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The ID Clinic hosted by the Central United Methodist Church has tremendously impacted our community. This clinic has helped many people obtain identification, which is often essential for getting a job, housing, or accessing essential services. The volunteers at the clinic have been incredibly dedicated and compassionate in helping people navigate the often-complicated process of getting an ID. One person who attended the clinic said, "This is the closest I've been to getting an ID in 5 years," highlighting how vital this service is for some people. Thanks to the tireless efforts of the volunteers, many people in the community can now access services and opportunities that were previously out of reach. The ID Clinic is an excellent example of the power of collaboration to make a real difference in people's lives.

If you are interested in volunteering at the ID clinic, or would like more information about the ID Clinic, call Abbey at 505-225-2752.





Monte Vista Christian Church has been hosting luncheons featuring different

organizations called Roadrunner lunch. This last week they featured Cuidando Los Niños. Cuidando Los Niños provides services to families experiencing homelessness or poverty, helping to ensure that children have access to food, shelter, and education. The talk featured the two founders of Cuidando Los Niños, Lauri Reiter and Lisa O’Riley, and Executive Director Jeffery Hoehn. They shared stories of families and children who have been helped by their programs and services, highlighting the importance of their work.


We were excited to attend and learn more about another organization that is doing so much for our community. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Cuidando Los Niños and making a positive impact in our community together.


On Friday, April 14, Abbey Reed, the Director of our Housing/Homelessness program presented a work shop to Board Members of ABQ FaithWorks about Corporate/Individual Donor Fundraising strategies.


Abbey spent 16 years of her career in Mexico working as a Sports Chaplain. She was responsible for securing funding for her position, including several yearly trips abroad for International Games, the Olympics, and other Professional Sporting events, costing hundreds of thousands of dollars through the years.


Abbey shared a Powerpoint presentation that our Board Members can use when speaking to small or large groups of funders. Aside from pledges and grants we receive for programming at FaithWorks, our Organization and specifically our Board of Directors, are responsible for securing almost 20% of our annual budget. Abbey incites and strategies for raising these funds will ensure a successful fundraising campaign by our Board Members.


If you are interested in learning more about fundraising using this strategy, please contact Abbey Reed at (505) 225-2752. Abbey is available to meet one-on-one with you to share her expertise in this area!



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