Discover how you can get involved with your community! Below is a sampling of the local non-profit organizations we work with:
The Muscular Dystrophy Association
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is a voluntary health agency -- a dedicated partnership between scientists and concerned citizens aimed at conquering neuromuscular diseases that affect more than a million Americans.
MDA combats neuromuscular diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive medical and community services, and far-reaching professional and public health education. With national headquarters in Tucson, MDA has more than 200 offices across the country, sponsors 230 hospital-affiliated clinics and supports nearly 400 research projects around the world.
MDA supports more research on neuromuscular diseases than any other private-sector organization in the world. MDA scientists are in the forefront of gene therapy research and have uncovered the genetic defects responsible for several forms of muscular dystrophy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, a form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease), childhood spinal muscular atrophy, and several other neuromuscular conditions.
The Association's comprehensive service program includes medical examinations, flu shots, support groups, MDA summer camps for youngsters and assistance with purchase of wheelchairs and leg braces.
MDA was created in 1950 by a group of adults with muscular dystrophy, parents of children with muscular dystrophy, and a physician-scientist studying the disorder. Since its earliest days it has been energized by its number-one volunteer and national chairman, entertainer Jerry Lewis.
The Association's programs are funded almost entirely by individual private contributors. MDA seeks no government grants, United Way funding or fees from those it serves.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team in Training
Espanola Animal Shelter
East Central Ministries
Help spread a little Christmas cheer to children of all ages who otherwise would not have Christmas! Any new, unwrapped toy is greatly appreciated. Toys can be donated at our office on Academy through Friday, December 17th. Office hours are 8 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday and 9 AM to 4 PM Saturday & Sunday. After the 17th, please take your donations to the ECM's office located at 123 Vermont NE.
Their vision is to transform the low-income East Central neighbors of Albuquerque into active, positive participants in their communities. Donations and volunteers are needed throughout the year. Please visit their website or contact John or Clint at to find out how you can help!