Beginning this month, anytime you purchase a Yerba, new harness or membership you will have a chance to donate a dollar toward the organization of your choice! The amazing local organizations we’re psyched to highlight this fall are:
SANTA FE HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity promotes affordable homeownership for Santa Fe area residents by constructing simple, adequate, and energy efficient new homes and repairing or rehabilitating existing homes through the cooperative efforts of partner families, volunteers, donors, and staff.
THE FOOD DEPOT
The Food Depot fosters healthy communities by engaging a network of partners and developing solutions to create a hunger-free northern New Mexico. As the food bank for nine counties, The Food Depot provides hunger relief to over 40,800 people experiencing hunger. The Food Depot addresses the crisis of hunger through a combination of drive through mobile food pantries, three direct service programs, and support of a network of over 115 partner nonprofit programs. Since January 2020, The Food Depot provided an average of 804,500 meals each month to people in need—the most vulnerable of our community—children, seniors, working families, and those in ill health.
RIO GRANDE RETURN
Rio Grande Return is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was started in 2007 to help protect New Mexico’s rivers, streams, springs, seeps, and the unique habitats and diverse wildlife they support. Our mission is based upon the recognition that our rivers and springs are not only necessary, but that they are sacred – the life-source upon which all human and biotic communities depend. This sensibility is recognized by the Puebloan people whose stewardship of these waters, in all their various cycles and meandering forms, is cultivated as a relationship with Avanyu, the Puebloan life-giving spirit of water. Rio Grande Return joins in this spirit of stewardship. We are committed to better understanding, and to actively working to protect and restore, our watersheds, waters, and the native plants and wildlife that have evolved over millions of years in relationship to the sacred waters of the arid Southwest.
It’s a privilege for us to have the opportunity to support these incredibly hard-working people doing such important work for the land we inhabit and the community in which we participate. We know many of our members are involved in projects that focus on moving onwards and upwards – if you’d like your work to be highlighted here in the future, please get in touch with Jaclyn or Andre!