Gallup’s many charitable organizations are active throughout the year providing support and spreading hope to people in need. As we head toward winter, however, the cold weather and holidays present even greater obstacles to many children, adults and families in our community.
Below is a list of just some of the organizations in Gallup that are giving food, shelter, clothing, and education to those who are lacking such things. They have voiced some of their specific needs, but donations of any kind are greatly appreciated! If you are able this holiday season, please give of your time, talents and wealth!
Battered Families Services, Inc. provides comprehensive services to those that experience domestic violence. Services include shelter, transitional housing, parenting classes, anger management, legal services and individual counseling. Battered Families Services is located at 1500 S. Second St. Suite B. For more information, call 722-6389 or visit www.batteredfamiliesservices.org.
Accepting donations of non-perishable food items.
Care 66 is a nonprofit organization “Creating Opportunities to End Homelessness” in Gallup. Care 66 is located at 2407 East Boyd Avenue in Building 11, off of Boardman. For more information, call 722-0066 or visit care66.org.
In need of winter wear – soft gloves, beanie hats, coats and hygiene items – toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.
Catholic Charities of Gallup, Inc. is a social service organization that provides compassionate, respectful and just assistance and service to everyone, especially the poor and vulnerable. It upholds the social teachings of the Church and advocates for social justice. Catholic Charities is located at 506 W. Highway 66. For more information, call 722-5272 or visit catholiccharitiesgallup.com.
Accepting donations of winter wear – hats, gloves, hooded sweatshirts, etc., new toys for the Christmas store, and ANY FOOD items.
The Community Pantry is a non-profit organization that strives to acquire and distribute wholesome food to children, the elderly, and families in need in Gallup and McKinley County. The Community Pantry is located at 1130 East Hasler Valley Road. For more information, call 726-8068 or visit thecommunitypantry.org.
Accepting donations of ANY FOOD items; e.g. stuffing mix, instant mashed potatoes, pie filling, canned items, etc.
Gallup-McKinley County Humane Society is a non-profit organization that works hard to help the abandoned and abused animals of McKinley County and other areas around Gallup. The Humane Society is located at 315B Hamilton Road off of Hwy. 491. For more information, call 863-2616 or visit www.petfinder.com/shelters/NM64.html.
Greatest needs include cleaning supplies, puppy and cat food, cat litter, and puppy toys.
Hands of Hope Pregnancy Center is a faith-based organization that upholds the sanctity of human life by providing support and encouragement to those facing the challenges of unplanned pregnancy. Hands of Hope is located at 120 S. Boardman Ave. For more information, call 722-7125 or visit handsofhopegallup.com.
Always in need of disposable diapers of any size and wipes.
Little Sisters of the Poor is a non-profit organization that serves the elderly poor and creates a loving home where people of all religions feel like family and are treated with dignity and respect. Little Sisters of the Poor is located at 1900 Mark Avenue. For more information, call 863-6894 or visit littlesistersofthepoorgallup.org.
In great need of paper products – paper cups, napkins, paper plates, plastic wear, toilet paper, paper towels, etc.
Manuelito Navajo Children’s Home is a childcare facility and school operated by the Gallup Church of Christ. Services include 24-hour residential care of children and the Gallup Christian School, for children kindergarten thru 12th grade. Manuelito Navajo Children’s Home is located at Campus at 12 Theta Street, off Hwy. 66, west of Gallup. For more information, call 863-5530 or visit www.mnch.org.
Needs include paper products (Kleenex, toilet paper), canned goods (soup, flour, cooking oil), household items (laundry detergent, trash bags, ink cartridges), labels (Box Tops, Campbell’s soup, Tyson Project A+).
The Salvation Army is a faith-based service organization that is a total ministry for the total person. The Army cooperates with churches of all denominations to meet the needs of the community. The traditional red kettle is an integral part of the Christmas scene, with millions of dollars donated each year to aid needy families, seniors, and the homeless, in keeping with the spirit of the season. The Salvation Army is run through Catholic Charities of Gallup. For more information or to volunteer, call 722-5272 ext. 102.
In great need of volunteer bell ringers during weekends in December.