New Mexico is a vast, rural state, rich in culture and enchanting landscape. However, many New Mexicans struggle with poverty and violence, and have limited resources. Please join the New Mexico Affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives to gather supplies at the Albuquerque Convention Center for our Tampons and Tamales Project. Supplies needed are tampons, pads, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, facial tissue, toilet paper, socks, soap, and laundry detergent. They will be distributed to organizations across New Mexico that directly help women, teenagers, and families in need, including:
- My Sister's Place, a domestic violence program in Gallup, a town bordering the Navajo Nation in western New Mexico. This organization provides safe rides and shelter for women and children.
- La Casa, a domestic violence program in Las Cruces, New Mexico. It offers emergency shelter, case management, parenting classes and advocacy in southern New Mexico just a short drive from the Mexico border.
- New Day Youth & Family Services, an Albuquerque shelter for runaway adolescents that provides emergency shelter, counseling, classes, and advocacy for 11-17 year olds.
Blankets and baby hats donated by attendees as in meetings past, will be shared with The Northern Navajo Medical Center at Shiprock and the less advantaged clients of the San Juan Regional Hospital Midwifery Practice, both in Farmington, NM.