Fall is an amazing time of year! People are filled with kindness and warmth this season, and we love to carry out that spirit in the work we do! In the fall we have tons of events and other opportunities for people to get involved:
Spread the Word:
Keep us in mind in your everyday conversations and activities. You never know who you might meet that would love to help end child homelessness in Albuquerque! You can also help us spread the word about upcoming events by inviting friends and family to attend, sharing our Facebook events, or forwarding our e-newsletters.
Make a donation directly to a family:
When a family graduates from the shelter program (meaning they have found employment and housing) we like to help them furnish their apartments. We do so through the generosity of our donors who give us a call whenever they have gently used furniture and other household goods.
We also have a program this holiday season that is a great opportunity for groups, offices and families to get in on. We are currently seeking donors to adopt a family for Christmas. We are hoping to match families 15 families with donors to fulfill the wishlists of these families who have recently graduated our program. Buying Christmas gifts can be a huge financial burden for these parents just getting back on their feet, so this is a great way to keep them working towards their goals and give them a morale boost to keep up the hard work.
Check us out online:
This is a great time of year for online shopping, and we’re sure you have lots of things to check off your list. While you’re there, try checking out through Amazon Smile! You can link your Amazon shopping account to Amazon Smile and select Family Promise of Albuquerque Inc. so that a portion of your purchases are donated to Family Promise of Albuquerque! It only takes a minute to set up and costs you nothing. This is a great way to donate, and we have received over $200 in August and September of 2017 alone.
Shop at Smith’s:
If you shop at Smith’s or Kroger grocery stores, consider linking Family Promise of Albuquerque to your rewards card. Just like the Amazon Smile option, you can do you normal shopping, and when you scan your rewards card Smith’s will donate a portion of your purchase to our organization. Go to SmithsFoodandDrug.com/inspire and sign in to your digital account then link your card using Family Promise of Albuquerque by entering the code UE384.
Have any of you tried these methods out for yourself, or have other ideas you could share with people? Let us know in the comments, we would love to hear from you!