Ways to Give
We gratefully accept contributions through a variety of methods. Listed below are the most common ways to make a gift. If you don’t see the information you need, please contact the Development Office at 505-338-8038
Grassroots Giving Events
Get a circle of colleagues or friends involved in strategies benefiting AHCH. Use social media, safely host a party, concert, event, and donate the proceeds to AHCH.
Periodic Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).
By scheduling re-occurring gifts charged to your credit card you provide a consistent income for AHCH, allowing us to spend more dollars on programs and less on printed mailings and other outreach efforts. Automatic giving saves you time. You can pre-select the amount and frequency that you would like us to draft your donation. You decide how frequently you’d like to give: weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly, or annually.
To make a secure contribution by credit card, you can donate online or call to contribute securely over the phone. We are able to accept gifts on Visa or Master Card.
Cash or Check
Please make checks payable to Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless. If sending your contribution, our mailing address is:
Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless
PO Box 25445
Albuquerque, NM 87125-0445
If you would like to deliver your contribution in person, please call the Development Office at 505-338-8038 for directions and parking info.
Cash donations of all sizes matter to helping people in need and carrying out our mission, even if your budget is $5, $10 or $25. Please consider giving monthly or quarterly, it all adds up. Sometimes it’s easier to make smaller donations occasionally rather than one large contribution.
Critical needs donations are essential to supporting Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless (AHCH)’s mission to end homelessness. If you are in doubt about your donations, it is always better to call and ask.
You might be surprised to find that Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless cannot accept:
- Anything that plugs in
- Medications, even if they are in their original packaging
- Large amounts of clothing
- AHCH does not have the capacity to sort, clean, and store large amounts of clothing. Please note this does not include new socks and underwear, which are always needed and given out daily.
- Hospice care equipment or supplies
- Glucose meters or test strips
Check the Current Needs ListView Lists
Call us if you have questions about donations. AHCH serves as a community broker for items essential to people exiting homelessness and we are always happy to refer you to the appropriate community partner organization if you have items AHCH cannot accept.
1217 1st Street NW
Please bring donations to our Administrative office.
Open Mon.-Fri. between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Call Karyl Weldon at 767-1178 if you have questions or to make a delivery arrangement.
We focus our Advocacy on the following topics:
- Access to health care
- Affordable housing
- Living income
- Other needed services and resources
Advocacy on policy issues is essential to AHCH’s work on behalf of people experiencing homelessness; not just in Albuquerque, but nationally too. AHCH advocates for solutions to the core issues that contribute to homelessness, including: living wages/entitlements, housing, and access to health care.
An Advocacy Committee comprised of staff and board members (donors/volunteers) meets regularly to prioritize and plan AHCH’s advocacy activities. Activities include hosting tours of elected officials, reaching out to neighborhood associations, working on cross-agency task forces, speaking at City Council meetings, registering voters and participation in coalitions and professional organizations, lobbying at State Legislature and participation in special initiatives related to Advocacy.
EXPECTATIONS OF VOLUNTEERS:
- Give respect and be respected
- Active and supportive listening of clients’ needs
- Understanding of diverse mental and personal states
- Communicate late or expected missed shifts with program coordinators
- Accepting of the fact that you may not always be able to solve every problem
- Willingness to ask for help
If you have inquiries about internships or practicums please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and in prioritizing the health and safety of our clients, staff, and volunteers, we have temporarily suspended the volunteer program.
You may still complete the volunteer application and email it to:
Subject line: Volunteer Application, Your Full Name.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and in prioritizing the health and safety of our clients, staff, and volunteers, we have cancelled the April Project Tour. Please check back to see when the next Project Tour will be held.
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