore will maintain the same hours, open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Breckenridge Brewery partners with BOEC

Breckenridge Brewery announced its partnership with nonprofit Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC) in the Littleton brewery’s tour donation program. Through this program, the brewery donates one dollar from every three-dollar tour reservation fee to a local charity.

“Through our tour donation program, we align with a nonprofit partner for a six-month period in order to accumulate a meaningful donation,” Sarah Kokkeler, hospitality manager for Breckenridge Brewery said in a statement. “These next six months we’re excited to support BOEC, an organization near and dear to our brewpub up in Breckenridge.”

BOEC is devoted to bringing people to the outdoors that wouldn’t otherwise be able to experience it. Through its programs in Breckenridge and Keystone, it helps adults and children with disabilities and special needs participate in a wide variety of outdoor sports and activities. “I believe that the experiences we help to create are life-changing for our participants and their families,” shared Tim Casey, chairman of the board of BOEC. “Over 75 percent of our funding comes through contributions, so creative partnerships with companies like Breckenridge Brewery are extremely important to us.”

Tours of Breckenridge Brewery’s operations in Littleton are available Thursday through Monday, four times a day. They include a 45-minute guided tour with ample time before and after to enjoy samples and camaraderie. Non-drinkers, including those under 21, are welcome to participate in tours, and there is no charge. Through December 31, 2016, $1 from every $3 reservation fee will be donated to Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center. Tours accommodate up to 20 people at a time, so reservations are recommended through the brewery’s website at

Summit Interfaith Council hosts film, discussion on gun violence

The Summit Interfaith Council continues its Second Sunday Film Series from 7-9 p.m. on July 10 at the South Branch Library, presenting “Making a Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA.” The film tells stories of how guns and the billions of dollars made off of them affect the lives of everyday Americans. It features personal stories from people across the country who have been affected by gun violence, including survivors and victims’ families.

The film looks into gun tragedies including unintentional shootings, domestic violence, suicides, mass shootings and gun trafficking.

In light of the recent events in Orlando, Florida, the Summit Interfaith Council hopes to encourage a conversation about gun violence following the screening of the film. It is the hope that the film will inspire open dialogue as a first step toward creating real change.

Summit Historical Society hosts family bike ride

Join Summit County historians for a bike ride going from the Schoolhouse Museum, 403 LaBonte Street in Dillon, to the Glory Hole Overlook at the west abutment of Dillon Dam. In a talk intended for young listeners, the guides will tell about building the dam, Glory Hole and Roberts Tunnel. They will tell stories about moving the old town to its new site. After returning to the Schoolhouse Museum for a short tour, everyone will enjoy an ice cream treat. The ride starts at 10 a.m. and will last about three hours. Reservations are required. To make your reservation, call the Historical Society office at (970) 468-2207. The cost is $20 for an adult; $10 for a child up to the age of 12. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Last Chance to Enroll in Duke’s Non-Profit Management Course

In partnership with Duke University, the Vail Centre is hosting a Non-Profit Management Course from July 31 to Aug. 5. Only a few seats remain for this course. Registration closes July 15.

Participants will gain knowledge on the significance of performance measurement for program evaluation, learn to integrate new trends in fundraising efforts, and define effective writing style and strategy for grant applications.

—Compiled by Elise Reuter

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