In the midst of all the hustle and bustle, Albuquerque has many charities getting ready to perform small miracles this holiday season. While the holidays bring joy, they can also bring struggles to many families facing hardship. If you feel drawn to give back this year, here are nine local charities actively serving the community this Christmas.
Please contact each organization directly for inquiries and interest in involvement (this list was compiled from Google search results).
This Albuquerque-based foundation invites low-income families to apply for holiday assistance. The program offers children new toys, clothing, games and books.
Bringing joy to 100 children within Sandoval County, this community program is a one-day event dedicated to underprivileged children.
Offering help to struggling families in need of a meal this holiday season.
Spreading holiday cheer for low-income families, Joy Junction delivers children’s gifts, meals, and small gifts before Christmas Day.
Offers an Adopt-A-Family wish program to help low-income families. This program connects families with sponsors who purchase gifts and other items the family needs
Hosting their annual Angel Tree Program for Christmas. They also offer holiday dinner kits filled with everything needed for a traditional holiday meal. In addition to hot holiday meals served from their soup kitchen every Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Its famous Red Kettles can also be found throughout the Metro.
This food pantry provides services to help low-income families in need of food during the holiday season.
Servicing Sandoval County by helping low-income families put food on the table.
This organization spends the holiday season gathering toys for Sandoval County children in need. For information on how to donate, visit our previous toy donation roundup.