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

Thanksgiving 2013

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Thanks to everyone that turned out on such a cold day to pack food boxes!  You all did a fantastic job getting about 70 boxes filled and delivered before the storm hit!

You are amazing!

Special thanks to Route 66 Civitans, Cuba Elementary School, and RacingSouthwest.Com for collecting the food for this year’s drive.


11 2013

Thank you Guardian Storage!

location1HUGE Thannk you to Guardian Storage for the donation of a storage unit to keep our gear in between projects!

You guys are fantastic and have no idea how much your generosity and kindness is appreciated!



09 2013

Child’s Shopping Spree



Help{=}Hope was honored to be able to participate in this year’s Child Spree hosted by  The Active 20-30 of Albuquerque Club to benefit the children served by CASA .

Each child was given a gift certificate to purchase whatever clothes they needed. Then, after they checked out, they were able to choose one of the backpacks we’d filled out so they’d have their basic school supplies as well.

It was a fantastic event and a great collaboration.  We’re already looking forward to next year!



08 2013

Our Volunteers are the best!

We have the VERY BEST volunteers in the whole wide world!  Special thanks to Walgreens, Henry Schien, Route 66 Civitans, and Chick-Fil-A for the donations and the help.  None of this would be possible without all of you!

THANK You to all of you who came out to help us put backpacks together.  On the night of the Backpack Assembly Party we put together a record 521 backpacks this year.

The following week we got some additional requests from folks that heard we had bags so for 2013, we distributed a total of 555 backpacks to students in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Algadones, Bernalillo, Cuba, Shiprock, Farmington, Los Lunas, and Mountainair.

You guys are amazing!!

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More photos here   Thanks to Johnny and Bryant from Racing Southwest.


08 2013