Those we lost throughout 2016…...

We remember you. *”Doc”/Thomas M., age 77 *Donna O., age 56 *Floyd V., age 55 HYPOTHERMIA *Diana Z., age 29 *Leland N., age 56 *Christina R., age 28 *Alex S., age 47 *Charles M., age 64 *Chris C., age 31 *Bernie M., age 49 *Virginia T., age 52 *”Nan”/Madeline R., age 55 *Beverly T., age 43 *Joey R., age 50 *Santiago Q., age 50 *Arthur M., age 31 *”Mona”/Ramona T., age 40 *”Raven”/Erin C., age 36 *Jeremy T., age 30 *Carin H., age 59...

Those we lost throughout 2015…...

We remember you. * Abel M., age 33 * Shanta D., age 36 * Samantha S., age 38 * Gordon K., age 72, he was a veteran * Tom S., age 37 * Andrew R., age 62 * Robert K. AKA “Pappy”, age 72 * Robert D., age 49 * John R., age 38 * Abel P. AKA “Spanky”, age 52 * Melissa T. , age 52 * Danny J., age 66 * Delila G., age 40 * Danny V., age 57 * Vincent R., age 56 * Kami K., age 47 * Janeen N., age 53 * George Vincent W., age 66 * Alan C., age 51 * Marty H., age 47 * Charlie V., age 56 * Emmett S., age 39 * Richard M., age 56 * Donna O., age 57 *...

Holiday Hiatus Dec09

Holiday Hiatus

Due to the holidays there will be limited (Saturday schedule) public transportation available, therefore we will not meet on Monday’s December 26 and January 2. May you all be well until we meet again on January 9th, 2017 at 2:00pm, at Westminster Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) located at 841 W. Manhattan Avenue (at the corner of W. Manhattan and St....

We NEED your DONATIONS Dec09

We NEED your DONATIONS...

Santa Fe Need and Deed like any non-profit that helps those experiencing homelessness is Always looking for help.  Many agencies have a wish list of items they need on a regular basis.  Because we serve many folks who actually sleep and live on the street or in the hills in winter, we are in dire need of warm weather gear for men and women. When you are homeless your BACKPACK becomes a Lifepack, a TARP becomes a roof and a SLEEPING BAG is the only thing between you and the frozen earth. Layer after layer is needed to survive any Winter’s day in Santa Fe. Long underwear, Long-sleeved shirts, Warm pants, Warm socks, Water repellant boots, Winter coats, Water repellant jackets, Hats, scarves and gloves Everyday needs include: Hygiene items, toilet paper, wet wipes, sun screen, razors, travel size sundries, any size sturdy plastic disposable bags, hand warmers, sunglasses and readers, wallets, belts and shoe laces, batteries, flash lights Food to go: Canned (pop-top) meat and fruit products, peanut or almond butter, Jerky, Nuts And we always need: Money.  Remember, we are a 501 (c) 3 public charity so any money you give is tax deductible.  78% of our funding goes directly to our clients. Come to our Monday meeting (though we are closed on Mondays until January 9th, 2017.)   We would love to meet you and learn more about how we may work together. Where to take these items… On Monday at Westminster Presbyterian Church (actual address) Saint Francis Road and Manhattan Avenue between 12:30 and 1:45pm. This is before our regular Monday Meeting.  -or- Christ Church Santa Fe 1213 Don Gaspar Avenue; Cordova Road and Don Gaspar Avenue.  Tuesday through Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm.  We have a barrel there. Warmly, your friends...

Welcome to our Monday Meeting Dec09

Welcome to our Monday Meeting...

When ANYONE walks through the doors at two o’clock for our Monday meeting they are greeted by a smiling volunteer.   It’s not an ordinary smile it’s a sincere “How can we help?” smile, and it belongs to an extraordinary Santa Fe Need and Deed volunteer. Once inside you will smell some real home cooking going on.  Our awesome kitchen volunteers provide hot nutritious meals which they serve with such compassion that no one leaves hungry.   Leftovers and donated foods are shared when available.  We have piles of donated seasonal clothing for the taking, along with men and women’s hygiene kits. Our table is the centerpiece of our meeting.  From 2-3pm volunteers and friends gather at the table to SHARE.  We share our meals, thoughts, worries, jokes, laughter, advice, culture and love.  Together we create such an accepting, open energy. After 3pm we circle for an uplifting affirmation and then settle down with a short meditation.  Most Monday’s we host a guest speaker from a State or Local agency to help us better understand the benefits and services available to those of us in need. Through an orientation meeting our volunteers learn the best practices for Santa Fe Need and Deed.  There are specific guidelines to follow while volunteering at a group meeting.  Volunteers are asked to arrive an hour before the meeting at 1:00pm to help prepare for our client...

Where To Find Us Dec01

Where To Find Us

Santa Fe Need and Deed meets every Monday at 2 PM at Westminster Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) 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 Church (PCUSA) in Santa Fe: .entry-date { display: none;...

Local Realtor donates $1,000 Dec21

Local Realtor donates $1,000...

We met up with Yancy Whittaker of Santa Fe last week and the only thing greater than his generosity is his exuberance towards life.    It took little time for him to ask how he could help and even less time to use our Donate menu.   To see Yancy in action visit us on Facebo0k https://www.facebook.com/santafeneedanddeed . He later added “I’m being consistent with my pledge as a local realtor to donate 25% of my earning to charity.  Even though 2016 has been rough for me surviving cancer, and hence experiencing Zero earnings, I’m still reaching deep and invite you to do the...

SANTA FE HOMELESS PERSONS’  MEMORIAL VIGIL Dec21

SANTA FE HOMELESS PERSONS’ MEMORIAL VIGIL...

Wednesday, December 21st at 3:30 pm in the Courtyard of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Guadalupe & Agua Fria St. It is time for us to gather and celebrate the lives and spirits of our homeless neighbors who have passed away in...