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Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande

6400 Coors Blvd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120
505-881-0636

https://www.dioceserg.org/

How to Volunteer
See listings on this website.

How to Give Money
Donate

How to Give Stuff
For asylum seekers being housed locally, referring in-kind donations to Catholic Charities pipeline. Catholic Charities maintains a current in-kind needs list that is updated at least weekly. Due to limited storage capacity and time and labor to sort, only donate the requested items on the list. Click here to view the needs list.

Drop off donated items at St. Francis Xavier Parish, 820 Broadway Blvd. SE, M-F, 9am – 5pm

Order from their Amazon Wish List and items are shipped directly to them.

Rio Grande Borderland Ministry

Rio Grande Borderland Ministries is an agency of the Diocese of the Rio Grande and is committed to serving those in need in the New Mexico and far western Texas borderlands. RGBM is dedicated to understanding and identifying needs throughout the borderlands of the Diocese and implementing solutions. Food, clothing, blankets, habitat, education, medical and legal assistance are just some of the needs addressed. The compassionate response of RGBM to those in need is simple: everyone eats, everyone is clothed, everyone has a safe and healthy habitat and everyone is loved.

August 24, 2019: The Columbus, Deming, Palomas corridor can use canned and packaged goods, with an expiration date of at least a year in the future. The Rev. Mike Wallens, St. Paul’s, Marfa is collecting new socks and underwear for children as well as school supplies.

https://episcopalborderlands.org/

Contact:
The Rev. Susan Hutchins, Co-Chair
The Rev. Michael Wallens, Co-Chair
214.862.7292
michaelwallens@gmail.com

How to Volunteer
Call 214.862.7292

How to Give Money
Check, cash, credit card

How to Give Stuff
808 N. Lucas Street, Columbus, NM

Ms. Susan Hutchins, Missioner
Rio Grande Borderland Ministries
PO Box 216
Columbus, NM 88029
267.322.1708
susan1028@aol.com

St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, Albuquerque

St. Michael's supports the immigrant sanctuaries in Albuquerque, and partners with other faith-based and non-profit organizations to welcome and assist asylum-seekers passing through; and is an Advocating Congregation of the Lutheran Advocacy Ministry of New Mexico.

http://www.all-angels.com/immigration-sanctuary.html

601 Montano Road NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
office@all-angels.cm
505.345.8147

How to Volunteer
Contact Garth Bawden
St. Michael and All Angels
gbawden@unm.edu

and/or

Complete volunteer interest form for teams: medical, hospitality, intake, departure, travel, transport, airport, bus station, care packages, donating and serving food at: http://www.ccasfnm.org/companions.html OR https://indivisiblenobhill.com/.

How to Give Money
Donate button at the bottom of page at http://www.all-angels.com/. On the payment page use the "Special Instructions" to indicate "Immigration."

How to Give Stuff
Referring in-kind donations to Catholic Charities pipeline. Catholic Charities maintains a current in-kind needs list that is updated at least weekly. Due to limited storage capacity and time and labor to sort, only donate the requested items on the list. Click here to view the needs list.

Drop off donated items at St. Francis Xavier Parish, 820 Broadway Blvd. SE, M-F, 9am – 5pm.

Order from their Amazon Wish List and items are shipped directly to them

Catholic Charities, Albuquerque

Catholic Charities and other local organizations have created a sustained process to provide hospitality to these migrant families with the help of supporting agencies and volunteers.

http://www.ccasfnm.org/companions.html

How to Volunteer
Complete volunteer interest form for teams: medical, hospitality, intake, departure, travel, transport, airport, bus station, care packages, donating and serving food at: http://www.ccasfnm.org/companions.html.

How to Give Money
Donate button at https://secure.donationpay.org/catholiccharities/asylum.php.

How to Give Stuff
Money donations preferred. Catholic Charities maintains a current in-kind needs list that is updated at least weekly. Due to limited storage capacity and time and labor to sort, only donate the requested items on the list. Click here to view the needs list.

Drop off donated items at St. Francis Xavier Parish, 820 Broadway Blvd. SE, M-F, 9am – 5pm

Order from their Amazon Wish List and items are shipped directly to them.

Southwest Deanery

(May 2019) Although each parish may be focused on giving or providing to the needs of the current southwest border refugee crisis, we would like, as a deanery, to join together in fellowship by soliciting, gathering, and delivering critically needed items to the El Paso area where shelters are currently overwhelmed, with refugees being released at times by the hundreds on a daily basis.

After assessing the shelter situation in downtown El Paso, we can report they have not the time nor space to organize and stockpile supplies and goods to support the refugees as they transition from El Paso via bus to their sponsor locations around the country. Due to that, rather than send out a broad appeal for supplies and goods, we felt it best that we as a deanery take a more targeted giving approach that would best serve the most at-risk population in the community right now.

That at-risk population is the infants, babies, and toddlers that cross the border with their parent(s). To that end, we ask that parishes within the Southwest Deanery solicit donations for delivery to El Paso.

How to Give Stuff
Below is a list of items that would be appropriate, but please do not limit yourself to this list. Instead, think of anything related to helping a parent, as they move via bus from the border to their final destination, that will enable them to provide for their infant/baby/toddlers.

  • Infant Formula
  • Bottles that are easy to use with disposable liners
  • Disposable bottle liners and nipples
  • Baby blankets and bibs
  • Diapers
  • Desitin, or other suitable rash ointment
  • Infant and children’s Liquid Tylenol
  • Diaper bags (new and used)
  • Jarred baby food
  • Age-appropriate clothing for traveling
  • Disposable wipes - containers and refill packets
  • Walmart Gift Cards or cash that we can use to purchase these goods locally

The Parish of St Francis on the Hill in El Paso will receive all donated items and goods and then deliver them to the appropriate shelter locations in El Paso - Annunciation House, the Rainbow Center, or directly to the families as they are sheltered in leased motels in the downtown area.

To coordinate delivery of your donations, please contact any of the following members of the Parish:

Delivery address: St Francis on the Hill Episcopal Church, 6280 Los Robles, El Paso, TX 79912

Annunciation House, El Paso

https://annunciationhouse.org/

How to Volunteer
Check website for updates on volunteer needs.

How to Give Money
Donate button at https://annunciationhouse.org/

How to Give Stuff
Prefer financial donations, but updated list at https://annunciationhouse.org/support/house-needs/