Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

New year of needs.(Reach Out)

Byline: Kimberly Parr Of the Journal

* Even though season of goodwill has ended, agencies and organizations still depend on community to help the less fortunate

Now that Christmas is over, and the new year is just around the corner, most people are breathing a sigh of relief. But, there is no relief in sight for charitable organizations that rely on donations throughout the year.

The following is a New Year's "wish" list from some of the many organizations and agencies that struggle every day of the year to serve children, seniors and the homeless.

While the need for money and volunteers is frequently voiced by the directors at many of these organizations, their New Year's wish also includes more public awareness of the less fortunate.

Children

ALL FAITHS RECEIVING HOME

1709 Moon NEAlbuquerque, 8712271-0329

SERVICES: Child welfare agency with a crisis shelter and group home for abused and neglected children ages 12 and under. Treatment foster care program. Outpatient counseling division. Investigative interviewing facility.

WISHES: Money for programs (83 percent goes directly to clients); volunteers for residential programs, outings, tutors, support programs, answering phones, stuffing and mailing envelopes; clothing for children age 12 and under; toiletries and personal hygiene items; recreational items such as bicycles, scooters, knee pads, skates, tricycles; single bed linens; towels; toilet paper; crib sheets; books, nonviolent video games; and furniture (call first, not a lot of storage space).

HOGARES INC.

1218 Griegos NWAlbuquerque, 87107345-8471

SERVICES: Comprehensive, community based mental health agency that works with troubled children and youth. …

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