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Horny Toad Partners With Telluride AIDS Benefit
by Watch Staff
Dec 22, 2011 | 954 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
SANTA BARBARA – Horny Toad, the Santa Barbara-based lifestyle apparel company, has announced its support of the Telluride AIDS Benefit, through its Holiday Giving Program. From now through Dec. 27, Horny Toad will donate 20 percent of its profits from online sales that include a special promotional code “DOGOODTAB.”

In addition, two percent of all net web sales will also go to the nonprofit organization.

Horny Toad will also be a top tier sponsor of TAB’s 2012 Gala Fashion Show, taking place March 3 at the Telluride Conference Center, and featuring local models and AIDS activists wearing collections from such brands as Horny Toad, Perry Ellis and Jill Stuart.

“Telluride is our home away from home,” said Blair Brown, Horny Toad marketing manager, “as it is the mountain-town birthplace of Horny Toad.

“The TAB fashion show is a fantastic representation of the unique and genuine character of Telluride, both the town and its people. Expressing unapologetic fun and comfort with a heart of gold, the synergy of Horny Toad and TAB is really authentic.” Since 1994, TAB has donated over $1,500,000 toward HIV/AIDS education, advocacy and NGOs. In 2011, TAB donated over $150,000 to five HIV/AIDS charities in Colorado and Africa, including Western Colorado AIDS Project, Denver Children's Hospital Immunodeficiency Program, Brother Jeff's Community Health Initiative, Ethiopian Family Fund and The Manzini Youth Care Center in Manzini.

Bright Futures Raises $150,000 for Gold Run Early Learning Center

TELLURIDE – Bright Futures, commissioned to raise $150,000 through grants and donations for Gold Run Early Learning Center, has met its fundraising goal, the Gold Run Committee announced this week.

The committee, consisting of representatives from the Town of Telluride and San Miguel County, has come up with funds to be put toward the building of an affordable, early education/childcare facility located in the east end of Telluride adjacent to the Gold Run affordable housing project to provide quality childcare to the working parents of Telluride.

Gold Run Committee has already completed the design and cost estimation phase for the facility; the next step will be for the Town of Telluride to seek funding for a construction loan, with the goal of starting construction in March of 2012. When completed, the facility will be located on Lot 3, the westernmost lot of the Gold Run Subdivision, with 1,100 square feet of finished interior space, 1,1612 square feet of developed yard spaces and decks, 1,100 square feet of cold storage, and four parking spaces. A drop-off area will be installed adjacent to the alley south of the facility, which will serve approximately 15-20 children per day depending on the age group served.

Bright Futures will prepare a Request for Qualifications or Proposals for Operator Services, and materials and procedures for the selection/interview process, starting in January. The facility’s operator must be licensed under applicable provisions of Colorado law, and operate the facility consistent with the various uses, activities, and programs contemplated by the definition of “Child Care Center” under Colorado law.

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