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Get Involved: Mile High Workshop

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If you want to add designations other than “naughty” and “nice”—like “self-sustaining” or “charitable”—to your list, turn to Mile High WorkShop. The 2.5-year-old nonprofit trains homeless individuals, drug addicts, and former prisoners in artisanal skills like woodworking and laser engraving. It recently received a $500,000 grant from the Roberts Enterprise Development Fund, an investment group that supports philanthropic organizations. The additional capital means the Englewood company can hire more people to help produce its recently released line of upcycled products, like this Colorado Blue Stain Mosaic Coaster Set ($25), featuring a laser etching of the Denver skyline on a Colorado beetle-kill-pine backdrop. OK, so that qualifies as nice, too.

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