*NOTE: December 5th Happy Hour/Open House cancelled; please contact [email protected]lodo.org to setup a tour of The Barth facilities.*
Dear LoDo Friend and Neighbor,
For many LoDo residents and employees, the residents at The Barth Hotel are familiar, friendly faces. They greet us as we stroll down 17th and are always quick to welcome friends and visitors into their home. Each holiday season, the LoDo Cares Committee likes to give back to our neighbors in need at The Barth and we hope that you’ll join us in this holiday tradition, by offering your support to a long-time neighborhood institution.
The Barth is a beloved establishment in LoDo, both for its history and its cause. Managed by Senior Housing Options (SHO), a local nonprofit, The Barth is an assisted living facility dedicated to providing affordable housing and services in a caring environment for seniors and adults with disabilities. Because of its reliance on government funding and private donations, The Barth does not always have the means to provide or improve amenities, like refurbishing dining space or adding much needed kitchen equipment.
This year, the LoDo Cares Committee continues in its effort to repair and improve the kitchen facilities at The Barth, making meal preparation and service for its 62 residents more streamlined and productive. These contributions also allow the staff to provide fresher and more nutritious meal options. In years past, we have raised enough funds to purchase a walk-in freezer, new dishwashing equipment and beverage dispensers, among other amenities and we hope to be able to raise enough in 2017 to purchase and install under-counter refrigerators with worktops. This will be an incredible space saving solution for staff since kitchen quarters are limited in the historic facility.
We’re excited that this year’s Holiday Project campaign also aligns with a larger SHO initiative, Healthy Living Communities. SHO is committed to making each of its 12 Colorado properties, including The Barth, into Healthy-Living Communities by offering healthier food options and more wellness-related activities.
Both LoDo Cares and The Barth appreciate any amount you can contribute, but of course, the more you can give, the more impact we can have. You can also make donations to:
LoDo District, Inc.
1536 Wynkoop Street, Suite 108
Denver, CO 80202
Help us in making LoDo not just a destination, but also a warm and compassionate place to live.
Thank you for your continued support!