Backpack Assembly Party

Help Equals Hope is holding our 9th annual backpack assembly party on August 7th starting at 5:30 at the Parish Hall of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary church (SE corner of 4th and Alameda)

We are still collecting supplies towards filling our goal of 1,050 backpacks.  Here are some ways you can help:


Hope to you see you all on Monday 8/7 to help New Mexico kids!


We need some volunteers from approximately 7:30-9:00pm  to help clean up the parish hall as well as return supplies and equipment back to storage unit.  If you can help, please do so our hardworking crew won’t have to stay as late this year.




07 2017

Backpack Drop Off Sites

Thank you to the following businesses for being drop off sites for this year’s school supply drive:















07 2017

2017 Backpack flyer


07 2017

Albuquerque Involved Grant Opportunity

We are honored to be chosen by Albuquerque Involved as a grant finalist this month.
Please consider joining Albuquerque Involved and vote for Help Equals Hope so we can expand our reach in helping New Mexico families.


11 2016

Thanksgiving Food Drive



10 2016

Thank you volunteers!

Thank you to the 155 volunteers who turned out on such a rainy night to help assemble backpacks this year!

Together we were able to provide school supplies to 1,047 students across New Mexico.  We couldn’t have done it without you!

Special thanks go to Chick fil-a, Thrivent Financial, Comic Crusaders of New Mexico, Civitans, Pegasus Legal Services for Children, Outcomes, and Sandia Presbyterian Church for the support this year.

Photos of this year’s event can be found here.




08 2016

2016 Backpack Assembly Party – Aug. 8th


Join us for our 2016 Backpack Assembly Party 8/8/16 at 5:30pm.  All ages welcome and dinner will be served to anyone interested in sharing a meal together.

We’ll be putting together between 800-1,000 backpacks for New Mexico kids!

If you’d like to come early, at 4pm, to help set up, please do.

We also need some team members who will be able to stay for tear down tasks as well.

Comment below if you’d like more information or can help set up or tear down.




06 2016

Another Drop Off Site

Thank you Sandia Presbyterian Church for being a drop off site for our school supply drive!

10704 Paseo del Norte NE
Albuquerque, NM 87122-3112


06 2016

2016 School Supply Drive Flyer

2016 Flyer with Drop Off Sites


05 2016

Thanks St. Pius X High School

Huge thanks go out to  Jeff Turcotte, boy’s and girl’s cross country track coach, and members of the girl’s soccer team, for dropping off 35 turkeys for our food Drive!

Coach Turcotte and the St. Pius X students rallied together and in just 3 hours were able to raise enough funds and gather enough turkeys to make a HUGE difference to families in New Mexico!  We are grateful for their help this year and look forward to working with them in the future.

Coach Turcotte

Coach Turcotte


11 2015