Tim Harris, owner of Tim’s Place restaurant in Albuquerque, where the slogan is “food, comfort & hugs” aims to Double the hugs”, aims to double last year’s tallies of his annual Hug-a-thon benefiting Albuquerque Area Firefighters Random Acts organization.
You can help Harris to beat his own record of giving approximately one thousand hugs and raising over five thousand dollars for Firefighters Random Acts – a charitable organization that performs outreach initiatives in the community.
Donations help the organization in their community efforts which include reading to children, assisting families in need that they come across on calls, donating wheel chairs, bringing toys to hospitalized children, assisting the Make-a-Wish foundation make dreams come true and much, much more.
Facebook Event Page | Firefighters Random Acts Website | Tim’s Place Website
From January 23rd to 26th visit Tim’s Place, get a hug from Tim and make a donation to empower firefighters to perform their random acts of kindness in the community!
New Mexico Women in Film is getting ready to shoot their annual community outreach PSA. This year’s recipient is NMDOG, a rescue organization that focuses on chained dogs and cruelty cases.
They are currently looking for volunteers for crew positions, as well as equipment. (You DO NOT need to be a member of NMWIF or a woman to volunteer).
Filming will take place on February 9th (possibly the 15th depending on the majority of volunteer availability), on location in Albuquerque’s south valley.
If you are interested in volunteering please contact Aynn Kirby at aynnPSA[at]gmail.com. Please include which crew position you are interested in when e-mailing.
Volunteer to be the designated driver.
Save yourself and others by volunteering to be the designated driver -or- make sure you find one for your party.
It only takes a second. Ask someone you know to be your hero, enter their number in your phone, write it on your arm, forehead, or whatever it takes – DON’T DRINK & DRIVE!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Meals for Monologues is a nationwide food bank fundraiser, started by Chicago casting director, Claire Simon, where casting directors volunteer their time to view actors’ monologues in exchange for two non-perishable food items and/or goods, products and/or animal supplies to be donated to a local church or food bank.
This is a nationwide Casting Society of America event, with casting offices throughout the country participating. Proudly presented to New Mexico by Angelique Midthunder, CSA.
Midthunder Casting, LLC will be seeking actors age 10 and up (male and female, all ethnicities) to have a prepared ONE MINUTE monologue that will be digitally recorded – and all actors must bring two (2) items in order to be seen.
Accepted items include, but are not limited to:
• Canned Food Items: canned meats, fish, vegetables, soups, fruits, pasta sauces, peanut butter & jam, baby food and formula
• Baking Needs: flour, shortening, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, spices
• Household Goods: laundry and hand soaps, cleaning supplies
• Paper Goods: napkins, plates, bowls, cups, waxed paper, foil
• Personal Hygiene Products: Toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, feminine products, wash & dry towelettes, shampoo & conditioner, combs & brushes
• Pet Supplies: dry or canned wet food, treats, toys
DATE: Thursday, November 21, 2013
Register here to reserve a time slot for the morning session. Otherwise, it’s OPEN CALL from 2:00pm – 5:00pm.
Building #15 on Campus Map.
This is a great opportunity for actors to get exposure in the film community, a chance to practice performing in a casting environment, and more importantly, to show that the film industry in New Mexico cares about the community that we live in.
“If you’re in a position to help this is definitely something you should contribute to…” New Mexico native Gadi Schwartz reporting from Tacloban, Philippines for NBCLA
The grounds of the Philippines are wrought with devastation and destruction as victims struggle to find food, water or shelter.
NEXT WEEK: Preview the newest movie complex in ABQ and give to New Mexico Charities at the same time!
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November 10-13: All Proceeds Go To Local Charities!!!
Sunday, Nov. 10 “Regal Sunday Fun Day” – benefiting NDI New Mexico
Monday, Nov. 11 “Regal Superheroes for a Cause” – benefiting Ronald McDonald House
Tuesday, Nov. 12 “Regal’s Recipe for Hope” – benefiting Roadrunner Food Bank
Wednesday, Nov. 13 “Reading, Writing & Regal” – benefiting Albuquerque Public Schools Foundation
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The Barrett Foundation has been kind enough to gift tickets to this spectacular event to OneHeadlightInk.com – and we’re passing them on to YOU!
For your chance to attend this elegant evening of rhythm and blues, email email@example.com with your contact information.
And please share this important event information with all your friends! Proceeds benefit The Barrett Foundation – an independent, nonprofit organization helping homeless women and children build better lives for over 25 years!
Christian Nevell Bovee once said, “Music is the fourth great material want—first is food, then clothes, then shelter, and then music.”
This year Barrett Foundation presents the 2nd Annual Night of Rhythm & Blues at Casa Esencia.
Through music, you will be providing the first three material wants for the women and children we serve.
Your ticket purchase will provide you and your guests a glamorous Night of Rhythm and Blues at the chic and elegant Casa Esencia, one of New Mexico’s most sophisticated historic venues.
It is here you will experience “the fourth great material want”—listening to the sultry sounds of Soul Sanctuary while enjoying tantalizing hor d’oeuvres and drinks. And then, at 10:00 PM dancing will commence with the great sounds of DJ Aquattro.
A truly fun and worthwhile event that, with your support, will make it possible for the women and children of Barrett Foundation to obtain the most elusive material wants of food, clothing and shelter.
Get your tickets here now!
by Nancy Daleo
The Chihuahua: Though we share an ancestral land, I never thought much of them. Even when the breed shot to fame in the US by everyone’s favorite national taco chain. But who couldn’t begin to take notice and lend some sympathy to the mighty-tiny Chihuahua when they began to appear as tabloid staples, bought and worn by everyone from the over indulgent hotel heiress-type to your run of the mill fame chaser. The Chihuahua is now so heavily over bred that it tops the population and euthanization in animal humane facilities along with their grievously misunderstood, mistreated, opposite sized counterpart – the precious Pit Bull. Whether so wrongly used, abused and discarded for profit in a blood sport or mishandled as a fashion accessory, these particular breeds are some of the highest among the throngs of overpopulated pets.
We pull over and hop out of cars on a pretty regular basis to try to gather-up dogs and cats who are astray, usually they run. Well one day this spring, a little guy jumped into the arms of my husband grateful for the lift. Much to the immediate delight of our children this funny looking, overweight, snorting, frightened, bug-eyed Chihuahua came into our home. I didn’t even know how to pet him. He was smaller than a cat, but he had some weight to him. He wasn’t too steady on his feet at first but when he relaxed and started making himself at home he quickly began to feel like a sweet little addition to the family. The little bugger who we were calling everything from Spuds to Piglet had to have a home. We walked him around the neighborhood, as we thought he couldn’t have traveled far, not by paw anyhow, hoping he’d walk us to where he belonged – no dice. No one recognized him, he wasn’t tagged or chipped, pretty clearly a strictly indoor fella who must’ve just slipped out. Just before we turned to social media to find out where his home was, his mamma found us. As she was posting missing signs all over the neighborhood, we were able to walk right out to her and return her little baby to the family that was missing him.
Then it was our turn, especially mine, to miss the funny little face and the happy wagging tail. No one in our house ever dreamed that we’d be a lapdog kind of household. But sure enough, just 36 hours with one special little fellow, showed us the way. It was time to look into fostering or adopting. So the research began and that’s when we learned that there is an overwhelming amount of work to be done out there and some amazing organizations doing so much of it. It is a true labor of love in most cases and a real lifetime commitment in many others. We may all hear and know that there is a pet overpopulation crisis. Some of us even know that rescue from inhumane practices is critical in the fight for animal welfare, but to actually go out and see the situation in our own neighborhoods is a truly heartening experience. Every wonderful animal in need touched our hearts as do the people who work tirelessly on their behalf.
We’re so grateful to have found our latest, beloved family member through the good people at Lap Dog Rescue of New Mexico, whose diligent network of volunteers rescue and foster small dogs through adoption.
If you think there’s any possibility that you can open your home or lend a hand to the organizations that help out pets in need, I couldn’t recommend acting on it strongly enough. Every little soul from the tinniest Chi to the biggest strongest Pit deserves a chance, and every home that’s able deserves the life long love that comes from adoption.
New Mexico Animal Cruelty Taskforce Hotline 888-260-2178
A few notable New Mexico Animal welfare and pet adoption advocates:
Coyote 102.5 Radio Show Host, Erica Viking and Maizey, 100.3 The Peak Radio Show Host, Donnie Chase and Baby, New Mexico Film Workers Union Business Agent, Jon Hendry and the famous Bobby.
What is Giving in July? It’s like the old “Christmas in July” sales gimmick turned inside out, because need doesn’t take a holiday. It’s a way of thinking that combines your vocation, your calling or your dreams with a spirit of giving in whatever form you’re able, no matter how big or how small – any time of year.
The New Mexico Film Industry provides an economic boost to the state on many levels, not the least of which is through its contributions to community improvements and charitable organizations. Granted, the global tapestry of philanthropy is far more star-studded than the current local impact. But just as the industry has grown and flourished here, so can too the simplest levels of altruism beginning right in our own neighborhoods.
Whether we first choose inquiry, which may lead to emulation or simply go to top of mind awareness of the most basic and immediate needs around us, we all have something to offer in addressing a greater good.
When seeking inspiration, it isn’t at all difficult to find a charitable act by some of today’s top entertainers – for your quick reference, above are a dozen stars who have worked in the local film industry or whose charitable work touches New Mexico in some form or another.
Right now the movie industry is preparing to watch the global impact of a New Mexico production. While its release is arguably the most anticipated of the year, all around the world, The Lone Ranger has already made a social minded statement by raising funds to benefit the American Indian College Fund. The film’s star, Johnny Depp has a long history of being charitable and has taken to helping locals, including homeless residents, get work on his current New Mexico film.
Our friend, actor Manny Baca is hosting a food drive to benefit New Mexico’s largest emergency homeless shelter this Saturday, OHI’s own Breaking Bad Memorabilia and Site Tours raffle is holding out for the minimum entry tally to be reached so that we may provide $2,000 to Albuquerque’s leading women and children’s transitional living foundation. Year-round, organizations from New Mexico Women in Film’s Scholarship Program to the IATSE Local 480 program, New Mexico Film Makers Give Back, and many, many more network and partner to benefit the arts, humanitarian, and civic needs.
If you are a New Mexico business, organization or individual who works to help in your community we want to hear from you! Please share your stories and ideas with us.
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People from all over the country are excited to attend this year’s event at the luxurious Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino, where attendees will dance the night away to Grammy winning artists Asleep at the Wheel, enjoy a sit down dinner, open bar, and see loads of turquoise and silver bling! There will be both a live and silent auction!
All this rip roaring fun is in the name of fundraising for the youth of New Mexico!
Since 1994, the Buckaroo Ball Foundation has been dedicated to its mission of raising and distributing funds to non-profit organizations that serve at-risk youth in Santa Fe County. Buckaroo Ball Foundation is now a fund within the Santa Fe Community Foundation. The Ball is mostly run by a group of dedicated volunteers who donate their time and resources to produce what is one of the largest and liveliest fund-raising weekends in the Southwest.
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UPDATE 3/21/13 Email “Pecs & Paws” to:
firstname.lastname@example.org to win a pair of tix to tonight’s event!!!
First Annual Pecs & Paws Fashion benefit Show is to be held on Thursday March 21st at Effex Lounge Downtown.
The reception and silent auction starts at 6:00pm, the fashion show starts at 7:30pm. The show is going to include local male talents who have volunteered their time to walk the runway with their pets to help support Animal Humane New Mexico.
Local support includes:
Sponsors – Bella Pet Wash and Boutique and Effex Lounge
Local support: Izzy Martin, Heart & Soul, The Gap, Banana Republic, Albuquerque Night Vision
Silent Auction Items:
Three Dog Bakery, Academy Dental, Armstrong McCall, Gecko’s, Beauty Control, Sephora, The Body Shop, bareMinerals and much muchmore.
Pecs & Paws Fashion Show to benefit Animal Humane New Mexico
Location: Central Ave SW Albuquerque, NM 87102
Tickets are $10 presale and $15 at the door the day of the event
As it turns out, Breaking Bad may be more than just the best scripted drama on
cable television. The production is also going out with a bang of charitable heroism, on top of their consistent community activism!
NOT ONLY has the show spotlighted New Mexico as a brilliant place to film*, and highlighted the beauty of our landscapes (I’m looking at you
God Mr. Slovis), but throughout production the cast, crew and studio have quite literally stepped up to the plate in taking care of those in need in our area!
RIGHT NOW there is not one, but at least FOUR charitable endeavors aimed at helping the show’s backdrop and home base:
If this isn’t goodness for goodness sake, we don’t know what is! To bring a world to light, and then to light up that world is quite a feat.
We will miss you Breaking Bad – soon to wrap, but NEVER EVER to be forgotten. THANK YOU!
*Vince Gilligan has conveyed more than an affinity for the Land of Enchantment…to be continued…
Homelessness is a devastating experience for families. It disrupts virtually every aspect of family life. It damages the physical and emotional health of family members and interferes with children’s education and development. The sooner a family is stabilized and able to return to permanent housing, the more successful the family will be in breaking their cycle of homelessness. With less income available for housing, food, and necessities, many families are only an accident, illness, or paycheck away from becoming homeless. Nearly 40% of the homeless population consists of families with children.
The Barrett Foundation is a New Mexico not-for-profit organization established in 1984 for the purposes of serving Albuquerque’s homeless women and children.
Its first program was Barrett House, an emergency shelter founded in 1985. The shelter can house up to 23 women and 20 children and is located in a beautiful 12,000 sq.ft. facility that was built in 2005. Women can stay up to four weeks and receive meals, clothing, case management services, and emotional support.
In 1988 the Casa Milagro program was established. This program is designed to address the needs of women who are over the age of 40 and diagnosed with chronic mental illness. This is a group home setting, and clients can stay for up to 18 months while receiving psychosocial rehabilitation services.
In 1997, the Barrett Foundation added the Bridges to Self-Sufficiency supportive housing program to address the needs of non-disabled women with or without children. This program is a collaborative effort with three other agencies to provide supportive housing to clients who are motivated to move towards independent housing and self-sufficiency. Participants must be employed or attending school and can stay in the program for up to 24 months.
Through an incredible gift in 1999, the Barrett Foundation purchased a 16-unit apartment complex that provides supportive permanent housing to graduates of Casa Milagro. The Casa Verde program provides necessary Aftercare services to recent graduates and is complemented by an Art Therapy component.
In 2004, the Barrett Foundation added Casa Socorro, yet another permanent housing program that was started as a pilot project to serve chronically homeless women. This project is yet another collaborative effort with three other agencies. All of these clients were homeless for more than one year or were homeless more than four times the previous three years at the time of admission and have a mental disability. Clients receive case management services once a week.
The Barrett Foundation truly makes a difference in the lives of over 650 women and children every year. Although our clients come from many walks of life, they all have things in common – the need for safe housing, nutritious meals, counseling, emotional support, and hope for a better tomorrow.
-The Barret Foundation
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“I’m so incredibly honored to work with this organization, and to help for such a worthy cause. Please take a look at the great pieces of jewelry that they were able to make from my guitar strings. All proceeds go to help those with breast cancer.”
Elisa Guida, a two-time breast cancer survivor and jewelry designer, transforms guitar strings into one-of-a-kind bracelets, earrings, pendants and rings. Net proceeds are used to fund the foundation’s efforts to educate, comfort and support cancer patients. The foundation focuses primarily on helping those with breast cancer.
The StringsforaCURE™ Foundation helps women and men diagnosed with cancer, primarily breast. Our mission is to provide education, comfort and support to cancer patients, focusing on the breast cancer patient. We help the patient directly by providing gas, grocery or pharmacy gift cards. We also provide educational materials, comfort baskets and medical grants. We want to ease the burden during their cancer journey. We raise awareness on how important nutrition and wellness plays a part in the recovery of the cancer patient.
National and international musicians donate their used guitar strings to StringsforaCURE™, and I transform them into one-of-a-kind bracelets, earrings, pendants and rings. We also raise funds through our online Virtual Quilt, our Pennies2Patients Program and Pickin’ On Cancer fundraiser and also through private donations.
My dream is to recruit many nationally known musicians – including Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow, Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen, among many others – to donate their strings to the foundation. We have received strings from several famous musicians, such as Jon Bon Jovi, Melissa Etheridge, Paul Rodgers, Joe Bonamassa to mention a few. -Elisa Guida, Executive Director
The StringsforaCURE foundation is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, and a Green Foundation. Their jewelry is made in the U.S.A. with net proceeds used to fund the foundation’s efforts to educate, comfort and support cancer patients.
Through blood drawn by lash and blood drawn by sword, we learned that no union founded on the principles of liberty and equality could survive half-slave and half-free. We made ourselves anew, and vowed to move forward together. -President Barack Obama in his 2nd Inaugural Address earlier today on this the National Holiday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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CONFIRMED FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE – Just $1 will pay for a cab ride home from any restaurant, bar or party in Santa Fe 505-438-000
$1 per person up to $25 meter reading. The ride must be from drinking establishment or party to home/residence ONLY!
BERNALILLO COUNTY, NEW MEXICO
FREE SAFE RIDE HOME from Tavern Taxi Program – 505-999-1400
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As ALWAYS, the sexiest driver on the road is the DESIGNATED DRIVER! Please, please, PLEASE play a part in being a person of the year, by putting in just a little bit of prep work to help SAVE A LIFE – maybe even your own!
Preemptively pick a sexy beast, or be a sexy beast and enter some life saving digits into a cell phone near YOU! If you’re a bartender or server, please be a life saver and don’t let a drunk driver hit the road under your watch!
AAA Tow-to-Go or Tipsy Tow services for New Year’s Eve (with-or-without membership):
CALL 800-AAA-HELP (4357)
New Mexico, Arizona, California, Texas, New Jersey, Utah, Nevada, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Alabama, Hawaii, click here for more info.
In Bernalillo County call:
Tavern Taxi Program – (505) 999-1400
ABQ Cab Company – (505) 883-4888
Yellow Cab – (505) 247-8888
ABQ Green Cab – (505) 243-6800
Socorro Taxi: 575-835-4276
Las Cruces, NM: Rides for up for four people, anywhere in Doña Ana County are just $5 – $10. Call 575-524-TAXI (575-524-8294)
NEW YORK (AP) — A new movement has taken off to honor the 26 people killed at a school in Newtown, Conn.
The campaign sparked from a question NBC News correspondent Ann Curry asked herself after Friday’s massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School: “What can I do?”
The answer she arrived at was performing 26 acts of kindness. On Sunday, she shared that suggestion on social media, inviting everyone to join her.
The social media sites describe acts of kindness directed toward members of the Newtown community, as well as to others across the nation and even globally.
Curry wrote on the NBC News website that the movement is a way to “help heal us all.”
The 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree, “The People’s Tree” will arrive in Albuquerque at the New Mexico National Guard Armory at 600 Wyoming NE and will be on display from 4 to 6:30 p.m.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand along with hot chocolate, apple cider and cookies; a large holiday card to sign; a Toys for Tots collection; and the Capitol Christmas Tree itself.
The tree will roll into town on a 105-foot truck. Event attendees are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots collection by the Marine Corps. Capitol Christmas Tree merchandise will be available for donations at the event.
The 73-foot spruce tree from White River National Forest in Colorado will be ultimately stand at the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. over the upcoming holiday season. Follow “The People’s Tree” tour here.