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Habitat for Humanity

There are many different volunteer opportunities at your local Habitat for Humanity.

Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, nondenominational Christian housing ministry. Habitat welcomes all people regardless of race, religion, ethnicity or any other difference. What they Do to build and repair simple, decent, affordable houses with those who lack adequate shelter. Habitat affiliates work locally in communities around the world to select and support homeowners, organize volunteers and coordinate house building and repair. Homeowners are selected based on their need for housing, their ability to repay a mortgage and their willingness to work in partnership with Habitat.

Support the work with a one-time or monthly donation.

Browse the many volunteer programs to find one that interests you. Travel abroad; volunteer with other women, youth or retirees; or provide support after a disaster strikes.

Donate your vehicle to help fund houses for families in need.

Support us through purchases made at our online store or ReStores.

Feed the Children

Founded in 1979, Feed The Children is consistently ranked as one of the largest international charities in the U.S., based on private, non-government support. Feed The Children is an international, nonprofit relief organization with headquarters in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, that delivers food, medicine, clothing and other necessities to individuals, children, and families who lack these essentials due to famine, war, poverty or natural disasters. In FY 2011, Feed The Children distributed more than 104 million pounds of food and other essentials to children and their families in all 50 states and internationally. Sometimes the terrible reality of the millions of hungry children around the world can seem overwhelming. But you don’t have to stand by hopelessly while children are going hungry.

Smile Train


Smile Train is an international children’s charity that provides 100%-free cleft repair surgery and comprehensive cleft care to children in 85+ developing countries. Our sustainable model empowers local doctors to provide cleft care in their own communities.



Every child with a cleft needs more than just surgery — they may also need dental care, orthodontics, and speech therapy. Where these services are available, we do everything we can to provide them to our patients.

We use the “teach a man to fish” model focusing on training local doctors to perform cleft repair surgery and provide comprehensive cleft care in their own communities. Those doctors then go on to train other doctors creating a long-term, sustainable system.


As a result of our efficiency, Smile Train has performed more than one million surgeries since 1999. Every 5 minutes, a child receives their life-changing cleft repair surgery.

The Food Depot


Hunger is a growing crisis in New Mexico. It is often hidden, but it affects one of every five people and one of every three children in our state.

The Food Depot operates a range of programs designed to meet critical needs in the nine Northern New Mexico counties we serve. We help people of all ages with differing needs—those living in remote villages as well as in our largest cities and towns.

Your generosity and your contributions of food, financial support and volunteer time make all of our work possible.

And when you support The Food Depot, you're not just feeding people. You're helping them change their lives. You're improving a child's ability to learn, increasing a worker's productive energy and strengthening an elderly person's resistance to disease.

Read the summary of our programs, then click through for more details and the real-life stories of some of the New Mexicans helped by your support.

Sierra Club

The Sierra Club is one of the oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organizations in the United States. It was founded on May 28, 1892, in San Francisco, California, by the conservationist and preservationist John Muir, who became its first president. The Sierra Club has hundreds of thousands of members in chapters located throughout the United States and is affiliated with Sierra Club Canada.

Join hundreds of thousands of your friends and neighbors working to explore, enjoy, and protect the planet. Never before have we seen such attacks on the environment. Your additional support will help protect our treasured wild places.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay.

Mercy Chefs is a faith-based, non-profit disaster and humanitarian relief organization. We exist to provide professionally prepared, restaurant-quality meals to victims, volunteers, and first responders in natural disasters and national emergencies, and we partner with existing like-minded organizations to further their mission by providing food service in underserved communities across the country.

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