Many Hands Make Light Work

Las Crucens are very generous with their time, talent, and donations. We are a community with many organizations that focus on helping others who need it. It may seem overwhelming, but remember, you can do just one thing and make a difference. We are a community of difference makers.

Community Organizations

Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico 
(575) 521-4794
CFSNM serves as a community resource, connects donors to needs, and supports more than 47 charitable organizations and their work.

Revolution 120
(575) 644-0778
A group of community leaders and local business professionals who provide financial support in the form of goods and services to individuals and small groups in the region.

United Way of Southwest New Mexico
(575) 524-7561
The United Way of Southwest New Mexico works to be a regular source of support and facilitation to the local nonprofit agencies who are working every day to improve the condition of our community, one person at a time.

Hearts Around Health 

Doña Ana County Senior Olympics
(575) 649-3167
Senior Olympics are dedicated to motivating active adults to lead a healthy lifestyle through the senior games movement.

Alzheimer's Association
(575) 647-3868
The Alzheimer's Association works to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

Mesilla Valley Hospice 
(575) 647-3868
MVH provides end-of-life care 24 hours a day for patients that have been diagnosed with an illness that limits their life expectancy to six months or less in a variety of settings, including at home, hospitals, and their own in-patient unit, La Posada. 

Helping Kids

Mesilla Valley CASA
(575) 527-0035
CASA ensures children in foster care receive the critical support they deserve by providing them with a volunteer advocate, an everyday citizen who champions their best interests, and fights for their right to a happy, safe life.

Jardín de Los Niños
(575) 522-2111
Jardín provides early childhood education, therapeutic intervention, and comprehensive services to homeless and near-homeless children, from the ages of 6 weeks to 10 years, and their families.

Boys and Girls Club
(575) 526-1519
Boys and Girls Club after-school and year-round programs work to support young people and teach them the skills they need to succeed in life.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region
(575) 523-9530
BBBS makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers and children ages 6 through 18 to help them succeed and thrive.

For the Animals

Action Programs for Animals 
(575) 644-0505
APA provides low-cost vaccination and microchip clinics, PAWSitive dog training classes, and community cat and pit bull advocacy and support supported by their Second Chance Thrift Store, all to help achieve a no-kill goal for the community.

Spay and Neuter Action Program 
(575) 524-9265
SNAP works to prevent the suffering and death of dogs and cats due to overpopulation by helping the community to spay or neuter their loving companion animals.

Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary
(575) 805-5338
SHAS is a no-kill, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which provides care to abandoned cats and dogs of our community, while seeking caring homes for them.

Want to Donate?

Las Cruces Toys for Tots
(575) 202-6185
Toys for Tots collects gifts locally each holiday season that are given directly to more than 5,000 children in Doña Ana County.

Dress the Child
A program of the Las Cruces Rio Grande Rotary Foundation, Dress the Child provides an opportunity to shop for new clothing and shoes for children living in the poorest families in Doña Ana County.
Las Cruces Coats for Kids
Coats for Kids collects new and gently used coats, as well as cash donations to purchase additional new coats, to provide for any child in need in Doña Ana County.

Second Chance Thrift Store 
(575) 888-4882
Accepting gently used donations, Second Chance supports the Action Program for Animals’ goal of achieving a no-kill community for the Las Cruces area.

100 Who Give – Las Cruces
(575) 521-4794
This grassroots movement brings together 100 people from all over Las Cruces on a quarterly basis who each donate $100 during a very short giving circle, usually held at a convenient location or private home. No bake sales, black ties or long committee meetings. Come, nominate, vote on your favorite charity or neighborhood cause in need, and give!

(575) 525-0475
The ReStore uses donations of appliances, building materials, furniture, and more to raise funds to build the homes for Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity’s partner families.

Share your Skills

Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity
(575) 525-0475
Habitat for Humanity works with people in need and community volunteers to build simple, decent homes in Las Cruces where people can live and grow.

Project Linus
(575) 526-3695
Project Linus needs new, washable, handmade quilts, afghans, and fleece blankets to give to local children who are ill, traumatized or otherwise in need, along with blanket-making materials, postage stamps, and cash donations.

Cruces Creatives
Cruces Creatives connects people with the tools, training, and community to make practically anything and can use donations of tools, computers, 3D printers, and photography equipment to support those efforts.

Family Services 

La Casa Inc.
(575) 526-2819
La Casa, Inc. has one of the safest yet largest domestic violence shelter facilities in the state of New Mexico, is open 365 days/nights per year and houses up to 90 at any given time.

Casa de Peregrinos 
(575) 523-5542
Casa de Peregrinos offers food rescue and a food pantry for individuals, families, and homeless who are at risk for food insecurity.

Mesilla Valley Community of Hope
(575) 523-2219
Mesilla Valley Community of Hope promotes dignity and empowerment among the homeless population by providing shelter services, case management, income support, and permanent housing programs.