Thanks Molina Healthcare!

Many thanks to Molina Healthcare’s Albuquerque office for the fantastically bright and cheerful bag of pencils!  We are happy to add them to our backpacks this year.

molina pencils


06 2015

Art Night Fundraiser success

Artists at work!

Artists at work!

Thanks to everyone that braved the snow and cold to join us for our Art Night Fundraiser!

Special thanks to Kelly Jo’s Design by Wine for hosting the evening.

We raised $451 for our 2015 school supply drive!

More event photos


01 2015

Art Night – Fundraiser

Join us for an fun evening of Art, Friends and Fundraising on January 21st starting at 6:30 at Designs by Wine!

EVERYONE can do this…no experience in art is required. The instructor gives detailed, step by step instructions and is available to answer any questions you may have. It’s a BLAST!

Tasty New Mexico wines will be available, as well as plenty of non-alcoholic beverages.

Cost is only $35 a person and proceeds will go towards our 2015 backpack project for New Mexico kids.

This activity is great for a group of friends, co-workers, families and date night. Basically, it’s for anyone that wants to have a great time with fun people!

Register early, as space is limited, and these classes often sell out.
Link for registration


01 2015

Thank you Sweet Tomatoes!

Huge shout out to Sweet Tomatoes for the donation of potatoes and yams!

Manager Joel Espinosa and his crew very generously pitched in 80 pounds of each to families in New Mexico.

Manager Joel Espinosa with Sweet Tomatoes' donation of potatoes and yams. Thanks so much Joel!

Manager Joel Espinosa with Sweet Tomatoes’ donation of potatoes and yams.
Thanks so much Joel!


11 2014

Chick-fil-a pitches in again!

Thank you Chick-fil-a on San Mateo and Montgomery for once again pitching in with your wonderful donation of celery and carrots so our families could have fresh produce.

Your continued support is greatly appreciated!

Chick-fil-a employes and their very generous donation of produce

Chick-fil-a employes and their very generous donation of produce for food boxes


11 2014

Photos of Assembly Party 2014

2014 Backpack Assembly


09 2014




Huge THANK YOU going out to all the wonderful volunteers that came out to help at this year’s Backpack Assembly Party!
Together, we put together and distributed 619 backpacks.  During the week, we got requests for a few more backpacks for a final count this year of 638!

Special thanks goes to Walgreens, Chick-fil-A on San Mateo and Montgomery, Thrivent Financial Services,  Target, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary church, Route 66 Civitans, Henry Schein Dental, Firehouse Subs,  Korean Methodist Church, Walmart and the many individual donors who made this year’s event possible.

This year we distributed bags to kids in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Los Lunas, Gallup, Mountainair, Roswell, Cuba and Shiprock in schools, homeless shelters and a domestic violence shelter.

Each and everyone one of you are fantastic and a blessing to families all over New Mexico!

More photos can be found here.


09 2014

Free food for School Supply Donation



From now through Thursday {at San Mateo and Montgomery location only}

-a backpack with 10 items, get a mini moo and 2 free meal coupons.
– a backpack, get a free meal and an entree coupon.
– 3 items such as pack of colored pencils, markers, spirals, scissors, pack of markers, etc for a free meal
– 1 item such as pack of pencils, pack of loose leaf paper, pack of pens, ruler will get you a free sandwich or entree.


07 2014

2014 School Supply Drop Off Sites

This year you can drop school supply donations at any of these sites:

Chick-fil-a at San Mateo and Montgomery
5009 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque
(505) 884-4171

Firehouse Subs at Cottonwood
3707 Ellison Dr. NW
Suite I, Albuquerque, NM 87107
PHONE: (505) 898-1671

Sol Acting Academy
5500 San Mateo, Albuquerque, NM 87109

Buffalo Flower (formerly Flights of Fancy)
324 San Felipe St NW, Albuquerque, NM
(505) 243-8811


07 2014

Firehouse Subs Rocks!

Firehouse Subs

Thanks to Mark and his crew of folks like Tito and Rebecca at Firehouse Subs Cottonwood location, for being a drop off site for our school supply drive this year!


07 2014