Social Enterprises

La Puente operates five businesses that share the values and mission of La Puente while generating income to support our direct services.

A social enterprise is a business which exists to support a social justice cause, in this case, La Puente’s programs, with its profits. Five businesses in the San Luis Valley make up La Puente’s Social Enterprise network.  These social enterprises bolster economic activity, create a sense of community, provide meaningful jobs, offer workforce development opportunities, and communicate the mission of La Puente to residents and visitors alike.

Why Do We Need Social Enterprises?

In an isolated region with few resources, patronage of these businesses is an everyday way for our community members to support the work of La Puente and invest in their town’s quality of life.  Many small purchases and many small donations create a whole greater than the sum of its’ parts. The social enterprises of La Puente play a key role in economic activity in downtown districts in Alamosa, Monte Vista, and Center as well as donating their proceeds to alleviate hunger and homelessness.

How Do We Meet That Need?

The Five Social Enterprises of La Puente

What Can You Do To Help?

You are a vibrant supporter of La Puente and the local economy every time you patronize our social enterprises!  Grab a cup of coffee and a pastry with a friend at Milagros. Find hidden treasures at any of the Rainbow’s Ends Thrift Stores.  Browse our unique collectibles at Hunt’s Avenue Boutique.

If you have stuff you are ready to part with, we can use it. We depend solely on the generosity of our supporters to stock our second-hand stores, so every donation is greatly appreciated.

Volunteers at our thrift stores and boutique are very appreciated.  Please contact Volunteer Coordination at 719-587-3499 for more information or sign up to volunteer here.

Social Enterprises


PO BOX 1235

Alamosa, CO 81101