Where To Find Us Jul07

Where To Find Us

Santa Fe Need and Deed meets every Monday at 2 PM at Westminster Presbyterian located at 841 W. Manhattan Avenue (at the corner of W. Manhattan and St. Francis – see map below.) During the summer months look for our booth at The Flea, located at The Downs horse racing track just South of Santa Fe. Click here for directions to The Flea. In the winter, The Flea moves indoors to the building across the train tracks from the Farmer’s Market just off Paseo de Peralta. We have a collection of treasures donated to us by Santa Fe locals, and we’d love to add your donations to our stock. We accept everything (except upholstered furniture)!  We have everything, including some amazing costume and turquoise jewelry. The items that don’t sell at The Flea are given to our client/friends at our Monday meeting. Donations can be delivered to The Flea on Saturdays or Sundays. You can also bring your treasures to our Monday meeting at Westminster Presbyterian. Questions? You may call Santa Fe Need and Deed at (505) 920-2227 or click here to email us. Here is a map to our weekly meetings at Westminster Presbyterian in Santa...

Tesuque Flea Market + Santa Fe Need and Deed Aug05

Tesuque Flea Market + Santa Fe Need and Deed...

We are looking for donations from YOU! Santa Fe Need and Deed is in full swing with our Tesuque Flea Market booth. To set up a time to bring gently used items by, email Help@SantaFeNeedAndDeed.com Click Here to find the Tesuque Flea...

Financial Literacy Course Notes Week 1 Aug05

Financial Literacy Course Notes Week 1...

These notes are from the first week of our Financial Literacy class lead by Adena Whitman from Guadalupe Credit Union. Visit us each Monday at Westminster Presbyterian Church through August to get in depth, non-judgmental understanding on how to handle your money. All financial situations are welcome.   Week 1: Budgeting When you start working or receiving money it’s a good idea to think about how to use the money you earn. Where do you start? Begin by opening an account where you can house your money. At GCU, you need 1-2 forms of ID, Proof of address, Minimum Opening deposit of $5. Keep track of your money. How much comes in to your account, and how much is going out? The key to getting rich is that you don’t spend more than what you make. ALWAYS pay yourself first. Adena recommends taking 10% of your check and putting it into savings. Separate your spending money into needs and wants. Learn to hold off on things you want so that you have money for the things that you need. To begin building a budget, write down everything you spend for 1 month. Find cheaper ways to be able to buy the things you want, for example, instead of buying coffee at a cafe every day, invest in a coffee pot at home. If you like snacks, buy them in bulk at the grocery store instead of at the gas station. You can then take any left over change that you would have spent and put it in a savings account or invest...

Financial Literacy Course...

    We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a financial literary class each “first Monday of the month” beginning August 3, 2015 . Adena Whitman from Guadalupe Credit Union will begin the class by presenting “First Steps: What Do You Need to Start Managing Your Finances”. This class will start 3:00pm, right after the usual 2:00pm lunch at Westminster Presbyterian (click HERE for directions). Send us an email for any further questions.   See you...

Weekly Affirmation Jul08

Weekly Affirmation

This affirmation is said out loud in our Circle of Compassion at the beginning of each of our Monday meetings. It was written by our founder, Martha Hamblen and taken from a variety of sources such as Martin Luther King Jr. The Course in Miracles, the teachings of Jesus Christ and her own reflections of...

Free Financial Coaching from Guadalupe Credit Union Jul03

Free Financial Coaching from Guadalupe Credit Union...

We are so appreciative that Financial Counselor Diane Sandoval, from our community partner the Guadalupe Credit Union, took the time to discuss the services they offer to people with low income and difficult financial situations in our Monday Meeting. Here are some highlights from what Diane discussed. Guadalupe Credit Union aids low-income individuals, minorities and people who have had unsuccessful experiences with corporate banks by offering a variety of resources and one-on-one financial coaching. The program helps individuals develop a budget, build credit, and even assists clients in collecting benefits. GCU will work on client’s behalf and can negotiate with utility companies and other bills if needed. GCU works with people in varying financial situations, and they encourage anyone to come in for a consultation. This program is free to those who attend Need and Deed Several times a month Need and Deed hosts guest speakers to discuss relevant topics. If you would like to be a guest speaker or would like more information, email...

Exciting News for our Hygiene Kit Program!...

Living on the streets our ‘client-friends’ often fight for every meal, for room at the shelters as well as restroom facilities, AND they often find themselves without toiletries too. Imagine not having a toothbrush or toothpaste, soap, shampoo, or lip balm while navigating the dusty, dirty, hot streets of our city.  Santa Fe Need and Deed, through our regular volunteers Deb Williams and John Bohnert from Christ Church Santa Fe, have been providing these items for many months and they are always looking for help with this endeavor.   That’s why we are so thrilled now to have our community partner, Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Santa Fe helping with this program. They have an open notice to their congregants to fill plastic bags with hygiene items and return them to church. We have already received more than 20 full bags.  Thank you UUC!   If you would like to donate hygiene items you may always bring them to Westminster Presbyterian Church at 841 W. Manhattan Ave. Santa Fe, NM 87501.   Follow us on Facebook for weekly updates on our...

The Food Depot Mar24

The Food Depot

The Food Depot is one of our Community Partners. We are grateful for the free food provided for our Monday hot meals. Don’t forget – our meetings are every Monday at 2 pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church of Santa Fe on Manhattan Ave. See you...