Nusenda's 2021 Community Day will focus on local foster care and homeless youth.
Nusenda Credit Union employees throughout New Mexico are devoting the upcoming federal holiday to support Las Cruces, Valencia County, Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, and Taos communities. On Monday, October 11, employees will celebrate Nusenda Community Day by filling bags for local-area youth experiencing foster care or homelessness. The bags will include essentials and a note of encouragement. Nusenda expects to help at least 1000 youth through the volunteer project.
“Community Day was created because our employees are truly committed to the communities we serve and to making a positive difference,” shared President and CEO, Joe Christian. “We have hundreds of employees who are giving their time on Monday to support local youth in need.”
This year’s Community Day partner organizations include:
McKinney-Vento: The McKinney-Vento Homeless Program offers services to homeless children and their families throughout New Mexico’s Public Schools.
NM Kids Matter: New Mexico Kids Matter is a Bernalillo County chapter of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for children who have been abused or neglected and have entered foster care to ensure their needs are being met and their voices are being heard.
New Day: New Day Youth and Family Services works with young people in the Albuquerque area, between 11-years-old and 25-years-old, who experience marginalization, disconnection, and homelessness.
NMCAN: NMCAN leverages community partnerships and volunteerism in Albuquerque to improve children and youths’ experiences in foster care and to improve their transition to adulthood.
Jardin de Los Niños: Jardin de Los Niños mission is to create new possibilities for homeless and near-homeless children and their families through loving childcare, education, and the use of community resources in Las Cruces.
Family and Youth, Inc. (FYI): FYI’s mission is to promote a safer and healthier community by focusing on families and children in southern New Mexico.
Youth Shelters and Family Services: Youth Shelters and Family Services delivers life-changing shelter and support for homeless, runaway, and in-crisis youth in northern New Mexico.
DreamTree Project: DreamTree Project offers emergency teen shelter, a transitional home, and resources for youth throughout northern New Mexico.