UPDATE: Campaign is now closed. Thank you to all who donated to make this a wonderful holiday for many.
YAY! It's that time of year again! Welcome and Thank You for visiting our 2018 Annual Holiday Fundraiser page! As many of you know, each year we aim to help our local village and surrounding area during the holiday season.
New Mexico, while a beautiful and diverse state, is also an economically depressed state. It makes for a hardscrabble life for many. Our county is especially hard hit with very little industry or enterprise. That's why we are asking y'all to help lift the burden a bit at this time of year. And with each donation you have a chance to win a Richard Rogers knife, Zirc snowflake ornaments, snowflake coins, t-shirt, and other goodies!
100% of donations support the Toys for Tots Village Christmas Tree, the Friends of the Magdalena Library, and the Samaritan Center/Socorro Storehouse food distribution programs.
Why these programs, you wonder? Because we feel that every child should feel the magic of this season and waking up to a present or two under the tree is one way to make their eyes light up and their hearts happy. The Friends of the Magdalena Library, a non-profit, and the program near and dear to my heart, aids our sparsely funded public library in a multitude of ways. We bring cultural, educational, and fun events and activities to the community; as well, as providing much needed internet/WiFi/computers to those without or passing through the village. Our library, housed in an historic Santa Fe Railroad depot, requires ongoing maintenance and refurbishing, which often falls on the shoulders of the Friends. The Magdalena Samaritan Center and the Socorro Storehouse are non-profit food pantries. The Samaritan Center also has a small thrift store providing items for those in need. Their food distribution benefits so many families.
This year is our 5th annual drive, and we would be honored and excited if working together we can make this the best one yet! Thank you!
Details: * Donations - any amount is welcome but for each $10 donated you will get one chance for the prizes (thus, the more donated the more chances!) .* We'll run the fundraiser for one week, ending the afternoon of Sunday, December 9). *Winners will be chosen by random number generator. We have a lot of swag so there will be many winners! But most importantly, the real winners will be the kids and families whom you all support.
** If tax-deductible receipts are wanted please let me know in the comments of the donation. And please tell me where you'd like your portion donated. Otherwise I divide proceeds as needed.